Small Flatbed Car

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A low profile flatbed car for transporting large resources and munitions over short distances on small gauge tracks.
In-game description

The BMS Linerunner (also known as a Small Flatbed Car) is an early-game logistical small train car designed to transport large quantities of Large Items and Construction Materials along Small Gauge Railway Tracks.

General Info

Crew

The BMS Linerunner houses a crew of one soldier:

  • Operator (Seat 1)
    • Able to deposit the car's stockpile contents (not inventory) into a nearby stockpile - press LMB
    • Unable to accurately deposit their contents into a specific stockpile
    • Players can enter from left or right side of car but only exit from the side with the small platform. Special care must be taken when entering as it may not be possible to leave due to obstruction.

Armament

The BMS Railtruck is not equipped with a main armament.

Inventory

It has 1 inventory slot, and a special Stockpile:

Interactions

  • Couple two cars together - hold Shift + E and press Couple Cars (they must be touching/close together)
  • Decouple two connected cars - requires a Wrench used in the area between the two cars
  • Can have its stockpile contents (not inventory) directly submitted into a nearby stockpile by the Operator
  • Able to directly submit/extract large items in the stockpile - press V when next to it
  • Its stockpile can be accessed by a small train locomotive when interacting with structures/stockpiles
A small train can have up to 5 cars connected, Small Locomotive(s) included.

Production

Structure Input(s) Output Time
Small Assembly Station 35 x Construction Materials ConstructionMaterialsIcon.png
15 x  Assembly Materials I AssemblyMaterials1Icon.png
5 x  Assembly Materials II AssemblyMaterials2Icon.png
2 MW of power ProductionPowerIcon.png
 BMS Linerunner SmallGaugeFlatbedCarVehicleIcon.png 00:05:00

Storage & Transport

The BMS Linerunner cannot be stored in a Storage Depot, Seaport or Storage Ship.

It can be packaged into a small Shippable and transported by any Shipping Vehicle (Crane, Flatbed Truck, Barge, Freighter, Storage Ship, Landing Ships, Flatbed Car, or Large Crane).

Tactics

The BMS Linerunner should only be used in logistical tasks, where the transportation and collection of large quantities of items, materials, and resources are required. Additionally, these types of vehicles should be only be used in backlines and midline regions, and as far away from frontline combat.

Due to its means of transportation, it is very limited to where it can move, especially since small gauge railway tracks cannot move between hexes. It is highly recommended to keep their movements limited and in small, manageable areas.

It is an essential part of the facility gameplay loop if the facility is transporting massive quantities of large materials, as this is the only train car that can do so. This is especially useful for facilities that produce various Construction Materials, large items like artillery shells, or Assembly Materials.

It's one of the few vehicles not to appear as triangles on Map Intelligence.

Trivia

  • The BMS Linerunner is the first vehicle in the game that has a dynamic stockpile, which changes how much items the vehicle can hold based on the item being stored
  • The Operator's ability to submit materials into stockpiles also applies to blueprints, meaning large facilities can be constructed very easily if its near a small gauge railway track
  • Despite the BMS Linerunner primarily holding large items, it cannot hold:

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