The thing’s a storeroom. I don’t know what additional padding can be said about it, although if you want a different fluff, you could try something like.
“There have been several reports of wormholes intermittently forming between storage facilities and a parallel dimension called Narnia. Research into the possibility of exploiting this to increase the capacity of the storage facility is ongoing.”
Size: 25 x 25 meters
Construction cost: $150k
Construction time: 10 days
Monthly maintenance: $5k
Capacity: 500 units.
As its name implies, a storage facility is a base facility that is intended for storing things. With the exceptions of a few item types, which have highly specialized requirements, it is fully capable of storing all items that may be needed by an operational base.
The items it cannot store are:
1. Xenobiological specimens
What it can store:
1. Weapons, both personal and craft mounted
2. Ammunition for personal and craft weapons.
4. Body armour
5. Mission equipment
6. Raw materials for manufacturing
7. Salvage from missions.
8. Medical supplies
Note, an X-Corps base, unlike the typical military installation, has no need of a dedicated armoury or magazine for the storage of weapons and munitions.
The basic design of a storage facility is similar to a conventional warehouse. A large open space, filled with racks and shelves for holding items. The ability to store munitions under these conditions is achieved by using specially designed, water filled storage units. Unfortunately, the considerable size of these units means that the amount of material that can be stored in a GSF is significantly less than an equivalently sized conventional warehouse.
For safety, the interior walls between the storage facility and the rest of the facility are heavily reinforced. Additionally, sacrificial blast panels have been provided to channel the blast from an uncontrolled munitions detonation outside the base itself
The facility is equipped with a fast response, Halon based, fire suppression system. Consequently, personnel operating in this facility must keep oxygen masks with them at all times when inside the facility. Likewise, use of this facility for connubial activities is contraindicated.
An attempt to increase the capacity using ceiling mounted storage with an automated store and retrieval (S&R) system was unsuccessful. The prototype had problems distinguishing between personnel and large items, with unfortunate results during commissioning tests. Realization that the enormous cost of the S&R system made it more cost effective to increasing a base’s capacity by adding additional storage facilities resulted in the termination of the project.
"Remember when we found a rubber bunny stuck inside that rocket launcher? Imagine your target's surprise when his impending doom goes *squeak*. Now that'd be worth seeing!"
Edited by dteviot, 09 April 2006 - 01:52 PM.
Saving the world from the scum of the universe is hard work. Especially when you have to create the scum to begin with.