Logo TS
Horizon Icon Shop Maglev
Type Icon Shop Maglev (Maglev)
Power 9 Icon Power
Tax 210 U-235
Dispatch XP 185 XP
Set Horizon
OCU Not required
Offer Information
Offer Type Offer Date Cost Buy XP Level Restrictions
Icon Shop SO Special 27 Apr 2012 345 Gems 156,000 XP 120 Limit 1
Icon Shop VO Vintage 6 Mar 2013 275 Gems 156,000 XP 120 Limit 2
Maglev is a system of transportation that uses magnetic levitation to suspend, guide and propel vehicles rather than using mechanical methods. Maglev transport is a means of flying a vehicle or object along a guideway by using magnets to create both lift and thrust, only a few inches above the guideway surface. The non-reliance on friction means that acceleration and deceleration can far surpass that of existing forms of transport. The power needed for levitation is not a particularly large percentage of the overall energy consumption, most of the power used is needed to overcome air resistance, as with any other high-speed form of transport.
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