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What is M3 (Cubic Meter) Size of a Vehicle ?

The M3 of the vehicle is used by the shipping company for RO-RO shipment to calculate the cost of transporting the vehicle to the destination port. Used car importers or individual buyers must know how to calculate freight charges while importing used cars from Japan or any other country to their final delivery port.

Each and every vehicle has its own M3 size. The cubic meter size of the vehicle is calculated by measuring the exterior dimension of the vehicle and multiplying width x length x height. Every vehicle maker mentions m3 size of a vehicle in specification. M3 size is very important while calculating freight charges for the vehicle at the time of shipping.

M3 size (cubic meter) of a vehicle is the product of length x height x width.

Some of major car maker’s models M3 Sizes :-

Nissan March 8.5
Toyota Starlet 8.5
Toyota MR2 9.0
Mazda RX-7 10.0
Nissan Sunny 10.0
Toyota Corolla 10.0
Some of M3 sizes by type of vehicle :-

small vehicles or sports coupes 9.0
sedan/saloon passenger cars 10.0
station wagons 12.0
short wheel base 4WD or vans 13-14
most long wheel base 4WD’s 15-16
seat high roof buses 26-30
seat high roof buses 29-36
Some of major car makers model by vehicle type and M3 size :-

Small STARLET / MR2 / MARCH etc. 9.0
Medium COROLLA / CORONA etc. 11.0
Large CROWN / SOARER etc. 13.0
Medium LWB RV Car HILUX / TERANO etc. 14-16
Large LWB RV Car PAJERO / LAND CRUISER etc. 16-18
Wagon HI ACE / CARAVAN etc. 16.0
Van HI ACE / CARAVAN etc. 15-19
Freight Calculation formula is :-

M3 size x Freight Rate per M3 = Freight Cost.

Example:- 1
If you want to find out FREIGHT for a sedan car which want to ship at Australia Brisbane Port.

Size of Sedan Car = 09.5 M3
Freight Charges = US$ 132 Per M3
Calculation will be 09.5 x 132 = US$ 1254
Freight Charges of Sedan for Brisbane Port will be US$ 1254
Mitsubishi Pajero shipped to Karachi, Pakistan

16M3 X US$135= US$ 2160


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1. Enlarged drones.

2. I think there's some physics border in size, like insects, birds, and planes.

3. What's really interesting, would be breakaway hulls (or whatever is the equivalent here), in that the removable passenger module is transferred to different chassis, which you could do for spacecraft in local orbit, or starships like the ecks boats, if you have an extensive network.
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It is customary for the ship’s captain to contribute Cr10 from every low passage towards a lottery in which each low passenger randomly guesses how many will survive the trip. If the winner is among the dead, the captain collects the prize.

Pick two will die.

If you pick all survive, and all do survive, in theory, you win.

If you pick one dies, it might turn out to be you.
The truck of the future even had a incinerator toliet...

Make the Scoutship modular, and rent a truck with a compatible cradle.
Interesting little armed scout car. I'd never heard of it, so I thought maybe it never entered production, but Egypt bought 112 and Indonesia bought 28.

Wiki says "...not fitted with an NBC system, has no night vision equipment and is not amphibious...", but also lists six turret options (probably from production not modular, but certainly could be modular under a higher tech level).
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  • TOW Missile Scout
  • 106mm Recoilless Rifle
  • Twin 1m Turret [sic]
  • 20mm Turret
  • 40mm and 12.7 Turret
From the Traveller perspective, you can use hazardous environmental suits. and a hardpoint that you can attach a weapon system to, which would be the modular aspect.

Forty millimetre autocannon might be a little bit too much.

For a light reconnaissance vehicle, you could have some form of heavy weapon for self defence, which would distinguish it from a weapons carrier, where the intent would be to use it.

If you're not that worried about mines and roadside explosive devices, I was thinking about an amphibious beach buggy.
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1. Visible light scatters faster.

2. Precise wavelengths.
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2. Cheap supplies.

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For a significant portion of my life, when I thought about it, the Jagdpanzer 38 (aka Hetzer) was my favorite tank (or whatever you want to classify it as). This was based on its form factor, sleek lines, and elegant asymmetry; it was a fun model to make. I finally saw one in person at the Koninklijk Legermuseum Brussels (which really needed better signage back then), and it was t-i-n-y. While the Wiesel does not have the same cachet, I gotta say it looks like a Warhammer 40k Hetzer.

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Movies/Games featured:

Captain Corelli's Mandolin 2001
The Liberation of Prague 1977
Twilight's Last Gleaming 1977
War Thunder (Bo Time Gaming)
T-34 (2019)
Girls und Panzer Movie 2015
Girls und Panzer Series 2012
1944 The Final Defense 2007
Battle of the Bulge: Winter War 2020
Saving Private Ryan 1998
Hanover Street 1979

Usually, in context within the ecosystem they operated in; probably more useful than either the Jagdtiger or Koenigstiger, I'd have used them as fire brigades.

One way to gauge their usefulness, would be post war careers.