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Secondary technology of Tier N/A
- "Advocates of maneuver warfare must not fall into the trap of loving maneuver for its own sake."
- Rejinaldo Leonardo Pedro Bolivar de Alencar-Araripe, Principles of Modern War
Most colonial missions included rotorcraft in the cargo, as these autogyros tended to be more efficient (in terms of fuel use), quieter, simpler, and able to land in smaller spaces than traditional helicopter aircraft. Used primarily for exploration and survey, many of the colonial Autogyros had hydrogen peroxide rockets installed on the tips of the rotors to increase lift and acceleration. Once the properties of Floatstone were better understood, much larger versions of the first small Autogyros were developed, capable of lifting heavy loads and bigger crews. As the colonial settlements expanded into the wilderness regions, Autogyros were increasingly used to transport construction equipment, Workers and materials to distant sites. Although hovercraft and other air-borne transport are gradually replacing Autogyros, the latter remain the primary civilian aircraft on this planet at this date.