Gibson, putting aside any personal antipathies, shows up to help you look.
Belle doesn't find anything to improve the truck's mobility, but she does find some slabs of ferro-carbide plating, used to protect the ship from hostile fire, as well as debris. It's heavy and not greatly protective, but if you added it to the truck it might prevent some damage to the occupants.
However, if you added it to the truck along with the plasma cannon, you'd likely make the truck far too heavy to move effectively.
Gibson finds a small antifusion supercharger in one of the bins. Why this is here, you don't know, since these sorts of things are used to give extra power to RSF fighters, shuttlecraft, and the like.
This would greatly improve the truck's speed, if you connected it to the truck. You'll probably need some help from the Drifter
's engineers, but if you had them mount everything you found on the truck, you'd improve its firepower and armor without sacrificing any speed. Indeed, it would likely make the truck faster, and connecting the cannon to the supercharger would probably mean you wouldn't need any heavy batteries.>>241588
You try to think of pleasant things — nice books or pretty dresses that you might munch on, tasty leaves of grass, or a nice bed of flowers — but the memory of those strange ponies' faces being eaten off by that poison gas comes back to haunt you. You wretch and hurl a vomity mess of what little you ate since you got back to the ship all over the deck.>>241591
Hotshot steps back and avoids the puke.
Rosewater finally notices you. "Hey! Hey! The deck is not for that!">>241592
You trot back about a meter. A little still splashes on your front hooves.