The KKE Sleigh R9 was designed and built by the world famous K. Kringle & Elves, Inc. in 343 AD. Its first flight was on 24th December 343AD. It was an outstandingly successful design that has remained essentially unchanged since its first flight.
A NORAD tracker was installed on the R9 in 1955 and this has been continually updated to stay in line with modern requirements. The tracker goes ‘hot mince pies’ every year near Christmas and is even available on the latest Santaphones.
The technical specification of the R9 is seriously impressive:
- Length: 75 cc (candy canes) / 150 lp (lollipops)
- Width: 40 cc / 80 lp
- Height: 55 cc / 110 lp
- Note: Length, width and height are without reindeer
- Weight at takeoff: 75,000 gd (gumdrops)
- Passenger weight at takeoff: Santa Claus 260 pounds
- Weight of gifts at takeoff: 60,000 tons
- Weight at landing: 80,000 gd (ice & snow accumulation)
- Passenger weight at landing: 1,260 pounds
- Propulsion: Nine (9) rp (reindeer power)
- Armament: Antlers (purely defensive)
- Fuel: Hay, oats and carrots (for reindeer)
- Emissions: Classified
- Climbing speed: One “T” (Twinkle of an eye)
- Max speed: Faster than starlight
Normally based at the North Pole, the R9 can be seen occasionally in Hangar 3, but only if you believe in Father Christmas.