Last Exile
Horizon Cave Eight Race Vanship
Horizon Cave Eight Race Vanship as seen in Last Exile Chronicle
Name Horizon Cave Eight Race Vanship
General characteristics
Class and type Courier Vanship
Length 7.65 m (25.1 in) total
6.75 m (22.15 in) body
Beam 2.16 m (7.09 in)
Wingspan 2.9 m (9.51 in)
Weight 850 kg (1,874 lbs) empty
1,000 kg (2,205 lbs) gross
Propulsion 450 Hp (600 CP = Claudia force)
Power loading 2.22
Speed max - 175 knots (320 km/h; 199 mph) at 3,000 m (10,000 ft)
cruising - 65 knots (120 km/h; 74.7 mph)
Range 120 nautical miles at 65 knots (120 km/h; 74.7 mph)
Ceiling 3,000 m (16,400 ft)
Fuel 26.5 L (7 gal)
Crew 2


Horizon Cave Eight Race Vanships are Vanships used in Horizon Cave Eight Race, an 8 hour endurance test, where vanship pilots are first given a random, broken down vanship that they must fix before the race begins. Then they fly for eight hours until midnight, circling a subterranean race course several times. The team that crosses the finish line first after midnight, or makes it the furthest before breaking down (assuming that no one actually finishes in such an event) is the winner. The time is kept by a gigantic hourglass that is turned over at the beginning of the race.

Those Vanships are wrecks of the most popular, civil Vanship model. Not destroyed Vanships of this kind were flown by Sunny Boy, Dany Fly, Mad Goose, Slender Monkey, South Dolphin, and Brave Turkey in 75th Norkia Cup Race, as well as an elderly pilot from Making Material.