View from the control cabin of the Schweizer-Reneke, an Ossewa-type heavy lifter of the Laerstaat Lamhui-Kongsi, a subsidiary vassal state of the Transorbitaal Republiek. Visible in the distance from left to right are the Ossewa-type heavy lifters Oom Schalk Lourens and Skote Petoors of the Transorbitaal Republiek and their accompanying Bakkie escort, which have made the long haul voyage to the sand flats of the Western Fringe in hopes of acquiring prime salvage from the remoter debris fields. The mobile laager formation is keeping its distance from a Freeporter impi swarm, attempting to draw off the marauding pirate horde from the ancient spacewreck that is the object of their salvaging expedition. All three Ossewa are of the Kakebeen, or "Jawbone", modification block. This modern update to the centuries-old Blesbok-class lifter design was developed by the Orbitaaler clans of the equatorial latitudes in response to the titanic storm cyclones endemic to the region. The Kakebeen modification involves the disassembly of the rear-mounted sensor fins, comms masts, and aft conning tower of the original Blesbok-class Ossewa lifters, which proved vulnerable to hurricane-force lateral winds. The sensor and comms arrays are then relocated to the sturdy starboard superstructure, which is also enlarged to accommodate the command functions of the aft conning tower. Finally, the upper cargo deck and protective sail are extended rearward into the space formerly occupied by the aft conning tower, sensor fins, and comms masts, thus increasing the heavy lifter's maximum cargo volume.