A landram is a tracked vehicle used for ground operations (TOS: "Saga of a Star World"), typically shuttled to a planet via a shuttle (TOS: "The Gun on Ice Planet Zero, Part I"). It is capable of holding crew and cargo, and is equipped with a top mounted turret weapon. A landram was used for the initial scouting of Carillon. They were later used to evacuate civilians and warriors from the "pleasure resort" on the planet (TOS: "Saga of a Star World").
Another modified version, referred to as a power sled, this time without the cabin and open to the air, is deployed on planet Sectar. It is stolen by agents of Sire Bogan of Serenity to coerce the assistance of Starbuck (TOS: "The Magnificent Warriors").
In the separate continuity
- The landram craft was a snowcat provided by Thiokol, based on their "Imp" chassis with some modifications requested by production.
- While some references claim the use of the "Spryte" chassis, the Imp has been positively identified due to two distinct differences: the sprocketed drive wheel at the front of the chassis (Spryte has it in the rear) and the tracks being a width of only 2 feet vs. the Spryte's track width of 8 feet.
- The landram was redressed multiple times for Glen A. Larson and Leslie Stevens' Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, also produced alongside the Original Series: the first time as a Earth Defense Directorate tank in "Awakening," a second time (in its "open" form) as a land vehicle in "Unchained Woman," a Draconian landcraft in "Escape from Wedded Bliss," and later as another Earth Defense Directorate craft in "Flight of the War Witch."