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by Condottiere
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2681
Views: 239615

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Hulls and Indestructible Coating?! Used in everything from bullet-proof vests to the walls of the Pentagon, polyurea's strength comes from its long-chain molecules. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWkYRh6OXy8 The crew and the internal fittings might get squashed in a crash, but the hull...
by Condottiere
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 383
Views: 79702

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

I have no idea what the website has been up to in general; Nick's always been amusing.
by Condottiere
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Hop Drive
Replies: 44
Views: 697

Re: Hop Drive

1. Do hop drives exit exactly 32.6 light years from the point of transition? 2. Astrogation is like battleship gunnery, without radar: the ship's moving, the turrets are moving, the air is moving, the water is moving, and the target is moving; difference, you're not getting shot at in the meantime. ...
by Condottiere
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: military ship naming convention?
Replies: 8
Views: 227

Re: military ship naming convention?

Nicknames.

Possibly, Vilani are mostly allergic to cats.
by Condottiere
Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship inspection time for the Broadsword, or why you're late to the party.
Replies: 11
Views: 196

Re: Ship inspection time for the Broadsword, or why you're late to the party.

1. Star Destroyers accelerate and manoeuvre like pigs; also, not optimized for close in combat or with aerospace defence systems. 2. End user certification. 3. Transit or terminus; transit becomes an issue where refuelling takes place and claimed sovereignty. 4. Broadswords are legendary paramilitar...
by Condottiere
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 383
Views: 79702

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Humans evolving a spike on the back of the head by NICK FARRELL on14 JUNE 2019 https://www.fudzilla.com/media/k2/items/cache/84fcd59bbd0bf30bfa9992dd2ebbf964_XL.jpg Blame smartphones Humans are evolving a bone spike at the back of the head caused by looking downwards at electronic gear, according t...
by Condottiere
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2681
Views: 239615

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Vehicles and Why Lunar Landers Had Jumper Cables For Emergencies The engineers who developed the Apollo program spacecraft really liked to try and think of everything, and that included emergency procedures for almost every contingency. In one scenario an astronaut would leave the Lunar...
by Condottiere
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Hop Drive
Replies: 44
Views: 697

Re: Hop Drive

Ten times more efficient, though probably including all other aspects, a hundred times than the jump drive.

Essentially, it really is a new setting.

Militarily, it totally changes ship design, logistics and power projection.

Commercially, it's Jeff Bezos.
by Condottiere
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 383
Views: 79702

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

How Many Angels Can Dance On The Head Of A Pin?

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If this is how default spacesuits are stored, how many can fit into one and a half metres, per one and a half metres, per three metres of space?
by Condottiere
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2681
Views: 239615

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Starships: Hulls and How do Star Destroyers Get Refueled? | Star Wars Ships https://i.pinimg.com/originals/1a/00/69/1a00695dd212fa4751b96a7b143560af.jpg Have you ever wondered how Star Destroyers get refueled? Learn all about the Altor-class resupply ship, a Star Wars ship larger than Imperial Star...
by Condottiere
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: military ship naming convention?
Replies: 8
Views: 227

Re: military ship naming convention?

Among their crews, CVE was sarcastically said to stand for "Combustible, Vulnerable, and Expendable".

HMS Explosion, HMS Convulsion, HMS Volcano, HMS Blast, HMS Furnace, HMS Carcass, HMS Pickle.
by Condottiere
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Hop Drive
Replies: 44
Views: 697

Re: Hop Drive

So exactly, how much fuel is expended per hop?
by Condottiere
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 759
Views: 93830

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

Confederation Authorized Volunteer Armed LONG RANGE Yeomanry
by Condottiere
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 383
Views: 79702

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Daisy-Heddon V/L Rifle: Caseless Ammo .22 Here's a video looking at the workings, potential, rise, & fall of the Daisy-Heddon V/L .22 rifle. It will always have a place on the currently short list of firearms to utilize caseless ammunition. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHNg6laaiWo Curator's Corn...
by Condottiere
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2681
Views: 239615

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Space Stations: Colonizing Pluto Pluto and it's largest moon, Charon, are so far from the Sun and so tiny that they would not seem like promising options for interplanetary colonization. However, they may turn out to be excellent prospects precisely because the double dwarf planet offers some uniqu...
by Condottiere
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Growing a System Economy
Replies: 10
Views: 344

Re: Growing a System Economy

Immigration may become a hot button issue, depending on style of governance.

You'd also have to worry about Fifth Colonists.
by Condottiere
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: military ship naming convention?
Replies: 8
Views: 227

Re: military ship naming convention?

Generally yes.

One would assume Atlantic would be bodies of water, Fiery combustibles,and legendarily, Broadswords for pointy things.
by Condottiere
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Hop Drive
Replies: 44
Views: 697

Re: Hop Drive

It breaks Traveller, from Classic to MongoVerse.
by Condottiere
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 383
Views: 79702

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

VFX Artist Reveals How Much Water is Actually on Earth

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Aqua Star.
by Condottiere
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What remains powered on a ship after a powerplant failure?
Replies: 47
Views: 1503

Re: What remains powered on a ship after a powerplant failure?

Suction can be arranged; you just need to divert some plumbing to an outside port.