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by Condottiere
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2247
Views: 101963

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Starships: Jump Drive Capacitors Since there is a default two and a half times capacity to that actually required, you could effectively remove the excess, perhaps only keep it at twenty percent extra, essentially halving the capacitor capacity. As a safety precaution, you could channel this first ...
by Condottiere
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Sub-Capital Escort Carrier
Replies: 86
Views: 1213

Re: Sub-Capital Escort Carrier

Most countries who have or want to develop a shipbuilding capability, work on trying to transfer technology and hire military advisers, who sometimes actually assisted during combat.
by Condottiere
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: DIY advanced tech starship upgrades
Replies: 12
Views: 246

Re: DIY advanced tech starship upgrades

Your parsecs may vary Reliability is not really factored in, but most commercial jump drives would be fairly generic and predictable, which the alphabet series sort of reflected. In theory, an engineer should be able to supervise one hundred and five tonnes by himself, though than it's a full time p...
by Condottiere
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2247
Views: 101963

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Starships: Jump Drive Capacitors and Black Globes You have to make two assumptions, that the five tonne overhead doesn't count towards total jump drive capacitor capacity, and that one point of damage is the equivalent to one point of energy. Jump drive capacitors make up twenty percent of the volu...
by Condottiere
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Metallic Hydrogen
Replies: 16
Views: 195

Re: Metallic Hydrogen

The current edition always shapes the perception of the Third Imperium, as well as it's mechanics.

I suspect that Tee Five is lost in it's pan galactism, and reads more like a user manual.
by Condottiere
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 600
Views: 38893

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

Spaceships: SWEET POTATO Class Cutter The fifty tonne hollowed out planetoid is constructed at a minimum technological level nine shipyard, with artificial gravity and a self sealing hull. The fifty tonnes allows a double cockpit, and a default technological level ten manoeuvre factor three drive, ...
by Condottiere
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: In-atmosphere speed of manoeuvre drives
Replies: 23
Views: 295

Re: In-atmosphere speed of manoeuvre drives

Automatic lifting like airbags.

The anti gravity bounce.
by Condottiere
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Metallic Hydrogen
Replies: 16
Views: 195

Re: Metallic Hydrogen

The current edition determines Canon; the rest is Legends.
by Condottiere
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 168
Views: 11080

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Uplifted: Who's A Pretty Candidate? Courtesy of the Milford Road Alliance ( Downer / NZTA). Keas often watch them doing activities in the scrub, and then try to copy the actions when they have gone - particularly if the action has a consequence. So they would have watched the road workers at the Ho...
by Condottiere
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Sub-Capital Escort Carrier
Replies: 86
Views: 1213

Re: Sub-Capital Escort Carrier

I was thinking that the electronic warfare transmitted propaganda to the self aware drones.
by Condottiere
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: In-atmosphere speed of manoeuvre drives
Replies: 23
Views: 295

Re: In-atmosphere speed of manoeuvre drives

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Predictable flight path.

Trouble with the nebula, sir, is all that static discharge and gas clouds our tactical display. Visual won't function and shields will be useless.
by Condottiere
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Electronic banking & currency
Replies: 13
Views: 188

Re: Electronic banking & currency

If you can buy stuff with glass beads, you'd use them.

The trick is ensuring the proletariat perceives them as a store of value.
by Condottiere
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Sub-Capital Escort Carrier
Replies: 86
Views: 1213

Re: Sub-Capital Escort Carrier

Instill a self preservation ethic.
by Condottiere
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Metallic Hydrogen
Replies: 16
Views: 195

Re: Metallic Hydrogen

The Annic Nova works better with a lanthanum grid.
by Condottiere
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2247
Views: 101963

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Starships: Astrogation I think the simplest way to express astrogation is to state the desired exit point relative to the closest known significant gravity well in terms of predicted time, angle and distance. The entry point would be in relation to the exit point, since it has to clear navigational...
by Condottiere
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: In-atmosphere speed of manoeuvre drives
Replies: 23
Views: 295

Re: In-atmosphere speed of manoeuvre drives

Dirtside starports would be in fairly remote areas, so sonic booms might not be an issue, especially for a near vertical departure or arrival.
by Condottiere
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Electronic banking & currency
Replies: 13
Views: 188

Re: Electronic banking & currency

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by Condottiere
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Sub-Capital Escort Carrier
Replies: 86
Views: 1213

Re: Sub-Capital Escort Carrier

As I recall, in the Honorverse they placed a sheep in wolf's clothing amongst a cluster of missiles to directly control them in real time.

All very terribly expensive, but I believe those were ship killers, so well worth it.
by Condottiere
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Metallic Hydrogen
Replies: 16
Views: 195

Re: Metallic Hydrogen

Don't see the cost benefit, except for battle riders.

Theoretically, for fighters.

Also, not sure how powder becomes jump bubblegum.
by Condottiere
Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2247
Views: 101963

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Fighters and Sortie Generation Rate It can be a fine line separating attack spacecraft from fighters, though it could come down to either having a cockpit or a bridge. The advantage a bridge can give a small combat spacecraft is an increased endurance, at least in regards to it's very h...