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by Condottiere
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 697
Views: 68115

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

Confederation Navy: Ship Classes In order to stick to stick my flag on them, until I'm more prepared to fill out the picture: 1. Cutlass class cutters 2. Freedom family of cutters (formerly Venture, but you can pun more with this) a. Freeloader free trader b. Freebooter close orbital combat patrol ...
by Condottiere
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Deneb Sector] 2000 dT Huscarle Cruisers
Replies: 84
Views: 2323

Re: [Deneb Sector] 2000 dT Huscarle Cruisers

One piece of alternate history is if the Kongos had been added to Beatty's vanguard. The assumption is that they probably would have been out front, and chewed up Hipper's scouting group, leaving the remnants to either high tail it out of there or get spit out by the follow up ships. Japanese profes...
by Condottiere
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 270
Views: 50863

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Bill Gates' Terrapower Project And The Traveling Wave Reactor | Answers With Joe Bill Gates has become one of the most powerful philanthropists in the world through the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, and one of the projects he's supported is a company called Terrapower, which is researching and...
by Condottiere
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2559
Views: 192780

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Hulls and Cosmonaut Performs Rocket Surgery, While Spacewalking, With a Knife. The Latest EVA outside the International Space Station saw one of the cosmonauts taking a knife to the outside of their return spacecraft to collect evidence for the investigation of the origin of a hole in t...
by Condottiere
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Deneb Sector] 2000 dT Huscarle Cruisers
Replies: 84
Views: 2323

Re: [Deneb Sector] 2000 dT Huscarle Cruisers

1. Utilization of missile cruisers would primarily depend very much on current game mechanics; you may have noticed that the unit cost inflated from the last edition. As I tend to point out, ship armament should be complementary to chosen doctrine, which don't need to be uniform across a navy, choos...
by Condottiere
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2559
Views: 192780

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Engineering and How NASA Engineers Use Origami To Design Future Spacecraft NASA is using origami to build a giant star blocker, in hopes of imaging distant worlds. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ly3hMBD4h5E I'm thinking extendible solar panelling. Also, extendible armour shielding.
by Condottiere
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2559
Views: 192780

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Aerospaceplane, Engineering and My Chemical Romance The problem with batteries is that they tend to run out of juice, if you can't find a way to recharge them, and seventeen hundred turns in hyperspace ought to do that. Using a chemical power plant is plausible if you set aside a large ...
by Condottiere
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 270
Views: 50863

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Self-sealing would be the obvious application.

An advanced variant would be pop up aerofins and increased streamlining, as the hull heats up as it hits an atmosphere.
by Condottiere
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread
Replies: 221
Views: 21551

Re: Pirates of Drinax - GMs thread

In "Family Business", Ishka is introduced as a Ferengi widow who receives a monthly stipend from her son, Quark (Armin Shimerman). Per Ferengi law, she is forbidden from making profit or wearing clothing, yet she has begun doing both and is found out by the Ferengi Commerce Authority (FCA; an agenc...
by Condottiere
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Deneb Sector] 2000 dT Huscarle Cruisers
Replies: 84
Views: 2323

Re: [Deneb Sector] 2000 dT Huscarle Cruisers

First you have to recognize threats, resources available, and decide how you want to fight. While i always thought that having organic aircraft is actually a great advantage, it was pointed out to me that having all that aviation fuel on top really made it hazardous for a battleship during combat. T...
by Condottiere
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2559
Views: 192780

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Aerospaceplane For obvious reasons, I hardly bother looking at technology greater than fourteen, and usually the introduction of fusion reactors marks the lower boundary. Now, I've no qualms of minimum one tonne power plants for spaceship designs, since they represent economies of scale...
by Condottiere
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2559
Views: 192780

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Starships: The Sad Truth About Life On The Millennium Falcon The Millennium Falcon is just about the coolest spaceship in sci-fi history. And it's also an uncomfortable, unreliable, ugly hunk of junk. Sure, it might feel tempting to hop aboard and live out your days as a devilish rogue or a heroic ...
by Condottiere
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 270
Views: 50863

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Even at higher technological levels, I think that economics may continue to drive this.

I'm going to bet that bicycles will still be used.
by Condottiere
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2559
Views: 192780

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Aerospaceplane For obvious reasons, I hardly bother looking at technology greater than fourteen, and usually the introduction of fusion reactors marks the lower boundary. Now, I've no qualms of minimum one tonne power plants for spaceship designs, since they represent economies of scale...
by Condottiere
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 270
Views: 50863

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Are Electric Planes Possible? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNvzZfsC13o Batteries are heavier than air, or at least lift. Why would Travellers be interested in other air transport than air/rafts? Because they're going to be far more cheaper, especially if they didn't bring along one of their own.
by Condottiere
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2559
Views: 192780

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Once i started looking seriously at ours, I came to the conclusion that they're supra-efficient, limited only by vague references to acceleration. Degradation is pretty much linked to general maintenance, in our case one tenth of a percent per annum, and maybe a quirk perhaps every fifty years. The ...
by Condottiere
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2559
Views: 192780

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Engineering and Solar Panelling Extendible solar panels provide backup power for a ship’s power plant. They are typically installed in scout or mining ships, extending their range and endurance. The tonnage consumed by enough solar panels required to power a ship is equal to ten percent...
by Condottiere
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 270
Views: 50863

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Can Dyson Reinvent The Electric Car? | Answers With Joe James Dyson is the inventor and innovator behind the bagless vacuum, air blade hand dryers, blameless fans, and more luxury home appliances. His approach has revolutionized multiple industries. Now, he sets his sights on an electric car. https...
by Condottiere
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2559
Views: 192780

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Starships: Engineering, and Chemical Power Plants, huh, yeah, What are they good for, Absolutely nothing Well, maybe not. I wouldn't want to transition without a fusion reactor as the primary power plant; however, reactors tend to be closed boxes, and with fission ones, that's probably a good thing...
by Condottiere
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2559
Views: 192780

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Starships: Venture Class Jump Drive Still tinkering with it, but having examined Advanced Micro Devices new chiplet design has somewhat inspired me (also, may force me to upgrade before I anticipated since it's rumoured they'll substitute eight core chiplets for the current four core modules). My i...