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by Condottiere
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 304
Views: 64731

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

What If You Detonated a Nuclear Bomb In The Marianas Trench? (Science not Fantasy)

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by Condottiere
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: One shot Jump Drives
Replies: 97
Views: 1188

Re: One shot Jump Drives

Volume isn't at such a premium that it's the primary factor in the equation. You still need bunkerage to fuel the transition, so the driving factor has to be cost, and in the specific case of a (star)warship would be the cost of the rest of the components in relation to that of the jump drive and th...
by Condottiere
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: "Nozzles" on the Element cruisers
Replies: 7
Views: 162

Re: "Nozzles" on the Element cruisers

Transforming heat into some form of ion drive propulsion, would be an interesting solution.
by Condottiere
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 730
Views: 83081

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

Confederation Authorized Volunteer Armed Lorried Regional Yeomanry: Comments I suppose I could work on the Marine Corps, the Navy, and the Army, but those would be largely my take on them, and aren't my creation. The CALALRY is a Corps, pretty much in the sense that the Marines are a Corps, a body ...
by Condottiere
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Future TLs, or different types of "impossible" in scifi
Replies: 25
Views: 1147

Re: Future TLs, or different types of "impossible" in scifi

As I recall, the Boner Bee was optimized for subsonic low level penetration, and had a stealthed airframe.

You could replace it with normal aluminium and composites, but the engines would still be gas guzzlers.
by Condottiere
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How long does it take to build a ship?
Replies: 20
Views: 281

Re: How long does it take to build a ship?

If the owner retired at seventy, and had enough shares to practically pay it off.
by Condottiere
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 304
Views: 64731

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

I would assume the increased length of the barrel imparts greater range and accuracy, while still being able to be up close and personal.
by Condottiere
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: One shot Jump Drives
Replies: 97
Views: 1188

Re: One shot Jump Drives

I've been tinkering around with the assault glider concept for quite a while now, and a stealthed hull is an expensive feature.
by Condottiere
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2643
Views: 217866

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Starships: Engineering, Deconstruction, and the One Shot Jump Drive For the default ten tonne jump drive, overhead/capacitors are five tonnes, and core/capacitors are another five tonnes; while you really don't have to worry that much of deterioration of the capacitors with extensive use, at sevent...
by Condottiere
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How long does it take to build a ship?
Replies: 20
Views: 281

Re: How long does it take to build a ship?

Especially if they have to quarry actual marble, rather than have three dee printing.

In terms of luxury, part of the expense and enjoyment of them is that the materials are difficult to obtain and painstaking to assemble.
by Condottiere
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: One shot Jump Drives
Replies: 97
Views: 1188

Re: One shot Jump Drives

Maintenance cost is zero point one percent per annum, which could be under three thousand bux for a ten tonne drive.
by Condottiere
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 304
Views: 64731

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Boberg XR9S & XR45S: The Bullpup Pistols Rock Island is selling these two Boberg pistols as part of a Lot 1089 in their upcoming Regional auction on February 14th, 2019. Arne Boberg founded Boberg Arms in 2009 and released his first pistol in 2011, the XR9-S. This was followed by the longer XR9-L, ...
by Condottiere
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How long does it take to build a ship?
Replies: 20
Views: 281

Re: How long does it take to build a ship?

Would think that engineering would be off the shelf for yachts, customization more to do with aesthetics, accommodations and facilities.
by Condottiere
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2643
Views: 217866

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Starships: Engineering and the One Shot Jump Drive Default at ten tonnes and fifteen megaschmuckers providing two hundred parsec tonnes. Twenty percent decrease in tonnage gives four tonne overhead and four tonne core/capacitors at three and three quarters megaschmuckers. Though if cost is calculat...
by Condottiere
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: One shot Jump Drives
Replies: 97
Views: 1188

Re: One shot Jump Drives

Seventy five percent discount isn't large enough to risk one shot jump drives beyond the initial transition, or even to bother building them in the first place.

I will speculate that the manufacturing process is replacing some or more vital element(s) with a cheaper and less durable substitute(s).
by Condottiere
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 730
Views: 83081

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

Confederation Authorized Volunteer Armed Lorried Regional Yeomanry The foundation of the CAVALRY system are the twenty regimental depots distributed around the Confederation, that establish and equip squadrons, and tend to reflect the prevailing doctrines that that regimental command currently embr...
by Condottiere
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: High Efficiency Batteries for Jump
Replies: 31
Views: 348

Re: High Efficiency Batteries for Jump

Ten energy points per hundred tonnes is minimum requirement to run basic systems, twenty is the norm that merchant ships have built in.
by Condottiere
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: One shot Jump Drives
Replies: 97
Views: 1188

Re: One shot Jump Drives

Probably requires some form of minimum size to be detectable, increasing over distance.

I'd say the amount of energy used to emter hyperspace, modified by stealth; hyperspace exit would depend more on size modified by stealth.

Intervening gravity wells might well prevent detection.
by Condottiere
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Adding radiation shielding
Replies: 15
Views: 166

Re: Adding radiation shielding

Radiation shielding can be retrofitted.

Stealth involves optimizing the shape of the hull to absorb or deflect away outside radiation, so you might as well scrap the current ship and use the components in a new hull.
by Condottiere
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How long does it take to build a ship?
Replies: 20
Views: 281

Re: How long does it take to build a ship?

Components can be built concurrently, or as used to be the case with the alphabet drives, off the shelf.

Bridges are practically standardized, the difference in cost is probably wiring up the rest of the hull.