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by Condottiere
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 681
Views: 62584

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

Confederation Navy: Starduster Class Early examples were named after moons and satellites, hence they are sometimes referred to the Moon class. By some strange anomaly, even highly advanced military sensor suites sometimes misidentify the larger Planet class of major combatants, hence as they reali...
by Condottiere
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Dichotomy of Piracy
Replies: 24
Views: 265

Re: The Dichotomy of Piracy

Usually it comes down to disruption of commerce, insurance rates going up, and the shipping companies lobbying Parliament. Then if the Navy starts looking for live fire exercise opportunities, especially during those times they aren't being bored anchored in front of enemy ports. If pirates become t...
by Condottiere
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 241
Views: 44457

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

1. Requires planning, which sort would preclude claiming spontaneous support. 2. I'm pretty sure the Confederation Navy could do it, since their ships are designed to accommodate oversized complements (or should), and then they can implement Terra Expresses. 3. You could predeploy troopsicle transpo...
by Condottiere
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2512
Views: 181793

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Gerry Anderson’s Firestorm | Exclusive FULL Minisode The series is set in 2102. Thanks to technological improvements climate change has been brought under control, food and energy are plentiful, and violence has all but disappeared. But just when people are at their most contented, the ...
by Condottiere
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 241
Views: 44457

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Ideal would remain orks, with a gretchin service corps and auxiliary.
by Condottiere
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller as a Spaceship Modeling Hobby
Replies: 75
Views: 4474

Re: Traveller as a Spaceship Modeling Hobby

Cables and nets don't take up much actual volume when unfurled.
by Condottiere
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 681
Views: 62584

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

Confederation Navy: Starduster Class At times affectionately, or not so affectionately, referred to as the Cropduster Class, due to it's commercial origins and built to more cheaper commercial standards. As Victory Standard Jump Drive (assuming I'm still wed to having it at a convenient twenty five...
by Condottiere
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2512
Views: 181793

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

If that's the case, I\d want something cheaper to jettison.

How about letting the hydrogen turn to plasma, and dumping that.

Or better still, expelling it towards some ship currently in your way. Sort of a reverse fusion rocket.
by Condottiere
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller as a Spaceship Modeling Hobby
Replies: 75
Views: 4474

Re: Traveller as a Spaceship Modeling Hobby

That heat has to go somewhere, and dumping it back into the boiler seems the most useful use of it. If less heat is recycled than produced, that works out quite well as well. As regards radiators, try string theory, or cable, by trailing cables a couple of miles connected to nets that dispose of tha...
by Condottiere
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 241
Views: 44457

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Forty Kay sort of deals with it, especially the Imperial Guard, and if you think about it, Orks. You make equipment robust and idiot proof, and in the case of lasguns, cuts logistics in half. If it turns out you're more dangerous to your squadmates than the enemy, natural selection will take care of...
by Condottiere
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship repairs - do many hands make light work?
Replies: 12
Views: 236

Re: Ship repairs - do many hands make light work?

You'll need someone with some coordination capability to supervise, to avoid repetition or getting into each other's way.
by Condottiere
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2512
Views: 181793

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Hull, Stealthed and Mass Effect Normandy Class Stealth Frigate - Ship Breakdown Spacedock breaks down the iconic Normandy Class Stealth Frigate. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5gOdD2s7ck The Normandy's IES (internal emission sink) stealth system is her most notable feature. For centur...
by Condottiere
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller as a Spaceship Modeling Hobby
Replies: 75
Views: 4474

Re: Traveller as a Spaceship Modeling Hobby

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c3/PWR_nuclear_power_plant_diagram.svg/800px-PWR_nuclear_power_plant_diagram.svg.png Substitute heat sink for reactor, and manual flush for control rods. https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcThDBU7Ld0oPrEBTwKa-DcuDvf6rHc6JoNcpV...
by Condottiere
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 241
Views: 44457

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

McNamara's Folly: The Use of Low-IQ Troops in the Vietnam War A presentation and reading by Hamilton Gregory, author of "McNamara's Folly: The Use of Low-IQ Troops in the Vietnam." Because so many college students were avoiding military service during the Vietnam War, Defense Secretary Robert McNam...
by Condottiere
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 241
Views: 44457

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Economic studies in which university students in the US played simulated versions of the Stag Hunt indicated that at some point, pairs would realize that it was in both of their best interests to commit to hunting the stag and they would fall into “an efficient and cooperative equilibrium.” But it ...
by Condottiere
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller as a Spaceship Modeling Hobby
Replies: 75
Views: 4474

Re: Traveller as a Spaceship Modeling Hobby

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c3/PWR_nuclear_power_plant_diagram.svg/800px-PWR_nuclear_power_plant_diagram.svg.png Substitute heat sink for reactor, and manual flush for control rods. https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcThDBU7Ld0oPrEBTwKa-DcuDvf6rHc6JoNcpV...
by Condottiere
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2512
Views: 181793

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Hull, Armour and Corrugated Configuration https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/72/Ju-Air_Junkers_Ju-52_in_flight_over_Austria.jpg ... The aircraft's unusual corrugated duralumin metal skin , pioneered by Junkers during World War I, strengthened the whole structure . Lufthans...
by Condottiere
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller as a Spaceship Modeling Hobby
Replies: 75
Views: 4474

Re: Traveller as a Spaceship Modeling Hobby

Never got around to installing a peltier cpu cooler.

With no moving parts, might be a solution.
by Condottiere
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:13 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Form follows function.
Replies: 51
Views: 1579

Re: Form follows function.

Grav/lifters allows a tightly controlled descent.

You can always place ablative armour at critical spots on the hull, like the nose.
by Condottiere
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Hiring Escort Ships
Replies: 19
Views: 639

Re: Hiring Escort Ships

Convoys have government warships escort them, it's what your tax dollars are paying for. Taking a page from more recent history, basically the Tanker War, warships escorted merchant vessels with their national registry through a hostile environment. You should note that insurance and escorts are onl...