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by Condottiere
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3054
Views: 376036

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Inspiration: Chaos to Imperial - Rationalising the Designs of Battlefleet Gothic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DAgMYNuzOaU https://i.ytimg.com/vi/DAgMYNuzOaU/hqdefault.jpg Hundred centuries is a long time, though I bet time flies differently in the Warp and Eye of terror. Basically, you emphasize...
by Condottiere
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Valuation (aka Breaking Even)
Replies: 17
Views: 1436

Re: Ship Valuation (aka Breaking Even)

Starships: Confederation Cost Cutter Class Ninety nine point five tonne technological level nine self sealing, unstreamlined, naturally armoured and gravitated light ferrous nickel planetoid [note one ] hull with forty four point seven seven five hull points, costing 298'500 bux. Two and a half ton...
by Condottiere
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 625
Views: 149859

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

WWMD: The Modernized Obrez Today we look at a highly modified Mosin-Nagant action and how even very old technology can be augmented with modern force multiplication capabilities. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAXL5iP1YWA https://i.ytimg.com/vi/UAXL5iP1YWA/maxresdefault.jpg Transcendent experience.
by Condottiere
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3054
Views: 376036

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Inspiration: How SpaceX & NASA Keeps Astronauts Safe During Launch Wednesday's launch was aborted for safety reasons related to the weather, these launch rules apply to every rocket regardless of whether they have a crew or not. However there were extra measures taken which are specific to crewed l...
by Condottiere
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Random Starship Questions
Replies: 18
Views: 714

Re: Random Starship Questions

Power budgets can be subsidized temporarily with batteries.

Minimum basic power usage is one point per ten tonnes, after which you'll have brown outs.

Manoeuvre drives don't need constant acceleration to get you somewhere.
by Condottiere
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller 2nd Edition Errata
Replies: 21
Views: 5092

Re: Traveller 2nd Edition Errata

Gauss pistol, probably.
by Condottiere
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Valuation (aka Breaking Even)
Replies: 17
Views: 1436

Re: Ship Valuation (aka Breaking Even)

The big ticket items are engineering, followed by the hull, and then the bridge, for commercial shipping.

I'm pretty sure I've designed the cheapest starship in Traveller, though with some tweaking on the jump drive.
by Condottiere
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 625
Views: 149859

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

America's First Black Helicopter - The Vietnam War's Stealth Helicopter Helicopters are typically not known as discreet machines. Their roaring turbine exhaust, whining overhead blades, and buzzing tail rotors can usually be heard from miles away. Yet, at the height of the Vietnam War, the CIA deci...
by Condottiere
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3054
Views: 376036

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Inspiration: 6 MORE Things Movies Get Wrong about Space Battles

Space battles are dangerous here are 6 more things films get wrong about them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhRXJ6iBgpo



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by Condottiere
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Random Starship Questions
Replies: 18
Views: 714

Re: Random Starship Questions

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Sponge baths.
by Condottiere
Sun May 31, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3054
Views: 376036

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Engineering and How Scientists Achieved 39.7% Efficiency [2020] A new solar cell technology has broken the old 22% efficiency record, all of that with a 6-junction solar cell design, something that was thought unachievable for the past decade. Developments in production methods of the f...
by Condottiere
Sun May 31, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 625
Views: 149859

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

The Most Special Delivery of the Vietnam War As the Vietnam War dragged on into 1967, American morale both at home and abroad dwindled, and in the mind of at least one patriotic, red-blooded, and possibly drunk American, these desperate times called for desperate measures. It was thus that former M...
by Condottiere
Sun May 31, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What damages can be expected after interior exposure to vacuum?
Replies: 21
Views: 1306

Re: What damages can be expected after interior exposure to vacuum?

Depends on who is doing the regulating, inspecting and enforcement.

Which is why you have flags of convenience.
by Condottiere
Sun May 31, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Random Starship Questions
Replies: 18
Views: 714

Re: Random Starship Questions

Let's say, in terms of opportunity cost, whether financial or time, it's cheaper to buy raw hydrogen for a hundred bux per tonne at ye local spaceport, and refine it yourself.

Besides a turret being able to turn three sixty, I'd say that missiles can change direction one eighty after launch.
by Condottiere
Sat May 30, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: NASA SpaceX Launch
Replies: 13
Views: 819

Re: NASA SpaceX Launch

WATCH LIVE: NASA and SpaceX launch historic Falcon 9 flight with U.S. crew

https://youtu.be/ONsyAe6d-eg?t=10857
by Condottiere
Sat May 30, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Random Starship Questions
Replies: 18
Views: 714

Re: Random Starship Questions

1. Your ship might be streamlined with airfoils; plus, a planned approach using navigational radar to identify calm spots, and task chain it to piloting. 2a. You may want to activate the fire control programme. 2b. Hardpoints are fixed; you may need to split it up to firmpoints if you want to separa...
by Condottiere
Sat May 30, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 625
Views: 149859

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

M1915 Howell Automatic Rifle Enfield Conversion The M1915 Howell Automatic Rifle is a conversion of a standard No1 MkIII Lee Enfield rifle into a semiautomatic, through the addition of a gas piston onto the right side of the barrel. Despite its very steampunk appearance, the Howell is actually a qu...
by Condottiere
Sat May 30, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3054
Views: 376036

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Hulls, Plumbing and What Can We Learn From The Explosion Of The Latest SpaceX Prototype? After several weeks of testing Starship prototype SN4 something went wrong minutes after a successful engine test. A massive fuel leak caused an explosion which wrecked the vehicle and cause signifi...
by Condottiere
Sat May 30, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Help Needed on Cold Weather Gear
Replies: 11
Views: 476

Re: Help Needed on Cold Weather Gear

Going by Everest climbs, cold and oxygen deprivations, both easily overcome by high tech equipment.

So, Murphy's Law.
by Condottiere
Fri May 29, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 3054
Views: 376036

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Inspiration: What Is A Rotating Detonation Engine - And Why Are They Better Than Regular Engines There's been a few stories recently about detonation engines and how they're supposed to be superior to traditional jet or rocket engines. So, what is a detonation engine, what's the difference between ...