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by Condottiere
Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:15 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Missle Storage
Replies: 27
Views: 3123

Re: Missle Storage

An up the kilt shot would probably destroy the engine room and run the length of some smaller ships.
by Condottiere
Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:11 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2492
Views: 163522

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Compactest Capital Ship 1. Apparently, 2001 tons in two sections 2. Smallest components based on 2050 tons: a. 2 x 11 ton bridges b. 41 ton Jump drive factor 1 c. 31 ton fusion power plant factor 1 d. 21 ton manoeuvre drive factor 1, or 41 tons of thruster plates e. 2 x 100 ton drop tanks (not dropp...
by Condottiere
Tue Nov 19, 2013 2:33 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Stealth in Space
Replies: 55
Views: 5025

Re: Stealth in Space

You mean coasting along with the Black Globe generator on?
by Condottiere
Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:50 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2492
Views: 163522

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

1. I still need a guide for: a. Maximum sustained gee force that doesn't create any medical problems for humans. 1'm guessing between 1.5 to 2. b. Maximum sustained gee force for around six hours. c. Maximum sustained gee force for about an hour. I'm guessing three gees. d. Maximum sustained gee for...
by Condottiere
Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:36 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: SDB's vs. Warships
Replies: 131
Views: 10791

Re: SDB's vs. Warships

Doesn't mean that various system governments wouldn't team together on financial grounds, local assembly or technology transfers, though I suspect we're now moving into the business activities of megacorporations.
by Condottiere
Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:19 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Stealth in Space
Replies: 55
Views: 5025

Re: Stealth in Space

1. Exactly how compact is solid hydrogen in relation to the stuff we usually pack in the tanks? 2. Stealth is the elimination or minimization of one or various of your ship's radiation signatures. 3. You could have a facade constructed that creates a visual outline of a different class with the asso...
by Condottiere
Sun Nov 17, 2013 12:39 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Stats for the TOS Crew
Replies: 11
Views: 1230

Re: Stats for the TOS Crew

Liaison and carousing should be high on Kirk's achievements. Not many people I know can hit it off with twin catgirls and nail them.
by Condottiere
Sun Nov 17, 2013 12:37 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: SDB's vs. Warships
Replies: 131
Views: 10791

Re: SDB's vs. Warships

While it may be easier to follow standard designs, outside of those directly order by the Imperium Navy and second hand donations, most planetary systems would be very interested in promoting and protecting their local shipyards and architects, besides supposedly having a better feel for local condi...
by Condottiere
Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:51 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: SDB's vs. Warships
Replies: 131
Views: 10791

Re: SDB's vs. Warships

So that;s why the Planetary Security Agency was photographing the night sky and keeping it all in a database.
by Condottiere
Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:48 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Stats for the TOS Crew
Replies: 11
Views: 1230

Re: Stats for the TOS Crew

As antagonists.

You might want to reconsider exactly as to what you were paid to do by Mr. Johnson.
by Condottiere
Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:32 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2492
Views: 163522

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Austere Pirate Skiff 1. Acceleration nine gees, or ten if the passenger acceleration couch compensates, I forget. 2. Turret, not fixed armament - you may want to shoot while coming and going. 3. Hot bunking in three shifts - I recall you used to be able to squeeze in six bunks in a stateroom, so eig...
by Condottiere
Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:23 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Cew and dual or more roles
Replies: 15
Views: 1523

Re: Cew and dual or more roles

He's lucky he's not referred to as Hobbes.
by Condottiere
Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:57 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2492
Views: 163522

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

1. I recall one Scifi novel where they had spherical interceptors and pilots in acceleration tanks. Probably TL9 setting. 2. Smallest starship fusion powerplant Again there's some sort of shielding, control panel overhead of a ton, which smallcraft seem to need only 0.9 tons of. The generic version ...
by Condottiere
Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:31 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Missle Storage
Replies: 27
Views: 3123

Re: Missle Storage

1. The three in the can seems canon.

2. Size tends to be an effect of TL and/or capabilities, if you go by Mongoose.

3. I've always gone by that half a ton is operator space, and that by kilos they mean fourteen cubic metres divided by one thousand times the value.
by Condottiere
Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:04 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: PC weapons vs. Mercs vs. Naval
Replies: 36
Views: 3466

Re: PC weapons vs. Mercs vs. Naval

In-system, they probably need a license or a contract from the planetary authorities, separate or explicitly stated. If you transport them over interstellar distances, you probably need the Imperium subsector authorities to sign off on that.
by Condottiere
Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:59 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2492
Views: 163522

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Which begs the question, what's the usual sustained acceleration a trained fit human fighter pilot can endure at six minutes, and for an hour stretch.
by Condottiere
Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:57 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Cargo Transport
Replies: 39
Views: 3443

Re: Cargo Transport

Th' engines cannae tak' it anymair, Captain.
by Condottiere
Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:54 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: SDB's vs. Warships
Replies: 131
Views: 10791

Re: SDB's vs. Warships

You have to assess the threats. Mostly it will be Space Patrol, SAR, chasing down criminals and people who don't want any Imperial entanglements. I remember coming across some analysis on the economics of piracy. Using a skiff to hijack a megafreighter has got be the best return on invest; unfortuna...
by Condottiere
Thu Nov 14, 2013 5:53 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: PC weapons vs. Mercs vs. Naval
Replies: 36
Views: 3466

Re: PC weapons vs. Mercs vs. Naval

You have two issues: 1. Radiation 2. WMDs Turreted sandcasters and lasers should be permissible; barbettes and bays probably not. Missiles would probably warrant an inspection to ascertain their payloads. I think that even licensed mercenary companies would have to use militarized civilian starships...
by Condottiere
Thu Nov 14, 2013 4:56 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2492
Views: 163522

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

1. Mermaids - female pilots in acceleration tanks. Suddenly Arial seems appropriate. 2. Smallest jump drive. It's kinda obvious that there five tons added on to each jump drive, though whether it's control panels, shielding or bracing, no idea. A little calculation shows that a commercial run would ...