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by Condottiere
Fri Feb 07, 2014 4:29 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2963
Views: 343361

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Missiles - CT Customized 1. Is there a significant difference? 2. Well, now we can describe missiles as 15G7, 10G10 and 8G10. 3. While I actually don't care that much, as long as the guidelines make sense; I rather doubt that my lite fighter will be in combat long enough to shoot off ten shots, havi...
by Condottiere
Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:26 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2963
Views: 343361

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Missiles - CT Customized 1. 50 kilos - weight or size? 2. 1 metre long container by 15 centimetre diameter is 0.04125 cubic metres or 0.002946 tons, which seems like a shorter, fatter Stinger missile, of which you should be able to stuff hundred plus into the turret. 3. From what I see, needs to be ...
by Condottiere
Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:00 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Jump Arrival Point
Replies: 75
Views: 10270

Re: Jump Arrival Point

Piracy within Imperium space shouldn't be viable, unless starships are so plentiful, that you can take the hijacked ship to a chop shop.

Even if the movable goods are only taken, the window of opportunity closes as the Navy sends more patrol ships to the effected area.
by Condottiere
Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:55 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What's stopping people from sharing high-tech information...
Replies: 39
Views: 4894

Re: What's stopping people from sharing high-tech informatio

Information transfer shouldn't be a problem, considering how much data a TL15 USB stick would contain.
by Condottiere
Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:51 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2963
Views: 343361

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Missiles - Standard cost

1. Reaction drive sA/25 is 20'000 Cr.

2. 4.8 kilo battery is 48'000 Cr.

3. So, not counting sensors, guidance, and warhead, your typical missile costs at least 68'000 Cr.

4. All things considered, missiles and torpedoes are a bargain.
by Condottiere
Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:33 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What's stopping people from sharing high-tech information...
Replies: 39
Views: 4894

Re: What's stopping people from sharing high-tech informatio

I think that if you have certain critical masses of population, resources and education, you could jump from TL7 to TL12 in a century, assuming technological transfer, a population of around a billion to support domestic consumption, and easily accessible resources to feed and grow an industrial bas...
by Condottiere
Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:15 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Planet Mongoose - Pre-career Education
Replies: 18
Views: 2246

Re: Planet Mongoose - Pre-career Education

There could be a Reform School for Juvenile Delinquents option, or you could go straight into an apprenticeship, which would give you specific skills and certification. Not all schools are equal, Ivy League School graduates would have greater prestige [SS+1, if known, minimum 7]. You may also end up...
by Condottiere
Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:04 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2963
Views: 343361

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Missiles - Torpedoes 1. On the assumption that torpedoes are scaled up versions of missiles, we scale up the sA reaction drive to twenty five tons of thrust, 0.3125 tons, with 0.635 tons of fuel. 2. Power plant sA would be factor 8, and since we only need one eighth of that, 0.15 tons and 0.002976 t...
by Condottiere
Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:25 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2963
Views: 343361

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

The drones are a tad expensive, and at that size, may need to have specially designed mini-vehicles to deliver the payload.


Trivia: if they did manage to build fusion plants at around fives kilos, fuel usage for an hour is a gramme, give or take.
by Condottiere
Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:19 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Free Epic Campaign - The Pirates of Drinax
Replies: 317
Views: 65197

Re: Free Epic Campaign - The Pirates of Drinax

You may want to paint that or change the base colour.
by Condottiere
Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:17 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Planet Mongoose - Pre-career Education
Replies: 18
Views: 2246

Re: Planet Mongoose - Pre-career Education

Since this from the top of my head, not to be taken too seriously: 1. GI Bill - the Imperium pays the college fees for honourably discharged service personnel. Admittance +1. 2. Extends to Middle School and High School, in orbital stations or even jump capable Star Academies, for those more Anime-in...
by Condottiere
Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:43 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2963
Views: 343361

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Missiles - Power Plant 1. I rather doubt you can make a fusion plant at 4.8 kilos, so it's convenient that a battery will work for an hour at the same size. 2. Actually I forgot about power: a. normal missile - 4.8 kilo battery; 45.2 kilo payload b. multi warhead - 3.84 kilo battery; 52.14 kilo payl...
by Condottiere
Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:42 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2963
Views: 343361

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Missiles 1. I noticed that the mine drone had listed the size of the multi (six)-warhead missile warhead as one hundred kilos, which I felt was wrong, considering the standard missile probably weighs around eighty kilos. 2. the sA reaction drive has a thrust of twenty tons and weighs two hundred and...
by Condottiere
Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:34 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2963
Views: 343361

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Minimum sizes for Fusion Power Plants for Spinal Mounts

1'000 tons - 40.02 tons

14'000 tons - 280 tons, presumably

Significant, if they are installed as planetary defences.
by Condottiere
Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:24 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2963
Views: 343361

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

1. What do we know about gravitic drives, if we ignore some of the funky results from the whatever algorithms were used on the smallcraft tables: a. They are twice the tonnage of an equivalent fusion rocket. b. They cost 2 MCr. per ton. 2. Since gravitics are only available from TL9 onwards, it migh...
by Condottiere
Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:15 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Do soldiers become civilians when they leave or are ejected?
Replies: 20
Views: 2242

Re: Do soldiers become civilians when they leave or are ejec

It's a bit more complex than that, and can also depend on which branch or regiment you served with, so wearing the regimental tie or the super bowl ring can be an obvious hint.
by Condottiere
Fri Jan 31, 2014 2:09 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2963
Views: 343361

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

3. TL8 - 80.08 ton jump drive [cost 320.32 MCr.]/K - 55 tons [100 MCr.] a. jump 1 - 2001 tons 4. TL8 - 37.51875 ton fusion plant [75.0375 MCr.]/K - 31 tons [80MCr.] a. factor 1 - 2001 tons b. factor 2 - 1500.75 tons c. factor 3 - 1200.6 tons d. factor 4 - 1000.5 tons e. factor 5 - 750.375 tons f. fa...
by Condottiere
Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:51 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Do soldiers become civilians when they leave or are ejected?
Replies: 20
Views: 2242

Re: Do soldiers become civilians when they leave or are ejec

You can address them by their former rank as a matter of courtesy. This may be socially enforced in more elitist societies.

The more interesting question would be in the event they were recalled, if they retain their former rank.
by Condottiere
Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:44 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2963
Views: 343361

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Let's try this again: Compactest Capital Ship 1. Apparently, 2001 tons in two sections 2. Smallest components based on 2001 tons: a. 2 x 10.005 ton bridges b. 40.02 ton Jump drive factor 1 c. 30.015 ton fusion power plant factor 1 d. 20.01 ton manoeuvre drive factor 1, or 40.02 tons of thruster plat...