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by Condottiere
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 353
Views: 70670

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Not quite; the roman candle approach means the ammunition is preloaded and preselected. At default, it's a single barrel shotgun, that without converging barrels should increase accuracy anywhere along the flight path, and you pick which shell or bullet is loaded. With a battery attachment, at four ...
by Condottiere
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Lion air, B-737 and "AI" again.
Replies: 8
Views: 339

Re: Lion air, B-737 and "AI" again.

Checks and balances, plus incompetence and parochial interests, something our North Americans cousins should be feeling particularly sensitive about now. 1. They needed a competitive solution to Airbus offerings. 2. All things being and remaining equal, shifting the centre of gravity doesn't turn ou...
by Condottiere
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 758
Views: 89040

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

Confederation Authorized Volunteer Armed Lorried Regional Yeomanry: Combatant Definition and Calculation . Spaceship .. turret ... per separate installed weapon system .... one combatant .. fixed mount ... per separate installed weapon system .... one combatant .. barbette .... five combatants .. s...
by Condottiere
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: High Efficiency Batteries for Jump
Replies: 81
Views: 1445

Re: High Efficiency Batteries for Jump

I understand the game mechanics reason for the hydrogen flush, but not the canonical physics behind it.
by Condottiere
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 353
Views: 70670

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Ammunition: Twelve Gauge Since we're on the subject of survival guns. I thought the simplest though not necessarily the lightest and smallest, has to be a single barrel shotgun, with barrel sleeves to accept any su eighteen millimetre calibre. That had me thinking, that you could stuff in three nin...
by Condottiere
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Drone blast from the blast
Replies: 6
Views: 234

Re: Drone blast from the blast

Still takes fuel to move a satellite.

Hunter killer satellites tend to be one shot missions, expensive reconnaissance ones aren't moved unless the information is considered critical.

However, the Air Force has been sending up it's spaceplane drone, possibly doing maintenance and refuelling.
by Condottiere
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: High Efficiency Batteries for Jump
Replies: 81
Views: 1445

Re: High Efficiency Batteries for Jump

Presumably, you can still substitute a lanthanum grid based solution.
by Condottiere
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2657
Views: 226997

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Inspiration: Archer Season 10 Trailer (HD) Archer: 1999 Archer 1999 premieres this May on FXX. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILmMhNN0hZc I kinda suspected that the next season would be futuristic; the other genres would have been Renaissance, Enlightenment, Regency, Victorian, Western, Civil War,...
by Condottiere
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Drone blast from the blast
Replies: 6
Views: 234

Re: Drone blast from the blast

All you need is a satellite with sensitive enough equipment.

The difference is that unless you expend limited fuel resources, satellites have a known orbit, whereas reconnaissance vehicles can be discretely inserted.
by Condottiere
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Why not just bribe them?
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: Why not just bribe them?

Bribery may be the cost of doing business, in whatever form it takes, including political lobbying and campaign contributions.

Or scholarships or corporate positions for some relatives.
by Condottiere
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Armed Packet
Replies: 27
Views: 811

Re: The Armed Packet

1. Airlocks, depends on what you're transferring; one principally for cargo would be located and configured differently for than one for passengers.

2. Spaceship accommodations, depends on status and expected length of occupancy; well thought out barracks might be better than a large storeroom.
by Condottiere
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 353
Views: 70670

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Ammunition: Twenty two calibre Long Rifle Now what's with my current obsession with twenty two calibre long rifle? Survivalists appear to adore it, it's cheap, it's light and it appears to be lethal at close enough range to things that can be lethal to us. Two CrImps per six seems a little expensiv...
by Condottiere
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 353
Views: 70670

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Ammunition: Twenty two calibre Long Rifle (Technological Level five) She shot at the side of the bears head. Knowing animal anatomy very well (she was an experienced trapper, and had skinned hundreds, perhaps thousands of animals) she knew exactly where to aim to penetrate the skull at its weakest ...
by Condottiere
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 353
Views: 70670

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Advanced Combat Rifle A progressive development of the assault rifle, the advanced combat rifle fires either a NINE millimetre, FIVE gram high explosive bullet at nine hundred metres per second, or a NINE/SIX millimetre, three gram discarding sabot bullet at twelve hundred metres per second. A maga...
by Condottiere
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Hijackers - gotta love'm
Replies: 19
Views: 573

Re: Hijackers - gotta love'm

Or bug hunters in low passage, that the rest of the passengers weren't aware of, plus a civilian consultant, a megacorporation Mister Johnson, and an android.
by Condottiere
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 353
Views: 70670

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

I was just arguing with my sister in law over the primary role of infantry in the military, and it got heated, especially when she tried disparaging grunts as having controllers tailor made for them using game console configurations. I've never questioned she was in military intelligence; on our sid...
by Condottiere
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 353
Views: 70670

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Stoner was a pioneer, but a tad overambitious for this system; as I understand it, problems crop up when it's configured for machine gun role. Steyr Armee Universal Gewehr is more what I had in mind. and that's still two technological levels behind. I see five roles: 1. 24" - Designated marksman 2. ...
by Condottiere
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 353
Views: 70670

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Most of them have the potential, since an increased rate of fire would group a three round burst pretty close together; fletchettes by their nature have a low recoil. Full automatic is multiple targets and/or suppressive fire, at least at the smallarms level, and I think six hundred metres is about ...
by Condottiere
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 758
Views: 89040

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

Confederation Authorized Volunteer Armed Lorried Regional Yeomanry: Smallest Authorized Establishment Having ascertained that sixty is the magic number for sub sub units, at it's most basic element, the trooper, the smallest squadron size that a CAVALRY Regiment would bother to output would be: CAV...
by Condottiere
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Breakaway Hulls and turrets
Replies: 54
Views: 1148

Re: Breakaway Hulls and turrets

Originally, torpedoes were external one shot launchers, affixed one per firmpoint.