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by AnotherDilbert
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Imperial Navy Dress Uniforms?
Replies: 5
Views: 266

Re: Imperial Navy Dress Uniforms?

Don't forget the Cutlass...
by AnotherDilbert
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Double turret with a pulse laser and a sandcaster
Replies: 18
Views: 570

Re: Double turret with a pulse laser and a sandcaster

Old School wrote: We do agree, and I made that exact same point in my post.
OK, then I misunderstood.
by AnotherDilbert
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: A lot of worlds over 1g gravity. How do 1G thrust ships take off?
Replies: 183
Views: 5874

Re: A lot of worlds over 1g gravity. How do 1G thrust ships take off?

I'm considering Mongoose (edit: 2) and not MegaTraveller. You are of course free to disregard other editions. But that makes it somewhat difficult to say much at all about ship performance. For example I believe ships do not technically have a specified acceleration, but a "Thrust rating". I assume...
by AnotherDilbert
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: A lot of worlds over 1g gravity. How do 1G thrust ships take off?
Replies: 183
Views: 5874

Re: A lot of worlds over 1g gravity. How do 1G thrust ships take off?

You have yet to provide a counter to all of the information available for the Type-R. It's mythical (unlike the things I'm providing). Unless and until you can provide engineering drawings and data from it's testing all anyone has to go by are the illustrations and the text description. Since you c...
by AnotherDilbert
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: A lot of worlds over 1g gravity. How do 1G thrust ships take off?
Replies: 183
Views: 5874

Re: A lot of worlds over 1g gravity. How do 1G thrust ships take off?

As for the airframe drag: If the m-drive needs more thrust in atmosphere to cancel out the increased drag, why can't it generate the same thrust in space, and therefore provide higher acceleration in vacuum? We have to pick one of "game approximatation" or "negligible drag on hull" Sorry to butt in...
by AnotherDilbert
Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Double turret with a pulse laser and a sandcaster
Replies: 18
Views: 570

Re: Double turret with a pulse laser and a sandcaster

You’re actually agreeing with me, even though you appear to be trying to disagree. I'm not trying to disagree. I believe we mostly agree, but not quite. E.g. if we are building a 100 kDton BC we probably do not have ~15 kDton space for PD batteries, so we could fit many more laser turrets, providin...
by AnotherDilbert
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Imperial Navy Dress Uniforms?
Replies: 5
Views: 266

Re: Imperial Navy Dress Uniforms?

I have always used swords for IN officers, as a counterpart to the Marine cutlass.

I have also used uniforms black like space, just as the army uses green and the wet navy uses blue.

Nothing to do with canon, obviously.
by AnotherDilbert
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Double turret with a pulse laser and a sandcaster
Replies: 18
Views: 570

Re: Double turret with a pulse laser and a sandcaster

Dedicated PD is obviously superior to a laser turret for the purpose, but hard to fit point defense systems on a 100-300 ton ship that most travellers wander around in. PD Batteries are (slightly) better than laser turrets per hardpoint, but much worse per tonnage. Laser turrets are highly dependen...
by AnotherDilbert
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: A lot of worlds over 1g gravity. How do 1G thrust ships take off?
Replies: 183
Views: 5874

Re: A lot of worlds over 1g gravity. How do 1G thrust ships take off?

How do Gurps and T5 handle thrust vectoring? They just state that you can vector thrust, e.g.: A maneuver drive (M-Drive) is a reactionless thruster that produces thrust without fuel or reaction mass. Each module has a vectored reactionless thruster and a power-plant slice to run it. For extra deta...
by AnotherDilbert
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: A lot of worlds over 1g gravity. How do 1G thrust ships take off?
Replies: 183
Views: 5874

Re: A lot of worlds over 1g gravity. How do 1G thrust ships take off?

Drag from parachutes don't matter. The maneuver drive ignores it. It generates the same acceleration in vacuum and in atmopshere, right? Therefore there is almst zero drag on a ship powered by that engine. No, M-drives do not imply that we ignore drag, phavoc is correct. M-drives just provide thrus...
by AnotherDilbert
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: A lot of worlds over 1g gravity. How do 1G thrust ships take off?
Replies: 183
Views: 5874

Re: A lot of worlds over 1g gravity. How do 1G thrust ships take off?

Directing monologue wall of text at each another obviously didn't enhance clarity. I will respond directly to what you actually wrote, in specific. The aircraft that you have shown, like Moppy, are not similar to the Type-R at all. For clarity; I'm not suggesting that it proves anything about the Su...
by AnotherDilbert
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Double turret with a pulse laser and a sandcaster
Replies: 18
Views: 570

Re: Double turret with a pulse laser and a sandcaster

Point Defense requires the weapon ( Not Turret) not be used for anything but the Point Defense action. ( Reaction Phase) Disperse Sand is in the reaction phase for either laser defense or boarding action. Yes, you are correct. I seem to have introduced a house rule about here http://forum.mongoosep...
by AnotherDilbert
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: A lot of worlds over 1g gravity. How do 1G thrust ships take off?
Replies: 183
Views: 5874

Re: A lot of worlds over 1g gravity. How do 1G thrust ships take off?

I had a longer response to you, but it was full of snark and expressed my frustration with your responses. Very will, I can try to respond to your wall of text with a wall of text on my own. Thank you for not posting the snark. Snark rarely help convey meaning or facilitate communication. I quote s...
by AnotherDilbert
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: A lot of worlds over 1g gravity. How do 1G thrust ships take off?
Replies: 183
Views: 5874

Re: A lot of worlds over 1g gravity. How do 1G thrust ships take off?

The 'Beriev Be-2500 Neptun' (Бериев Бе-2500 Нептун) is a super heavy amphibious transport aircraft currently in design and development in the industries Beriev in Russia. The maximum takeoff weight is estimated at 2500 tons, hence its name. The Boeing Pelican ULTRA (Ultra Large TRansport Aircraft) ...
by AnotherDilbert
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Double turret with a pulse laser and a sandcaster
Replies: 18
Views: 570

Re: Double turret with a pulse laser and a sandcaster

Can both be fired in the same round? The rules seem to indicate they can. Yes, technically, but I hope that is not intended. All other actions clearly state that a turret can only be used once in a round, but not the sandcaster action. Unless we enforce the (unstated) rule about only one action per...
by AnotherDilbert
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: A lot of worlds over 1g gravity. How do 1G thrust ships take off?
Replies: 183
Views: 5874

Re: A lot of worlds over 1g gravity. How do 1G thrust ships take off?

AN-225 - heaviest aircraft made to date (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonov_An-225_Mriya). Yes, agreed, this shows that 600 tonne aircraft can fly. It does not at all show that 6000 tonne aircraft can't fly. The Type-R is 10.5 m wide, 6 m high and 51 m long. At it's widest the craft is 27 m (win...
by AnotherDilbert
Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: A lot of worlds over 1g gravity. How do 1G thrust ships take off?
Replies: 183
Views: 5874

Re: A lot of worlds over 1g gravity. How do 1G thrust ships take off?

Traveller ships are (a) too heavy to generate lift for takeoff ... All Traveller spacecraft have insufficient lift, regardless of mass, velocity, or wing size or shape? Bold claim, please prove it. As I believe you have already quoted, lift can be described by https://wikimedia.org/api/rest_v1/medi...
by AnotherDilbert
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: A lot of worlds over 1g gravity. How do 1G thrust ships take off?
Replies: 183
Views: 5874

Re: A lot of worlds over 1g gravity. How do 1G thrust ships take off?

Not a lot of people understand physics, nor do they want to. I gave up when I asked how many ships had wheels and got no answer. There is no absolute answer. Landing gear, like most details, are not detailed. MgT2 has all of this to say: Ships have landing gear, allowing them to touch down ‘in the ...
by AnotherDilbert
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: A lot of worlds over 1g gravity. How do 1G thrust ships take off?
Replies: 183
Views: 5874

Re: A lot of worlds over 1g gravity. How do 1G thrust ships take off?

Sigtrygg wrote: The canonical starport description by LKW is in JTAS 7, and it doesn't mention repulsor grids.
"Champa lnterstellar Starport" details one example starport, It makes no claims about starports in general IIRC.


Not that I would consider Repulsors common.
by AnotherDilbert
Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: A lot of worlds over 1g gravity. How do 1G thrust ships take off?
Replies: 183
Views: 5874

Re: A lot of worlds over 1g gravity. How do 1G thrust ships take off?

Annatar Giftbringer wrote: I was unable to find any reference to using Flyer(winged) to pilot spaceships in second edition, so it's either been removed or I suck at finding stuff.
It's removed, that is why I quoted MgT1. It was in the (near identical) Atmospheric Operations section in Spacecraft Operations.