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by Condottiere
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Large Scout Ships?
Replies: 27
Views: 748

Re: Large Scout Ships?

I'm pretty sure Scout Cruisers are canon, and new construction.

I don't think they'd bother with a spinal mount.
by Condottiere
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Great White Fleets... in spaaaayyyccceeee!
Replies: 11
Views: 305

Re: Great White Fleets... in spaaaayyyccceeee!

That they've got big balls showing up here.

Oh yeah, I believe three Star Destroyers are supposed to be able to tarmac a world.
by Condottiere
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 712
Views: 74555

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

Confederation Navy: Hail Hydra! The Hydra concept developed as I tried figuring out how to construct cheap and relatively expendable starships, one branch led to an exercise in trying to build the smallest possible one at the least expensive, minimum tonnage and drive size tended to stymie much pro...
by Condottiere
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Need a quick ruling - missile countermeasures
Replies: 23
Views: 738

Re: Need a quick ruling - missile countermeasures

Quantum computing, presumably.

With the right software, parallel/super computing.
by Condottiere
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Large Scout Ships?
Replies: 27
Views: 748

Re: Large Scout Ships?

The Azhantis are hand me downs; I've never come across canon that says they were passed a battleship. If you're looking for an Enterprise NCC-1701, the Solomani are far more likely to have that, since their Navy is tasked with the missions and roles of the Imperium Scout Service, and have the Rim to...
by Condottiere
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Great White Fleets... in spaaaayyyccceeee!
Replies: 11
Views: 305

Re: Great White Fleets... in spaaaayyyccceeee!

Always has to be seen in the context of, let's say, that particular time period. Roosevelt was a big fan of the Mahan and his theory of big battle fleets, as well as an imperialist. The American were also starting to eye the Japanese as their major competitor in the Pacific, and they were reconcilin...
by Condottiere
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Need a quick ruling - missile countermeasures
Replies: 23
Views: 738

Re: Need a quick ruling - missile countermeasures

In theory, the targets are likely in a state of motion, though the missiles would be constantly accelerating.
by Condottiere
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 712
Views: 74555

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

Confederation Navy: Uranus Class Of course, I desperately want a prominent class of warships to which I can refer to as such; it could be referred to as the Planet class, but the lead ship would be the Uranus. A lot of factors coalesced in order that it becomes a viable design, the most important o...
by Condottiere
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2617
Views: 204335

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Armour is a relatively cheap form of protection, which besides the cost and volume usage, would still be used by those who believe it is an effective solution against some or most forms of damage delivery.
by Condottiere
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2617
Views: 204335

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Deflector screens and force fields require juice, probably a more logical calculation.
by Condottiere
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Need a quick ruling - missile countermeasures
Replies: 23
Views: 738

Re: Need a quick ruling - missile countermeasures

Watching The Hunt For Red Oktober reminded me it could depend on attack/safety protocols instituted.
by Condottiere
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Drinax - Galoof Deck Plans not right
Replies: 10
Views: 321

Re: Drinax - Galoof Deck Plans not right

Looks like a helmet for a xenomorph.
by Condottiere
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Large Scout Ships?
Replies: 27
Views: 748

Re: Large Scout Ships?

An old battleship probably isn't the most economical ship to run, and tends to present the wrong message in an exploratory voyage.

Might be another issue in surveying the Vargr Extents.
by Condottiere
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Traveller Companion - PDF & Pre-Order
Replies: 79
Views: 4004

Re: The Traveller Companion - PDF & Pre-Order

Carronades imply big bang, but short range.
by Condottiere
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Accelerator shotguns?
Replies: 13
Views: 448

Re: Accelerator shotguns?

We want to eliminate recoil, without a gyrostabilisor.

I'm not quite sure if the rocket motor then spins the projectile, though with a tighter tolerance between shell and smoothbore, that might not be necessary.

Desired muzzle velocity is what, four hundred metres per second?
by Condottiere
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2617
Views: 204335

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Armour plating should be by tonne, modified only in the quantity required by the type of hull configuration, spherical should be minimal.

For planetoids, quantity based on usable volume.
by Condottiere
Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2617
Views: 204335

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Hulls, Planetoids and Breakaways Since it's not explicitly forbidden, you have to wonder if planetoid configurations can be configured with breakaway sections. Planetoids don't have to look like potatoes, they could be sculpted in Borg cubes; buffered planetoids with their advantages ag...
by Condottiere
Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Need a quick ruling - missile countermeasures
Replies: 23
Views: 738

Re: Need a quick ruling - missile countermeasures

You have upto six minutes, in theory, for the defences to respond.

Detection, assessment, prioritization, allocation.

Constant acceleration minus possible evasive manoeuvres, adjusting distance travelled by target.
by Condottiere
Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2617
Views: 204335

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Starship Hopper and What's Going On With SpaceX's Stainless Steel Starship? They're working around the clock building this thing, and while it doesn't look like something that would fly, Elon Musk keeps telling us it will. Which leads to questions as to why it's designed the way it is, ...
by Condottiere
Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 283
Views: 56848

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

10 Unsettling Solar System Possibilities

An exploration of ten unsettling possibilities pertaining to our solar system.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnGwblw54z8


1. Tourist destination: Earth.

2. Illegal corona mass migration.

3. Undiscovered solar neighbours.