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by Condottiere
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New armor breakthrough
Replies: 10
Views: 348

Re: New armor breakthrough

Tee Five gives the option for composition of armour layers.

Closest we have would be a reflec coating; maybe stealth.

Arguably nickel iron.
by Condottiere
Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Super-suite on a cruise ship
Replies: 7
Views: 163

Re: Super-suite on a cruise ship

The Admiral's suite.

That lifestyle is too foreign for me to comprehend, but I believe it's linked to an income where you just accumulate more than you can spend.

Or you're a Cabinet Secretary.
by Condottiere
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2447
Views: 119566

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Life Support and Importing Long Term Support Assuming one vehicle space is the equivalent of a quarter tonne, which would be sufficient for five people for ninety days for fifty thousand schmuckers. That's three months Five staterooms, five kiloschmuckers; five occupants, five kay schmu...
by Condottiere
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Missiles auto-loader?
Replies: 38
Views: 745

Re: Missiles auto-loader?

Is the volume involved three and three quarters cubic metres?

Though installing non spaceship optimized weaponry has some strange volume requirements as well.
by Condottiere
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: adding a simple opportunity fire
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: adding a simple opportunity fire

From other systems, you could apply overwatch (or would we call it high guard?), in that character has reserved his actions for the off phase.

Or some kind of check based on observation, dexterity and possibly intelligence.
by Condottiere
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New armor breakthrough
Replies: 10
Views: 348

Re: New armor breakthrough

Our principal issue is volume, rather than weight.

If you install it like reactive armour (which I'd additionally pack underneath), do the holes represent negative volume?
by Condottiere
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet
Replies: 195
Views: 15048

Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

The Truth About Electric Planes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CS3isCH4bk

How many people will spend a quarter of a million schmuckers on an air/raft?

Also, the mechanic won't need a degree in quantum mechanics.
by Condottiere
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Missiles auto-loader?
Replies: 38
Views: 745

Re: Missiles auto-loader?

Hover/sack, the budget version of the flying car/pet, which is a cut down air/raft.
by Condottiere
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 671
Views: 45160

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

Confederation Navy: Marathon class Solomani Fleet Courier Let's see if we can make an improved Suleiman. Ten tonne bridge, twelve and a half tonne jump drive, three tonne manoeuvre drive, four tonne fusion power plant for sixty scotts; thirty one tonnes of fuel. Seventy and a half tonnes. Two tonne...
by Condottiere
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2447
Views: 119566

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Engineering and Overload Drive Could you overclock a jump drive? Usually accidentally, and falls under the general definition of misjump. If it were done deliberately, under controlled conditions, you'd still have an increased chance of a misjump, but by having the requisite fuel and ca...
by Condottiere
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Passage and Freight Costs table
Replies: 34
Views: 659

Re: Passage and Freight Costs table

On the assumption, rates are fixed, the next step are incentives.

There's better service, and possibly free insurance on board; possibly pick up and delivery.

You could hire Hooter waitresses.

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by Condottiere
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Missiles auto-loader?
Replies: 38
Views: 745

Re: Missiles auto-loader?

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by Condottiere
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Solomani Confederation (Military)
Replies: 671
Views: 45160

Re: Solomani Confederation (Military)

Confederation Navy: Marathon class Solomani Fleet Courier 1. It's a legacy design 2. If it were technological level twelve, yes, those are realistic performances, maybe at thirteen, but certainly not at fourteen. 3. Fleet designator implies it can keep up with the primary fleet formations, which wo...
by Condottiere
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2447
Views: 119566

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Engineering and Overload Drive By overloading the manoeuvre drive, the engineer can lend the ship extra speed and manoeuvrability ... will increase the ship’s thrust by one during the next round. I don't see it mentioned, but I'm inclined to believe that overclocking the drives requires...
by Condottiere
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Missiles auto-loader?
Replies: 38
Views: 745

Re: Missiles auto-loader?

I don't know about energy weapon systems, but kinetic ones would have to account for the magazine, if any.

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by Condottiere
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Passage and Freight Costs table
Replies: 34
Views: 659

Re: Passage and Freight Costs table

It's the cost of money. Usually defined by interest rates and taxation laws. Let's take Apple, that preferred to borrow money to pay off their shareholders and/or acquire firms, possibly pay their bills, rather than repatriate their overseas cash mountain. If your mortgage and paying off interest ra...
by Condottiere
Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Thinking of getting rid of Astrogation, Medic...and ship computers in general
Replies: 36
Views: 862

Re: Thinking of getting rid of Astrogation, Medic...and ship computers in general

In the end, it's a question of energy production, for which fusion and solar panels are very efficient.
by Condottiere
Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Missiles auto-loader?
Replies: 38
Views: 745

Re: Missiles auto-loader?

My calculation was three launchers and nine missiles within half a tonne.

And the Darrian description implies that rotary launchers weren't usual in the local navies, or the Zhodani and the Imperium ones.
by Condottiere
Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Hydrogen to water
Replies: 22
Views: 541

Re: Hydrogen to water

The density of hydrogen and oxygen are 0.0899 and 1.429 g/l at 0 degrees centigrade. One liter of water will thus produce 111/0.0899 =1235 liters of hydrogen and 888.81/1.429 = 622 liters of oxygen. Note that according to Avogadro's law, the volume of hydrogen is about twice that of oxygen, because...
by Condottiere
Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Passage and Freight Costs table
Replies: 34
Views: 659

Re: Passage and Freight Costs table

You could charter ships.

That would make them independent contractors.