Babylon 5's Mine Launcher

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Babylon 5's Mine Launcher

Postby Greg Smith » Fri Oct 06, 2006 1:18 pm

The ACTA stats for the B5 station give it a mine launcher. Is there a canon reference for this? I don't recall it being in the series.
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Postby H » Fri Oct 06, 2006 1:21 pm

Really? is it a mine launcher, or a typo ;-)

I honestly can't remember any stage during the show when we saw B5 launch mines, they would be just to dangerous around a commercial shipping station!
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Postby Burger » Fri Oct 06, 2006 1:23 pm

hiffano wrote:Really? is it a mine launcher, or a typo ;-)

I honestly can't remember any stage during the show when we saw B5 launch mines, they would be just to dangerous around a commercial shipping station!
It wasn't so "commercial" in season 4...
But I don't remember them ever deploying mines.
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Postby H » Fri Oct 06, 2006 1:25 pm

this is true, however even if they bought mines, surely they would just set them up with maintbots rather than a launcher? but just read it on the ship viewer ;-) seems pretty cool.
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Postby Burger » Fri Oct 06, 2006 1:27 pm

They'd probably just strap warheads to the maintbots :D
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Postby H » Fri Oct 06, 2006 1:28 pm

Burger wrote:They'd probably just strap warheads to the maintbots :D
I like that idea, someone stat a nuke armed maintbot!
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Postby Tank » Fri Oct 06, 2006 1:30 pm

They actually bought e-mines off the Narn
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Postby H » Fri Oct 06, 2006 1:31 pm

Tank wrote:They actually bought e-mines off the Narn
I know the nukes that sheridan bought were from the Narn, but they weren't e-mines were they?
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Postby Tank » Fri Oct 06, 2006 1:32 pm

If I recall rightly its part of the AoG fluff
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Postby captainsmirk » Fri Oct 06, 2006 1:33 pm

The old AoG station had Energy Mines so that's probably where they get it from.

Closest thing in the series is the big green cannon thing, although that obviously isn't an Energy Mine...

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Postby Lord David the Denied » Fri Oct 06, 2006 1:34 pm

Surely Babylon 5 had a stock of nuclear arms assigned to it by EarthForce? In Thirdspace we see Sheridan take a very human-looking nuclear device from storage to destroy the Thirdspace gate. There was nothing to suggest that the weapon was extra-terrestrial in origin.
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Postby captainsmirk » Fri Oct 06, 2006 1:35 pm

Unless of course it was firing Ship-breakers... :shock:

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Postby MongooseMatt » Fri Oct 06, 2006 1:37 pm

Hi guys,

It is canon - Season 2, GROPOS, I believe, when B5 got its upgrade.
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Postby Voronesh » Fri Oct 06, 2006 1:50 pm

Yer thats where it gots it upgrade.

But they never even used the mine launchers once..........Not even when they fought the Clarke loyalists.....

I think those green weapons would fit more with pulse weaponry. Ship Breakers have the nasty tendency to be only at 10" range...
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Postby captainsmirk » Fri Oct 06, 2006 1:56 pm

Well that's longer than the range of the weapons the Centauri ship it was fired at was firing at B5 with...


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Postby Locutus9956 » Fri Oct 06, 2006 2:02 pm

the mine launchers as has already been mentioned are from the emines on the ships weapons load out on the B5Wars station.

Now the big pulse cannoney thing COULD be meant to be firing Emines but Id always thought of that as a pulse cannon or a plasma cannon. Still who knows it could also be emines firing ship breakers etc...
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Postby Burger » Fri Oct 06, 2006 2:06 pm

Wasn't that big green gun thingy called The Eye? I seem to remember Ivanova calling it that a few times.
Or was that Sauron...
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Postby Alexb83 » Fri Oct 06, 2006 2:24 pm

I think she actually called it a 60gigawatt pulse cannon?
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Postby Reaverman » Fri Oct 06, 2006 2:30 pm

msprange wrote:Hi guys,

It is canon - Season 2, GROPOS, I believe, when B5 got its upgrade.
Yeah I remember that too! :)
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Postby Voronesh » Fri Oct 06, 2006 2:42 pm

huh?

I thought the Secundus Heavy array had more range than a measly 10".

Though who cares taking a Secundus is rarely a good idea.


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