Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Sun Jun 11, 2017 1:36 am

High Tech Situation Resolution

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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:59 pm

Flying Cars

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Are they viable?

Pretty much depends on economics.

The usual alternatives to the air/raft are helicopters or tiltrotors, which probably end up costing almost as much as the air/raft, if not more.

A quarter of a million schmuckers is a cool bit of cash, even for Travellers.

But put wings on a car, add some lifting engines, and how much will it cost?

The basic cost of a car is six and a half kiloschmuckers, but if adding wings and an upgraded motor can be kept in the tens of thousands, this sounds very attractive to users who don\t have out of this world ambitions.
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby xnet445 » Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:09 pm

Apparently an advanced version of the Protec Suit is TL7

"At Garrison, we take pride in building relationships and trust with each and every one of our clients. That’s why, this year, it was crucial that we offer our clients a true bespoke suit. We created the bullet-proof suit to keep our clients safe during their travels to dangerous places for work. We wanted to create a lightweight garment that not only looks professional, but can also act as reliable body armor. The idea was to create a stylish and discreet alternative to wearing a bulky bullet proof vest underneath a suit. This way, our clients wouldn’t have to worry about looking awkward during meetings, and they can travel to work feeling comfortable, safe, and confident. It’s safe to say, we are able to make what our competitors can’t — a true custom bullet proof bespoke suit."




http://garrisonbespoke.com/custom-suits ... roof-suit/
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:22 pm

Savile Row tailors probably don't bother advertising.

Then you have the Kingsmen.
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:12 pm

Cranked Up Laser Musket

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

You recharge by manually cranking, like that emergency light/radio.
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:52 pm

How This Guy Built a DIY Space Suit


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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:57 am

Levelling the Law

At five and six, between ownership of a single barrel break open shotgun and semi automatic civilized variants of assault rifles.

So, recent events weren't a surprise, but now I interpret these law levels as a prohibition to automation of the action.

That means break open, revolver, pump, lever, and bolt action are only permitted, with no added mechanism or bypasses to automate these processes, beyond double action for revolvers.

Cheer up, championship level practitioners have a rate of fire of thirty eight rounds per minute on a Lee Enfield with a pretty good accuracy plus reloading. The Germans thought they were facing machine guns.
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:52 pm

Extended magazine

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CLWS produces a line of pistols and pistol-caliber carbines. Calico firearms feature a top-mounted, helical-feed, 50- or 100-round magazine that ejects spent shells from a port in the bottom, making a brass catcher practical in various situations. The Calico 9 mm pistols, carbines and submachine guns use the roller-delayed blowback principle used in the Heckler & Koch series of firearms.[1][2]
At the 2012 SHOT Show, Calico exhibited a prototype 12 gauge shotgun with top-mounted helical magazine.


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

Should fit in with the pseudo futuristic illustrations in the Mongoose editions.

And the fifty to hundred rounds is for casings, caseless should require even less space, just more precautionary features.
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:01 pm

Lazy Boy

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Instead of giving them a diluted fast drug sedative cocktail, passengers could be strapped awake to acceleration chairs, and watch an extended version of The Fellowship of the Ring.


Sleeping Pods

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7zFs13Q_UE


Cut Fast Drug

Speaking of which, merchant ships optimized for a fast turnaround, don't really want passengers out of it for ten days, so instead by cutting the drug by six, it should be divided by seven, which is slightly less than eight days, thirteen and three quarters hours. That would be a sufficient duration to put them under just before launch, accelerate to the jump off point, and come out of it slightly after exiting, which makes the passengers mobile enough to disembark under their own steam.

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