Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:17 pm

Discounts appear to be limited to ten percent, with a maximum of three technological levels.

And/or a twenty five percent bonus for the budget option.
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby wbnc » Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:58 pm

Condottiere wrote:
Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:17 pm
Discounts appear to be limited to ten percent, with a maximum of three technological levels.

And/or a twenty five percent bonus for the budget option.
I have been playing with the idea of using quirks to lower the price. Especially since some of the designs I cooked up for very short range personal transports. As written end up having the range to go cross country and speeds approaching those of a Jet airliner. Some disadvantages on systems do not apply to all craft... such as reduced range is not available for anything under ten spaces.

basically, drop the price and give the vehicle a quirk such as "Short range, or limited altitude.For a hoverboard you could apply " Surface Skimming only" or "limited range" and drop the cost by 20-30%
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:20 am

Gravity skimming might imply that like a balloon, gravitational force or pressure prevents the module from rising beyond a certain point, not that I understand the physics of gravity.

Maybe the anti gravity motor only runs on one speed, and has to be fixed for each planet, which might imply the controller constantly adjusts the field, and running without one places it at a static height, and possibly speed.
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby wbnc » Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:08 am

Got bored and did this for fun...a simple personal drone. Available in a wide variety of colors You can even put your company or ship logo on the shell.
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:02 pm

Hiker? Camper? You might want to take a look at this one. A beer powder that you add water (and bubbles to) and boom beer on the go. Alaska-based company Pat’s Backcountry Beverages have a way to make beer really portable. You very literally just “add water”. It’s not dehydrated beer. Pat’s says its a new process that creates a waterless beer that has flavor, aroma and alcohol of a microbrew. You mix the concentrate with water, add bubbles with the carbonator bottle, and boom. Beer on the go.

Unlike other concentrate processes, this is not just about making the beer and then “removing” the water afterwards (which is extremely energy inefficient). Instead, our process (patent pending) allows us to start with almost no water, and carefully control the environment of the fermentation. The result… concentrated beer with all the same great taste you’re used to in a premium micro brew. All you do is add water, carbonate (check out our carbonator), and enjoy.


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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:50 pm

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Re: Ship's Locker: Coming Out of the Closet

Postby Nobby-W » Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:08 pm

wbnc wrote:
Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:10 pm
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Thre are several Shotshell firing pistols.they work well for up close and dirty combat since a single .410 shell can put several .30caliber projectiles in the air with one trigger pull...but you can forget accuracy of any sort.
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Sometime in the 1980s Franchi prototyped a submachinegun that fired .410 shotshells. You can see it in Janes Infantry Weapons of the era (maybe 1985-1986 or so). It never went into production but a shell could hold 4 000 buckshot pellets or maybe flechettes (can't remember, I may be conflating it with something else). With high-tech ammo something like that might be an interesting weapon for shipboard engagements.
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:11 pm

Shotguns can be quite deadly in hostile environmental combat, since a shell can rip a dozen holes in the vacuum suit, instead of one large one.
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:26 pm

Snub Pistols: Magazine Capacity

Civilian snub pistols may be confined to single stack magazines, which would explain the low number of bullets.

Military variants would have a heftier grip, and be double stacked.
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:41 pm

Skills: Background

Walking
Walking Zero is a free background skill tied into their primary planet or environment growing up, unless the character is physically unable to.

Specialities
- Light gravity
- Standard gravity
- Heavy gravity
- Zero gravity
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:39 pm

Weapons: Low Technology

Outside of the fact they tend to be cheaper and easier to maintain, the popularity of shotguns and autopistols may hang on the fact that unlike gauss and other energy intensive weapons, is that there wouldn't be an energy signature to detect.

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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 » Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:34 pm

Snub Pistols: Audibility

You have a subsonic round moving at one hundred fifty metres per second, and practically no barrel.

You integrate a sound suppressor into the pistol itself.

It really should be silent, and while no longer snub, the pistol should still be easy to handle.
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Mon May 01, 2017 10:58 am

GRAPEVINE: US Army Pays $207 Per Pistol to SIG SAUER for M17 Modular Handguns

Posted January 24, 2017

With SIG’s recent win of the $580 million dollar contract for the US Army’s Modular Handgun System pistol, many are asking just how the American outlet of the Swiss-German SIG Sauer could have won such a large contract, especially against what many perceived was the strongest contender, Glock. Some saw the very text of the MHS solicitation as being biased towards SIG’s entry (which I do not think is true), while others assumed some backdoor deal must have occurred.

The answer may be far simpler than that. SIG, having learned its lesson from the XM9 trials where it was beaten by the inferior but cheaper Beretta 92FS, simply underbid the competition. And how! Unconfirmed reports coming from the “writer grapevine” – specifically contacts of Andrew Branca’s – claim that SIG bid just $207 per P320 pistol to win the MHS contract, an incredibly low price even for a bulk order of modern polymer-framed striker-fired handguns. Although the exact quantity of pistols being procured is not known (because the contract is for an indefinite quantity over an indefinite delivery, called “IDIQ”), it is estimated that hundreds of thousands of pistols will be procured. The $580 million dollar figure does not just include those guns, however, but also spares, accessories, and even holsters, all to be procured from SIG Sauer.

The low procurement cost per pistol puts concerns that the M9 was “good enough” and that no pistol should have been selected to replace it essentially to bed: It’s very difficult to imagine that the M9 could have been kept operational for the projected lifespan of the M17 handgun for less than a mere $207 per gun, especially since the M9 uses lifed aluminum frames which eventually need replacing. In the long run – and probably the short run, too – the SIG P320 is likely actually cheaper than keeping the M9 on, especially when one considers just how ludicrously easy the P320 is to maintain when compared to its predecessor!

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2017 ... -handguns/


So let's assume that since this may be over twenty years, plus inflation, that it's two hundred bucks per gun, for an order of a hundred thousand examples to be delivered within a year, of fairly precise engineering, with the expectation while it might be a loss leader, the price is close to cost, manufacturing, overhead and minimal profit.

Then let's assume a one to five exchange rate.
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Wed May 03, 2017 5:40 am

Slug Throwers: Technological Level Revision

Submachinegun

Purported technological level six, actually introduced just after the Great War, and prominently utilized during the Great Patriotic one, with such examples as the Thompson, Schmeisser and Sten.

That makes it technological level five.

Assault Rifle

The Germans developed and introduced the Sturmgewehr 44 in the middle of the Great Patriotic War, though you could charitably look at it as a prototype; the Avtomat Kalashnikova 47 comes shortly after.

Since that would be after the atomic bomb was dropped, it would be at least technological level six. not seven.

Autorifle

Contemporary to the submachinegun; again, that would be technological level five.
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Thu May 04, 2017 12:51 am

Slug Thrower: Ljutic Space Gun

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Single shot twelve gauge shotgun; can be rifled.

Supposedly very accurate and shooter experiences little recoil.

Not that practical outside of competition shooting.
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby h1ro » Thu May 04, 2017 3:33 am

Condottiere wrote:
Wed May 03, 2017 5:40 am
The Germans developed... <snip> the middle of the Great Patriotic War
Huh?
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby Condottiere » Fri May 05, 2017 12:24 am

That would be the conflict between the Winter War, and the Cold War.
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Re: Ship's Locker: Out of the Closet

Postby h1ro » Fri May 05, 2017 5:05 am

But the Germans don't refer to it as that, the Russians do. Not that I'm a historian, far from it, I just read the (fake) news on wikipedia...

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