What I tried to say was that Armour is proportional to surface area and structure is proportional to volume (≈mass), so the mass ratio of armour approaches zero as ship size approaches infinity.Ishmael wrote: ↑ The extra armor thickness is used as decks and bulkheads, given the scaled up distances between decks and bulkheads in the larger version. I can no longer check how FF&S1 did things, but if it was as you say, then it is wrong, and it would imply that as ship mass approaches infinity, then the mass ratio for load bearing structure approaches zero.
Checking, I see that I misremembered: Structure is proportional to surface area in TNE, not volume (≈mass) as I remembered. I would agree that is a strange choice.
I have never looked at T4, from what little I have heard FFS2 is fairly similar to FFS.
Not entirely, it says something about canon, about how the universe is supposed to work before all the simplifications.