How fast (or easy) is it to swap hull modules?

From the original introduction to the Broadsword, JTAS #8 in 1981, a Cutter module swap in open space is about 7 minutes plus however long it takes to get from the first to the second.
Detach in open space - 2 minutes
Attach in open space - 5 minutes

Both operations are 2 minutes each in a guided environment like the cutter wells of the Broadsword, but getting in and out the wells is *also* five minutes each.

So yes, very much like Thunderbird 2, without the legs thing.

The Element, Kokirrak, Plankwell, Salamander, and a few others are different; they're "shipyard modular" instead of hot swappable.
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