AndrewW said:MasterGwydion said:5 tons is small beans when talking about 14,000 tons worth of ship that can break into 3 parts. 1J-Drive, 1 M-Drive, 3 Power Plants, and 1 bridge. So, the extra space required is minimal.
There's a 2% overhead of total tonnage for the breakaway hulls, so that would be an additional 280 tons on a 14,000 ton hull, not sure how you are dividing it their. You mention 1 on the drives and bridge, but 3 power plants but would need the drives and bridge for each section.
Only the Jump Section has a sophont crew, so only the Jump Section needs a Bridge, Life Support, and Staterooms. Each Section does require its own Computer though. The Sophont Crew on the Jump Section is 1 Astrogator.