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Old 07-21-2011, 02:11 AM   #21
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Default Re: [Spaceships] Missiles

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Well, how about calling it an autonomous hunter killer kinetic kill small craft and designing it with SM+5 rules:)
The numbers I get from SM+5 stats using 5% control and 5% "cargo" are satisfying enough that I'll be happy with extrapolating to a TL10 limited superscience setting.
Huh? I couldn't care less what you name it, I'm saying that your inability to replicate the performance of a RAW missile says nothing about the performance of the RAW missile.
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All I really needed to know was if I was doing the arithmetic correctly: at TL7-8 a vessel with 5% control, 5% cargo, 8.333'% drive and the rest fuel comes out as 5G and approx 5mps?
I agree with your calculation.
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It's the thrust and delta-v bothers me - you can have 1 fuel tank and 6 drives and still get he smae delta-v, you just get there sooner - right?
Um...yes, if you're saying what I think you are. Delta-V depends only on your number of fuel tanks and type of drive, not at all on number of drives. Thrust depends only on number of drives and type of drive, not at all on tankage.
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Old 07-21-2011, 02:16 AM   #22
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Default Re: [Spaceships] Missiles

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All I really needed to know was if I was doing the arithmetic correctly: at TL7-8 a vessel with 5% control, 5% cargo, 8.333'% drive and the rest fuel comes out as 5G and approx 5mps?
Roughly, G:SS rates it as 5G with 4.9 ~ 5 mps.

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It's the thrust and delta-v bothers me - you can have 1 fuel tank and 6 drives and still get he smae delta-v, you just get there sooner - right?
No. Less fuel gives less delta-v, while larger drive gives higher thrust. With larger drive you just get faster to your top speed (ie. run out of fuel) but its the fuel tank (ie. delta-v) which actually determines just how fast the ship is able to go.
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Old 07-21-2011, 01:14 PM   #23
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Default Re: [Spaceships] Missiles

Thanks guys, sorry for boggling.

And Thank you, Wanderer, SS5 provided an exemplar solution.
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