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Old 05-26-2024, 12:30 AM   #15
Fred Brackin
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Default Re: Starships as Giant Armored Air/Rafts

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Originally Posted by Curmudgeon View Post
I missed the Lifting Body with Excellent Streamlining part, which does change the Stall Speed, however your figure is not quite correct (and should according to Vehicles be rounded to 500 mph). Excellent streamlining makes Sl=1.2 instead of 1, which raises the stall speed and is why I went with Fair Streamlining initially t.
I included the 1.2 factor for Excellent Streamlining. It's mandatory for any air vehicle that's going to exceed 740 mph. See the table of mopdifiers on p.135.

As for stall speed being relevant it's only so for vehicles without Vectored Thrust which is another thing all G:T ships are built with.

G:T ships can not take off and land like airplanes so there's no reason they should be limited by stall speed in forward flight.
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