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Re: Captain Zavala and Seraphim
Post by TFLYTSNBN   » Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:39 pm

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kzt wrote:So we have a bunch of running fusion reactors in a ballistic trajectory. Can’t see how anyone would notice them at say 800k against the 4k background temp of space.



Which is why any deployed pods should be easy pray to laserheads.
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Re: Captain Zavala and Seraphim
Post by Robert_A_Woodward   » Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:20 am

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BobG wrote:
TFLYTSNBN wrote:I know that these heterogeneous task forces emulate 20th century naval practice, but it tends to burden Mk-16 armed ships with consorts armed with less capable, shorter range missiles. The result is a needless ass kicking but it does set the stage for a heroic death ride.

When your non-Mk-16 DDs are armed with a dozen or so Mk 23 pods, you still have a significant imbalance.

Digression:

For example, if the 5 CAs in Cachelot had had 24 Mk-23 pods tractored to each of their hulls, they could have sent the pods in ballistically toward the SSN ships and salvoed them at the same time they launched their shipboard missiles.

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Cachelot? The only RMN warships there arrived after the SLN had done their "work" and had left (besides, there were only 4 heavy cruisers in that RMN taskforce). Besides, if they had arrived while the SLN taskforce was there, they would have had a great view of the "Parthian" Option in action. And, without a lot of missile pods, there wasn't much they could do about it.
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