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Re: Fighter surviability...

From: Los <los@c...>
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 1998 14:49:55 -0800
Subject: Re: Fighter surviability...

Binhan Lin wrote:

> > For example, in a universe with practical laser weaponry and
> movement
> > limited to Newtonian reaction systems, fighters would have a tough
> > time surviving because they could not maneuver quickly enough within
> a
> > certain range to avoid getting hit by the laser.
> >
> shielding/armor to get more usable space, you sacrifice
> maneuverability.
> Even in a universe with high powered laser/beam weapons moving a few
> meters in a second can mean the difference between a hit and a miss on
> a
> target that maybe 10 meters in size.

I think the key thing would probably be that the fighter needs to defeat
the enemy tracking and detection system, not try to dodge the laser. In
the case of a laser, a lock on is a hit I guess.


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