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RE: [FT] SM Magazines

From: "Bell, Brian K" <Brian_Bell@d...>
Date: Thu, 5 Aug 1999 10:44:23 -0400
Subject: RE: [FT] SM Magazines

I would go with 3 magazines. This will limit you to 3 salvos per
but SRM seem to be used early anyway. Every time that I have held them
later, I have either lost them or the ship before I could use them.

Another alternative is to have a magazine of 6 that feeds 2 of the SRMs
then a second magazine of 3 that feeds only the 3rd SRM. This would give
the greatest flexibility.

Brian Bell	   

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Roger Books []
> Sent: Thursday, August 05, 1999 10:11 AM
> To:	gzg-l@CSUA.Berkeley.EDU
> Subject:	[FT] SM Magazines
> One Magazine or several?
> I'm designing an FSE Fleet Carrier, same mass as the current one.
> 11 Fighter squadrons and 3 SML's.  It is going to have magazine
> capacity for 9 ER SMs, I want to leave people the difficult choice,
> use point defenses on fighters or on salvo missiles, hopefully
> extending the life of my fighters.
> The problem I'm running into is do I do one mass 27 magazine, or
> 3 mass 9's.  I'm leaning toward the 9's for damage survivability,
> I don't like the idea of one bad threshold check toasting all
> my SMs, on the other hand if a launcher goes I can't feed its
> SMs to another launcher.
> What do the other SM users recommend?
> Roger

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