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Re: SML Absorbers

From: Alan E and Carmel J Brain <aebrain@d...>
Date: Sun, 22 Aug 1999 19:24:31 +1000
Subject: Re: SML Absorbers

Roger Books wrote:
> Ryan M Gill wrote:

> > Now that I finnaly picked up the fleet book, I got to look at my
> > for a Torpedo Boat/Patrol craft for system defense.
> >
> > Mass 8
> > Hull weak	    1
> > Thrust 6	    2
> > Plasma Torp     4
> > PDS 	    1
> >
> I don't think I'd bother with the PDS, you aren't going to do
> any signicant damage to fighters or SML's before it pops like
> a bug.

I am reminded of the French Naval Vessel "Foudre" at the turn of the
century. (19th-20th that is). She carried a number of VERY small
steam-driven torpedoboats. These boats had no "boilers" as such, only
canisters which were filled with highly compressed superheated steam
from the mothership's boilers.

Later on, she was converted to a Seaplane carrier, with much the same

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