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Re: [FT] SOF Insertion ship

From: Tony Wilkinson <twilko@o...>
Date: Sun, 01 Nov 1998 23:30:55 +0000
Subject: Re: [FT] SOF Insertion ship

Heres a couple of ideas for SOF insertion/extraction ships that I had

Mass: 38
Hull: 2
Thrust: 8
Hanger bay: 2 mass
Troop space: 4 mass

Cost: 228 points

Mass: 50
Hull: 2
Thrust: 6
Hanger bay: 5 mass
Troop Space: 4 mass
Ortillery system

Cost: 300 points

	In both of the above cases I was thinking insertion by orbital
	As for an extraction system this is going to sound totally nuts.
sometime ago I read of some bloke (a pom I think) who was making
planes! They don't go too fast obviously. So here is the idea. Your SOF
team drops in with an inflatable glider in a backpack. When they get to
extraction site they inflate the glider, send a cable up on a balloon
climb in. The extraction shuttle comes down and snags the cable and
the glider in once the glider is airbourne. If your SOF teams is wearing
you are going to need some serious reinforcing of the glider to make it
work. A bungee cord on the glider instead of a solid cable will ease
the acceleration problems. 
	Just a thought.


At 12:22 30/10/98 -0800, you wrote:
>I am currently working on getting the Special Forces for my NRE into
>shape, and one of the things I needed to consider was how do they get
>work, right? So I sat down and threw this together on the hull of a
>Light Cruiser.  Why Light Cruiser?  Because I wanted speed, and that
>the largest ship I had running around at thrust 6.
>Sacred class Special Forces Support Ship
>Displacement: 5400 tonnes (Mass factor 54) 
>Hull Type: Average (Hull Integrity 16)
>Crew: 9 officer, 45 ratings (Crew Factor 3)   
>Armament: 2xClass 1 Batteries
>Sensors: Standard sensors, 1xFire Control
>Defenses: 1xPDS
>Other Systems: Cloaking Device, 2 pts Troop Space, 1xSize 2 Orbital
>Drive Systems: Main Drive rating 6, FTL Drive
>Procurement cost: 2040 Million Noumisma
>I know that that's a small troop space, but it's only meant to insert a
>team or three (depending on which type of team we want to drop).  My
>only concern is that for such a small, small troop complement, that's a
>curst expensive ship.	
>The class name is, of course, a reference back to the Sacred Squadron
>WWII fame.
>John M. Atkinson

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