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Re: [FTFB] Fleet Book Kra'Vak

From: Los <los@c...>
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 15:02:54 -0500
Subject: Re: [FTFB] Fleet Book Kra'Vak

Tim Jones wrote:

> Scatterguns are believed to be based on technology like metal storm.
> If you do the maths 6MU is 6000km - whats that - ~ California to New
> yes you'd need a *lot* of projectiles to hit something the size of a
> at that range.
> It must be a directed stream of a lot of projectiles. If its a
> cloud then as you suggest it would have to be immense (very).
> reduce its range or charge mass for range.

Me personally, that's how I envision scatterguns, and that's how I
explain it in my
story. I liken it to a big phalanx system firing garbage-can sized
cannister rounds
that are timed and set to go off in front of a ship's vector.


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