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From: Binhan Lin <Lin@R...>
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 1999 14:58:09 -0700
Subject: RE: [FT]Variable Fire Arcs...

Then again it's not physically impossible to have more than
two 360 degree turrets in a pseudo-2D world, you just
stack them on top of each other.  You end up with a ship
that looks like a pile of checkers, but each would be able
to fire all around, but only the end two would get to fire 
directly up or down.

Even if a pile of checkers is not to your aesthetic liking, just
look at modern tanks which can have two 360 degree weapons
-a main gun and a commander's cupola.  In space, you get
to use the entire bottom side of the ship for twice the number
of turrets.


-----Original Message-----
From:	Oerjan Ohlson []
Sent:	Monday, March 22, 1999 1:58 PM
To:	gzg-l@CSUA.Berkeley.EDU
Subject:	Re: [FT]Variable Fire Arcs...

Donald Hosford wrote in reply to me:

> > It is of course quite legal to build all-360-degree-weapon designs
> > using the FB1 design system. The official NAC carrier designs are
> > examples of this.

> I didn't say it was illegal,	just more difficult.  

You are quite correct that you didn't use the word "illegal"

You merely very emphatically disallowed mounting more than 2 360-degree
weapons on a ship, calling it both physically impossible and "cheating"
- the latter in capital letters for extra emphasis. That's pretty close
to declaring it illegal IMO...

Fortunately you seem to have changed your mind since then ^_^


Oerjan Ohlson

"Life is like a sewer.
  What you get out of it, depends on what you put into it."
- Hen3ry

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