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RE: The iCloak

From: "Andrew Apter" <andya@s...>
Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2000 14:40:42 -0400
Subject: RE: The iCloak

I would say that missles and fighters need to be within 3MU to attack
iCloaked ship.
Andy A

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Subject: Re: The iCloak

> The recent discussion about ship building got me to thinking about the
> Illuminati's greatest weapon and darkest secret -- so secret, in fact,
> I'd never actually gotten around to designing it.  No, not the
> Lasers (although those are coming too).  Instead, I speak of the
> Cloaking Device -- hereafter referred to as the iCloak, to distinguish
> from the standard FT cloaking device.

[much slashage]

Interesting thought...

As a simple note, I would say that salvo missiles should be largely
against an iCloaked ship.  Missiles work on guidance, and have no way of
easily focusing themselves based on visual data, whereas a beam weapon
a nova cannon or the like can just be pointed in a given direction and
care whether or not the target is visible or not.  If you can't direct
against it easily, missiles should have no usefulness at all.
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