About Academy, sorry but I don't think you have a point there. That was a cartoon, but this thread is about building a ship as Realistic as possible. Including the sizes of ships. Thats why we got a problem with launch tubes, and sizes.
Well, as we go trough the wing commanders, torps got weaker and weaker, and cause this is a WC1 ship, I'd reccomend useing less tubes than 40.
The two sides will add up to 24 then, and adding the forward firing tubes, 4 or 6 or a some small number like that, it'l reach to about 30, but I personally can't see a spot for the other 10 tubes.
I don't think you and the rest of the internet understand the concept of realism. Wing Commander is *fiction*, so 'realism' to Wing Commander means following the established guidelines. It is exactly *not* a carte blanche term for some chat zone user to throw around to cover his inability or unwillingness to adhere to these guidelines. Let me be the one to break it to you: nothing about Wing Commander is real. You can apply your "trick" to any single element of the series -- which is why it's idiotic.
Thats exactly what we try to do. Starting with the sizes given and then addjust things to a scale where it can be combinet. That their are different opinions how to do that is normal.Proper realism in a fiction setting means figuring out how to put the various launch tubes in... it's not some easy excuse for you to be stupid.
We don't know anything about how powerful torpedoes were in 2654. On its face, this comment is completely ridiculous -- they *might* be too powerful, so they *must* not exist? Jeez.
I have done the research and looking at the diagram the Claw would have between 42 and 54 tubes into its front arc in addition to its 32 missilunchers at the side (each side has 16).The Terran Confederation Handbook has a diagram that shows where various torpedo tubes are. Do your research.
gevatter Lars said:@Loaf
Could you please set back lorddarthvik so he can post again? Their has been some missunderstandings in this one as far as I have seen...and hopefully could explain above so that this wasn't realy necessary was it? I know you think that its necessary to reign over the forum with a hard hand and thats mostly ok, but I think in this case its was a little to harsh don't you?
gevatter Lars said:Could you please set back lorddarthvik so he can post again? Their has been some missunderstandings in this one as far as I have seen...and hopefully could explain above so that this wasn't realy necessary was it? I know you think that its necessary to reign over the forum with a hard hand and thats mostly ok, but I think in this case its was a little to harsh don't you?
Bob McDob said:Registration isn't required outside of the main forums, so technically darthvik can reply any time he wants.
gevatter Lars said:True we don't know how powerfull they are...but we can see that two torpedos of the Claw where enough to destroy an undamaged Kilrathi destroyer in the movie and that the Claw herself could take at least 4-5 if my memory serves me well.
Looking at that the number of 40 tubes lets one think that the Claw could maybe destroy an entire Kilrathi battleforce on its own when given the possibility of getting undetected into the right firing position.
gevatter Lars said:For the lunchtubes...now that I think about it their is real not much space. I would have to see how big they would have to be.
Thats true...still fitting in 40 tubes will be hard without some bigger changes. Well I have to come up with something about that I guess.So can a single flight of Broadswords or Sabres if they're in the right situation, but circumstances are never ideal. The Claw is often referred to as a strike carrier as well, which implies something beyond what we've come to expect from standard carriers.