re: packing 1000 kilrathi into a Dorkathi: setting upper and lower limits

Dorkathi holds cargo in 3 pods. Eyeballing, they seem to be between 50 and 60 feet long, and between 10 and 15 feet wide. Using the wonderful V=pi*r^2*h formula, this produces an interior volume of between 3925 and 10,597 cubic meters. Subtract 10% from each to account for armor thickness, structural members, and the round bits on the end and we have 3533 and 9537 as our upper and lower figures. With three pods, we have a total of 10,599 and 28,611 cubic feet of usable volume on the lower and upper ends, creating 10.5 and 28.6 as your upper and lower volumes per soldier - both reasonable enough for cold storage or personal pods. Alternately you can eliminate 3 cubic meteres per Kilrathi for personal space and subtract 3000 cubic metres from each number, and you get a total of between 7,600 and 25,000 cubic metres of communal area (kitchen, gear storage, recreation, gym) - more than enough if used in shifts. Therefore, although it seems irrational, it does appear to be possible to pack 1,000 Kilrathi into a Dorkathi.

If someone sees my math going wrong, speak up. Something feels wrong here.