The most loathed startfighter ever.

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  1. Loko

    Loko Spaceman

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    Did anyone ever notice the "bad luck ships" in Privateer 2? Some ships, like the Freijj Mk 2 and the Faldari were straight up bad luck. Everywhere i flew around in those i would get attacked at almost every nav point, so i had to sell them immediatly.


    As for the rest of Wing Commander, the worst flyable ship of all time is probably the Dralthi from Secret Missions 2. Essentially a Scimitar with worse visibility and shielding.
     
  2. Bandit LOAF

    Bandit LOAF Long Live the Confederation!

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    I liked the Dralthi - I think it was because the mass drivers were so close together. It just felt good.
     
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    Delance Victory, you say?

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    You know what would be a great ship? A Krant with mass drivers. Seriously.

    The problem is that the Kilrathi have a dictatorial, centralized, planned economy. So a few autocrats (authokats) decide how to allocate resources, poorly choosing to put to many on the Jalthi, which is your typical bad ship design. Even a Scimitar and the Dralthi mk 2 have mass drivers, so it's not the most expensive weapon ever. But since the Jalthi was a ship for the nobles (and this is from WC1), it gets more resources than it deserves.
     
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    I don't recall the Jalthi having mass drivers. IIRC, it's armament was 2 neutron guns and 4 lasers.

    But a Krant with mass drivers would have been quite the killer.
     
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    I'd like to see the dual-torpedo "Dive Bomber" variant of the Krant.
     
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    Delance Victory, you say?

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    Hehe, it isn't such a crazy jump, since it would about the same thing they did with the Dralthi.
     
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    It isn't a jump - they talk about it in the Confed Handbook. I'd just like to see it in action. (G)
     
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    The handbook lists a bunch of great Kilrathi ships that we never see and one that looks like it was still in animatic form for the movie (but was discarded). :(
     
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    Delance Victory, you say?

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    Wow, cool, I thought you was making that up to prove a point. :)

    Yeah, that sounds very cool. :cool:

    One question: Where is the Krant's cockpit? In the middle, or on the two "horns" of the ship? Sometimes on the game it looked as if it had 2 cockpits.
     
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    Judging from the Claw Marks schematics, and the targeting picture that comes up on the VDU, I'd say the Krant has two cockpits, one at the base of each horn.

    [​IMG]
     
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    You can't really tell from that picture - since it's only of half the ship.
     
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    True, but if there's only one, that would mean the cockpit is offset. I know it's been done at least once on a British fighter from the 50s, but having an offset cockpit strikes me as adding difficulty to both flight and gunnery. Furthermore, when you target a Krant in WC1, there are a pair of blue ovals at the base of the horns. Judging from the VDU screens of other ships, those blue ovals represent the cockpits.
     
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    Hasn't nearly every Kilrathi fighter since Armada have an offset cockpit :confused:
     
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    The Germans had a number of aircraft with offset cockpits in World War II.

    Still, even if the Krant has two cockpits (one for a pilot, one for a RIO) it's still going to be flown by someone at an offset position (G)
     
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    Heh heh. An excellent point. :D
     
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    *hangs head in shame*

    That's what I get for only thinking of an answer halfway. :(

    Ah well.
     
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    Helpful comment: You appear to be pushing your luck. Check six!
     
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