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Offline Michael Sandy

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Re: Submarines in space?
« Reply #15 on: November 04, 2017, 03:45:00 PM »
Except as soon as the missile leaves the tube, it's sensors turn on. Against a target with a very strong passive sensor, it paints a trail right towards you.

Just like you can see the torpedo track, even if you can not see the submarine.  I am not seeing the problem from a game perspective.  You can't TARGET the sub just by backtracking the missiles/torpedos.

Can't missiles home in on passive sensors?  That way the missiles themselves aren't going to be emitting anything.
 

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Re: Submarines in space?
« Reply #16 on: November 04, 2017, 10:17:04 PM »
Even with an extremely large passive sensor that missile would probably only be detected at fairly close range, unless you've over-engineered it's sensor significantly.
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Re: Submarines in space?
« Reply #17 on: November 05, 2017, 07:47:13 PM »
Can't missiles home in on passive sensors?  That way the missiles themselves aren't going to be emitting anything.
Missiles can only home in on a passive signature if there is already a current active contact associated with it. Passive sensor missiles can however fire another missile at a passive contact, and those missiles can have an active sensor to home in by themselves.
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Re: Submarines in space?
« Reply #18 on: November 07, 2017, 01:31:07 PM »
Have you been reading Glen Cooks "Passage at Arms?" This is one of the best submarines in space books ever.

 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Passage-at-Arms-Glen-Cook/dp/1597801194/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8
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