True, it will supply Luna with security from the point of the colonists, but I was looking at strategies for speeding PDC construction in general. See, if I am waiting on a particular tech for my PDC, like sensors, I could still build the launchers for the PDC, and then build the thing when I get my sensor tech finished. But they don't assemble from ship components.
Probably because they already build from industry, so normally there wouldn't be much point. Its just, I might get a good PDC AMM launcher pretty early, you only need reload 3 to get PDC launchers every 5 seconds, so I thought I would be clever and just stock up a bunch of them, and then ship them where I would build PDCs and assemble that way, but it doesn't seem to work that way.
So good thing I found out with a small scale PDC project. I figure I will want SOME AMM bases on every planet of importance to me. Of course, I can build the AMM launchers long before I can even DESIGN missiles for them, let alone build them. I figure the colonists can look at the bases as a sign of commitment that those launchers will have missiles eventually. Bit of a Quaker Cannon thing though.
I am building a 500 ton collier with 5 magazines, so I will be able to ship missiles to my colonies without tying down a shipyard with retooling. I am likewise building a 500 ton 'tanker', again, so I can shuttle fuel or rescue a stranded ship, without tying down major resources. One thing I need to do in the future is plan my early shipyard tooling a bit better. I want my first shipyard tooling to be able to handle geo and grav survey, small tankers and small colliers. So about 15 HS beyond the commercial engine, or so. I recall difficulties with getting a shipyard tooled to make 1 engineering space geo survey ships to build ships within its costs and size range that had more engineering spaces was a problem.
Hopefully a yard designed for a slightly oversized ship with 3 engineering spaces can also build geosurvey ships that have 1.