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Offline RikerPicard

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Re: What would you consider an FAC?(other media)
« Reply #15 on: November 14, 2016, 03:37:35 PM »
No sensors on any fighter, I'm using dedicated sensor vessels.
 

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Re: What would you consider an FAC?(other media)
« Reply #16 on: November 14, 2016, 04:34:37 PM »
Setting designs to 0.1 months decrease crew requirements by 80% and anything else under 0.5 by 50%.
Things that grow crew requirements; engines, fire-control (smaller is better, and use the fighter-only only), sensors,  and reactors.
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Re: What would you consider an FAC?(other media)
« Reply #17 on: June 21, 2017, 08:39:41 PM »
No sensors on any fighter, I'm using dedicated sensor vessels.
Make sure that all of the necessary bits - fuel and engineering and so on - are the fighter / tiny versions.

Millenium Falcon is the weird ship that doesn't really fit any list neatly. Most SW ships have gigantic crews despite the proliferation of droids in the system. Yet Millenium Falcon can be flown by a single pilot and the co-pilot doubles as flight engineer but is only a convenience rather than a strict requirement. It's only twice/thrice larger than a TIE or X-Wing, yet supposedly a purpose-built freighter and not a courier shuttle re-purposed as a smuggling ship. So we shouldn't get stuck with classifying MF.
 

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Re: What would you consider an FAC?(other media)
« Reply #18 on: June 22, 2017, 07:18:42 AM »
The Hellfire rider ships of CJ Cherryh's Union universe would fit, I think. 4 person craft, with no amenities, attached to a carrier for all regular operations, can go a significant fraction of light speed, but only operates in-system. Heavily missile armed, lightly armored.
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Re: What would you consider an FAC?(other media)
« Reply #19 on: June 22, 2017, 11:14:09 AM »
LACs from the Honorverse.
From the Sten series, there was a class of ship that would fit. I don't recall exactly which book they played a prominent role in, or what they were called though.
 

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Re: What would you consider an FAC?(other media)
« Reply #20 on: July 15, 2017, 05:10:02 PM »
There are also Hunter-Killers from Lost Fleet by Jack Campbell.

The way I read it, Campbell's HKs simply sounded like frigates/small DDs to me. They fulfilled the same role as the Alliance's DDs, anyway. But YMMV.

The Syndic 'nickel corvettes' sounded a lot like FACs, though.
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