On the fighters point, sorry for kicking off such a heated debate! Cant wait to see more developments but in the mean time Would love to see what a fighter performance might look like in comparison to the posted ship example at the start of the other thread.

Very quick example of fighter and comparable tech warship. No real design thought has gone into this - I just threw a few systems together. The beam fire control in the destroyer is a placeholder. The engine designs are shown below. The fighter is using an engine with a 75% power boost and a corresponding 183% increase in fuel use. Engine + fuel is 38% of hull size for destroyer and 52% for fighter.

**Twin Ion Engine class Fighter** 166 tons standard 256 tons full load 2 Crew 80.95 BP

Length 20m Armour 1-16 Sensors 1/1/0/0 Damage Control Rating 0 PPV 1.8

Maint Life 0 Years MSP 0 AFR 51% IFR 0.7% 1YR 3 5YR 47 Max Repair 20 MSP

Active Signature 5.12 Thermal Signature 52.5 EM Signature 0/0

Magazine 24

Fighter Ion Drive (2) Total Power 5.25 MN Fuel Use 205.8 litres per hour Exp 17%

Full Load Acceleration 20.51 mp/s (2.09G) Hourly Acceleration 73.83 km/s Daily Acceleration 1771.87 km/s

Standard Acceleration 31.63 mp/s (3.22G) Hourly Acceleration 113.86 km/s Daily Acceleration 2732.53 km/s

Fuel Capacity 30,000 Litres Delta-V Budget (Full Load) 11,441 km/s Full Burn Duration 6.1 days

S6 Box Launcher (4) Missile Size 6 Hangar Reload 45 minutes MF Reload 7.5 hours

Missile Fire Control (1) Range 60.0m km Resolution 100

**Resolution class Destroyer** 3,895 tons standard 4,895 tons full load 186 Crew 951.3 BP

Length 103.5m Armour 6-46 Sensors 1/20/0/0 Damage Control Rating 1 PPV 16.92

Maint Life 1.69 Years MSP 121 AFR 191% IFR 2.7% 1YR 51 5YR 763 Max Repair 100 MSP

Active Signature 97.9 Thermal Signature 225 EM Signature 10000/2160000

Rolls Royce 7500 KN Ion Drive (3) Total Power 22.5 MN Fuel Use 299.2 litres per hour Exp 10%

Full Load Acceleration 4.6 mp/s (0.47G) Hourly Acceleration 16.55 km/s Daily Acceleration 397.14 km/s

Standard Acceleration 5.78 mp/s (0.59G) Hourly Acceleration 20.8 km/s Daily Acceleration 499.1 km/s

Fuel Capacity 1,000,000 Litres Delta-V Budget (Full Load) 61,875 km/s Full Burn Duration 139.2 days

24 GJ Shield Generator (3) Max Strength: 72 GJ Max Point Strength: 1790 MJ Recharge Rate: 150 MJ/s

690 MW Stellarator Fusion Reactor (2) Total Power Output: 1380 MW Exp 10%

11 GJ Homopolar Generator (3) Total Power Storage: 33,000 MJ Recharge Time: 24 seconds

Odin 4800 MJ Heavy Railgun (1) Energy: 4,800MJ Velocity: 69,282 m/s Power Reqt: 13,714 MJ Cooldown: 30 secs

Thor 2400 MJ Railgun (1) Energy: 2,400MJ Velocity: 69,282 m/s Power Reqt: 6,857 MJ Cooldown: 24 secs

Firestar 1.5 GJ Far Ultraviolet Laser (1) Energy: 1,476MJ Wavelength: 1,476 nm Power Reqt: 4,217 MJ Cooldown: 13 secs

Beam Fire Control (1) Max Range: 192,000 km TS: 4000 km/s 95 90 84 79 74 69 64 58 53 48

R100 Active Search Sensor (1) GPS 10000 Range 100.0m km Resolution 100 Power Reqt: 500 MW

EM20 Passive Sensor (1) Sensitivity 20 Detect Sig Strength 1000: 20m km

**Fighter Ion Drive**Power Output: 2.625 MN Exp Chance: 17 Fuel Efficiency: 39.2016 Thermal Signature: 26.25

Base Acceleration: 52.5 mp/s (5.35G)

Fuel Use at Full Burn: 102.9042 litres per hour

Engine Size: 50 Tons Engine HTK: 0

Cost: 13.125 Crew: 2

Materials Required: 3.2812x Duranium 9.8438x Gallicite

Development Cost for Project: 131RP

**7500 KN Ion Drive**Power Output: 7.5 MN Exp Chance: 10 Fuel Efficiency: 13.3 Thermal Signature: 75

Base Acceleration: 30 mp/s (3.06G)

Fuel Use at Full Burn: 99.75 litres per hour

Engine Size: 250 Tons Engine HTK: 2

Cost: 37.5 Crew: 4

Materials Required: 9.375x Duranium 28.125x Gallicite

Development Cost for Project: 375RP

Steve