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    Very nice... this might have been asked but what is it designed to land on, Earth Land planets, luna big ass space rock?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Harrison View Post
    Very nice... this might have been asked but what is it designed to land on, Earth Land planets, luna big ass space rock?
    I see it being used in Human breathable atmospheres. If it was used for troop transport it would be away from any real action, I see it as being too bulky to be in the thick of battle. While the thread heading calls it a troop transporter, I think it is morphing into more of a portable command center. I am also toying with the idea of it being configured as a hospital ship as well.

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    Hmm. The apparent arc of coverage on those turrets means that they're great for covering the egress, but perhaps more limited in any role but anti-personnel. Are you going to put some weapons on the dorsal surface?
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    Looking at the turret placement, if you moved the forward most turret to the corner and the rear most one to its corner, they would cover a much large field of fire, while the other two turret would still be there to protect the middle.
    Just and idea, take it or leave it. :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pagrin View Post
    Looking at the turret placement, if you moved the forward most turret to the corner and the rear most one to its corner, they would cover a much large field of fire, while the other two turret would still be there to protect the middle.
    Just and idea, take it or leave it. :-)
    I'll take it

    Quote Originally Posted by Walkyrje View Post
    Hmm. ... Are you going to put some weapons on the dorsal surface?
    Like this?
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    Gettin' closer, but remember that space is a 3D environment. Consider cupola turrets, so your ship can fire at things standing out from the hull further.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walkyrje View Post
    Gettin' closer, but remember that space is a 3D environment. Consider cupola turrets, so your ship can fire at things standing out from the hull further.
    Gotcha. Added the cupola turret on top, (why waste a good turret? )

    Also toying with a drop ship possibility. will need some additional work on the configuration, and docking structure on the main ship.

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    Yep that's just what I had in mind. :-)
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    Skycrane, loved that helicopter, here's my version. Docks port and starboard on the larger ship. the frame holding the aft engines still needs to be built.

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    It bears a certain resemblance to Space: 1999's Eagle transporter. I like it.
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