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# 12
01-17-2013, 11:27 AM
Originally Posted by stirling191 View Post
While we're at it, why not change it so carriers actually launch a realistic number of strike craft. Akiras should be launching 40+ ships, carriers 60-80+ (or more).


We can realize that reality and game balance are two completely different things.
I am fairly certain that Akiras not only could not store 40+ ships, but that their shuttle bay is not even large enough to accommodate a runabout, if you look at the dimensions of the ship and the size of the shuttle bay. It is about 250 meters long which puts it at about 50 meters in height, which would make the shuttle bay 4-5 meters in height.

The height of a runabout is listed between about 5-6 meters, which means a normal runabout probably could not get through the doors, much less the carrier pets with the extended sensor bars.

So it is not clear that even one of these could fit into the Akira, much less 40+.

And, the canon sources seem to indicate that a Peregrine class ship is not only longer, but significantly higher than a Danube class ship. The fact that the Akira can launch one through its rear shuttle bay defies the laws of physics.

Last edited by logicalspock; 01-17-2013 at 11:30 AM.