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# 34
04-02-2013, 11:04 AM
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Originally Posted by yargomesh View Post
The Atrox doesn't have more hangar capacity. Just as you said, the Atrox's flight pods equal a modern day carrier. Literally.

Unlike a modern day carrier, the Atrox cannot use it's 'flight decks' as impromptu storage to increase the amount of Fighters it can support. That drops it's flight compliment.
And why not? The flight pods very clearly have mag-con fields keeping them pressurized.

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Originally Posted by yargomesh View Post
Unlike modern day fighters, Star Trek Fighters have a fixed size. They cannot fold up their wings/pylons etc. and are typically bulkier, seating 2 with room for several passengers. They're more akin to Helicopters than your typical jet fighter. That also drops it's flight compliment.
Not by 90% it doesn't.

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Originally Posted by yargomesh View Post
The Atrox only has a crew compliment of 3000. While Modern carriers have the same amount, they also have the Flight Crew which usually counts for another 2000 or so. The Atrox doesn't have that specialty crew, thus it cannot support the same amount of fighters. Another drop to the flight compliment.
Firstly, STO crew numbers are next to meaningless.

Secondly, crew complement and ship capacity are not at all related. An Akira class ship comes with a crew of 500, yet it has the capacity to transport 4500 additional personnel if need be, while still functioning as an active strike carrier with upwards of 40 strike craft in it's fighter wing.

And it's also less than half the size of an Atrox.

You do the math from there.

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Originally Posted by yargomesh View Post
So while ships (including fighter and shuttlecraft) have gotten larger, carrier operations haven't.

Never said they did get larger. I said they didn't shrink by 90%.