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# 40
04-02-2013, 11:22 AM
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Originally Posted by maxvitor View Post
Starships are meant to be afield for multiple years at a time, not simply a few months deployment, so the amount of interior volume dedicated to crew is considerably greater than would be the case of a modern carrier.
Not necessarily. While it's absolutely true some ships were designed to go multiple years without resupply (mostly long range survey and research vessels), most were drawn up to operate within relatively modest supply constraints.


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Originally Posted by maxvitor View Post
A modern carrier built to meet those requirements and still be able to field 80 fighters would be considerably larger than an Atrox.
Again, I disagree. Shuttlebays on a Galaxy-class ship hold roughly 30 auxiliary craft, while the bays themselves take up only a small percentage of the ship's overall volume. It's not at all inconceivable for a ship with much larger dedicated hangar space (such as the Atrox) to be capable of carrying and fielding several times that number.