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Re: Starfleet Troop landing craft

Postby Graham Kennedy » Sat Jan 22, 2011 1:56 am

I forgot to put a scale on the ship... the ship is 368.2 metres long, or a tad longer than Voyager. The landers are each 52.3 m long and have a span of 59 metres; the cargo part is 37.7 metres long, 5 metres tall and 5.5 metres wide.
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Re: Starfleet Troop landing craft

Postby McAvoy » Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:10 pm

Coalition wrote:
Lighthawk wrote:Slap a SIF generator meant for a much bigger ship on the thing.


More attachments along the sides and base of the transports could also work. One option might be a standard saucer, but with the landers on the outside of the hull. The fun part is that since the landers are all identical, the ones on the bottom of the hull are upside down. These are referred to as the Australia landers, as in order to climb on board you have to turn upside down relative to the rest of the ship.

Out of curiosity, how big are the landers and the ship supposed to be? The landers are roughly 129 pixels long, and I am guessing the ship is (based on last pixel in the nacelles to the front of one of the prongs) about 910 pixels in length. If you wanted the 450 m long mothership, you'd want to drop the length of the landers to ~100 pixels in length, or about 3/4 their current length. (The lengths were gotten from MS Paint, subtracting coordinates)

For the landers, one stunt might be the similar modularity of the Runabout, so a command module can be placed on any of them. Ditto for medical, maintenance, cargo, transporter beacon, and similar modules.

Heck, the Danube is roughly 23 meters long, or half the length of the landing craft.


The standard saucer thing isn't a bad idea. What I am thinking is like the Galaxy or the Prometheus but smaller and numerous. Like Graham's landers, wedge shaped.
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Re: Starfleet Troop landing craft

Postby alexmann » Fri Jul 01, 2011 8:41 pm

I like it. Any new pics?
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Re: Starfleet Troop landing craft

Postby SomosFuga » Tue Jul 19, 2011 5:21 pm

This is a landing craft designed to land troops (and equipment, gear, etc?) from space to the surface.
Now, are the troops carried form base to the target planet in the same ship or do they need a proper transport for medium to long range missions?
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Re: Starfleet Troop landing craft

Postby Mikey » Tue Jul 19, 2011 5:59 pm

The volume of a typical 'Trek ship is phenomenal, especially one with as minimalistic ancillary needs as this. I imagine the whole complement could be berthed comfortably without even needing to ride in the landers.
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Re: Starfleet Troop landing craft

Postby Graham Kennedy » Tue Jul 19, 2011 8:30 pm

That's my thinking. The accommodation on this ship would be rather denser than on most Starships - we've had that discussion in another thread, in volume terms something this size should easily be able to handle many thousands of troops and still be rather more comfortable than any present day naval vessel.

Holodecks and holosuites for training would also be useful; let the troops get used to the conditions on whatever planet they were heading for.
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Re: Starfleet Troop landing craft

Postby Captain Seafort » Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:01 pm

GrahamKennedy wrote:That's my thinking. The accommodation on this ship would be rather denser than on most Starships - we've had that discussion in another thread, in volume terms something this size should easily be able to handle many thousands of troops and still be rather more comfortable than any present day naval vessel.


On the other hand, if you're fighting a war on a planetary scale, a few thousands or tens of thousands of men will barely replace last week's losses. We then get into discussing the thorny issue of whether to look at it at least marginally realistically, or to adhere to canon force levels
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Re: Starfleet Troop landing craft

Postby Deepcrush » Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:15 am

Sticking to canon is likely the best option.
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Re: Starfleet Troop landing craft

Postby Graham Kennedy » Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:51 pm

Captain Seafort wrote:
GrahamKennedy wrote:That's my thinking. The accommodation on this ship would be rather denser than on most Starships - we've had that discussion in another thread, in volume terms something this size should easily be able to handle many thousands of troops and still be rather more comfortable than any present day naval vessel.


On the other hand, if you're fighting a war on a planetary scale, a few thousands or tens of thousands of men will barely replace last week's losses. We then get into discussing the thorny issue of whether to look at it at least marginally realistically, or to adhere to canon force levels


Well just one of these things is never going to be trying to invade a whole planet by itself. I'd envisage it as doing one of two things; one seizing a beachhead and holding it whilst troop ships land, or whilst large personnel transporters are set up to beam troops down from troopships. Or two, conducting a hit and run raid.
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