Bryan Moore wrote:Actually, I just did some quick bar-napkin math while in the kitchen making dinner. Let's just say that those 10,000 torpedoes fill 15 basketball courts worth of space using your conservative formulas. If you JUST take into account the 800,000 square meters of "mission adaptable" space mentioned in the Tech Manual, filling 15 basketball courts worth of this space with torpedoes, it is the equivalent of putting a shoe box full of bullets in your average passenger sedan (My Toyota Camry has about 100 cubic feet of space). So basically, it's hiding ammo and a pistol under your two front seats... That's pretty good space.

It's also pretty close to the volume ratio given by historical precedent. In very rough terms a GCS has about 60 times the volume of a King George V-class battleship of 1940, while a PT has about five times the volume of a 14-in projectile. Assuming we treat these as functionally equivalent as main armament ammunition, the GCS warload should be twelve times as many rounds as the KGV's, which would be 12000 rounds (or 9600 rounds if we use the official capacity of the KGVs).