colmquinn wrote:If its 350 metres long then that window on the front must a hell of a size!
Deepcrush wrote:Since shields are the only flaw in the design that I've seen.
Again, its only take away is the low grade shields but that doesn't change this from being a great escort.
Captain Seafort wrote:I think you're forgetting the power generators - a solid hit just aft of midships (say, with a decent-sized rock) and, to quote Han Solo, "boom". I'm not entirely sure whether he was talking disabling her or if Carracks have a habit of going GCS if you hit them in the right place.
Captain Seafort wrote:Aye. The very fact that Pellaeon considered a task force in which Carracks formed the bulk of the screening force to be "worthy of the old days" speaks volumes. They're small and they got their flaws, but they get the job done.
Deepcrush wrote:Agreed, I'd them over their weight in CR90's any day of the week.
Captain Seafort wrote:In combat, sure, but CR90s are basically very fast, very well armed courier ships, not proper warships, so I wouldn't expect them to be able to match a Carrack even ton-for-ton.
Captain Seafort wrote:I think a better comparison would be the Carrack's closest competitor and alleged superior - the Neb-B. Fighters or no fighters, anyone who thinks that spindly piece of crap is the better of the two needs their head examining. It's a fraction of the size and a damn poorer design.
Deepcrush wrote:Easily out pacing anything that wasn't built solely to race
The Neb-B was a good medical ship. All those ports along the midsection for larger ships and the impressive shuttle bay meant she could handle a lot of traffic. But putting the Neb-B in battle is a horrible mistake.
Captain Seafort wrote:And quite a few that were. If Vader had sent a Carrack or two after the Falcon at Hoth, instead of the Avenger, then ESB would have been a lot shorter. They would have been in trouble in the asteroid field, given that they were in their so long that ISDs were starting to loose shields, but I doubt the chase would have gone on that long - they'd have cruised up behind her, opened up with the ion cannon, and that would have been that.
Captain Seafort wrote:Trouble was she was never intended as a hospital ship - she was intended as a convoy escort. She's also routinely described as a very good one, despite the blatant evidence to the contrary.
Captain Seafort wrote:I'm also somewhat suspicious of claims regarding their fighter capacity, especially those that mention X-Wings. Where the hell do they fit them?
Deepcrush wrote:Only a few of the Carracks had Ion Cannons I thought.
To be honest, I've never heard anything great about the Neb-B's other then acting as medical ships.
Her shuttle bay fits six and she can dock another twelve on her exterior ports. That gives her up to eighteen at a time though launching from the shuttle bay would be tricky since its single level. They would be getting out of there fast.
Captain Seafort wrote:On the contrary - twenty of them was the standard fit. It was the quad laser model that was the rarer version.
The EGVV describes them as the most powerful ton-for-ton ships other than the Carrack, and explicitly states that they're superior to Carracks because of the fighter complement.
Where's the shuttle bay? Back in the engine block?
Deepcrush wrote:Well, eighteen B/X/Y wings or twenty four TIEs would add a fair bit of firepower and against a ship of its own size. Carrack having five fighters only and the Neb-B having twenty four means that the Carrack would have a range fight issue. Her lesser shields would take a beating before the main Ship-to-Ship fight would have a chance to even begin.
Not that I know of... in the X-Wing series is was mid-aft in the Forward Block. Near the medical bay and bridge and docking ring, which makes sense really.
Captain Seafort wrote:To a degree that's true, but with only TIEs involved I don't see the fighters having much effect. Low kT-range firepower isn't going to hurt ships that can throw high-GT/low-TT range firepower.
Hmm. That's a very tight fit - they'd have to have a couple of rows of three fighters each stacked one on top of the other.
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