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by Lyras
Mon Aug 25, 2014 12:32 am
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Your Nations Warships, MKII
Replies: 4225
Views: 79140

Yuko, main advantage is detecting and tracking opposing fleets and/or aircraft from well outside their engagement envelope, so that you can hit them, while they cant hit you. Very simplistically put. TBN, that is an answer I'll try to get to other than from my phone. Your radar's range ends up bein...
by Lyras
Mon Aug 25, 2014 12:17 am
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Your Nations Warships, MKII
Replies: 4225
Views: 79140

Yuko, main advantage is detecting and tracking opposing fleets and/or aircraft from well outside their engagement envelope, so that you can hit them, while they cant hit you. Very simplistically put. TBN, that is an answer I'll try to get to other than from my phone.
by Lyras
Sun Aug 24, 2014 11:47 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Your Nations Warships, MKII
Replies: 4225
Views: 79140

None of the above issues cannot be solved or mitigated. Will take some electronic work, but eminently do-able. As is the underlying point. Whether or not it looks silly worries me far less. While we're on the Longsword, what year is it in? What year, canonically, was it designed? Late MT. Whenever ...
by Lyras
Sun Aug 24, 2014 11:40 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Your Nations Warships, MKII
Replies: 4225
Views: 79140

None of the above issues cannot be solved or mitigated. Will take some electronic work, but eminently do-able. As is the underlying point. Whether or not it looks silly worries me far less.
by Lyras
Sun Aug 24, 2014 11:10 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Your Nations Warships, MKII
Replies: 4225
Views: 79140

So six arms, each around 200 meters long, 208 meter beam. They'll hang about 60 meters off each side of the ship and take a full third of the centerline length. 50-odd meters beyond the edge of the main hull over the waterline sounds about right. Supporting structures for the array =/= ship structu...
by Lyras
Sun Aug 24, 2014 10:45 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Your Nations Warships, MKII
Replies: 4225
Views: 79140

Hexagonal array. Six arms, each about half a nostradamus arm, give or take. Arguably worth fleshing out more in the write up. But the proof of concept is shown here, the details are another point.
by Lyras
Sun Aug 24, 2014 10:32 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Your Nations Warships, MKII
Replies: 4225
Views: 79140

Amidships, behind the bridge. Lineart needs work, but thats another matter. Will update it some stage.
by Lyras
Sun Aug 24, 2014 9:29 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Your Nations Warships, MKII
Replies: 4225
Views: 79140

We've established that Nostradamus co-locates transmitters and receivers, proving concept. I'm sure I just indicated this.
by Lyras
Sun Aug 24, 2014 9:00 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Your Nations Warships, MKII
Replies: 4225
Views: 79140

TBN, when we explain something for the purpose of establishing that its doable according to conventional technology and collective humanity's knowledge, for use in this text-based roleplay game, there's only so far I/we are going to go. TLDR: A big enough ship can mount an OTH radar, co-locating tra...
by Lyras
Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:43 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Your Nations Warships, MKII
Replies: 4225
Views: 79140

The point I was making is that its easier with three arms of antennas than with six. Fewer variables. But you know that, TBN. I have long argued that its doable, and whenever I explain how any particular element fits the criteria, the goalposts shift.

Its getting highly irritating.
by Lyras
Sun Aug 24, 2014 5:24 am
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Your Nations Warships, MKII
Replies: 4225
Views: 79140

It's also not electronically steered, space inefficient (it doesn't have to be otherwise, frankly), uses materials that are optimised for cost, not effectiveness, but at the same time demonstrates the primary fact... You can have transmitter and receiver in the same place. An electronically steered ...
by Lyras
Sun Aug 24, 2014 4:37 am
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: Your Nations Warships, MKII
Replies: 4225
Views: 79140

Sooo... I'm just going to make a more standard VLS version of the destroyer, then. Good idea, because I'm 90% sure that it is physically impossible to build an OTH array that small. Every source I've looked at says that they need antenna arrays over a kilometer long and spaced multiple kilometers f...
by Lyras
Sat Aug 23, 2014 11:42 pm
 
Forum: NationStates
Topic: Looking for a good RP region
Replies: 4
Views: 79

Greater Dienstad.
No contest.

Bias freely admitted.
by Lyras
Sat Aug 23, 2014 6:17 pm
 
Forum: International Incidents
Topic: Istegium Front: OOC Thread
Replies: 23
Views: 634

I think we determined about 250 Lyran Divisions are in the Sur Region during the beginning of hostilities, the rest of the 4th Order is still on route. As for Morrdh, all we would need is a good IC reason to transfer a port to your control. I can't imagine occupying and selling the land so quickly ...
by Lyras
Sat Aug 23, 2014 5:52 pm
 
Forum: International Incidents
Topic: Istegium Front: OOC Thread
Replies: 23
Views: 634

So, given the amounts of retractions that have gone on, but also noting that Mokastana seems to be progressing on the presupposition that there are Lyran forces right alongside his, am I to assume that that is the case, and that the 4th Order is present in Istegium?
by Lyras
Thu Aug 21, 2014 12:53 am
 
Forum: International Incidents
Topic: Moving is never easy! (Semi-open,GD)
Replies: 143
Views: 5583

http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb62/2821090/DienstadiWar2014-8-17_zps7d74a6ad.png +++Lyran Warship Longsword +++ +++Northern Sea of Greal+++ +++Grid 0204, 0195+++ +++1345 Local+++ The Lyran attack on the Stevidian 5th Fleet, unexpected though it had been for most of the world, had been but the ...
by Lyras
Tue Aug 19, 2014 6:13 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: NS Military Realism Consultation Thread #6
Replies: 10699
Views: 104435

http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb62/2821090/DienstadiWar2014-8-17_zps7d74a6ad.png

I'll just leave this here... current situation in Central Dienstad. Grid lines are 1000km.
by Lyras
Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:14 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: NS Military Realism Consultation Thread #6
Replies: 10699
Views: 104435

Partly depends on the Mech's capcity for recoil mitigation, and it's extant ground-pressure... Low velocity HE-lobbers could get pretty big in the bore. Would Semi work then, but full auto available if really needed? Also, what about the machine guns and smoke 'nades? If it's a big-bore recoilless ...
by Lyras
Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:04 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: NS Military Realism Consultation Thread #6
Replies: 10699
Views: 104435

I mean it could be anywhere from 40mm to 155mm depending on how large that mech is. I don't see anything to scale so there is no indication of its size... I would geusstimate about 30-40ft. Partly depends on the Mech's capcity for recoil mitigation, and it's extant ground-pressure... Low velocity H...
by Lyras
Mon Aug 11, 2014 9:39 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: NS Military Realism Consultation Thread #6
Replies: 10699
Views: 104435

Just dug this up... For folks that think a Longsword -esque ship is impossible, here's a civilian vessel of similar size (though under-weight, as passenger vessels tend to be) that is theorised. http://science.howstuffworks.com/engineering/structural/floating-city1.htm Yes people with design skills...
by Lyras
Mon Aug 11, 2014 9:19 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: NS Military Realism Consultation Thread #6
Replies: 10699
Views: 104435

Just dug this up... For folks that think a Longsword -esque ship is impossible, here's a civilian vessel of similar size (though under-weight, as passenger vessels tend to be) that is theorised. http://science.howstuffworks.com/engineering/structural/floating-city1.htm Also put some very rough calcu...
by Lyras
Thu Aug 07, 2014 6:28 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: NS Military Realism Consultation Thread #6
Replies: 10699
Views: 104435

In a manner not dissimilar to most constructions, the exact details of every nut and bolt are not something I have gone into. But having an appropriate length to beam to draft ratio was something I checked, as well as keeping the engine proportions and reactor output/throughput within tolerances. TB...
by Lyras
Thu Aug 07, 2014 5:01 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: NS Military Realism Consultation Thread #6
Replies: 10699
Views: 104435

It's true for planes as well. It has to deal with friction from increased air pressure at low altitudes. Hm. Good to know... :twisted: Many folks don't like the Longsword. I understand this. But there's nothing magical or impossible about what it is, or does, especially given the scale of NS. Not f...
by Lyras
Thu Aug 07, 2014 4:42 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: NS Military Realism Consultation Thread #6
Replies: 10699
Views: 104435

More to the point, putting factories underground makes production (and future renovation in the factories) more expensive. Certain factories (like major aircraft factories) are borderline impossible to put underground. If the fear of your enemy's cruise missiles has caused your civilization to move...
by Lyras
Thu Aug 07, 2014 4:20 pm
 
Forum: Factbooks and National Information
Topic: NS Military Realism Consultation Thread #6
Replies: 10699
Views: 104435

So as far as SPAAGs... How much radar-guided and how much nonradar is ideal? Non-radar SPAAGs are not susceptible to SEAD ARMs. Radar guided have the advantage of well.. Using radar. Gingeska uses both 23mm non-radar SPAAGs and 57mm non-radar SPAAGs. Should these be used in concert? As in a SEAD ai...
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