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Re: Fighter of the Week, Issue #001 (repost) - Xerxes
« Reply #30 on: 23 October 2017, 20:11:50 »
Man, this is a blast from the past.  Xerxes one those fighters that puts the fright in any sane warship crew, especially when their coming in full stars.

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Re: Fighter of the Week, Issue #001 (repost) - Xerxes
« Reply #31 on: 23 October 2017, 20:18:44 »
Since we have so few details on the blood spirit naval arm do we think they would have fielded these?

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Re: Fighter of the Week, Issue #001 (repost) - Xerxes
« Reply #32 on: 23 October 2017, 20:31:02 »
The only info we have on that front comes from RATs or the MUL.
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Re: Fighter of the Week, Issue #001 (repost) - Xerxes
« Reply #33 on: 23 October 2017, 20:57:49 »
given the armor and average thrust, i can't help but think that the 8 tons of gas is a bit of a waste.. it probably would have been served better with 5 tons of fuel, another 2 tons of ammo, and an extra heatsink. or just 3 extra heatsinks.
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Re: Fighter of the Week, Issue #001 (repost) - Xerxes
« Reply #34 on: 24 October 2017, 10:38:19 »
If you were one of the few that actually missed the old UAC cluster rules, the Xerxes 3 is for you.
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Re: Fighter of the Week, Issue #001 (repost) - Xerxes
« Reply #35 on: 24 October 2017, 10:47:26 »
I'd not be surprised if the Spirits made use of this ship. Whilst the AC's might be 'extravagant' by their standards, the ships built using standard compounds for the most part and is cheap to produce that way.  Plus, 15 tons of bombs = hell on earth for anyone landing on York.
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Re: Fighter of the Week, Issue #001 (repost) - Xerxes
« Reply #36 on: 25 October 2017, 17:46:11 »
im surprised nobody in this thread ever made the old "egg with a sledgehammer"-comparison

 

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