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DevianID

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Primitive aerospace missile variants
« on: 07 December 2020, 05:16:22 »
Howdy, ever since they backdated the RL-10 with a primitive version, i've been looking for other variants for use on aerospace fighters from 2300 and up.

LAA-Primitive.  Functions as LAA missile (2 slots, .5 ton unloaded weight).  Does 3 Damage, with damage reduction the same as from a Rifle (Cannon)
AAA-Primitive.   Functions as an anti-air arrow (5 slots, 1 ton unloaded weight).  Does 6 damage, with damage reduction the same as from a Rifle (Cannon).
ASM-Primitive.  Functions as an anti-ship missile (6 slots, 2 tons unloaded weight, targets 500+ ton ships)  Does 9 damage, with damage reduction the same as from a Rifle (Cannon).

Remember that you can use internal bomb bays to hold missiles unless I missed an errata or something.  Thus, a future-ish f-14 Tomcat as a 35 ton conventional fighter with 5/8 speed can be armed with a machine gun and 12 tons of cargo capacity with the 'internal bomb bay' quirk to carry 6 (Phoenix missile sized) LAA-Primitive missiles (2 slots each or 2 tons of cargo each) and fire all 6 at once.

Obviously these primitive missiles use the 3/6/9 damage convention of the rifle (cannon), which is 0/3/6 damage if you have BAR8 or better armor.  Still, I think they are fairly balanced for 3025 play.  Thoughts?

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Re: Primitive aerospace missile variants
« Reply #1 on: 11 December 2020, 00:06:16 »
Sounds interesting.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Primitive aerospace missile variants
« Reply #2 on: 28 December 2020, 21:51:01 »
I give you this :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_missiles_by_country

Now have fun designing!

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Re: Primitive aerospace missile variants
« Reply #3 on: 29 December 2020, 21:41:01 »
Thanks!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Primitive aerospace missile variants
« Reply #4 on: 29 December 2020, 22:06:52 »
Hmm.

I really like this!  I have lots of Primitive fighters in my AU, this would be ideal. So, are these Arrow artillery missile variants?
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Re: Primitive aerospace missile variants
« Reply #5 on: 25 January 2021, 00:06:52 »
These are 'bomb munition' variants not arrow artillery munition variants.  The light air to air missile (LAA) is a 3057ish weapon that takes up 2 bomb slots when loaded, but weighs .5 tons when packed up in a shipping crate.  .5 tons of shipping weight corresponds to about the size of a real world Phoenix missile at 450kg.  Thus my primitive LAA missile would be available already in 2300 but have greatly reduced damage compared to the 3057 version.

For smaller missiles than the 2 slot Phoenix, we can just fluff them as variations on the primitive RL10 with its 1 bomb slot and higher damage, but the smaller weapons dont have the range or accuracy of the larger missiles like the LAA or air to air arrow.

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Re: Primitive aerospace missile variants
« Reply #6 on: 25 January 2021, 00:47:26 »
Just make the range Medium as it's longest reach, should afford it.

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