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Re: The Broken Commonwealth...
« Reply #60 on: 28 October 2020, 17:51:17 »
Is there a TRO book or record of just what exists in these universes?
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Re: The Broken Commonwealth...
« Reply #61 on: 28 October 2020, 18:23:54 »
Is there a TRO book or record of just what exists in these universes?

There's no TRO to my knowledge, but there are some threads in the fan design boards for some iterations of the 'looniverse, inlcuding the Patton-derived tanks/AFV and the Coast Guard cutters
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« Reply #62 on: 28 October 2020, 20:26:25 »
May-august of 3146...

Patrol 3, Sqdn 12 Kowloon Coast Guard:

May: 2,573,931 tons of Jade Falcon merchant shipping destroyed.
June: 1,110,000 tons of Jade Falcon Merchant Shipping destroyed.
July: 1,652,181 tons of Jade Falcon Merchant Shipping destroyed.
August: 500,718 tons of Jade Falcon Merchant Shipping destroyed by August 15.


May: 153,090 tons of Sea Fox vessels destroyed in the Falcon territory
June: 22,151 tons of Sea Fox shipping destroyed
July: 10,502 tons of Sea Fox Shipping destroyed
August: by August 15, 3146, the monthly total of Sea Fox merchant shipping encountered: zero tons.

May: 53,150 tons of Hell's Horses shipping destroyed
June: 1,000,400 tons of Hell's Horses Shipping engaged and destroyed
July: 500,740 tons of Hell's Horses shipping destroyed
August 15: 235,193 tons of Hell's Horses shipping destroyed.

August 15: Coast Guard Patrol 12 Sqdn 3rd Patrol withdraws from the coreward side of the Jade Falcon front line to be replaced by Patrol 1, 13 Squadron.

The Coast Guard is acting the fox in a henhouse behind the Falcon front lines, the sum total damage isn't really obvious-the actual shipping losses are a minority percentage of military logistical traffic, but the speed and ease of the slaughter, averaging between 1 and 7 ships per week from May through August, has had knock-on impacts.  Clan Sea Fox is refusing to provide delivery services, citing the behavior of the Mongols as a provocation and insisting on their neutrality to both Inner Sphere, and fellow Clan powers.  Clan Hell's Horses briefly have doubled down on their trade ties to the Falcons, but with the losses incurred, even their Clan Council is debating severing further ties and fortifying until their fleets can be brought up to speed to counter the threat posed by fast commerce raiders who don't linger to be hunted down by superior forces.

Clan Jade Falcon's naval arm has scored not a single kill on Coast Guard vessels since the brief, relatively 'fair' fight at Alyina, but the attacks have slowed and in some cases crippled, the rearmament and reinforcement of front line Galaxies, as munitions, replacements, personnel and even food logistics have had to be rescheduled and reshuffled to replace both what has been lost, and what might potentially be lost.

On August 15, the first rocks fall, as nine-meter long needles of depleted uranium jacketed in tungsten-nickel alloy wrapped in absorbent coatings begin arriving at targets they were sent toward in June and July.

Everything in space is about timing, spatial navigation is about timing and speed.  Get an object up to a set velocity, and let it coast, the further it acclerates, the higher the velocity.  At a given angle, a bullet can travel interstellar distances.

these aren't going that far.

They are aimed at specific points.  Known points.  Industrial factories, fortifications, brian fortresses and military bases.  Nobody was looking when they were released.  More is the pity, as the factories that feed the Ordun on a dozen worlds experience a cataclysm unseen since the First Succession War.

Malvina Hazen wanted to dabble in total warfare.  With the Clan's aerospace stretched to the limits trying to deal with commerce raiders and the fact you can't just shove a farmer in a fighter's cockpit and expect him to fly the way you can shove that farmer in a tank and use them for cannon fodder?  even with adequate warning it wouldn't be enough.

The penetrators hit planets and stations,  The ones aimed at stations are hollow, to better transfer energy to their targets in the same way a hollow point bullet transfers energy to flesh instead of overpenetrating.

The ones aimed at ground bases are true penetrators-moving at Relativistic speeds, they hit, and timed and angled as they are, (accounting for orbit, rotational period, angle of approach) they're spending the minimum amount of time interacting with the planetary magnetic fields and atmospheres-taking the shortest route through atmosphere to reach the crust.

Bam, Bam, Bam, Eruption.  Three to six hits, bedrock cracks down to mantle, magma erupts with vengeful force.

A dozen worlds experience this, simultaneously on August 15th.

even more damage occurs as 'knock on' effects, from aftershocks and from collateral damage as vents are poked into planetary crust material, effectively overwhelming facilities designed to withstand dedicated naval orbital bombardment.

and still, the Lyran Commonwealth Armed Forces don't move from their garrisons-instead, they dig in deeper, and continue to build up strength.

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« Reply #63 on: 28 October 2020, 20:32:36 »
I look forward to seeing how Malvina responds. From what I saw of her in the few Dark Age novels I read I would expect something like "they cracked bedrock? I want to shatter cores," possibly linked with a scream-and-charge attacks on any target that can't dodge or fight back.
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« Reply #64 on: 28 October 2020, 20:55:59 »
I'm surprised she isn't throwing everything at Kowloon, jacketed in cobalt, and trying to kill the system entirely.
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« Reply #65 on: 28 October 2020, 21:26:29 »
Is there a TRO book or record of just what exists in these universes?
I read this at work and burst out laughing. You do understand HOW MANY butterflies have been killed in all these stories?

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« Reply #66 on: 28 October 2020, 21:31:49 »
I read this at work and burst out laughing. You do understand HOW MANY butterflies have been killed in all these stories?
I don't care about butterflies I care about units and builds. Don't care what the back story to their creation is just what they actually are.
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« Reply #67 on: 28 October 2020, 22:23:00 »
Everything in space is about timing, spatial navigation is about timing and speed.  Get an object up to a set velocity, and let it coast, the further it acclerates, the higher the velocity.  At a given angle, a bullet can travel interstellar distances.

these aren't going that far.
given enough time, even intergalactic distance. there is an encounter in Stellaris where your science ship is nearly hit by railgun rounds who's trajectory was traced to another galaxy.

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The penetrators hit planets and stations,  The ones aimed at stations are hollow, to better transfer energy to their targets in the same way a hollow point bullet transfers energy to flesh instead of overpenetrating.

The ones aimed at ground bases are true penetrators-moving at Relativistic speeds, they hit, and timed and angled as they are, (accounting for orbit, rotational period, angle of approach) they're spending the minimum amount of time interacting with the planetary magnetic fields and atmospheres-taking the shortest route through atmosphere to reach the crust.

Bam, Bam, Bam, Eruption.  Three to six hits, bedrock cracks down to mantle, magma erupts with vengeful force.

A dozen worlds experience this, simultaneously on August 15th.

even more damage occurs as 'knock on' effects, from aftershocks and from collateral damage as vents are poked into planetary crust material, effectively overwhelming facilities designed to withstand dedicated naval orbital bombardment.

a reminder that Sir Isaac Newton is the meanest son-of-a-bitch in space!

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« Reply #68 on: 28 October 2020, 23:24:56 »
I don't care about butterflies I care about units and builds. Don't care what the back story to their creation is just what they actually are.

Hmm.  Might be an amusing Saturday project, putting them together from all the threads Cannonshop has done lately, but I have to  clean the garage and a couple other dad duties.  Just go looking in the Aerospace design thread is what I'd suggest.
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Re: The Broken Commonwealth...
« Reply #69 on: 29 October 2020, 00:09:42 »
Hmm.  Might be an amusing Saturday project, putting them together from all the threads Cannonshop has done lately, but I have to  clean the garage and a couple other dad duties.  Just go looking in the Aerospace design thread is what I'd suggest.
And that was what I was asking. If the units existed to look at them.
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« Reply #70 on: 29 October 2020, 02:08:12 »
Malvina is happy. Her sempai has noticed her!
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« Reply #71 on: 29 October 2020, 09:55:33 »
Malvina is happy. Her sempai has noticed her!

LOL...that didn't even occur to me, now I can't stop imagining the manga for that.  (Curse my inability to draw well!)

Chibi Malvina-(Looking over the damage report)...dear god, would that be straight up manga, or would it be Hentai?
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« Reply #72 on: 29 October 2020, 10:22:29 »
LOL...that didn't even occur to me, now I can't stop imagining the manga for that.  (Curse my inability to draw well!)

Chibi Malvina-(Looking over the damage report)...dear god, would that be straight up manga, or would it be Hentai?

Hmm, Combine Propaganda?  How would they draw Sharon in it?

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« Reply #73 on: 29 October 2020, 10:43:55 »
Sharon is the Athletic but Tsundere main character.
Malvina is the Yandere stalker/antagonist.
Charles Icaza is the male love interest.

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« Reply #74 on: 29 October 2020, 11:08:17 »
Jesenice System...

The courier vessel arrived and the comm-linke was established.

"this is Brigadier Charles Icaza of the 171st Kowloon Brigade to the Garrison on the world of Jesenice, I am going to offer you a choice, and a time limit.  Behind Door number one, is unrestricted warfare in the mold of the Mongol Doctrine as espoused by your Khan, Malvina Hazen.  Keep in mind, I have weapons with continental destruction capabilities, good maps, and geological charts of the planet at my fingertips.  That's option One.  Option Two, Clan Jade Falcon may surrender the planet and system to me, and evacuate.  That is option Two.  Option Three, is that you degenerates can uphold the Traditions of the Clan, and bid forth a defending force, holding strictly to Zellbrigen, and maybe keep what you are standing on without having it shot out from under your feet.  You have eighteen hours to broadcast your answer, if you do not, then...it will be Option One.  Icaza out.""


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« Reply #75 on: 29 October 2020, 12:00:24 »
elsewhere in the Commonwealth, August 25, 3146...

"Trillian, do you have any idea what you've done??"  on the video screen, Khan Alaric Ward actually looked distressed.

"Yes." Trillian said, "We're at war, Alaric.  My nation is invaded, and this war is not an optional conflict, it is existential.  Relax, I've no intention of turning her loose on you."

He digested this with a moment's hesitation.  "Trillian, your...subordinate...is playing with fire that could ignite everything you have left! Nuclear weapons-"

"Orbital Bombardments, Mass Slaughters, Alaric.  Malvina's mongols slammed a starship into a planet in a fit of pique.  She set the terms of the engagement, the rules of the road here, at total war.  The Commonwealth is responding in kind.  I know what the risks are, but what choice did any of you leave us with, except to respond with the maximum force we can to a threat to our nation's very existence?"

"Your 'total war' is cracking continents!"

"Yes.  yes it is." she responded, "They did it to their own people first-that shows there is no limit on them save imagination and preparation, against such a foe, there are no 'rules'...albeit, Sharon Ngo still thinks there should be, which is why she didn't target faultlines and dormant volcanoes, and why she will not utilize those ships of hers in the direct-fire role in ground support.  Per the Ares conventions, her use of thermonuclear arms has been within the letter of the conventions-engagements in deep space only, against known targets of a military nature or with direct military value."

"And the super-strikes?"

"non-nuclear kinetic weapons delivered with precise targeting to destroy hardened targets at a distance." she pointed out, "every reasonable precaution to prevent civilian casualties was taken."

"And the Commerce raiding?"

"Perfectly legal." she stated.  "beyond that, no theft of materiel or kidnapping of personnel has occurred, or will occur...and I have a limit on her conduct."

"A...limit?" he scoffed.

"A limit.  in phase two her forces are required to offer the opportunity for Jade Falcon defenders to observe Zellbrigen, evacuate, or fight according to their Mongol beliefs-with the full understanding that the last choice will result in the employment of unrestricted total warfare methods and tactics to defeat them."

"and if those ground forces fail in a Zell situation?"

"I will insist she accepts the outcome of the battle, Alaric-that means they can win if they strictly observe and adhere to Traditional Clan Methods and values."

his expression gained a hint of cunning,"YOu are trying to moderate their behavior!"

"yes.  We don't have the manpower to retake the amount of the Commonwealth-as in I just don't have enough bodies to drive the Jade Falcons out of the Inner Sphere, and I would rather NOT be Archon of a funeral pit.  The Falcons are already violating your Clan rules among the council of six, if the rumoured censure is any indication.  We can't trust them to make a deal without first demonstrating that breaking it has consequences...which you and the other Clans are loathe to impose.  They will either win following the code of Zellbrigen, or they will be graveled because they adhered to the Mongol philosophy. a few object lessons on what succeeds versus what gets your world shot out from under you should serve as an instruction on how to behave.  Maybe in a few generations they'll discover diplomacy is even cheaper."

He looked skeptical, "what makes you think this will work?"

"I don't know if it will, but we can't just roll them up right now, and we can't afford for them to be at full strength, and I certainly have no interest in letting Malvina's Madmen claim this 'ilClan' status-you're at least Sane.  if we survive this, Facing you I at least know you won't burn the ****** Commonwealth to the ground in a temper tantrum!"

"You do know I have claimed the title of Archon."

"And when you're done with fighting on your far border, and I'm done fighting Malvina, we can have it out, but i'll tell you something, cousin: Sharon Ngo and Anna MacAulliffe both were on the fence, and what brought them to my side of that future argument, is that you didn't show up, and I did. for now, I'm content to leave the Wolf Empire alone to fight your war with the Republic, and you don't have to worry about Lyrans coming in on your back-field to wreak havoc, I'm even fine with a two-state solution and letting the Wolf Empire retain what you took from Melissa after Brewer's perfidy...but please, if you're not going to help, stay out of our way. I've already fought one more civil war than I am willing to endure."
 
"A Two-State solution is unacceptable. The Lyran Commonwealth is MY realm!" He barked.

"THEN ACT LIKE IT!!" she challenged, "Until you do, no-one on this side of the border is going to accept  a claim from one of Krazy Katherine's offspring!"  she puffed up, "Do you think I wanted this job?  I was perfectly fine with being out of the succession, Alaric! I had plans, those plans are dust now!!  You want your inheritance? then act like it, fight the brutal, lunatic invaders instead of wasting Lyran Lives on a Republic Front!! you won't, because ilClan is more important to you than your nation, just like New Avalon was more important to your mother than this nation!  I turned Sharon Ngo loose because we're drowning here!"



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« Reply #76 on: 29 October 2020, 12:04:18 »
Jesenice System...

The courier vessel arrived and the comm-linke was established.

"this is Brigadier Charles Icaza of the 171st Kowloon Brigade to the Garrison on the world of Jesenice, I am going to offer you a choice, and a time limit.  Behind Door number one, is unrestricted warfare in the mold of the Mongol Doctrine as espoused by your Khan, Malvina Hazen.  Keep in mind, I have weapons with continental destruction capabilities, good maps, and geological charts of the planet at my fingertips.  That's option One.  Option Two, Clan Jade Falcon may surrender the planet and system to me, and evacuate.  That is option Two.  Option Three, is that you degenerates can uphold the Traditions of the Clan, and bid forth a defending force, holding strictly to Zellbrigen, and maybe keep what you are standing on without having it shot out from under your feet.  You have eighteen hours to broadcast your answer, if you do not, then...it will be Option One.  Icaza out.""

So, I'm betting the KKVs are already on the way, probably started weeks ago, and the 18 hour limit is the last point Charlie can send an abort code and have them able to divert enough to avoid hitting the planet?

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« Reply #77 on: 29 October 2020, 12:12:28 »
You want your inheritance? then act like it, fight the brutal, lunatic invaders instead of wasting Lyran Lives on a Republic Front!! you won't, because ilClan is more important to you than your nation, just like New Avalon was more important to your mother than this nation!  I turned Sharon Ngo loose because we're drowning here!"
Someone needs to point that claiming the ilclanship won't matter if the Falcons are still around.. because while the other 4 clans in the IS might accept a wolf ilclanship, the falcons under the mongol faction would just turn on the wolves. his best way to build up his claim for the lyran throne is to fight the Falcons and end that threat to the lyran state. his best chance of convincing the other 4 clans to accept wolf ilclanship is going to be fighting the falcons and ending their threat to the other clans.
in both cases, demonstrating that he is capable of meeting the basic criteria for the job.. to protect and defend. fighting the republic to get earth might get him the title but it would be an empty one since the IS powers would never accept his rule, and the other clans would either ignore him or actively fight him.

but if he helps take out the falcons he can sway the lyrans and other clans to his side. whether he gets the lyran crown or not, he could build a coalition of clans and successor states that can take on Stone's empire and secure earth as a prelude to a new star league.. which is what the ilclanship is supposed to be about in the first place.


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« Reply #78 on: 29 October 2020, 12:32:04 »
LCS Elizabeth Ngo, Sampan mk IV prototype, Lyran Commonwealth Naval Shipyard, Gibbs system...

the waste-extraction hoses worked well, clearing her helmet while she recovered.  "XO?"

"all systems green after jump, we made it inside a ten minute window, Mum."  Lt. Commander Linda Minh01 stated, "We're clear and traffic control has returned our ping."

"Good." Sharon undid the straps, "Bring up press to point nine one Atmospheres, secure from combat conditions."

"Aye Mum, point nine one atmospheres, securing from combat conditions."

"All in all a good shakedown run."  Sharon unbuckled from the navigator's harness, and stepped on mag-boots to the side as a junior officer took the helm.  "Thanks for letting me drive, Linda. it felt like I was growing roots at that desk."

"any bet on Brigadier Icaza's mission?" Linda asked.

"Nope...but if I guess a'right, he's either earlobes deep in combat with Falcon ground forces on Jesenice, or watching KKV's discharge excess kinetic energy into the surface."  she doffed her helmet, and checked her hair for stray vomit particles, "I'm betting he's getting his 'mechwarrior on at the bottom of that well.  I doubt they're going to retreat."



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« Reply #79 on: 29 October 2020, 13:55:00 »
LCS Elizabeth Ngo, Sampan mk IV prototype, Lyran Commonwealth Naval Shipyard, Gibbs system...
"Bring up press to point nine one Atmospheres, secure from combat conditions."

"Aye Mum, point nine one atmospheres, securing from combat conditions."

Why 0.91 atmospheres? I'm assuming 1 atmo is terran normal. Is 0.91 Kowloon normal, Gibbs normal, or is there another reason for that number?
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« Reply #80 on: 29 October 2020, 14:01:35 »
Why 0.91 atmospheres? I'm assuming 1 atmo is terran normal. Is 0.91 Kowloon normal, Gibbs normal, or is there another reason for that number?

Budget, plus running slightly thin on atmo increases stamina on worlds with Earth normal conditions. (similar to training at high altitudes for athletes.)
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« Reply #81 on: 29 October 2020, 14:05:54 »
Budget, plus running slightly thin on atmo increases stamina on worlds with Earth normal conditions. (similar to training at high altitudes for athletes.)

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« Reply #82 on: 29 October 2020, 14:34:53 »
Freiheit Salon Bordello, Gibbs...

The doors opened, and the bouncer stumbled backward.

Duchess Sharon Ngo stepped forward through the doors, Full Dress overgarment with long overcoat flapping in the temporary breeze caused by the violent act.  "Attention Ladies and Gentlemen, this establishment has been published as off-limits to Lyran Commonwealth Naval Personnel."  she took another step forward, as the bouncer tried to rise.  she dropped him with an open-handed slap to the side of his head.
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Behind her, a four man team in GDL Scout armor carrying the markings of the LCAF's provost stepped in, their weapons mounts sporting non-lethal suppression weapons.

"You can't do that here!" the receptionist squeaked.

"Funny, I'm doing it.  Everyone out of the rooms, now please. Non-military personnel and employees will be compensated, but if there are any, and I mean any Commonwealth naval personnel using your services, they will be removed."

"We paid the bribe!!"

"Dear, you may pay the city officials whatever bribes you wish, it is no concern of mine." Sharon stated, "Having officers unfit for duty with venereal diseases, or being blackmailed? that is my concern.  As I stated, employees discomfited by this necessary disciplinary action will be compensated, and civilians may go as they wish.  I am only here for my officers."

a further squad of LCAF military police entered from the rear, and spread out, opening doors with the announcement "Hands Behind Your Neck!!"

within a few minutes several patrons of the establishment were being hustled into the anteroom, though one was being dragged by his neck in a frog-march with his pants around his knees, face painted in makeup.

"ah, Admiral Fleist." Sharon said, "Interesting makeup, I think the plum makes you look pallid.  Do you know who I am?"

the man's frustration and indignity gave way to stark horror.  "You- You are Sharon Ngo!!"

"That's right, I'm also your boss.  I have determined that the progress at the naval refit yard is unsatisfactory, your assurance that everything that can be done, is being done, strikes me as hollow, your claim of devotedly focusing all efforts on meeting standards..." she looked around, "...I remain unimpressed.  Kaporal, you may release Herr Fleist." she reached into her overcoat, and drew out a stack of papers, "This is your resignation.  You will sign it.  Now, or you will be relieved for cause and face charges of gross misconduct, dereliction of duty, and..." she looked him over, "Gross moral violations.  Kaporal, did you check the identity of the whore he was with? is she of age?"

"He is, Mum."

"well, we can forget the morals charges then." she said casually, "Sign the form, Admiral.  I believe your lady wife may find your conduct...of interest, it's a shame I simply don't care."

she turned to the next man.  "Colonel, you're ground forces, Kaporal, let him go, he is Reinhardt Steiner's problem, not mine."

she stepped to the next person in line.  "Commander, leather suits you.  Your vessel is unfit for service, your duties are incomplete."

she eyed four more officers, including the aforementioned ground forces officer, "Let me make this perfectly clear-all passes are revoked until the Gibbs Squadrons are up to the standard, including officer's priveleges.  this conduct is abhorrent to the values of the Lyran Commonwealth Navy, and I will not tolerate dereliction, gold-bricking, nepotism, or misconduct by those entrusted by this nation with positions of leadership."

she swiped a backhand at the next senior officer, knocking him to the floor.  "We are under wartime discipline, the next violation will see formal charges, and subsequent violations will be dealt with under Admiralty Law as sabotage, with appropriate sentencing.  My grandmother shot a man for malfeasance, and that was in peacetime. do not test me."  she turned to the Provost team's Leutnant.  "Escort them to their place of duty, in the condition they are presently in.  be certain to inform watch officers what has transpired here...in detail. dismissed."

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« Reply #83 on: 29 October 2020, 15:19:18 »
Thank you

Final total pressure depends on the percentage of O2 in the air mix. NASA dropped the cabin pressure after the Apollo 1 fire.
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« Reply #84 on: 29 October 2020, 16:23:44 »
Final total pressure depends on the percentage of O2 in the air mix. NASA dropped the cabin pressure after the Apollo 1 fire.

Actually the atmosphere pressure increased, because of a switch from pure 02 atmosphere to a less flammable Nitrogen-Oxygen mix.

The advantage of a pure 02 atmosphere is the important part for enough air to breath is not the total air pressure, but the partial pressure of the oxygen.  So running a higher than sea level oxygen concentration allows you to run a much lower total air pressure.  Around one-third of sea level pressure IIRC for a pure 02 atmosphere, and that is still used in space suits to allow them to bend at all.

Pure 02 was used for weight savings and engineering ease.  With a lower spacecraft pressure you had less issues and weight in tanks and keeping the atmosphere inside the ship.
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Re: The Broken Commonwealth...
« Reply #85 on: 29 October 2020, 17:51:18 »
Final total pressure depends on the percentage of O2 in the air mix. NASA dropped the cabin pressure after the Apollo 1 fire.

In the Apollo 1 fire the cabin was at 5psi overpressure with 100% 02.

To properly simulate the stress effects on the capsule.

At 19.7 PSI of O2 everything is very flammable.

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« Reply #86 on: 29 October 2020, 19:16:53 »
In the Apollo 1 fire the cabin was at 5psi overpressure with 100% 02.

To properly simulate the stress effects on the capsule.

At 19.7 PSI of O2 everything is very flammable.

16 psi pure O2 at launch, 5 psi of O2 post launch. This was before Apollo 1,  After that it was air at 16 psi, then 5 psi O2 post launch.
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« Reply #87 on: 30 October 2020, 03:37:47 »
Having the falcons from hue enclave challenging the mongol falcons is hilarious. Like wize old master coming down from mountain to kick everyone I to the ground.
Ah so you wish to abandon zellbringen? We will just annihilate you utterly through total war. So now young falcons...deep dramatic breath...

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« Reply #88 on: 30 October 2020, 09:35:34 »
Second day in system, Gibbs...

The wave of reliefs for cause really began on the second day, as Sharon set to work reorganizing the fleet.  It began with the arrival of a cadre of junior officers and senior NCO's carrying questionaires.

very quickly, this became known as 'The Archon's Inquisition'.

jumpship and warship commanders who could not calculate a transitory jump point, engineering officers who couldn't balance the magnetics in a powerplant, and weapons officers who could not balance thermal output or explain procedures for manual targeting were relieved immediately.

Dropship officers who could not plot burn-days without mechanical aids were relieved, fighter squadron commanders unfamiliar with basic tactics, communication protocols, or who did not know how their fighters operated joined a growing number of commissioned men and women down at the loading docks, with a new assignment: carrying boxes and crates from one place to another.

under guard.

meanwhile, ships and crew were down-checked and another cadre, this time in skin-suits with blank rank patches, moved in to begin refresher training.

every pass and every leave was cancelled.  Personnel ON leave were rounded up by Provost and brought to their duty stations post-haste, sometimes without their clothes.

For fifty years, the Lyran Commonwealth Navy was little more than a mix part-time taxi service and full time gentleman's club.  the arrival of Chief of Naval Operations Sharon Elizabeth Ngo gave the old boys club a punch right to the groin.

and she wasn't finished punching yet.

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« Reply #89 on: 30 October 2020, 10:31:43 »
"NO ONE expects the Archon's Inquisition!"

"Our chief weapon is surprise inspections... math and surprise inspections!  Our two weapons are math and surprise inspections... and ruthless efficiency exams.  Our three weapons are math, surprise inspections and ruthless efficiency exams... and an almost fanatical devotion to Dutchess (Admiral?) Ngo.  Our four... no... Amongst our weapons...  Amongst our weaponry...are such elements as fear, surprise.... I'll come in again."

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