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Aerospace Combat / Re: How do warship Grav Decks handle thrust?
« Last post by Weirdo on Today at 16:44:51 »
Warship grav-decks don't have to be circumfural, do they?  Can't you place them with their spin axis perpendicular to the thrust axis?
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Yes.
  How would those work?  a quarter of the deck, when stopped, would be upside down relative to the thrust, and half would be at 90 degrees from Down.
That doesn't matter, because nobody's ever in a grav deck when the ship is under thrust, no matter which way it is oriented.
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Challenges and Gatherings / Re: Battletech Long Island III
« Last post by Fyall on Today at 16:39:24 »
Archer? Tbolt? Ostsol? Oooooh would be nice for L.F. oh well
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General BattleTech Discussion / Re: Front View of a Galleon
« Last post by Mendrugo on Today at 16:38:11 »
Got a small screen grab from Worthpoint.
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Fan Fiction / Re: Elbar of the Ngoverse Sagas
« Last post by Hairbear541 on Today at 16:37:44 »
cannonshop , its been quite a while ago , but i garrontee they happened . ------- been enjoying your stories very much .
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Aerospace Combat / Re: How do warship Grav Decks handle thrust?
« Last post by Alan Grant on Today at 16:35:32 »
I just sort of use the Wagon Wheel Frigate as my guide on what they look like. But internal.

If you look at the Wagon Wheel, the central hub is still usable. There's still space in the central hull of the ship, you can fit the long K-F drive through there and other stuff. I imagine it's like that. But the "spokes" may be very small by comparison.

I wondered if there might be no spokes at all, if it might resemble something more like a train, wrapped around a cylinder. But I'm not sure that jives with physics.
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General BattleTech Discussion / Re: Conscription in the IS?
« Last post by Mendrugo on Today at 16:34:30 »
I must have misremembered, or let the Mandela Effect get to me before thinking critically about it. Sorry about throwing confusion into the discussion.

You're fine.  The original source material is unclear. 

Later materials, such as the account of the MechWarrior and "Servitor" and the account of a Servitor Demolisher crew helping to excavate the Imperial Palace on Sian after it was leveled by orbital bombardment, plus Vic Milan's introduction of the Glorious Redemption military units in Close Quarters, made it clear that military service was an option for Servitors - just not the kind of military service that helps one escape to enemy lines or grants access to classified intel or sophisticated weapons. 

You either peel a lot of potatoes/clean a lot of latrines or are given a rusty bolt-action rifle and told to do your best against enemy auxiliaries.  ("Catch a few bullets for the Chancellor before you die, eh?")  "Sassy" Cassie from Close Quarters was in one such Glorious Redemption unit, implying she'd failed her citizenship exam and been made a Servitor.
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Combat Vehicles / Re: Cost Effective Spam
« Last post by Goose on Today at 16:21:08 »
Hear-Tell ammo endurance is a key consideration in artillery … :-\
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General BattleTech Discussion / Re: Front View of a Galleon
« Last post by Goose on Today at 16:14:00 »
It looks to me we didn't get a front view until TRO:'58, and that was Loose improvising.

Seriously: Anyone have the recognition guide from Crescent Hawks Revenge poster? The thing that got recycled into the back cover of the Reinforcements Pack (1625)?
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Aerospace Combat / Re: How do warship Grav Decks handle thrust?
« Last post by grimlock1 on Today at 16:08:46 »
Warship grav-decks don't have to be circumfural, do they?  Can't you place them with their spin axis perpendicular to the thrust axis?  How would those work?  a quarter of the deck, when stopped, would be upside down relative to the thrust, and half would be at 90 degrees from Down.

So long as you don't burn the main engines while the deck is spinning, it doesn't matter how its oriented in the ship. But you will lose a lot of usable volume while under thrust.
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General BattleTech Discussion / Re: Front View of a Galleon
« Last post by RifleMech on Today at 16:07:03 »
No offense, but the front view (granted, three-quarter perspective) of the GAL-100 has been visible since its first appearance in TRO 3025. That does not take into account that it was a direct port from the aforementioned Dougram, nor its original Ral Partha model. So there has been little question of what the entire machine has looked like, so far as I know.

Or perhaps I am misunderstanding the question at a foundational level.

Actually, the GAL-100 is from Crusher Joe, not Dougram.

Could the OP have been asking for a straight on front view of the GAL-100? If so, there is one of the Crusher Joe Galleon in the link glitterboy2098 posted.

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