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Offline aldo_14

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why doesn't the support ship have guns?
I mean, surely if you have a wee ship hauling several tonnes of high explosives in a congested environment, it might be a good idea to not make it a sitting duck?

Can you add turrets to the support ship?

Also, am I the only one who feel sorry for the poor sod who has to pilot the thing?

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Offline Snipes

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why doesn't the support ship have guns?
yes, most likely. I don't feel sorry for him. He flies that because he most likely was caught shooting alpha 2... lol...


you probably could put a turret on it, but why? it goes 70... lol
     
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Offline Kazan

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why doesn't the support ship have guns?
I think making them able to defend themselves would be a good idea

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Offline Snipes

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why doesn't the support ship have guns?
hell.. slap some secondary banks on it, and you got a missile frigate  

and it holds every weapon  
     
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Offline Setekh

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why doesn't the support ship have guns?
It's not exactly what you want, but hey, it's pretty damn close.  



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Offline morris13

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why doesn't the support ship have guns?
Um... kind of like THIS one? =)
   

This is the Trojan support ship. It has two gun turrets for defense while re-arming. Read more about it at the Perfect Storm site here. =) http://www.3dap.com/hlp/tps/ships.shtml

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why doesn't the support ship have guns?
However, when armed the Shivans might see it as a direct thread and destroy it. While unarmed it is of no thread.

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Offline DragonClaw

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why doesn't the support ship have guns?
Support ships suck they are supposed to die

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Offline aldo_14

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why doesn't the support ship have guns?
 
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However, when armed the Shivans might see it as a direct thread and destroy it. While unarmed it is of no thread.


Unarmed it is an easily kill.... and no fighter pilot (Shivan or not) can pass that up.

 

Offline DragonClaw

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why doesn't the support ship have guns?
  *grins*

 

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Offline Nico

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why doesn't the support ship have guns?
I think that the main thing about support ship is that they should be autoguided, no pilot onboard...
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Offline Black Ace

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Originally posted by morris13:
Um... kind of like THIS one? =)

Awww... I saw this thread, and was gonna p1mp...  

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Offline Snipes

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why doesn't the support ship have guns?
But to get a turret on it, you'd have to put a "bomber" or cruiser ^ flag, which would make enemies target it even faster...
     
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Offline Setekh

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Originally posted by morris13:
   

Need... a bigger... pic.  

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Offline Black Ace

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why doesn't the support ship have guns?
So make one...  

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Offline morris13

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Originally posted by Snipes:
But to get a turret on it, you'd have to put a "bomber" or cruiser ^ flag, which would make enemies target it even faster...

Transport will work too, Blackace made an argo a support ship and that worked just fine. I'm not sure that this would nessecarily make things attack it more often, but if it did at least it would be able to defend itself =)
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Offline The Avenger

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why doesn't the support ship have guns?
hey but changing the flag would make it a bomber/carrier etc and not a support ship will it still work then?

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Offline Setekh

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Originally posted by Black Ace:
So make one...  

So give me the model...  
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Offline DragonClaw

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  What is that   smily?!?!?!

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Offline morris13

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Originally posted by The Avenger:
hey but changing the flag would make it a bomber/carrier etc and not a support ship will it still work then?

It will and it does. Its been tested.
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