Author Topic: The size of the GTVA  (Read 5856 times)

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Offline Grey Wolf

 
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lol, I doubt the erynies is 3km3 lol
A cubic km is 1 billion cubic meters. Argo=1255854 m3, and if the Orion holds 30000, considering the removal of the massive weapons system, I'm guessing it could hold maybe 200 people, and that would be a tight fit.
Edit: On second thought make that 100.

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The Argo is a 171 m long transport.  That's sufficient room, going by modern seagoing vessels, to fit at least a thousand people, if it's configured properly.
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Yeah but no, coz a seaboat doen't have to protect against vacuum, doesn't have to bring air for I don't know how long, doesn't have to carry shields to protect from extremely cold temperature on one side, and extremely hot on the other (if you're not to far from a star of course). For the same capacity, a space is ship necessarly bigger imo.

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Offline Stryke 9

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*sigh* I think you're all losing sight of the real reason here- it's a game!!!

Don't get so hung up on details. A few posts is plenty about this mind-blisteringly uninteresting and surreal topic. Who knows what tech they would have/need? Maybe the entire mechanism would fit in the palm of my hand! Maybe it has to be the size of Manhattan! It was interesting for a while, but it's really past time to just shrug yer shoulders and move on, because there is no good answer.

  

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Well, detail is exactly what this thread is about.
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Yeah but no, coz a seaboat doen't have to protect against vacuum, doesn't have to bring air for I don't know how long, doesn't have to carry shields to protect from extremely cold temperature on one side, and extremely hot on the other (if you're not to far from a star of course). For the same capacity, a space is ship necessarly bigger imo.

You're assuming that its difficult to do something like that in 200-300 years from now.  Even if the armor plating is thick...and the engines are rather large...that still leaves room for significant personell space.

The evac ships would probably be stuffed to the gills remember.
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Offline Stryke 9

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Not really. Like was pointed out before (I think), the fighters are huge, and most of that space would not be necessary to hold rockets or guns, etc. Those little one-person interceptors are at least a hundredth the size of an Argo (more like a thirtieth or less), which is supposed to hold a thousand people.

And you're right, Steak, but I had no better answer at the time.