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Offline Setekh

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Historically a battle cruiser had the fire power of a Battleship, but with less armor and more speed.
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Offline ^Graff

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50-100 meters: Gunship(Gs), small, fast, ship with many anti fighter turrets (like the multigun corvettes from Homeworld).  Also, Light Assault Craft(LAC), can carry bombs and torpedoes(torps could be done well by making an individual ship designated a torp and whenever someone wanted to make a ship fire torps, launch them like fighters and have them kamikaze attack) some anti fighter armament.
100-200 meters: Gunboat(Gb) and Missile Boat(Mb) gunboat has heavy antifighter guns (like Correllian gunship from XWA), missile boat has a few missile turrets and can carry torps.
200-350 meters:Cruiser(C).  Smallest ship to have beams, except maybe an LTerSlash for the LAC
350-500 meters:Heavy Cruiser(C or HC).  Has multiple beams, instead of just one.
500-1km: Corvette(Cv).  Designed to kill cruisers and fighters.  Multiple corvettes can attack destroyers.
1-2km: Escort Carrier(ECr), Frigate(Ff), Missile Frigate(MFf).  ECr has minimal anti-fighter armament, but carries multiple fighter wings.  Frigate has heavy Anti-ship beams.  MFf carries missiles and torps.
2-2.5 km: Destroyer (D) Like Orion or Hecate.   Can carry a few Squadrons of fighters.
2.5-3.5 km: Superdestroyer (SD) Like Lucifer or Hades.  Very heavy armament, slightly more fighters than destroyer.
2-3 km: Carrier (Cr). Light armament, many fighters.
3.5-6 km: Either Battleship(BS) or Dreadnought(Dn).  I prefer the term battleship because Dreadnought seems bigger to me.  
3+ km: Super- or Mega- Carrier (SCr or MCr)
6-10 km: Juggernaut(J).
10-14 km: Superjuggernaut(SJ)
14-20 km: Dreadnought or battleship
20+ km: Superdreadnought(SDn)
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Offline Jabu

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No, Dreadnoughts are smaller than Juggernauts. I'd call really big ships Battleships.

Actually, I define battleships as dreadnought-sized ships with either a very small fighterbay or none at all, and added beam weaponry.

 

Offline The Claw

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Dreadnought was actually the first class of battleship to carry all big guns, and the name of first such ship  
 Just as a note, Hitler was planning a MASSIVE battleship as part of his fleet, which luckilly was never built due to the war beginning before he had planned. I am unsure to what specification this ship would have been given, but it would have to be something like Behemoth or other word generally meaning rather bloody huge  
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Offline Jabu

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I know, the Dreadnaught was British. But since everyone's building Dreadnaughts with big fighterbays...

Behemoth is a good designation. The GTBe Behemoth  

Since the big ship was supposed to be German, it'd probably be something like SehrSehrGro├č or something  

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Offline Shrike

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The question is, do you really need that many designations?

You needs:
Escorts
Standard battleline
Carriers

What more can you ask for?
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Offline LAW ENFORCER

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Of course you do, how would I get the number of ships high enouhg other wise
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Offline ^Graff

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Just because you have the ship classes, you don't have to use them all.  If you use gunboats, why would you need gunships?  Both ships fulfill the same role, just that one navy might like gunships because they were cheaper, while another might like gunboats because they could take more punishment and could take on more fighters at once.  It would be interesting if the terrans used one kind of ship and the vasudans used another.
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Offline LAW ENFORCER

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OK, if you is talking about my MOD, I, then there are no Vasudans ha ha ah ah ah ah ah ah ah and stuff. I droped gunship. Only gun boat and the GRDLAs looks   !!!! its called the prowler

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Offline Setekh

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I think we should stop having so many extensions and make the
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  • be determined by size alone (well, almost). Then we can call it something else as a class. Think of all the Terran fighters, for example - the Myrmidon is a GTF, but Space Superiority. The Perseus is a GTF, but Interceptor. Similarly we can have several GTCvs, but they can be gunboat class, blockade class, escort class, anti-fighter class, whatever you want.  
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