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A low-tech explanation could be that instead of there being a shield across the opening, there's a big hanger door made out of something very strong and transparent which opens and closes, and personnel need to vacate the area when it's open.

EDIT: Actually maybe that isn't quite so low-tech.
« Last Edit: February 10, 2008, 11:03:34 am by lostllama »

 
That sounds horrible. With such a lack of tech, I think we would be using giant airlocks instead.

 

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A low-tech explanation could be that instead of there being a shield across the opening, there's a big hanger door made out of something very strong and transparent which opens and closes, and personnel need to vacate the area when it's open.

EDIT: Actually maybe that isn't quite so low-tech.

Someone has seen the film War Commander then!
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My theory

In the Bastion, we see both a Medusa and an Ursa on the deck.  The Ursa is supported by both it's missle banks and it's engines, however the Medusa is only sitting on it's ordanance banks, with no support towards its rear.  Unless it is an incredibally balanced bomber, I suspect it has a retractable support for when it is docked.

Additionally, who says that the exit is also the entrance?  How do we not know that the Orion has an airlock where craft ENTER the hanger?  This could explain how the Hercules appear racked on shelves high up on the Bastion's hanger, (and to a lesser extend, MY Orion, look top left...).
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it might me a plasma or electro-static shield. something capable of repelling atmosphere only. we currently have such barriers working small scale in the lab now. by the time fs rolls around they might have bigger ones. or perhaps thats some kind of transparent metal that their using for a door (also currently available).
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or perhaps thats some kind of transparent metal that their using for a door (also currently available).

I don't see the point of using transparent metal though.

 

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Cause it would be really funny when pilots forget to ask the Orion to open it? :p
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In the Bastion, we see both a Medusa and an Ursa on the deck.  The Ursa is supported by both it's missile banks and it's engines, however the Medusa is only sitting on it's ordnance banks, with no support towards its rear.  Unless it is an incredibly balanced bomber, I suspect it has a retractable support for when it is docked.
Possible.

Additionally, who says that the exit is also the entrance?  How do we not know that the Orion has an airlock where craft ENTER the hanger?  This could explain how the Hercules appear racked on shelves high up on the Bastion's hanger, (and to a lesser extend, MY Orion, look top left...).
The Orion has one fighterbay, so only one opening.

 
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Quote from: lostllama on February 10, 2008, 10:59:05 AM
A low-tech explanation could be that instead of there being a shield across the opening, there's a big hanger door made out of something very strong and transparent which opens and closes, and personnel need to vacate the area when it's open.

EDIT: Actually maybe that isn't quite so low-tech.

Someone has seen the film War Commander then!

 :confused:

It just dawned on me that it could be a big window.

 

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That is a good point.  That may not be the fighterbay at all.  After all one of the main doors does lead to the flight deck.  That could just be a storage and maintenance area.
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From the angle of that mainhall screenshot, wouldn't you expect to see a section of an Orion's starboard side through the opening? If so then those Hercs look like they're about to crash...

EDIT: If you assume that it's the main fighterbay hanger, that is. And even then you'd probably expect to see some of that big runway in front of it. In game, you don't see any other means of entering the Orion (except for docking points but of course that's a different matter). It might just be a huge window for a maintenance and storage area though... but then I don't recall seeing one that big on the model.
« Last Edit: February 11, 2008, 01:49:33 pm by lostllama »

 
Damn. I should have thought of that myself. May the Great Ones :warp: me away into the Eternal Nebulas of Doom (formerly known as Capella).

But wait... A huge (glass?) window in the hull of a warship? Wouldn't that be a vulnerable spot?

Perhaps it's a big screen with images from the outside of the Orion. However, don't ask me why they would put something like that in a hangar.

 

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Glass doesn't show on the side of the Orion, so I think the canon answer would have to be that is is a hanger or "the" hanger.  Just a little inconsistent with the model
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Perhaps it's a big screen with images from the outside of the Orion. However, don't ask me why they would put something like that in a hangar.
Atmosphere? As in, metaphorically speaking. Not for maintaining oxygen levels and such but just so that it'd be a bit prettier in a hangar.
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It seems silly to me to waste military funds on a mega-screen tv :P
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What doesn't seem silly, when talking about any military.
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23:40 < achillion > wait no
23:40 < achillion > evilbagel: ass
23:40 < EveningTea > ?
23:40 < achillion > 2-letter tab complete failure

14:08 < achillion > there's too much talk of butts and dongs in here
14:08 < achillion > the level of discourse has really plummeted
14:08 < achillion > Let's talk about politics instead
14:08 <@The_E > butts and dongs are part of #hard-light's brand now
14:08 <@The_E > well
14:08 <@The_E > EvilBagel's brand, at least

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01:07 < T-Rog > I've got to take some very strong antibiotics
01:07 < achillion > penis infection?
01:08 < T-Rog > Chlamydia
01:08 < achillion > O.o
01:09 < achillion > well
01:09 < achillion > I guess that happens
01:09 < T-Rog > at least it's curable
01:09 < achillion > yeah
01:10 < T-Rog > I take it you weren't actually expecting it to be a penis infection
01:10 < achillion > I was not

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14:05 < achillion > until stuff explodes
14:05 < achillion > then you start thinking about it

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It seems silly to me to waste military funds on a mega-screen tv :P
That's what I thought. Then, I realised that all you need is a beamer. It could be a multi-functional screen, with the images of outer space just being a screensaver...

 
But wait... A huge (glass?) window in the hull of a warship? Wouldn't that be a vulnerable spot?

They'd need blast shutters like in the original BSG series (no shields on FS capital vessels right?).

It seems silly to me to waste military funds on a mega-screen tv :P

Maybe it's a hanger-cum-observation deck type thing. The Orion is an expensive ship and is probably a c'n'c vessel some of the time.

It seems silly to me to waste military funds on a mega-screen tv :P
That's what I thought. Then, I realised that all you need is a beamer. It could be a multi-functional screen, with the images of outer space just being a screensaver...

Yeah or that.

EDIT: Or... [V] made a mistake.  :nervous:
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