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You get a normal briefing before the mission. Normal briefings take place in the briefing room. And it was said there that We have entered a nebula. So I'm very sure that you are launched normally.

 
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You get a normal briefing before the mission. Normal briefings take place in the briefing room. And it was said there that We have entered a nebula. So I'm very sure that you are launched normally.

So I guess it really was just a rallying point for the fighters.

 

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Or you had to EVA to get to your fighter.
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No, what I would do when exploring an unknown system, is send a Deimos through with fighter escort, have it secure the area (calling in reinforcements or pulling back as needed) and send in the destroyer(s) afterwards. I don't think that the Hecate is suitable for exploration of unknown systems, since it is poorly armoured and strategically viable.

Or you had to EVA to get to your fighter.
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Actually, I think the Hecate is the perfect class to send in. Since you're charting unknown territories, the more wings you can put out, the more grounds you can cover.

 
Actually, I think the Hecate is the perfect class to send in. Since you're charting unknown territories, the more wings you can put out, the more grounds you can cover.
Yes indeed, but only AFTER you have secured an area for it, so it can operate safely.

And if you really want to take the risk of sending in a destroyer first, then use a Hattie. A Hecate is useless against capships and an Orion can be bombed to death easily, whereas the Hattie is more of a jack-of-all-trades. Therefore, it has the best chances of survival in unknown systems. But as I said, sending in a destroyer first is ridiculous. Imagine what would have happened with in Into the Lion's Den...

 

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Perhaps everyone getting launched from the hecate hull was due to magnetizing that area of the ship to make the herc 2's stick until they are released. As for the long sensor booms on ships such as the herc 2 and perseus, those are most likely retractable. The fact that we see something like a perseus inside the main hall with it's sensor boom sticking out and jutting into the floor is probably on account of V thinking that most people won't notice and they didn't want to remodel the ship to have a retracted sensor boom.

Another thing is that V stated that the ships in fs are anti-gravity capable (they can hover around like a herrier if they want to). This obviously puts a different spin on how the ships can take off. But from what we see in the psamtik main hall is that the vasudans seem to have a system like bsg has for launching ships. Except for the vasudans it works for both taking off and landing, and taking off happens from the ship firing up it's engines. In bsg when the fighters get launched, it's not based on their engines getting up to speed. And landing the craft takes place in a whole different area of the ship.
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The Vasudan system is different, they don't seem to use cranes. They need a floating platform/ferry-like craft with thrusters to deliver the launching ship to the hanger opening... which to me seems a bit OTT, but they're aliens so they would be different.

 

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Perhaps everyone getting launched from the hecate hull was due to magnetizing that area of the ship to make the herc 2's stick until they are released. As for the long sensor booms on ships such as the herc 2 and perseus, those are most likely retractable. The fact that we see something like a perseus inside the main hall with it's sensor boom sticking out and jutting into the floor is probably on account of V thinking that most people won't notice and they didn't want to remodel the ship to have a retracted sensor boom.

Look at the Galatea main hall.  You can clearly see a gap in the platform where the Herc's fin can go through.

 

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Look at the Galatea main hall.  You can clearly see a gap in the platform where the Herc's fin can go through.

I just looked at the main hall, but i didn't see any hole for the sensor boom on it's little landing pad thing at all. Then again the fs main hall is not really known for it's high visual quality either. I could not make out any sensor boom hole on the herc 2's landing pad thing. I especially could not see any sensor boom sticking out from the bottom of the landing pad thing when the herc 2 was on it. Of course all this time i am talking about that herc 2 that get's picked up by the crane and even put back by the crane.
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Look at the Galatea main hall.  You can clearly see a gap in the platform where the Herc's fin can go through.

I just looked at the main hall, but i didn't see any hole for the sensor boom on it's little landing pad thing at all. Then again the fs main hall is not really known for it's high visual quality either. I could not make out any sensor boom hole on the herc 2's landing pad thing. I especially could not see any sensor boom sticking out from the bottom of the landing pad thing when the herc 2 was on it. Of course all this time i am talking about that herc 2 that get's picked up by the crane and even put back by the crane.

Which main hall are you talking about.  It sounds like the Bastion main hall.  If you want to see what I'm talking about look here.

 

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I was talking about the aquitaine main hall. Thx for showing something that's a little more obvious for what you're talking about (the fs1 main hall has it shown nice and close up :)). I wasn't even thinking about looking at the fs1 main halls....probably my lack of fs1 at the moment.
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