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jeffery smith
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 2:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

well not to get my head lobbed off but fighters were not a TOS thing (ducks quickly).

If the smallest carrier is going to carry 12 fighters in squadscale then the flight size could be 6 (which would then be 3 in fleetscale). or you could have 4 flights of 3(ss)/ 2 flights of 3(fs). personelly i prefer flights of 4 fighters each which could be the Squadscale with flights of 2 fighters each in Fleetscale.

Mjwest: it might be easier to ponder this question if we had a prototype flight shipcard to test.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 3:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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fighters were not a TOS thing


Neither were Lyrans, Selts, Hydrans...well you get the point.

Technically, there is a prototype. It's the hydran fighters on the back of one of the reference cards.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 4:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jeffery smith wrote:
well not to get my head lobbed off but fighters were not a TOS thing (ducks quickly).

If the smallest carrier is going to carry 12 fighters in squadscale then the flight size could be 6 (which would then be 3 in fleetscale). or you could have 4 flights of 3(ss)/ 2 flights of 3(fs). personelly i prefer flights of 4 fighters each which could be the Squadscale with flights of 2 fighters each in Fleetscale.

Mjwest: it might be easier to ponder this question if we had a prototype flight shipcard to test.



Actually the smallest carrier wing is 4 where as most Escort (Frigate) Carriers carry 6. Mobile (War Destroyers) Carriers carry 8, Strike (Cruiser both CAs an CWs) Carriers usually have 12. And of course there are exceptions to these as well, the Kzinti CVL for exsmple have 9 I believe and we the Sparrowhawk based ones are just odd
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 4:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I vaguely remember one of the Rom old series carried 3. It was deployed in pairs to have 6 total. Was it the snipe hull?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DNordeen, IIRC that was based on the Battlehawk destroyer, not the Snipe. I may be misremembering though.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There were 2 ships based on the Battle Hawk: the War Hawk was the carrier, and carried 5 fighters, the Chicken Hawk (which I think is the one you're remembering) was a PF tender and carried 3 PFs. Both ships were operated in pairs, 2 War Hawks would give a total of 10 fighters (usually 5 superiority fighters and 5 torpedo fighters) and 2 Chicken Hawks would give a full PF flotilla of 6.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah... I think it was the chickenhawk.
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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I concure. The Romlan ChickenHawk, basically the early attempt by the Romulans to build a PF Tender.
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