A few moments were sufficient to enable us all to recollect ourselves: The custom had always been for the other boat to lie off until I made the signal for them to run in, and it accordingly was now waiting outside the breakers. Her crew had not seen our misfortunes owing to the height of the surf, which, when we were under it, shut us out from their view, and now perceiving that we were on shore and the boat hauled up, they concluded all was right; and notwithstanding I made every possible sign to them not to beach, running as far as I could venture into the sea and shouting out to them, my voice was drowned by the roar of the surge, and I saw them bounding on to, what I thought, certain destruction. We of course were all turned to render assistance.
Spinal mount on an Azhanti High Lighting class frontier cruiser from RPG Traveller As a general rule, a space warship is basically a " weapons platform.
Single weapons and multi-weapon turrets are mounted on " hardpoints " or "weapon stations. One only hangs a heavy picture frame on a nail in a wall stud, not just the wall board. For the same reason only mount a heavy turret on a hardpoint, not on a flimsy stretch of hull.
Some hulls are about as strong as the skin on a beer can.
Turrets pivot to allow aiming the weapon s. Homing missiles are often mounted in " vertical launch systems " or "missile cells", because they do not have to be aimed. Fire and forget, they'll automatically find the target. Naturally some people who are into hyper-optimization and min-maxing will quickly switch from mounting weapons on a ship to building the ship around a weapon.
A monstrously huge weapon, with a fixed forward facing. Of course you probably have to turn the entire spacecraft in order to aim the weapon, but the ship is going to smite the target with the most bang for your buck.
It certainly will be the sort of ship that will blast the snot out of you if you are stupid enough to turn around and try running away. The ship will also have a similar outline as the weapon, probably long and skinny.
Popular spinal mount weapons are coil guns, rail guns, and particle beam weapons, since those weapons inflict more damage the longer the weapon is. The weapon can be mounted on the ship's nose, along the ship's side "dorsally" or "ventrally", but RocketCat will rip your lips off if you use those termsor along the ship's spine.
In extreme cases the weapon is the ship's spine, this is what the Traveller RPG calls a " spinal mount ". A good example is the " Wave motion gun " that forms the spine of Space Battleship Yamato.
And Matthew Marden pointed out to me that in the USS Vesuvius was virtually a spinal mount, with " dynamite guns " fixed in both traverse and elevation. Isaac Kuo has some interesting observations on the placement of laser turrets: There's an interesting question of what the ideal number of turrets is.
One thing that's counterintuitive is that the number of turrets has little effect on total firepower. Your laser engine s can fire the beam down a central corridor, with mirrors to select a branch toward any of the laser turrets.A cannon (plural: cannon or cannons) is a type of gun classified as artillery that launches a projectile using propellant.
In the past, gunpowder was the primary propellant before the invention of smokeless powder in the 19th century. Cannon vary in caliber, range, mobility, rate of fire, angle of fire, and firepower; different forms of cannon combine and balance these attributes in varying.
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The design of HMS Hood dated back to the middle of World War I. Although the Royal Navy was secure in the knowledge that its superiority in battleships was unassailable, the Admiralty remained concerned about possible German superiority in battlecruisers, which if tactically well employed could exert an influence all out of proportion to their numbers.
Barrel with RH hand plug removed and LH plug started – it was held vertically in the vice to get this far. The long wrench is shown – larger cutouts fit single barrelled breech plugs – the barrels are still joined although it looks as if they are apart.
UNIT Electricity. Energy output of a solar panel Photovoltaics (PV) is a method of generating electrical power by converting solar radiation into direct current electricity using semiconductors that exhibit the photovoltaic effect.
A Report of Theoretical Velocity of a Ball Bearing Gun. words. 3 pages. words. 2 pages. A Report on the Experiment on Two Objects Colliding, Their Measurements of Velocity and Mass, and the Conservation of Linear Momentum.
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