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  1. gorkmalork

    Nice job thusfar livening this oblong tub up with MTLs(?) and bay doors. How many fighter squads do you figure that upper hangar deck could handle?

    • Fractalsponge

      A lot, depending on configuration and whether it’s for transport or as a working hangar with maintenance considerations. TIEs aren’t that big.

      • gorkmalork

        So you figure an SG configured as a carrier/transport compromise (i.e. everything south of those upper doors geared for freight) could handle, say, most of a wing? Or would that still be a lowball?

        • Fractalsponge

          If the entire internal cargo volume were converted to racked TIE storage, we’re looking at 8-10 wings worth of fighters (up to 720).

          • Some sort of massive carrier? That’d be interesting…

          • Fractalsponge

            Nah, just a fleet auxiliary/armed transport. Could be converted to carrier, but not an optimal one. More like a mobile staging base.

          • I could only really see that if they’re stowed as cargo rather than deployment ready. Even the larger “Flying Box” escort carriers only pack one wing plus shuttles, maybe a wing and a half if you strip out the frills.

          • Fractalsponge

            Yeah, definitely just as cargo for those kinds of numbers. For deployment…probably a wing, depending on type and interior arrangement. The escort carrier design has a lot more “ship” relative to hangar space.

  2. Is this a commission, or something you decided to do on your own?

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