History Headscratchers / HonorHarrington

17th Apr '17 8:48:03 PM dalek955
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* [=MDMs=] physically can't contain the power budget to hit the speeds they're described as capable of. I think it said that the Mark 23 MDM could reach an attack velocity of .83''c'' from rest. That's right around the point at which an object's kinetic energy adds up to three-quarters of its own rest mass (it's called relativistic mass, and it [[https://qph.ec.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-36fe23dc5f490c1325239b58970cfaef starts to snowball at around .6c]]). Even if the impeller drive is 100% efficient, that would mean an MDM converts almost half its initial mass entirely into energy, which there's no way in hell it could do with an onboard fusion plant. Not to mention that ''ships'' are described as reaching .8''c'' under impeller drive on occasion...

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* [=MDMs=] physically can't contain the power budget to hit the speeds they're described as capable of. I think it said that the Mark 23 MDM could reach an attack velocity of .83''c'' from rest. That's right around the point at which At that speed, an object's kinetic energy adds up to object is carrying three-quarters of its own rest mass in accumulated kinetic energy (it's called relativistic mass, and it [[https://qph.ec.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-36fe23dc5f490c1325239b58970cfaef starts to snowball at around .6c]]). Even if the impeller drive is 100% efficient, that would mean an MDM converts almost half its initial mass entirely into energy, which there's no way in hell it could do with an onboard fusion plant. Not to mention that ''ships'' are described as reaching .8''c'' under impeller drive on occasion...
17th Apr '17 8:43:37 PM dalek955
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* [=MDMs=] physically can't contain the power budget to hit the speeds they're described as capable of. I think it said that the Mark 23 MDM could reach an attack velocity of .83''c'' from rest. That's right around the point at which an object's kinetic energy adds up to equal its rest mass (it's called relativistic mass, and it [[https://qph.ec.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-36fe23dc5f490c1325239b58970cfaef starts to snowball at around .6c]]). Even if the impeller drive is 100% efficient, that would mean an MDM converts half its initial mass entirely into energy, which there's no way in hell it could do with an onboard fusion plant. Not to mention that ''ships'' are described as reaching .8''c'' under impeller drive on occasion...

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* [=MDMs=] physically can't contain the power budget to hit the speeds they're described as capable of. I think it said that the Mark 23 MDM could reach an attack velocity of .83''c'' from rest. That's right around the point at which an object's kinetic energy adds up to equal three-quarters of its own rest mass (it's called relativistic mass, and it [[https://qph.ec.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-36fe23dc5f490c1325239b58970cfaef starts to snowball at around .6c]]). Even if the impeller drive is 100% efficient, that would mean an MDM converts almost half its initial mass entirely into energy, which there's no way in hell it could do with an onboard fusion plant. Not to mention that ''ships'' are described as reaching .8''c'' under impeller drive on occasion...
17th Apr '17 8:38:58 PM dalek955
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* [=MDMs=] physically can't contain the power budget to hit the speeds they're described as capable of. I think it said that the Mark 23 MDM could reach an attack velocity of .83''c'' from rest. That's right around the point at which an object's kinetic energy adds up to equal its rest mass (it's called relativistic mass, and it [[https://qph.ec.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-36fe23dc5f490c1325239b58970cfaef starts to snowball at around .6c]]). Even if the impeller drive is 100% efficient, that would mean an MDM converts half its initial mass entirely into energy, which there's no way in hell it could do with an onboard fusion plant. Not to mention that ''ships'' are occasionally described as reaching .8''c'' under impeller drive on occasion...

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* [=MDMs=] physically can't contain the power budget to hit the speeds they're described as capable of. I think it said that the Mark 23 MDM could reach an attack velocity of .83''c'' from rest. That's right around the point at which an object's kinetic energy adds up to equal its rest mass (it's called relativistic mass, and it [[https://qph.ec.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-36fe23dc5f490c1325239b58970cfaef starts to snowball at around .6c]]). Even if the impeller drive is 100% efficient, that would mean an MDM converts half its initial mass entirely into energy, which there's no way in hell it could do with an onboard fusion plant. Not to mention that ''ships'' are occasionally described as reaching .8''c'' under impeller drive on occasion...
17th Apr '17 8:37:37 PM dalek955
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* MDMs physically can't contain the power budget to hit the speeds they're described as capable of. I think it said that the Mark 23 MDM could reach an attack velocity of .83''c'' from rest. That's right around the point at which an object's kinetic energy equals its rest mass (it's called relativistic mass, and it [[https://qph.ec.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-36fe23dc5f490c1325239b58970cfaef starts to snowball at around .6c]]). Even if the impeller drive is 100% efficient, that would mean an MDM converts half its initial mass entirely into energy, which there's no way in hell it could do with an onboard fusion plant.

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* MDMs [=MDMs=] physically can't contain the power budget to hit the speeds they're described as capable of. I think it said that the Mark 23 MDM could reach an attack velocity of .83''c'' from rest. That's right around the point at which an object's kinetic energy equals adds up to equal its rest mass (it's called relativistic mass, and it [[https://qph.ec.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-36fe23dc5f490c1325239b58970cfaef starts to snowball at around .6c]]). Even if the impeller drive is 100% efficient, that would mean an MDM converts half its initial mass entirely into energy, which there's no way in hell it could do with an onboard fusion plant. Not to mention that ''ships'' are occasionally described as reaching .8''c'' under impeller drive on occasion...
17th Apr '17 8:33:25 PM dalek955
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* MDMs physically can't contain the power budget to hit the speeds they're described as capable of. I think it said that the Mark 23 MDM could reach an attack velocity of .83''c'' from rest. That's right around the point at which an object's kinetic energy equals its rest mass (it's called relativistic mass, and it starts to snowball at around .6''c''). Even if the impeller drive is 100% efficient, that would mean an MDM converts half its initial mass entirely into energy, which there's no way in hell it could do with an onboard fusion plant. Not to mention that ''ships'' are described as hitting .8''c'' in normal space in occasion...

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* MDMs physically can't contain the power budget to hit the speeds they're described as capable of. I think it said that the Mark 23 MDM could reach an attack velocity of .83''c'' from rest. That's right around the point at which an object's kinetic energy equals its rest mass (it's called relativistic mass, and it [[https://qph.ec.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-36fe23dc5f490c1325239b58970cfaef starts to snowball at around .6''c'').6c]]). Even if the impeller drive is 100% efficient, that would mean an MDM converts half its initial mass entirely into energy, which there's no way in hell it could do with an onboard fusion plant. Not to mention that ''ships'' are described as hitting .8''c'' in normal space in occasion...
17th Apr '17 8:29:17 PM dalek955
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* [=MDMs=] physically can't contain the power budget to hit the speeds they're described as capable of. I think it said that the Mark 23 MDM could reach an attack velocity of .83''c'' from rest. That's right around the point at which an object's accumulated kinetic energy equals the rest mass of the object itself (it's called relativistic mass, and it starts to snowball at around .6''c''). Even if the impeller drive is 100% efficient, that would mean an MDM converts half its initial mass entirely into energy, which there's no way in hell it could do with an onboard fusion plant.

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* [=MDMs=] MDMs physically can't contain the power budget to hit the speeds they're described as capable of. I think it said that the Mark 23 MDM could reach an attack velocity of .83''c'' from rest. That's right around the point at which an object's accumulated kinetic energy equals the its rest mass of the object itself (it's called relativistic mass, and it starts to snowball at around .6''c''). Even if the impeller drive is 100% efficient, that would mean an MDM converts half its initial mass entirely into energy, which there's no way in hell it could do with an onboard fusion plant. Not to mention that ''ships'' are described as hitting .8''c'' in normal space in occasion...
17th Apr '17 8:22:33 PM dalek955
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* MDMs physically can't contain the power budget to hit the speeds they're described as capable of. I think it said that the Mark 23 MDM could reach an attack velocity of .83''c'' from rest. That's right around the point at which an object's accumulated kinetic energy equals the rest mass of the object itself (it's called relativistic mass, and it starts to snowball at around .6''c''). Even if the impeller drive is 100% efficient, that would mean an MDM converts half its initial mass entirely into energy, which there's no way in hell it could do with an onboard fusion plant.

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* MDMs [=MDMs=] physically can't contain the power budget to hit the speeds they're described as capable of. I think it said that the Mark 23 MDM could reach an attack velocity of .83''c'' from rest. That's right around the point at which an object's accumulated kinetic energy equals the rest mass of the object itself (it's called relativistic mass, and it starts to snowball at around .6''c''). Even if the impeller drive is 100% efficient, that would mean an MDM converts half its initial mass entirely into energy, which there's no way in hell it could do with an onboard fusion plant.
17th Apr '17 8:22:23 PM dalek955
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* MDMs physically can't contain the power budget to hit the speeds they're described as capable of. I think it said that the Mark 23 MDM could reach an attack velocity of .83''c'' from rest. That's right around the point at which an object's kinetic energy equals its rest mass (it's called relativistic mass, and it starts to snowball at around .6''c''). Even if the impeller drive is 100% efficient, that would mean an MDM converts half its initial mass entirely into energy, which there's no way in hell it could do with an onboard fusion plant.

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* MDMs physically can't contain the power budget to hit the speeds they're described as capable of. I think it said that the Mark 23 MDM could reach an attack velocity of .83''c'' from rest. That's right around the point at which an object's accumulated kinetic energy equals its the rest mass of the object itself (it's called relativistic mass, and it starts to snowball at around .6''c''). Even if the impeller drive is 100% efficient, that would mean an MDM converts half its initial mass entirely into energy, which there's no way in hell it could do with an onboard fusion plant.
17th Apr '17 8:19:22 PM dalek955
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** Maybe because that's [[Franchise/WingCommander an entirely different franchise]]. Most likely "COLAC" was a nod to the US Navy job title of CAG, or Commander Air Group ("Wing Commander" is also a US Air Force job title, incidentally).

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** Maybe because that's [[Franchise/WingCommander an entirely different franchise]]. Most likely "COLAC" was a nod to the US Navy job title of CAG, or Commander Air Group ("Wing Commander" is also a US Air Force job title, incidentally).incidentally).
* MDMs physically can't contain the power budget to hit the speeds they're described as capable of. I think it said that the Mark 23 MDM could reach an attack velocity of .83''c'' from rest. That's right around the point at which an object's kinetic energy equals its rest mass (it's called relativistic mass, and it starts to snowball at around .6''c''). Even if the impeller drive is 100% efficient, that would mean an MDM converts half its initial mass entirely into energy, which there's no way in hell it could do with an onboard fusion plant.
11th Nov '16 11:40:14 AM Antigone3
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** At one point in ''A Rising Thunder'', Admiral Tsang thinks to herself that no matter what naval hardware Manticore has, they '''know''' Beowulf doesn't have it. The FTL com conversation she has a few chapters later wouldn't override that impression, because anyone can use a Hermes buoy. Presumably adding other Manty goodies to ships built by others isn't exactly plug-and-play, or Manticore could repurpose some of those captured Solly ships instead of junking them. But, if the [=SN=] moves fast enough, they can slap down Beowulf before Beowulf can start rebuilding their fleet with Manty tech, meaning it would be big fleet against little fleet ''with no tech imbalance''. And that's the sort of fight the [=SN=] likes.
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