History Main / MileLongShip

23rd Jan '16 2:38:24 AM AnotherDuck
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Unnecessarily Large Vessel is not a subtrope, since it also applies to smaller (but too large for their purpose) vehicles.
Supertrope to PlanetSpaceship and UnnecessarilyLargeVessel. See also: CoolStarship, BigDumbObject, TheBattlestar and GenerationShip.
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Supertrope to PlanetSpaceship and UnnecessarilyLargeVessel. PlanetSpaceship. See also: CoolStarship, also TheBattlestar, BigDumbObject, TheBattlestar CoolStarship, GenerationShip, and GenerationShip.UnnecessarilyLargeVessel.

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Supertrope to PlanetSpaceship and UnnecessarilyLargeVessel. See also: CoolStarship, BigDumbObject, TheBattlestar and GenerationShip.
4th Jan '16 8:57:05 PM DarkHunter
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Why in the world is this even here?
** Then there's the ''Mantle's Approach'', the Didact's personal flagship, which is vertically oriented and is a truly ridiculous 230.8 ''miles'' (371.4 km) tall. And 88.7 miles (142.7 km) long. AndThatsTerrible.
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** Then there's the ''Mantle's Approach'', the Didact's personal flagship, which is vertically oriented and is a truly ridiculous 230.8 ''miles'' (371.4 km) tall. And 88.7 miles (142.7 km) long. AndThatsTerrible.
4th Jan '16 7:41:10 PM BrentCrater
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yes, he actually used the words 'cigar smoke'. It's called the Great Resizing.
* Ships in the ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' series are usually denoted by their tonnage rather than their length, but one book had a diagram that showed their main warships as being 2 kilometers in length for a battleship to 3 km for a Superdreadnought. Then David Weber apparently realized that at that scale they were far too light and he re-scaled them so they top out at just over 1500 m for an SD and 1200 m for a battleship.
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* Ships in the ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' series are usually denoted by their tonnage rather than their length, but one book had a diagram that showed their main warships as being 2 kilometers in length for a battleship to 3 km for a Superdreadnought. Then David Weber apparently realized that at that scale they were far too light only as dense as ''cigar smoke'' and he re-scaled them so they top out at just over 1500 m for an SD and 1200 m for a battleship.
29th Nov '15 9:31:56 AM StarSword
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->'''President Skroob''':[Running onto the bridge] The ship is too big. If I walk, the movie will be over. -->--''Film/{{Spaceballs}}''
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->'''President Skroob''':[Running ->(running onto the bridge] The bridge) ''"The ship is too big. If I walk, the movie will be over. \n-->--''Film/{{Spaceballs}}''\n"'' -->--'''President Skroob''', ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}''
28th Nov '15 11:53:51 AM pittsburghmuggle
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28th Nov '15 11:53:40 AM pittsburghmuggle
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-> ->'''President Skroob''':[Running onto the bridge] The ship is too big. If I walk, the movie will be over. -->--''Film/{{Spaceballs}}''
28th Nov '15 11:05:04 AM Fallingwater
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Your starship is big, very big. Now how do you get this across to people? By stating how big it is in miles or [[TheMetricSystemIsHereToStay kilometers]]. It may be a StarshipLuxurious or so packed full of people or machinery that the interior resembles that of a submarine. Generally, these ships are too massive to land, so they're built in space and stay in space.
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Your starship is big, very big. Now how do you get this across to people? By stating how big it is in miles or [[TheMetricSystemIsHereToStay kilometers]]. It may be a StarshipLuxurious or so packed full of people or machinery that the interior resembles that of a submarine. Generally, these These ships are generally too massive to land, so they're built in space and stay there; in space. case they do see the interior of a planet's atmosphere, it's usually because something's gone horribly wrong - usually emphasized by the very agitated crew bracing for impact.
21st Nov '15 11:48:35 AM DDE
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** It's not like the Japanese [[http://www.industrytap.com/worlds-largest-floating-airport-in-tokyo-bay/3684 planned to build a 4 km floating airstrip and had a 1 km prototype]]. So, as always, only the budget prevents the YanksWithTanks from going to CrazyAwesome levels.
19th Nov '15 10:27:42 AM DDE
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** Then there's the [[YanksWithTanks United States']] thought experiments on the concept of the [[MobileBase Mobile Offshore Base]], with the primary selling point of all designs being a landing strip long enough to accept C-17 and C-5s - which is at least as long as this trope requires (for reference, a standard carrier can only accept a single C-130 after special preparation).
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** Then there's the [[YanksWithTanks United States']] thought experiments on the concept of the [[MobileBase [[BaseOnWheels Mobile Offshore Base]], with the primary selling point of all designs being a landing strip long enough to accept C-17 and C-5s full of tanks - which is at least as long as this trope requires (for reference, a standard carrier can only accept a single empty C-130 after special preparation).
19th Nov '15 10:26:21 AM DDE
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** Then there's the [[YanksWithTanks United States']] thought experiments on the concept of the [[MobileBase Mobile Offshore Base]], with the primary selling point of all designs being a landing strip long enough to accept C-17 and C-5s - which is at least as long as this trope requires (for reference, a standard carrier can only accept a single C-130 after special preparation).
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