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Old July 3rd, 2009, 12:03 AM
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Originally Posted by aramis View Post
Actually, AT, the question is why do ships over 1000tons need more than the 20Td minimum?

What exactly does that 20Td represent?
Larger than 10 man Bridge Crews.

The part that bothers me is the trading of Equipment for Bridge Crew as the ship get's larger.

I could accept a design assumption that all starships require comparable 20 ton bridges, but then they all need similar spaces for crew and the supporting equipment.

Looking at this in aircraft terms, I could accept that a Boeing 707 and a Boeing 747 both need a three man crew and 10 cubic meters of avionics. I cannot accept that a Piper Cub and a 747 both have the same size cockpit, but the Piper has a single pilot seat and a huge avionics suite while the 747 has a 6 man flight crew and an avionics suite that fits in a lunch box. That is just wierd.
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