Traveller Store CotI Features New Posts Mark Forums Read Register

Go Back > Citizens of the Imperium > General Traveller Discussions > Imperial Research Station

Imperial Research Station A forum for discussing technology and related topics for use in the Traveller Universe

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old August 30th, 2005, 11:03 AM
Golan2072's Avatar
Golan2072 Golan2072 is offline
Citizen: SOC-14
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Yavne
Posts: 3,080
Gallery : 1
Golan2072 Citizen+Golan2072 Citizen+

I am designing a specific world IMTU - a border-world between the Solar Triumvirate and the Matriarchate, which suffered from limited nuclear bombardment during the Matriarchate War (about 80-100 years before my campaign's start).

The world is a habitatable water-world, completely covered with water except for a few tiny islands (each no larger than a few square KM) and one large island, a 600 KM long and 75 KM wide strip of land. Before the war, most habitation was located on that large island - including the Class-D Starport, the main city and a large TL8 fission powerplant.

A Matriarchate raiding group targeted both the main city (which had several factories critical to the Triumvirate supply lines) and a large Triumvirate Marine camp on the other end of the island with one tactical nuke each (20 kiloton in yeald each). The starport, the powerplant and several smaller towns were attacked by conventional high-explosive bombs. This resulted in a major breach in the power plant, releasing even more radioactive fallout into the atmosphere.

What I want to know is:
1) What is the physical destructive radious of a 20-kton nuke? How will it look on a 750,000-resident startown?
2) How much fallout does such nuke produce? how much area does it cover?
3) How many of the original 3 million residents would perish from the nukes, radiation and fallout alone? Will fallout shelters be enough to protect those who had time to reach them (and how long do the survivors have to stay in the shelter)?
4) How large and how deadly is the contaminated zone created by the power-plant containment breach?
5) Can a new (semi-submerged) starport and aqua-arcology startown be safely constructed on the other side of the planet in a short time frame (a decade or two) after the attack?
6) How bad will be the contamination on the island now, about 80 years after the attack? Will parts of it be habitatable?
We are but a tiny candle flickering against the darkness of our times.

Stellagama Publishing - Visit our Blog, Den of the Lizard King
Reply With Quote

To see more of this thread, please login or register.


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

This website and its contents are copyright ©2010- Far Future Enterprises. All rights reserved. Traveller is a registered trademark of Far Future Enterprises .
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright (c) 2010-2013, Far Future Enterprises. All Rights Reserved.