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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So according to that link, the cargo bay doors for cargo spot 2 and 3, are 4.12m high. So that should accomodate possibly a Y-wing, X-wing, and easily an A-wing.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Man that ship is as ugly as the 720.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

garhkal wrote:
So according to that link, the cargo bay doors for cargo spot 2 and 3, are 4.12m high. So that should accomodate possibly a Y-wing, X-wing, and easily an A-wing.
I've always seen them as a possibility of A-Wing Carriers. Especially as short legged and lousy hyperdrive storage capacity of the A-Wings.

Probably a lot of Hutts bought them up in crooked auctions as Z-95 Carriers as well. Maybe only put a half-squadron on them and use the rest for cargo?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Page 237 of the Thrawn trilogy sourcebook has a picture of an x-wing being carried in an standard Ghtroc freighter. Should give a good sense of scale.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ray wrote:
garhkal wrote:
So according to that link, the cargo bay doors for cargo spot 2 and 3, are 4.12m high. So that should accomodate possibly a Y-wing, X-wing, and easily an A-wing.
I've always seen them as a possibility of A-Wing Carriers. Especially as short legged and lousy hyperdrive storage capacity of the A-Wings.

Probably a lot of Hutts bought them up in crooked auctions as Z-95 Carriers as well. Maybe only put a half-squadron on them and use the rest for cargo?


So 'scum' would be more likely to use them as carriers..
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

garhkal wrote:
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garhkal wrote:
So according to that link, the cargo bay doors for cargo spot 2 and 3, are 4.12m high. So that should accomodate possibly a Y-wing, X-wing, and easily an A-wing.
I've always seen them as a possibility of A-Wing Carriers. Especially as short legged and lousy hyperdrive storage capacity of the A-Wings.

Probably a lot of Hutts bought them up in crooked auctions as Z-95 Carriers as well. Maybe only put a half-squadron on them and use the rest for cargo?


So 'scum' would be more likely to use them as carriers..


Maybe, but you have numerous bulk freighters with a lower price point with similar cargo capacity. Pretty much all of the Action Series come to mind. You also have the Brayl-class bulk freighter: http://d6holocron.com/wiki/index.php?title=Brayl_Bulk_Freighter
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A B-Wing could also fit through either door. Have four of those come boiling out and watch anything short of a star destroyer run for cover. If you're really serious about threatening capital ships, stash some Skipray Blastboats in the hold. They'll fit with the wings in landing mode.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, if you're looking for size and ease of theft (as criminal scum are)...
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Man that ship is as ugly as the 720.

It took me a while to realize it, but it looks like they tried to make a "sea turtle in space" with the 720. Not a bad look per se, but certainly as slow as a turtle...
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup. It's a stretch sea turtle. Now what if a Quarren, Mon Cal, or other aquatic species had one filled with water? That could prove interesting to visitors.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder how much weight would that be!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CRMcNeill wrote:
Whill wrote:
Man that ship is as ugly as the 720.

It took me a while to realize it, but it looks like they tried to make a "sea turtle in space" with the 720. Not a bad look per se, but certainly as slow as a turtle...

I noticed the sea turtle look as soon as I saw it in the 90s. An actual sea turtle is beautiful but I feel this spaceship version is ugly. It is a horrible design.



In 1e everyone had YT-1300s or GX1s. In 2e this turtle ship inexplicably became popular.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

garhkal wrote:
I wonder how much weight would that be!


I figured the cargo space at 70m x 36m x 6m. That gives us 15,120 cubic meters. Google tells me seawater weighs 1.024 metric tons per cubic meter, so to approximately fill the cargo hold is only 15,843 metric tons. That means a lot mass left over for fish!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It did get me wondering about how electronics mix with damp, moist environments (as prefered by Mon Cals and Quarren). Maybe Mon Cals are the originators of the fluidics control systems described in Han Solo's Revenge...
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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In 1e everyone had YT-1300s or GX1s. In 2e this turtle ship inexplicably became popular.


I am shocked at how few folks i have played with/ran for, over the decades, who've opted for a Ghtroc.. MOST go for some form of YT, or the L-19!
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