Gator patrol corvette quintet (ACTUALLY ONE SHIP!) v1.2

    Experimental vertical "island" ship | Heavy manual turrets | Mistakable for a fleet of five ships

    1. wizard_fish
      wizard_fish
      4/5,
      Version: v1.2
      I'm a bit confused as to why they're all just one ship but they look cool
      1. DeepspaceMechanic
        Author's Response
        I myself have built this thing mostly for the coolness factor of flying around with not one ship, but a whole "fleet". But it also was an experiment in systems design.

        The main determinant of a ship's power is, well, its power generation. But the larger a reactor is, the larger the ship has to be, at least in one of its dimensions. Because as you scale upward in power, you need ever increasing distances between reactor and stabilizers to get the full out of it.

        And since there's more than 150m between the bottom ship (which houses the reactor) and the top ship (which houses the stabilizers), this thing generates a little over 1 mill e/s, which is more that five times the output of a single unit of this ship. I don't know about its other combat pros and cons, but it's fun to play with :)