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Impeller rooms Oct 2002
<em>Reliant</em>-class battlecruiser ship layout Oct 2002
Ships of the Wall and battleships Oct 2002
Hyper Limits by stellar spectral class Oct 2002
Effective speed by hyper band Oct 2002
Asymmetrical broadsides Oct 2002


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Pearls of Weber

A collection of posts by David Weber containing background information for his stories, collected and generously made available Joe Buckley.

Missile pods: how well can you fit pods/box launchers on the exterior of a hull?

  • Series: Honorverse
  • Date: October 22, 2002

Not very well. There is very little of a conventional DD's hull surface which is not being used for something as things now stand. Laser clusters, counter-missile launchers, sensor arrays, etc., all eat up external surface, and the pod launchers (for the reasons cited above) are bulky enough to cover up vital areas/systems currently located there. Please note that even if you could fit the pods in there, their initial launch impetus is much lower than navies in HH's universe consider the minimum acceptable, which makes it very unlikely that the concept would ever be embraced.