Talk:Small Craft

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This entry's description was quoted from Total Warfare and needs to be paraphrased or replaced. Any help in doing so would be greatly appreciated. --Revanche (admin) 20:31, 22 October 2006 (CDT)

  • Rewritten and slightly expanded. Not a quote anymore. Frabby 08:19, 16 September 2007 (CDT)

Edited further. The entry incorrectly lumped escape pods, life boats, and aerospace fighters into the small craft category. Since AT2 and TR:3057 (if not earlier - I'd have to check BattleSpace), Small Craft have been narrowly defined as shuttles of 100 to 200 tons noted for their heat-expansion fusion drives, which allows them to use strategic fuel consumption rules. Fighters and other small vessels like escape pods are outside that ("...small craft represent a myriad of vessels of every type and size not covered by aerospace fighters or DropShips.") See pg20 and pg24 of Total Warfare for the current definitions; I can dig up the references in older books if you'd like. Finally, I included "space station" as one of BT's spacecraft - BT's space stations are highly mobile, as their stationkeeping drive allows 0.1G maneuvering like a JumpShip. --Cray 04:15, 19 May 2009 (PDT)

I think the reason they were lumped in is because DropShips and JumpShips and both TRO:3057's list the escape pod and life boat in their sections on Small Craft. Cyc 06:09, 19 May 2009 (PDT)