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Jmdelrio

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I found myself needing a larger bomber
« on: May 26, 2020, 12:03:01 PM »

So I was playing with the idea of using weapons I don't normally use.  And I wanted to use the proximity mine launcher.  I only found one ship that would allow me to use 3 of them, the Dominator Heavy cruiser, as it is  Medium Missile weapon.  But for one, I didn't want something that large, and I needed momentum while building up enough launches to do one bombing run.  I started drawing an idea out but not sure if it is possible.



Graphically I would want to see the engine sections flip, but mechanically I would just need a reverse direction burn drive.  Is that a thing that can be done?
Could I also just flip one side and have a bi directional burn drive?  Spinning fast and dropping mines. The Death Blossom from The Last Starfighter.

Frigate or Destroyer class.
4x fixed Proximity mine launchers
2X small energy
One sub system, exposed Proximity Mine reloads (  Increase proximity mine charges x2 but no armor on rear.  catastrophic explosion on death. Not recoverable)

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Terethall

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Re: I found myself needing a larger bomber
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2020, 02:13:42 PM »

This is a cool idea. You can put 4 medium missiles on a Falcon (P), which is also very mobile -- so you might consider that for fun in the meantime, because it's also a reasonably cheap ship to deploy, for being a cruiser.
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Jmdelrio

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Re: I found myself needing a larger bomber
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2020, 02:39:25 PM »

I'll give it a try tonight.  the burn drive on the dominator is so fun to use though.  I just couldn't rotate fast enough to engage it in reverse after dropping my mines!
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Re: I found myself needing a larger bomber
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2020, 03:27:22 PM »

the mayasuran navy mod has a frigate bomber, the mako. it can't mount the prox mine launcher though, it just has two built in dumbfire bomb launchers that utilize the ships momentum
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Re: I found myself needing a larger bomber
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2020, 06:15:29 PM »

Thank you,  I have almost mastered vanilla,  I have discovered almost every system and I would like to build one more colony then I will try to add a few mods, definitely will add that one.
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Re: I found myself needing a larger bomber
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2020, 12:50:37 PM »

Well! There is a bomber frigate from the Mayasuran Navy mod, the Mako. Has two bomb bays on the front and a medium ballistic if I remember correctly, along with burn drive.
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