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Old December 12th, 2013, 10:57 PM   #335
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Default Re: CG Galactica

My take on it was that due to some reasons of design efficiency related to scale(based on colonial technology), a single Battlestar provided the colonies more bang for the buck than a Battle-group with a myriad of ship types. Perhaps for a given amount of flying tonnage its more cost effective to produce one big version of each ship system (drives, life support, controls, etc..) rather than many smaller version of each of those.
The Battlestar is a carrier, a battleship, and should be capable of supporting several thousand troops for ground operations. The sheer bulk of the Battlestar is its protection once ships slip past the fighters.
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