This design was originally inspired by a quick drawing of a P.F. Sloan-Class escort from Traveller. I picked up a set of GURPS Traveller books over the years, mostly as reference texts (and in general GURPS books are very good reference books), and I saw one of these ships as an unnamed escort in one… Continue reading Sketches – Ibizan Ships
Iris doors? Oh, they're very shiny, very high tech. Nothing says "future tech" more than an iris door. But you really don't see them on spaceships anymore. What's the problem with iris doors? Well, a couple of things. First off, they're complex pieces of hardware. Ever see one with the maintenance panels off? That's a… Continue reading Iris doors: Who approved these?
While many people state that space is not an ocean (and they're admittedly right once you look at it), that didn't mean that a lot of good ideas didn't cross over from naval ships to space ships. When travel (and commerce) finally came to the stars in force, a lot of the old safety requirements… Continue reading Emergency Ship Data Recorders