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From:     "Thomas O. Magann Jr." <tomjr@???.com>
Date:     Wed, 19 Jun 96 07:41:46 PDT
Subject:  Re: More on Air Consumption...
>	The numbers I got when I wrote my page are *way* different.
>When I first finished the calculations, I thought I was way off, but
>then I talked to my friend (who's in the Navy, on a submarine), and he
>said that they *looked* about right.  They're probably off a bit because
>I didn't take into account cooking fires and lanterns and so on.

you also didn't take into account the reduced air pressure. I assume your
calculations were based on  sea level pressures. air thins as the altitude
increases. Eventually this thinning would stop in a SJ based system, but the
reduced pressure would also make for a reduced amount of oxegen, and a need
for a rather higher air consumption.

Also, even wih the ship moving at SJ speeds the crew will be anything but
inactive. In addition to the normal maintainence a ship requires, and certain
basic jobs that always need to be done, there's a far amount of make work so
hat the ship's crew isn't idle. Idle crews mutiny far more than active and
busy crews. Marines and weapon crews also need to drill to keep their edge
and their combat readyness. All this uses more air.

Which still doesn't account for all the differences in the numbers, but
certainly brings them closer than they currently seem to be. Air pressure
alone could well reduce the ration from  the 10:1 given to about 5:1 (ration
betwen RW figures, and the game stats.

Also, every bit of trash and garbage thrown over the side, and every missle
shot at another ship will take a bit air along with it as it leaves the
ship's air envelope further reducing the amount of usable air.

Thank You For Your Time,

Thomas O Magann Jr
http://www.sfo.com/~tomjr/

<tomjr@???.com> or my back-up: <TMagann@???.com>




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SubjectFromDate (UTC)
More on Air Consumption...    Leroy Van Camp III    19 Jun 1996 04:01:43
Re: More on Air Consumption...    Eugene Shumu1insky    19 Jun 1996 13:45:17
Re: More on Air Consumption...    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    19 Jun 1996 14:41:46
Re: More on Air Consumption...    Eugene Shumu1insky    19 Jun 1996 17:40:31
Re: More on Air Consumption...    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    19 Jun 1996 17:52:19
Re: More on Air Consumption...    Deviant    19 Jun 1996 20:24:19
Re: More on Air Consumption...    Eugene Shumu1insky    19 Jun 1996 18:43:19
Re: More on Air Consumption...    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    19 Jun 1996 19:14:22
Re: More on Air Consumption...    Russ 'Argel' LeBar    19 Jun 1996 19:47:07
Re: More on Air Consumption...    Don Weis    28 Jun 1996 02:41:09
Re: More on Air Consumption...    Thomas O. Magann Jr.    28 Jun 1996 02:58:05

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