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Glossary of Armada slang & abbreviations

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Added FLGS, LGS, OP, TRC, RAW, RAI, Edsel-Blerg Theory (EDIT: and MOV).

 

Cheri isn't happening anytime soon, unless you somehow convince people to start using it in the forums :D

 

(remember, I'm not deciding what things should be called, only recording observed usage)

Edited by DiabloAzul

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That uhh. Can some one explain that?

 

Essentially, in Civilian terms...  Putting your Squadrons out the front so they can actively "Catch" the enemy before they get within range.  

In military terms, that'd be a BARCAP (Barrier Combat Air Patrol)

Its basically the idea of having a roving patrol of friendly aircraft that, because it is out and actively on patrol, is able to respond MUCH quicker to enemy threats, rather than having to get ready, launch, and then approach, because they're already airborne and between you and the anticipated enemy direction of approach.

 

The aircraft for response rather than active patrol instead, are referred to as Ready-Fives, as that's how long it takes them to launch - which, based on radar detection ranges and potential speed of incoming enemy aircraft (or missiles!) might leave them still on the deck by the time its too late.

That's about as quick and dirty of an explanation I can make, but for a FULL Breakdown of the TYPES of CAP that militaries use, refer:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Combat_air_patrol

Edited by Drasnighta

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Well, I recieved all my CAP knowledge from Battlestar Galactica...;)   Adama was always very concerned about keeping the combat air patrol out and about so the capital ships didn't get caught unawares. 

 

(Which, taking into acount the above posters much more realistic response, is why I never quite took to the rule that an Armada fleet could have no more than 1/3 of points spent on squadrons, but could spend zero if it wanted to.  No CAP?  Who sends out a Star Destroyer with zero TIE fighters?)   

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Well, I recieved all my CAP knowledge from Battlestar Galactica... ;)   Adama was always very concerned about keeping the combat air patrol out and about so the capital ships didn't get caught unawares. 

 

(Which, taking into acount the above posters much more realistic response, is why I never quite took to the rule that an Armada fleet could have no more than 1/3 of points spent on squadrons, but could spend zero if it wanted to.  No CAP?  Who sends out a Star Destroyer with zero TIE fighters?)   

 

Because the other side of it, is constantly rotating, launching, recovering, repairing, maintaining, and feeding flight crews and mainteance hands and deck crews is expensive and exhausting.

 

If you overload on fighters before anything else, you're shooting yourself in the foot...

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