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Daniel Butler
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I know there are Naval aviators; my point was only that both ships in the ocean and ships at sea are necessarily long-range, large structures which have living quarters, lounge areas, galleys, etc. whereas planes are very short term - depending on in-flight refueling, what, a day at the most? Not meant for permanent habitation. If a spacecraft is called a 'fighter' that's meant for more than a few hours of operation I'd call it a gunboat or something instead.
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Reverend
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Not all conventions of designation survive common usage over the passage of time. I doubt very much Starfleet would have anything called a gunboat.
Regardless, it's a topic for a different thread.

Anyway, here's the chart. You should be able to see the respective window sizes.
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To put things in perspective, it's worth remembering that the Nenebek (on which the smaller cockpit is based) was only 3.5 - 4m including the aft section, so the canopy itself is tiny compared to that of a runabout.

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MinutiaeMan
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I happen to have those files still hanging around. Thank goodness for Flare Upload!

The 1701-D shuttlebay: I forget who did this one. But it's kinda funny to think that such a huge ship still can't hold runabouts very well. [Wink]

The Federation attack fighter cockpit: This is one that I did; I can't find the measurement that I ended up with for the length, though.

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B.J.
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quote:
Originally posted by MinutiaeMan:
The Federation attack fighter cockpit: This is one that I did; I can't find the measurement that I ended up with for the length, though.

Your search-fu is poor, MM-san.

Oh, and here is another old comparison.

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Reverend
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I suspected it was more likely in the 12-18m area rather than to commonly accepted 25m. Bernd, get your arse in here! [Wink]

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