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Destroyer25

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#1 11 years ago

I was wondering if anyone could give me a good answer to my question.

Why the fuck are shield generators always on the outside of the ship, and why the fuck are they not protected by the shield.




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#2 11 years ago

I would imagine because the field would need to be generated around the ship from the outside or at least the emitters would need to be on the haul of a ship. For the most part the shield would be effective accept for the area around the actual emitters/generators. If one was to be damaged or destroyed, you'd want the force of the explosion to be directed toward space with your haul acting as a shield. If the generator was to overload inside the ship that could cause more damage or worse. Think of the planet earth and our magnetic field - we are most vulnerable at our poles where the field is generated. Star Trek does the same thing. The generators are on the haul, but this has to do with the haul plating/armor too, which can interfere with a good shield generating field. I'm not sure how the Star Wars universe does it, but in the Star Trek Universe (much like how our planet does it) the shield will over lap (bloat) to protect the emitters/generators when contact is made by enemy fire or debree...course this is only effective as long as the energy discharge is not consistent or more powerful than the shields.




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#3 11 years ago

Makes a lil more sense now, thanks.




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#4 11 years ago

Probably all horsesh't, but sounds reasonable...and if/when we as humans ever develop real magnetic-type shielding I suspect it would be modeled after our planet...which Gene and George has done with their fictional universes.;)




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#5 11 years ago

huh? Shield generators are inside of the shield to be honest. The thing was, that rebels tended to specialise on trench follow flying which made them hard to hit if they got beyond the shields and allowed them to wreck havoc on the ship infrastructure - including shield domes.

those are most likely on the hull to be able to generate the shield without interference.

But in the end SW shielding doesn't make that much sense. If you have shields, you'll want them to be as close to the hull as possible, which SW shields definitely are not.

Also it makes quite a lot of sense to keep shield generators on the hull.

Think of a tiered defense. Shields, multiple vacuum layers of armor etc. Sort of an onion. And if the shields burn out, you don't need the generator any more.




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#6 11 years ago

I thought it was funny how the shield generator for the rebel base on Hoth was outside of the shield.

Having the generator inside the shield would make The Battle of Hoth more boring, though.




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#7 11 years ago

Because it makes for interesting fighter scenes.




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#8 11 years ago

:agreed

Otherwise they would probably be on the inside =p


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#9 11 years ago

The shield for the trade federation capital ships are on the inside...go episode one!




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#10 11 years ago

:agreed

Trade Federation were the only smart designers of ships =p


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