I keep repeating if you use a single missile the payload will teleport.
Its easily verifiable ...if you use a small 97tonner or so the nuke will explode inside the target ship and the inside will glow without harming the exterior armor. NO BLACK ARMOR WHATSOEVER. How *DID* the target get heated from the inside ?
I just repeated some tests again with a NFP warhead, some results as ever.
1 missile = deals damage at any range and flak at missile origin. More than 1 missile = no damage.
gee I wonder what happens if a laser or semi-sandblaster tracks across its surface?
The actual missile I have on my side has thick aramid fiber frontal armour, and the engines survive long enough to get in range. Outruns many point defence weapons, but 1GT of nukes already does decent damage at 1Mm range, it's just that 100km away is more preferable My alternate, more sane one has 1 engine with 6.5gs of thrust, 18km/s dV