Well I managed to get the new material's working. Below is a 9GW Laser I developed by fiddling around with a 10 GW laser I got from somewhere crossed with the base attributes of the examples on the first page.<snip>
Your first frequency doubler is still only at 63% in those pictures; you can optimize the efficiency a bit more if you want.
Duh! How did I miss that, thanks for pointing out my error, caught that on other LASERS and miss-adjusted that one. After a few tweaks to the doubler I got the one on the left, the comparison is with the one above. Fully viable at 1000km, I just have them set at 250km range for testing purposes.
Well I managed to get the new material's working. Below is a 9GW Laser I developed by fiddling around with a 10 GW laser I got from somewhere crossed with the base attributes of the examples on the first page.
I am having a crash to desktop that occurs upon detonation of the nuclear warheads on a missile that uses external fuel tanks for added range and is armed with both nuclear and flak warheads to act as a NEFP.
Did you include the increased mass in radiators (assuming the use of minimum weight Amorphous Carbon radiators) that comes from dropping the outlet temperature to 1000 Kelvin from the 2400+ Kelvin that is so common in everyone else's reactors? Because if you didn't, you should check and see if the decreased radiator efficiency of your designs makes them ultimately less effective than the reactor apophys created in terms of weight and cost.
Okay, I see what you mean with regard to radiator mass. I did manage to modify the heavier reactor into a slightly better version of the 40.1 GW design.
Have you tried building ships with your reactors? I suspect not....
I don't know how to say this in a nice way, so I'm going to tell you straight - your reactors are not even mediocre, they're awful. When the stock reactors are plain better than your designs, you know you're doing it wrong.
Use 5+ Apophys 25GW if you need a fuckload of power. Much more efficient, power/weight/cost wise. And that's not even counting the saved radiator cost/mass. If you want to be a hipster and can't use apophys designs, my Maxima series of reactors have received the Apophys Seal of Approval
My only intention with these two reactors was to make ones with lower mass, lower cost, and more power output than the one apophys posted back on page 16 of this thread.
The reactor in that post has the following power, mass, and cost. Power: 40.1 GW, Mass: 75.0 kt, Cost: 207 Mc.
Let's compare it to the reactors I posted above. Power: 52.9 GW, Mass: 5.44 kt, Cost: 25.2 Mc Power: 70.9 GW, Mass: 60.5 kt, Cost: 169 Mc
As such I achieved the limited goals I was aiming for. Still thank you for taking the time to do a critical analysis.
warhead is 4 sets 50kg osmium frags, behind them were 19x125t pocket nukes pretty bog standard 1t missile really
I tried out a variation of your NEFP warhead layout and it did the following damage to a stock gunship. The whole side of the Reactor and Engine compartment has been ripped away, destroyed everything inside it aft of the rad shield and left an exit hole out the far side of the hit.
nate2010, you can use the F12 key in game to take screenshots via Steam. When you exit the game a window will come of asking you if you want to upload the images to Steam or save them to your hard drive. That way you don't have to snap photos of your monitor in order to share game images.