Spaceship flotilla

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A flotilla (plural flotillae) is a spaceship composed of a number of smaller interacting spaceships. Often one or more of these is not a true spaceship (e.g. an overweight spaceship) and could not survive without the support of the others; those ships are said to be escorted by the true ships.

Example

In the following example, a long overweight spaceship is being escorted by two heavyweight escorts; most of the 10-bit spark that would make it unstable is suppressed by the HWSSes, except for two cells that dissipate harmlessly.

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Standard spaceship flotillae

There are 42 flotillae of two standard spaceships (lightweight, middleweight and heavyweight); 39 of these are actual spaceships, while 3 are pseudo-spaceships.

  • 1 LWSS on LWSS (a pseudo-spaceship)
  • 3 LWSS on MWSS
  • 8 LWSS on HWSS (including 1 pseudo-spaceship)
  • 5 MWSS on MWSS
  • 15 MWSS on HWSS
  • 10 HWSS on HWSS (including 1 pseudo-spaceship)

Further flotillae involving sidecars, pushalongs, x66s and Coe ships exist.

External links

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LWSS on MWSS

LWSS on HWSS

MWSS on MWSS

MWSS on HWSS

HWSS on HWSS