Re: Starship Size Argument™ thread
That's like saying that because a 747 can haul some freight that you don't need or want cargo versions of the plane san passengers. You could do it, but its not optimized for either. It's why every time they try to make an all-service fighter the thing always ends up compromised up the wazoo and expensive as Hell.
I do think there'd be some awfully big differences between aircraft and spaceships with transporters that would never be required to land.
There'd likely be some things you can do that aren't practical with aircraft.
In universe that is.
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