Re: Dreadnought-Class Production Line (Spoilers?)
In a way, it makes sense to have your troop debarkation craft housed near where your troops live, leaving the secondary hull bay for standard shuttles and fighters.
I suppose the only reason for having hull cut-outs at all is because you want more edge real estate, and the only logical reason for that is to have either more windows or more doors.
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