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Old October 1 2013, 09:06 AM   #28
Robert Comsol
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Re: Space Station Jefferies

MGagen wrote: View Post
Good catch on the cargo doors. Yes, they are an homage to FJ's SFHQ.
IIRC these doors belonged to a sphere in which FJ parked the vessels which is obviously not the case here. For a sphere these doors are sort of inevitable but for the Jefferies pods I have some doubts concerning practicability, once opened these are obstacles to navigate around.

The TOS Enterprise's shuttlebay clamshell doors and those on the AMT model kit of Space Station K-7 were essentially vertical shutters.

When I look at these pods I can't help but think that horizontal shutters would be much more useful from a practical point of view.

Bob
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