External Pylons

I would like to see a new section of Outfitting called "Exterior Pylons." These would function as follows:

- Pylons would be externally mounted, single use tanks or weapons. A fuel tank pylon, for example, would detach from the hull once the fuel is expended, ejecting the tank.

- Exterior Pylons would add purpose to the many extraneous find, wings, and spoilers that many ships have, without requiring any modeling work for the base ships. The pylons would magnetically attach and detach when their payload is expended.

- Large missiles could be equipped via pylons. These would be high-risk, high-reward weapons; extremely powerful, but since they are externally mounted, if they are hit by enemy fire, they could detonate right by your hull.

- Pylon payloads would have their own power source and thus not need much reactor power (if any), but they would add weight to the ship, possibly beyond the manufacturer-recommended maximum hull limits.

- Supercruise capable missiles and torpedos could be implemented this way.

- There could be a large spectrum of pylon size classes, but each base ship would have a maximum base pylon size.

Thoughts?
 

dxm55

Banned
I would like to see a new section of Outfitting called "Exterior Pylons." These would function as follows:

- Pylons would be externally mounted, single use tanks or weapons. A fuel tank pylon, for example, would detach from the hull once the fuel is expended, ejecting the tank.

- Exterior Pylons would add purpose to the many extraneous find, wings, and spoilers that many ships have, without requiring any modeling work for the base ships. The pylons would magnetically attach and detach when their payload is expended.

- Large missiles could be equipped via pylons. These would be high-risk, high-reward weapons; extremely powerful, but since they are externally mounted, if they are hit by enemy fire, they could detonate right by your hull.

- Pylon payloads would have their own power source and thus not need much reactor power (if any), but they would add weight to the ship, possibly beyond the manufacturer-recommended maximum hull limits.

- Supercruise capable missiles and torpedos could be implemented this way.

- There could be a large spectrum of pylon size classes, but each base ship would have a maximum base pylon size.

Thoughts?

I support this.
Except maybe for Supercruise missiles and torps.
That would negate Interdiction, wouldn't it?
 
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