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BKZer0 21 Nov 2008 15:43

Vehicle crew?
 
In follow up to my thread about Tau names, I have another question.

How many troops crew a Tau vehicle?

Piranha Skimmer:
(2 Crew) Pilot & ________?

Hammerhead Gunship:
1, 2, 3 crew? How many, and what positions etc...

I want to know because I want to put names on the side of the ships similar to US Pilots. However, I realized that I have no idea how many people actually sit in these things.

Example of what I want to do.
http://www.michaelmccafferty.com/lowell-p51.jpg

http://blogs.abc.net.au/sa/images/20...12/cockpit.jpg

Thanks in advance.

MonTor 21 Nov 2008 16:04

Re: Vehicle crew?
 
Generally, I would assume

Pilot + gunner
With tanks also having a commander

so piranhas; 2 crew
all tanks; 3 crew

but thats just my opinion

ForbiddenKnowledge 21 Nov 2008 16:05

Re: Vehicle crew?
 
Piranha - Pilot and Gunner.

Devilfish - either pilot, or pilot/gunner and commander

HH - either Pilot and gunner/commander, or pilot, gunner and commander.

Skyray - Pilot and Gunner.

Tetra - 2 Pathfinders - pilot and marker.

I'll have to check IA3 when I get home on the middle two though.

MonTor 21 Nov 2008 16:12

Re: Vehicle crew?
 
Ok,Checked IA3, I was wrong, and forgot the tetra

Tetra; 2 (pilot, co-pilot)
Piranha; 2 (pilot, co-pilot)
Devilfish; 1 (pilot)
Hammerhead; 3 (pilot, co-pilot, and commander)
Skyray; 2 (pilot, gunner)

Is that all or do you want aircraft too?

ForbiddenKnowledge 21 Nov 2008 16:15

Re: Vehicle crew?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mon'Tor
Ok,Checked IA3, I was wrong, and forgot the tetra

Tetra; 2 (pilot, co-pilot)
Piranha; 2 (pilot, co-pilot)
Devilfish; 1 (pilot)
Hammerhead; 3 (pilot, co-pilot, and gunner)
Skyray; 2

Awesome dude, thanks for covering that :)

MonTor 21 Nov 2008 16:19

Re: Vehicle crew?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mon'Tor
Is that all or do you want aircraft too?

sorry, Editing while you replied

BKZer0 21 Nov 2008 16:22

Re: Vehicle crew?
 
aircraft would be great too. Might as well get everything in case I buy one some day.

Thanks again.

MonTor 21 Nov 2008 16:33

Re: Vehicle crew?
 
ok, here you go;-

Barracuda; 1 (pilot)
Tigershark; 2 (pilot, co-pilot)
Orca; 3 (pilot and 2 operators)
Manta; 8 (unspecified)

all from IA;3

BKZer0 21 Nov 2008 16:42

Re: Vehicle crew?
 
Ok. I assume all the aircraft would be operated by members of the air caste. The rest tanks etc... would be operated by the fire caste.

Now, next question, what rank would tank pilots and commanders have? I don't think the commander would hold the rank of Shas'O, that seems too high. So what would they be?

MonTor 21 Nov 2008 17:43

Re: Vehicle crew?
 
Hmm, this is a little harder,

yes aircraft are piloted by the Kor (Air caste)
and ground vehicles by the Shas (Fire caste),

although I believe the 'operators' onboard an Orca are fire caste

I believe that co pilots are usually Shas/Kor'la
Pilots are Shas/Kor'ui
Commanders are therefore Shas/Kor'vre?

although each could be a rank higher in veteran or command vehicles

(Shas'el in tactical/strategic command while the Shas'o (other Shas'el's) trouble-shoots in his battlesuit?)

for Battlestar Galactica fans, Kor'vre would be the usual tau rank for the C.A.G.?

this is how I have worked this for my fluff.

hope this helps.


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