The use of special modules seriously weakens the protection of the ship. The damage level for targets with a small signature radius is still different, how many modules you don’t put. Heavy missiles replace light ones at the cost of DPS loss per battle. Therefore, I conclude that in battles where there are small targets, it is more profitable to use only light missiles. And where there are ONLY large targets, you can use heavy missiles. But you can use and light missiles. The existing system for calculating the damage level is ALMOST correct. But it does not take into account that if the ship has a bonus on the speed of missiles, then a heavy missile explodes right on the target’s shield. 1 mm from the shield. And the whole explosion falls on the shield. It would be worthwhile to find out from real military scientists how quickly and strongly large volumes of explosives explode. The calculation of the blast wave is not entirely correct, the explosion of a large volume of explosives that occurs directly on the shield should be considered at full strength. No one computer should affect this. Another thing is if the ship does not have a bonus on the speed of missiles. Too many conventions. I will try to give an example.
As calculated now. An explosive barrel explodes right next to the house. But the house does not receive damage, because the volume and radius of the entire blast wave is 20 square kilometers. At the house a wall burns a little. But the barrel is nearby! We have many ships with missile speed bonuses. But this speed is simply the speed of delivery, affecting only the time to hit. It seems to have too little effect on the level of damage.
Heavy missiles are a set of conditional restrictions. And here we deceived ourselves.
We can conclude that in heavy missiles they hit the target worse. But with the ship’s bonuses for speed, their speed of HM is more than 2 two times more than speed of LM. That is, they definitely reach this ship or very close. And they have more explosives, the explosion is stronger. The radius of the explosion should not have such an effect if hit accurately.
It would be worthwhile to think about the fact that missiles at such a speed can break through the shield. After all, ballistic and hybrid shells that have less weight pierce shields of small strength. Especially with a powerful explosion.
Why even count the radius if 20 kilograms of explosives went through a weak shield and armor and exploded right in the pilot’s capsule? Plz think about it.
Traditionally, I apologize for the bad English.