Anyway here's a real gem.
This one is just target practice to get you warmed up.I followed this thread for quite a while now and do not want to really get involved, I just wanted to say two things about these Star Wars numbers and data that is thrown around here.
There is a calculation about the power of ISD turbo lasers according to the fact that they totally evaporate asteroids in ESB.
Am I the only one here thinking that those asteroids evaporate because George Lucas and his team didn't have the tech (how ironic) to make the destruction look more realistic? Something going PEW and then being not there any more is quite easy, asteroid parts exploding, flying in different directions, interacting/colliding with each other was not so easy in the old days.
Therefore, I find those calculations to prove the firepower of ISDs highly debatable.
Someone linked to a site where people had this STAR WARS VS STAR TREK comparison. Okay, it was impressive, so high numbers on the Star Wars side!
Now, just one thing. There was a mention of Boba Fetts Slave I firing kiloton blasts at 480rpm. That means...I can't emphasise this enough. This means hiroshima scale destruction AND MORE in every second of shooting!
And his funny sonic charges do even higher damage, according to those charts. Boy, I have to keep my Capslock away, although it is tempting.
In the movie sequence (and those are, it seems, are very important for this stuff to star wars fans) where Slave I is after Obi-Wan in one of the newer movies, hunting it with sonic charges and blasters and whatnot - does it fething look like those blasts were 1,000,000 times as big as Hiroshima bomb explosion?* NO! NO WAY! If every little bomb of Slave I had this firepower, the whole fething asteroid field they were flying through would have been blasted away in all directions and those puny little ships, slave I and obi-wans space scooter would have been flung away like toys, because Boba Fett was apparently firing megaton blasts that detonated a few hundred meters away from his ship.
There are more cases of contradictory evidence. Reactors of big starships are supposed to be in the tera-giga-whatnot scale. In the movies, when they explode, there is just a little "Pop" compared to what should happen when one of these reactors is destroyed and the energy (and the munition of all the gigaton weapons) is set free.
The whole space area and a few near planets would be engulfed in the explosion.
My final statement is: Star Wars numbers and Star Wars movies are VERY inconsistent, therefore I personally politely refuse to accept any "facts" posted here about Star Wars technology and firepower as true and real.
(I'm not on the side of 40k here. I'm on no side. It's just that Star Wars and those "OMG TERAGIGAPOWATON" numbers get the engineer in me steamed up.)
* Hiroshima bomb: 13 kilotons
seismic charge mines: 12.000.000 kilotons
NOTE: The thread is locked due to my 'heated' comments to others but may be reopened.