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One very interesting thing about LOGH armor is its obviously extreme resistance to heat. Even debris (i.e. no possibility of it being shielded) can survive in close proximity to the Amritsar star, completely unaffected. Of course, the mere fact that said ships can have a full on fleet battle in close orbit of said star and no one comments on it being remotely dangerous or out of the ordinary is a refreshing change for sci-fi, indicating that the energy absorbed by each ship's shields is simply not enough to overcome the rate at which said shields can dispose of said heat. Vympel 11:49, 20 January 2012 (UTC)

True, although conversely we also have the example of Hameln II which had hull blistering and melting from its free-fall towards a star. Though given the lack of concrete numbers for either star or how close ships got, it is difficult to do any calculation. As a side note, if you look at the Tristan entry's discussion page, there is a bit where the FFC mentions the Tristan having something like a refrigeration laser cooling device at its rear (that whitish round thing). Iracundus 12:20, 20 January 2012 (UTC)
Yeah - of course Hameln II was a sorta clapped out old destroyer, and given its state it probably had no shields. Still, the blistering seemed pretty superficial, given the ease with which the ship was repaired. For all we know it was just the paintjob. Re: the Tristan, it looks like the Beowulf has two smaller ones. Though they probably serve a different function. Vympel 12:34, 20 January 2012 (UTC)
Actually from my quick skim of Beowulf in the FFC, they serve the same function. It was basically a design decision of 1 big system against 2 smaller systems. Unclear which if any proved superior in the end. Iracundus 12:39, 20 January 2012 (UTC)
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