Sensor drones could also be used as a decoy. If they are designed and equipped with additional reflective surfaces or fixtures they can made to appear as a full size ship to active sensors. Also, if strong enough, their radiated signature may appear to be the same as a regular ship.
As I noted in a previous post, I re-designed the missiles to increase their velocity. I only did this with the French, German, and American missiles as these are the ones being used by the main combatants in Human Space. Those used by the Kaefers only had their velocity increased instead of being completely re-designed. As far as I know design information for the Kaefer's has never been released, though there has been some additional in later books.
The following tables have the revised statistics for the American (Federation) SIM-14, French (Panthari Imperium)Ritage 2, and the German (Domain) SR-10, and Donnerwetter missiles. The formula for the volume of a missile bay is (diameter)x(length)x2x(number of missiles per bay)meters cubed The surface area of the exit port for a missile is (diameterx2)meters squared. All missiles are considered to be cylinders.
Dimensions and velocity
|Missile||Bay Volume||# per Bay|