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Not to mention that ship had a very good railgun, so no sense in packing MIRVs in the first place...
Maybe it's worth it to overcome that, but doing so is very costly (energy-wise).
I've already done some rough calculations of terminal velocity for the warheads and have more than enough free time to waste brain cells on the thought experiment.
"Science guys", like Grognards, expect to be taken seriously and they're so basically wrong often enough, that why should an author even bother?
Your preferred simulation has 8 warheads accelerating using fuel on the final approach. So I think you should check yourself before making pronouncements of "bad science". The science fiction here is fine. I think the only real critique is too much air drag on the launch rocket. It's not streamlined, it's made to look spaceship kewl.
How do you know it didn't need to be armored to protect the warheads? Nothing did shoot at the incoming MIRV launcher, but something could have. AFAIAC it's reasonable to hand wave that this thing was ruggedized for one time, "must not fail" use.
That's false. The missile needs to go as fast as possible to minimize the chance of enemies shooting it down. The ship just dropped out of warp and wasn't going fast. It might be a good idea to release the missile before coming out of warp, but I bet the accuracy of ending warp is not guaranteed. Also, that missile may have need to have been launched under any possible contingency. If you were expecting your ship to "throw" it and something got in the way of that, you'd have a problem. So again, "must not fail".
Ten. Freeze the frame, there's a full frontal view that shows it quite clearly.
Uno could probably make you deader...
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