Just asking for opinions ... In most sci-fi universes space ships are primarily protected by energy or force fields/shields. But they also have a hull. Do you think a space battleship should have an armored hull in addition to the shields? Or maybe, there should only be armor and no shields at all? Should mass be considered an issue? Some sci-fi universes have devices to nullify inertia, in other universes it's not explictely mentioned but inertia just doesn't seem to be a problem. So mass would be irrelevant, and space battleships could have many feet strong armor layers? Let me know what you think Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! Also, weapon types and the types of armor needed to protect against.