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what would a skyship/airship/spaceship need to keep itself going for months at a time?
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>>44602007
That's a vague question which could have a number of answers depending on what you meant.

>power source/engine
>form of propulsion, which in most cases will require the above
>food supplies
>fuel supplies (if the engine needs fuel)
>ammo supplies
etc. etc.

Food could be dealt with by having it be unmanned. Ammo and potential mechanical failures (for example, failure of one of the engines) could be dealt with by having some sort of onboard manufactorum that can create parts using basic materials the ship gathers or keeps onboard. Power source...there are a lot of options when it comes to power sources. Could have a nuclear reactor, or if your setting is in the far future, a compact fusion reactor.

I think at this point though I'm just describing a Von Neumann probe.
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>>44602007
An insane amount of power. And according to calculations, the helicarrier from Avengers would strip the land below it if it ever got below a certain altitude.
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>>44602080
the helicarrier from Avengers would strip the land below it if it ever got below a certain altitude.
That implies that they completely fuck up migratory birds, air currents, and air traffic.
Geez, thanks UN.
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>>44602080
Fuck the landing strip, the fighter jets, gun emplacements, all that crap.

Just build a giant platform with 50 engines strapped to the bottom of it. Use 4 of them for propulsion and manoeuvring, and then when you find the enemy, get above them at low altitude, flick a switch and turn on the other 46.

Weapon of mass fucking destruction right there.
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A REALLY good reason to not just sit on the land or water
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>>44602007
Magic. That thing is not physically possible.
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>>44602428
What thing - OP is asking for general supplies needed for continual operation of a air/space ship.

Not explicitly the damn lego helicarriers.
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>>44602257
Good ol' Kzinti lesson.
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>>44602007
Fusion core

Applied Phlebotinum

Unobtanium ring

A lot of mice in a lot of wheels

Hollow girders filled with vacuum

Antihiggs vortex

Warp drain aperture

Everybody jump up at the same time - all the time
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Snacks.
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>>44602007
A brief answer would be to have a look at modern aircraft carriers and submarines that can and do operate on their own for extended periods of time.

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs would also be handy, assuming it's man operated: Food, Air, Water, Environment...
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>>44602063
A solar-powered zeppelin sounds like the most efficient vehicle for this task. It could even be unmanned like >>44602063 mentioned, but f you need a crew then you should be able to fit a few people in there with some food and water rations.
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>>44602787

Its been known to be forgotten from time to time.
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>>44602007
Support/Supply vessels.

You don't operate a carrier-like vehicle 'alone', it's part of a small group.
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