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Alloy vs metal

#1
At a bonus of only 90 HP and 2 Armor, at the expense of 8X more weight (!) why would I ever use Metal, unless I need armor in a compact space? I can easily layer 4m of alloy, and it'll be half the weight of metal at the bonus of much more HP and armor per weight.
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#2
Because metal still costs the same, so if weight isn't a concern (or as much of a concern, for example with ships, where you can probably get away with 2 or even 1 alloy then the rest of the wall as metal without any serious issues), it is still a stronger option in all aspects.

Alloy nowdays is a fairly tempting trade-off however, especially for air units where using alloy instead of metal means you need a fair amount less lift to stay airborne, meaning you can use less lift systems or have overall thicker plating.
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#3
Or you could look at it that metal has 25% more HP and 15% more armour for the same cost. Use alloy when you need lightness or bouyancy or the dubious advantage of low radar return, else why would you *not* use metal?
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#4
Completely forgot about cost. Makes sense though.
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