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HDS-47 Starmaster V by ChroniclesofMan HDS-47 Starmaster V by ChroniclesofMan
A design by Lawson Aeronautics, the HDS-47 Starmaster is the alliance standard heavy dropship. Carried on everything from battlecruisers to landing ships, these massive haulers are capable of a relatively slow speed of Mach 3 and are limited to near-planet operations, with their fusion cores needed relatively regular reaction mass refueling.
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RichTheWolf257 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This thing reminds me of the Valkyrie Shuttle from AVATAR. Pretty Cool!
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SplinteredMatt Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Student General Artist
God, I wish I designed that :) Nice work!
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Wisky-08 Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
Nice!
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Afterskies Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Recommend: Folding wings.
'Cuz the Navy loves folding wings.
Because they give you a ridiculously large amount of space.
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ChroniclesofMan Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its got em. Just not well illustrated here. And yeah, we navy folk do love our folding wings.
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Afterskies Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Most good, Josh, most good.
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The-Colonel-382 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
Most Impressive. :)
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Tuskin38 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
Pretty badass
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MightyBOBcnc Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
Awesome as always.
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darkelf2x1 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
How does it deal with re-entry friction?
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ChroniclesofMan Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Counter-Gravity Re-Entry Buffers and if push comes to shove, its hull is strong enough to withstand it on its own.
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scifibug Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
Nice to see the Navy got the space business instead of the Air Force. Must require a HUGE hanger. Would this be the Aliensverse version of the C-2A Greyhound?
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ChroniclesofMan Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Battlecruisers carry 3 of them (a standard Alliance battlecruiser has 46 acres of flight deck space internally and plenty of stowage for the 3 starmasters, 4 corvettes, 2 frigates, and 20 skyhawk/warhawks it carries)
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Tounushi Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
Size of a C-5?
Carrying capacity would be a company of infantry or an armored/mechanized platoon with support elements?


I'm personally thinking of making a landing craft of similar size class, but more like a carry-all from C&C, with an interchangeable cargo pod. The craft gets into the atmosphere, touches down and detaches the pod, then GTFO. The pod could also serve as a base or shelter for a landing force.
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ChroniclesofMan Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In the case of this craft, its used much like the globe-master. It can do low-atmosphere air insertion (paratroopers), touch and go cargo delivery, or straight up landing and drop. The large doors (and multiple doors at that) provide ample/easy egress.
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timberfox15 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
thats a super cool dropship. you keep suprising me with all those great designes.
is there any change that there is a civilian version of it?
seeing how darn well the designe is for big hauling cargo.
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Stdhm Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love it you are inspiring
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Jetfreak-7 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
Ah, getting the C-17 vibe here. Great work!
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XRaiderV1 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
flight environment?

eg air, space, etc?

nice work.
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Messenger-Of-Chaos Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's a C-17 Globemaster on steroids! :D
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ChroniclesofMan Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, the base I am stationed to has them lifting off every day so I'm kind of biased. :D
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Hummakavuula Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
Love this ! :)
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ChroniclesofMan Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks mate!
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starlightdraik Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
How many can it carry pilot and other crew added?
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ChroniclesofMan Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll get the specs up at some point this evening, but crew is usually pilot, copilot and loading crew.
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AlastorZingari Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
Oooh I love the look of this. There going to be various versions of it? Like how the C-130 has the AC-130, DC-130, and so on?
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ChroniclesofMan Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
To a degree, there is no real need for a gunship version for this craft. it already carries sufficient defensive weaponry (6 dual gun 20-mm chain guns and 2 racks of light missiles) and the gunship role really falls more to the warhawk/skyhawk.
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AlastorZingari Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
I had momentarily forgotten about the Skyhawk, though I did notice the six mounted weapons on the Starmaster. Though now that I think of it, my reference to the DC-130 does remind me of a subject I've been wondering about.

How is recon preformed in the chronicles of man? You've established that there are no fighters, so are there dedicated small scale recon ships that are used to preform front line recon or are drones utilized, or do you have another method all together in mind?
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ChroniclesofMan Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well, most ships short of destroyers and light cruisers (so heavy cruisers and up) carry at least one (and often many more than one) corvette. These corvettes work like scout planes on WWII warships, launched from the hull and sent out on "scouting" missions. There are also light weight/shorter ranged recon drones, but a corvette can actually travel to another system, scout, and report back.

Surface scouting would be done by a combination of high altitude scans by AWACS type craft (variants of the warhorse (yet re-designed)) and the faster recon craft like the Warhawk/Skyhawk.
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AlastorZingari Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
*nods* thank you, you have satisfied quite a bit of curiosity.
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ChroniclesofMan Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I try to think everything out mate. :D
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AlastorZingari Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
Another quick question, which such a large naval background to the story, are the traditions of naming ships after older ones, and states still in existence? For example, having an ANS North Carolina, being named after the USS North Carolina (BB-55), or with the expansion into space has tradition turned more towards naming after places off of Earth?

If you can't tell I've become rather intently interested in CoM.
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ChroniclesofMan Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very much so. The concept I am working on right now is comprised of ships called the Akagi, Yorktown, Enterprise, Ranger, and Ark Royal. I let you guess what it is ;)
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