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Legendary-Class Superdread WIP 1 by ChroniclesofMan Legendary-Class Superdread WIP 1 by ChroniclesofMan
It's been decided, she's a Superdreadnought. There is no getting around it.

When comparing her to the Archangel-class, I realized that the Archangel's status as a dread is centered around her weighing in at 310 million tons. Legendary's size and weight is easily 510+ million tons (haven't done the math). A jump size by that much (getting close to double) is clearly the status of a Superdread.

This one is going to take a while folks. So bear with me. But there is the latest wip with the Archangel-Class Gun-dreadnought.
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DassKapital Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
So, just a puzzle I have.

Since she has effectively seven turrets to a broad-side over the Archangel's three, even given the caliber difference, how much 'energy' does/do her guns 'put on target' over her little sisters?

Also, given this continued growth in ship sizes, will we see other, smaller, stellar powers opt for 'Torpedo-boats' and 'Long-lance' type stirking weapons as even a glimmer of something to 'hold their own'? ;)

Amazing and fantastic work as always. *Bows*
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ChroniclesofMan Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The real punch is her new experimental weapon. You can see it on the new image. :D
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This one has the hottest MAG drive
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keiku Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
My mind has been blown.
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seventhfleet Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so has mine
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DarthMinime Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
I would then curious to see what a 'construction/shipyard/repair' ship would look in CoM. That would probably be a rather impressive thing to see.

Would it be one massive vessel? Or would it be a lot of littler to intermediate sizes that would latch on like limpets?
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MihoshiK Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
You shortened the nose a bit, and elongated the engine section, right? It's a bit better proportioned now, when looking at all your other ships.
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ChroniclesofMan Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I brought the nose in and actually made it a bit taller. I wanted to link it a bit with the Archangel because those ships are going to be built in tandem now, with Legendary being a revolution for a) Its size and b) Its function as a missle-nought
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MonCappy Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
That is one big ship. In terms of displacement, it is about 5,100 times more massive than a Gerald R. Ford Class aircraft carrier. At that size, this ship could probably store spacecraft of sizes equivalent sizes to the aircraft carrier with ease.

I have a question about those gun turrets. It looks like for this vessel, they aren't mounted on the upper and lower most portions of the ship's hull. Does this mean that there are two sets of turrets mounted starboard and port side? If that is the case, that would make for some very impressive, stomach clenching firepower arrayed against anyone they have in their sights.
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ChroniclesofMan Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed, the turrets are on either side giving it 56 45-inch guns in quads.

Aso for the size, she is pretty damn big. She can support and drop 2 heavy assault ships which are about 800m themselves and are designed for fire support and orbital landings.
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MonCappy Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
Damn, that must be one cavernous hanger bay, then. It might as well be considered a mobile port of sorts if two can fit. What is the width and height of the vessel, by the way?

I have a question about the assault ships now that you mentioned it. What kind of maintenance facilities does the Legendary Class have for maintenance of the assault ships? For instance, does the ship have the equipment on hand to do repairs that would normally require a shipyard, or do they only offer a somewhat more basic level of maintenance?
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ChroniclesofMan Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No. No shipyard level facilities. That would take too much space and equipment, and its not really that big of an addition to ship compared to its size. As for width, I'm still working on it, final specs will be out when they are out.
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LtCWest Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
hmm, I compared it with your older WIP pic.
Am I right in assumeing that its now a tad larger than before and a tad deadlier too with lets say a few extra missile banks?
;)
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heavyneos Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
You ever find it annoying that in open space where there is no gravity ships seem to obey the laws of gravity, have you ever though that your dreadnought could in theory move like a fighter?
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ChroniclesofMan Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That would depend heavily on inertial. Inertia is still alive and functioning well even outside of a gravity well, and I assure you this much mass is going to have ALOT of it, so it might be able to achieve high uni-directional speeds, but it won't be able to juke and "fly" like a fighter at all. That is something to remember as well.
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Misone Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
once you get something that massive moving in space, it takes just as much force to stop it as it took to get it moving in the first place.

Inertia is a separate force from gravity, in fact its harder to alter the flight path of something in zero gravity, cause gravity isn't sapping the objects inertia, so just to throw on the brakes the ship must expend just as much energy to stop as it used to get moving in the first place.
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ChroniclesofMan Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh. Thank you Misone. I think we are echoing each other. But yes as he said (and I said below), you won't be flying like a space fighter with a ship this size. Inertia means that while you can achieve very high single direction speeds, turning is going to exact a GREAT deal of force on a ship.
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