When I read the specs I had a challenge on my hands and at the same time had an idea how to proceed – I was inspired by the Prometheus from the new BSG, and worked from that.
The hard part was to make the ship look workable; it does not have Star Trek magical technology; so I went into how to make her work. The front areas are mass airlocks for the transfer and retrieval of subordinate craft and under the nose lays the launch rack for fighters, from there it evolved into this, which I am very proud of.
’s reaction showed I had got what was needed – something intimidating, bulky, strong, powerful and functional – that was great news! BTW check out his page when you can - full of good stuff!
Well love to hear your thoughts – and below are the specs of this impressive ship.
Name: Iwo Jima-class heavy assault ship
Origin: Terran Federation/Stellar Combat Command
Manufacturer: L3 Naval Construction Complex, Lagrange Point 3, Earth orbit
Type: Interstellar heavy assault ship/troop carrier
Control System: Bridge w/screen control stations
Length: 620 meters
Width: 212 meters
Main Drive: 4 x 1.8 GW
Secondary Powerplant: 2 x 10000 KW
Main Thrusters: 3 x Thermonuclear Fusion Engines
Acceleration: 3.2 g/1.5 light years per minute
Onboard Sensors: ECM, ECCM, fire control radar, hyperspatial distortion detectors, infrared/ultraviolet, lidar, low-light, magnetometer, microwaves, motion detectors, radcounter, search radar, telescope
Fixed Armament: 16 x PD laser turrets, 4 x long-range anti-ship missile launchers, 4 x long-range anti-ship laser cannons
Additional Armament/Compliment: 540 crew, 70 officers; 5,000 troops (Terrestrial Combat Command forces); 56 starfighter pilots, 76 support craft pilots; 48 tanks, 96 armored vehicles, 236 artillery pieces, 596 powered augmentation armor suits, 24 starfighters, 24 drop-ships, 4 shuttles, 4 transports
Defensive Systems: Screen deflectors, PD laser turrets
Equipment: 1 x launch rack system, 8 x drop-ship deployment racks, artificial gravity system, escape pod system, interstellar communication system, satellite uplink, hangars (4; 2 for drop-ships, 1 for starfighters, 1 for shuttles and transports), hyperspace generator, barracks/amenities for TCC troops
Commissioned: 03/15/2858 (TFS Iwo Jima)
Ships of Class: TFS Iwo Jima, TFS Tarawa, TFS Solomon Islands, TFS New Guinea, TFS Tripoli, TFS Normandy, TFS Saipan, TFS Burma, TFS Borneo, TFS Okinawa, TFS Manchuria, 428 others in service
If one cannot do it right, one might as well not bother.
I am very proud how this came out despite being inspired by the Prometheus from nBSG. It became its own ship, it fufilled 's requirements and more, and it added more to what he wanted.
We have a saying at where I work - Form, Fit, and Function; and that is what I aimed for here.
I am very glad you get those vibes from this design sir - Thank you
I think its the blocky nature and squat look - combined with the spine that gives it that feel; strange I would normally agree on the engine bells but this is a whopper of a ship that needs a whopper of a set of legs
The Black Hole - back in the day when movies were movies - and not money-shitter franchises.
Thank you sir for your great words
I am glad to see your great works. inspire me and I love.
And I am glad to hear that I inspire a great modeller like yourself
Keep wowing us and thank you always for your friendship
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Well if you look at most assault ships they tend to be modified freighters - its only the colouring that gives it away - and the occasional gun.
Hey be available WHEN YOU WISH!!! No rush
Always a pleasure
Thank you sir for these wonderful comments