Apologies that I have not been about peeps – been busy with life, and a few commissions – like this
This is one of
’s starship concepts for his Shootingstar story. The specs below gave me direction to what this vessel was to be – also
was specific in its design philosophy; streamline, almost alien physiology; from the get go it was a task; it felt like a monster (despite being medium class) so I try to envision it as one.
Following the concept and plans were a major challenge – especially the notion of “two external mounted rapid deployment launch systems”. For a time I went down the road of a Battlestar style of ship; however I looked around and found an idea and went from there. The launch system is mounted one dorsal, and one ventral.
The large turrets mount plasma weapons that fire from blisters instead of clichéd barrels – an idea
emphasised on. For the missiles, I went double in design – two of the batteries are mounted forward, the remainder are in blister like missile tubes on the outer hull.
The hangers for larger craft were going to follow the path of the launch systems but I felt that there would be no space for cargo, storage, and maintenance – so I made three of the bays visible with the fourth underneath; this also acts as protection to attack.
The Habu fighters designed by
I included for scale.
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Hellfire specs are below
Name: Hellfire-class medium fighter carrier
Origin: Allied Star Forces/Space Combat Force
Manufacturer: Cirris Allied States Military Shipyard, Lagrange Point 5, Cirris orbit (initial construction yard)
Type: Interstellar medium fighter carrier
Control System: Bridge w/virtual control stations
Length: 755 meters
Width: 295 meters
Main Drive: 3 x 3.0 GW
Secondary Powerplant: 2 x 10,000 KW
Main Thrusters: 4 x Thermonuclear Fusion Engines
Acceleration: 3.8 g (maximum space acceleration)/1.5 light years per minute (faster-than-light capability)
Onboard Sensors: ECM, ECCM, fire control radar, hyperspatial distortion detector, infrared/ultraviolet, lidar, low-light, magnetometer, microwaves, motion detectors, radcounter, search radar, target analyzer, telescope
Fixed Armament: 20 x PD laser turrets, 6 x long-range anti-ship missile launchers, 8 x long-range anti-ship plasma cannons
Additional Armament/Compliment: 575 crew, 98 officers, 300 troops (includes 204 starfighter pilots), 96 starfighters (4 squadrons), 4
Defensive Systems: Screen deflectors, PD laser turrets
Equipment: 2 x externally-mounted rapid deployment launch systems, artificial gravity system, escape pod system, interstellar communication system, satellite uplink, hangars (4; 4 for starfighters/shuttles/transient craft), hyperspace generator
Commissioned: 07/01/2887 (TFS Hellfire)
Ships of Class: AFWS Hellfire, AFWS Mephistopheles, AFWS Lucifer, AFWS Succubus, AFWS Incubus, AFWS Dis, AFWS Hades, AFWS Styx, AFWS Charon, 19 others in service