This is another commission for the great creative mind
the Varg Stealth Frigate.
When I started this I had a clear idea where to go.
’s genius is that he limits the technology in his works; as a result it makes one think more how to go about designing and doing any of his ideas. When the notion of stealth comes to us, we always think of cloaking devices.
did not want that. What he wanted was a ship that was Terran in looks but very cutting edged.
I took a risk with the design and showed him what I thought the Varg would be; a true stealthy ship based on the present concepts of detection avoidance; primarily minimal signatures, emissions, and innovations. We decided that the weapons would be hidden in hatches, giving this ship as
quoted “as an ace up the sleeve”. It flowed after that. Engine bafflers, Hyperdrive booster, and hidden hanger. The colour of the windows I based on “starlight” and night vision hazes – they tend to be green.
Making her black was a hard task because space is black (duh!), so we brainstormed more to make the scene expose the design. Like with the Vigilance, I added lights and a powerful backdrop to highlight the designs’ darkness; and it worked.
Needless to say,
was made up – and when that happens, my job is more than done. There is nothing more sating than an artist making someone’s vision come to pass more than they expected
Damn proud I am
Please let me know what you think, and the above people, pop by their pages – they are talents galore
And the stats for this beast are as below.
Name: Varg-class stealth frigate
Origin: Terran Federation/Stellar Combat Command
Manufacturer: Stellar Combat Command Fleet Intelligence Engineering Division/Ceres Federal Naval Construction Yard, Ceres L5 orbit (Initial)
Type: Interstellar stealth frigate
Control System: Bridge w/virtual control stations
Length: 296 meters
Width: 104 meters
Main Drive: 2 x 2.6 GW
Secondary Powerplant: 2 x 10000 KW
Main Thrusters: 2 x Thermonuclear Fusion Engines w/baffled exhaust system
Acceleration: 42 kps (kilometers per second)/1.7 light years per minute (faster-than-light capability)
Onboard Sensors: ECM, ECCM, advanced fire control radar, hyperspatial distortion detector, infrared/ultraviolet, lidar, low-light, magnetometer, microwaves, motion detectors, radcounter, telescope
Fixed Armament: 24 x PD laser turrets, 6 x long-range anti-ship missile launchers, 6 x long-range anti-ship laser cannons, 4 x long-range solid-state anti-ship laser cannons
Additional Armament/Compliment: 240 crew, 22 officers; 50 troops, 2 shuttles, 2 transports
Defensive Systems: Screen deflectors, active stealth system, baffled engine exhaust system, PD laser turrets
Equipment: Artificial gravity system, escape pod system, interstellar communication system, satellite uplink, hangars (1), hyperspace generator w/booster
Commissioned: 06/15/2888 (TFS Varg)
Ships of Class: TFS Varg, TFS Seawolf, TFS Akula, TFS Shchuka, TFS Lira, TFS Boreas, 14 others in service