Raegis-Class HMS Gilgamesh -Space Carrier Nuclear Vessel 107. Commander: Tercerus General Romulus Bengali. One of the last 3 surviving Raegis-class Warships of the Old Empire, among the HMS Arcturus (in Active Service of House Ghalamander) and the HMS Solomon(Now an Imperial Museum). In Active Service of House Aereanis' Phoenix Legion, 105th Imperial Fleet (Battle Group 75). After the Superdestroyer HMS Kraken was destroyed and unable to stop the Zidrii Invasion, the Empire issued the order to abandon the Valorian System and the destruction of the TanHauser Stargate. When The Aereanis heir refused to leave the system, The Gilgamesh became the Flagship of the TannHauser Gate's Deffense Fleet at the Eufrates Sector and prepares for the last stand against The Zidrii Armada.
Listed Specifications: Name: Liberty-class medium fighter carrier Origin: Terran Federation/Stellar Combat Command Manufacturer: L3 Naval Construction Complex, Lagrange Point 3, Earth orbit Type: Medium interstellar fighter carrier Control System: Bridge w/virtual control stations Length: 760 meters Width: 380 meters Main Drive: 4 x 2.1 GW Secondary Powerplant: 2 x 10,000 KW Main Thrusters: 4 x Thermonuclear Fusion Engines Verniers: 80 Acceleration: 4.0 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, magnetic resonance lens, microwaves, motion detectors, radcounter, search radar, telescope Fixed Armament: 20 x PD laser turrets, 10 x long-range anti-ship missile launchers, 8 X long-range anti-ship laser cannons Additional Armament/Compliment: 540 crew, 90 officers; 400 fighter pilots/troops, 96 starfighters (4 squadrons), 4 personnel transports/shuttles Defensive Systems: Screen deflectors, PD laser turrets Equipment: 2 x launch rack systems, artificial gravity system, lifeboat escape system, interstellar communication system, satellite uplink, hangars (4), hyperspace generator Commissioned: 07/10/2872 (TFS Liberty) Ships of Class: TFS Liberty, TFS Challenger, TFS Endeavor, TFS Columbia, TFS Discovery, TFS Atlantis, 20 others in service
Fighter craft are dispatched by a central launch rail and recovered by landing pads on either side of it. Each hangar has a side-door for immediate access when the ship is in dock.
The second mast at the rear of the craft is a long-range FTL communication antenna. Due to the power of the device it has to be pointed away from the command tower to transmit (it is harmful to electronic equipment and living beings).
The four main anti-ship laser turrets have covers on them to protect the lenses. These retract when activated. The missile systems are on turrets (as requested).
Life-pod arrays are located in the superstructure to service the crew there. Crew evacuating in the hangar areas would attend to life pods in the hangars themselves (or launch on shuttles).
Main cargo for support services have doors on either side of the indent into the main hangar.
Another livestream semi-speed paint. Tried out the flagship again, not perfect yet, I'll have to 3D model it to get it right. Should I spend another sitting on this to get a fleet in there?
The command flagship for the Protectorate fleet. -It's dual hull design aids in redundancy should it ever be found in heavy fighting. The lower hull is largely filled out by a massive staging hangar for defensive ships and a sizable ground force. The upper hull houses the majority of the crew, who's accommodations are considered lavish for a space vessel, this for the large number of officers often on board. -The ship is also equipped with extensive processing and maintenance facilities, it can support it's crew and provide extensive repair capabilities for local forces when planet based facilities are not available. -4 main rail guns along it's 2 noses are it's main anti warship armament. These can fire a variety of munitions, guided or not, at firing rates up to high enough that more than one round can be moving down a rail at once, if needed. -Warships all carry a common tech shielding that disperses energy weapons, this is why most ships use projectile weapons. Should an enemy ships shielding be disrupted, this flagship contains a laser generation system. 2 focusing turrets, one top and bottom, can fire on vulnerable ships to quickly destroy them. -12 massive turrets each with 2 guns play a pivotal role in laying down spread fire on distant or closing ships, this ensures a much higher hit probability against evasion maneuvering. -Numerous point defenses guard against small ships and fighters, some medium sized defense weapons can also join in the spread fire patterns against targets. -Due to it's massive size, it is unable to make effective evasive maneuvers against enemy fire except in very long range engagement from glancing shots. Thanks to the Elemental program however, along with basic energy weapon shielding, this ship also uses forcive shields to deflect projectile weapons when possible. It's onboard ground forces will often include a number of Elementals which can join in on defensive actions. -For all it's abilities as a warship, such a large investment in a single ship would lead it to be a prime target in war, so it largely spends it's time in friendly territory making use of it's command and combat staging power.