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In the year 2055 the world was invaded, humanity sat on the brink of destruction the world governments united and sent agents back in time to get the best general we'd ever known...Andrew Jackson and throughout his life he did a lot of cool shit, dueled people...a lot which is how he ended up with a musket ball in his chest pretty much exactly like Tony Stark.Went to war, gambled, etc etc .

This is a war portrait as he stands victorious in yet another battle.


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In 1752 before Ben Franklin invented Pizza, Gameboy, the iPad2 or Mexican food he was contemplating how to conquer electricity. Being the genius he was he decided go get it at its source, this being Zeus. Strapping himself to a kite, and equipping some homemade lightning claws he ascended through the clouds and into the realm of the Gods to battle it out with Zeus. This is a painting capturing the exact moment the battle started.

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FDR, arguable one of the best presidents of all time. Known for his program "The New Deal" and other such accomplishments, what is not not known is his many victories in battle against many different types of enemies. FDR possessed great power and technology as can be seen from his transforming wheel chair in which he slayed many foes.

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I drew this ages ago, and I knew it was ridiculously poorly drawn even back then, but I posted it anyway. Well, on the 4th of July, I was watching 1776 again, and I figured, what better day to try again?

Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, before Independence and the Constitution, liked each other fine, but throughout their entire political careers they hated each other's guts and were constantly at each other's throats. And then apparently, once they retired, they didn't mind each other anymore. They died on the same day within a few hours of each other (the 4th of July, ironically enough.)

Historical figures are historical. However, the color schemes are loosely based on 1776.
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Oh Roman Empire. I can so see you doing this.

APH belongs to Himaruya Hidekaz.
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4th of my Presidential speed Paints. This time Ronald Reagan. The 40th President of the United States of America.


He was fun to draw, definitely and interesting face.
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The third of my presidents speed paints. Abraham Lincoln The 16th President of the United States of America.


Everyone in the stream listened to his biography as I drew him. it was alot of fun.

Lincoln definitely is interesting to draw!

Black and White ref used.
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A quick speed-paint, that's all I have time for latley, of Andrew Jackson. Seventh President of the United States of America. Other wise known as "Old Hickory" "The Lion" and "The People's President" Based off the most famous painting of him, and the one that appears on the 20 dollar bill.

He's my favorite president, aside from some of his view points, I'm of Cherokee decent from Oklahoma, I'm well aware of Jackson's downfalls. But I admire the guy for being probably our most Badass President. (And Definitely the president with the most badass hair-do. )

He was our first president who was of poor and formally uneducated decent. Orphaned by 14, he and his brother were kidnapped by the British, and Jackson and his brother refused to shine the shoes of the general who held him captive, resulting in them getting beaten and hit with a sword. His mother came to their rescue but a few days later his brother died from his injuries and his mother died of sickness.

His stubborn, strong willed, and strong tempered demeanor got him into even more trouble later in life. Being a family man who always needed to be around his family and friends, he took very personally any attack on his family or friends. Jackson fought 13 duels, many nominally over his wife's honor. Charles Dickinson(not the one your thinking XD) and Jackson fought over a horse-racing debt and an insult to his wife, Dickinson shot Jackson in the ribs before Jackson returned the fatal shot; Jackson allowed Dickinson to shoot first, knowing him to be an excellent shot, and as his opponent reloaded, Jackson shot, even as the bullet lodged itself in his chest. The bullet that struck Jackson was so close to his heart that it could never be safely removed. Jackson had been wounded so frequently in duels that it was said he "rattled like a bag of marbles." At times he coughed up blood, and he experienced considerable pain from his wounds for the rest of his life.

Later he would also be the only president to attack his would-be-assassinater. A man, having lost his job and some reason blamed it on Jackson, ran up to him in a crown and pointed a pistol at Jackson, it mis-fired, so he pulled out another pistol and it to mis-fired. Jackson, being almost 70 at the time, proceeded to beat the shit out of the guy with his cane before his assistance restrained him and the man was apprehended. Afterward, due to curiosity concerning the double misfires, the pistols were tested and retested. Each time they performed perfectly. When these results were known, many believed that Jackson had been protected by the same Providence that had protected the young nation. This national pride was a large part of the Jacksonian cultural myth fueling American expansion in the 1830s.

Andrew Jackson is also the reason the Democratic party is represented by a donkey. During his election his opponent calling him "Jackass" and Jackson liked it and used it as a nickname for himself. Later resulting in the Donkey or ass to become the Democratic symbol.

He was a cool dude, and an amazing General. He would fight right along side his men, and he would not leave any of them behind, he treated his soldiers, and the country like his family and he always tried to do everything he could to protect it. Which is a rare quality. I wish we still had people running for president with that kind of fearless tenacity.

That's enough History for now. It's weird anyone looking through my gallery would not expect me to be a 19-year old chick XD
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Acrylic paint on a 16" X 20" hard canvas board. Painted by Mark Barnett in August 2011.
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Acrylic paint on a 16" X 20" hard canvas board. Painted by artist Mark Barnett in August 2011.
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Acrylic paint on a 16" X 20" canvas. Painted by Mark Barnett in July of 2011.
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Well, on the 4th of July this year I submitted a Christmas themed wallpaper... so now, two days after Christmas, I am submitting an Independence Day wallpaper, yes I know I am all backwards!

Anyway... this wallpaper is of Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States and author of the Declaration of Independence.

Declaration of Independence from: :iconslevin28:

Thomas Jefferson portrait and signature searched online.

Made in Photoshop CS3.
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James Madison ~ March 16 1751 - June 28 1836


This is a wallpaper I made of James Madison, the 4th President of the United States of America and author of the United States Constitution and Bill of Rights.

Portrait of James Madison by John Vanderlyn can be viewed here: [link]

U.S. Constitution and signature searched online.

Made in Photoshop 7.
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A quick-ish drawing to get in the spirit of the 4th. The most morally upstanding founding father wishes you all a safe and responsible holiday!
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Art trade for my very good friend, Solenne!

This was such a privilege for me to draw, as Solenne (or nami64 as you may know her) is an artist of such greater ability and talent than I.

Also it's not hard to accept any excuse to draw Thomas's flaming red breeches.
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FINALLY IN COLOR! 

[left] Gen. Washington
Col. Alexander Hamilton
Lt.Co. John Laurens

[middle] MajGen. Lafayette

[right] Thomas Jefferson
Aaron Burr
John Adams

its like those dramatic anime cast posters but with white dudes wearing wigs

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oh poor Adams, people know too little about him

First appearance by Franklin btw!! Yay!

Click to make it bigger!


The musical "1776" is © Sherman Edwards and Peter H. Hunt
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"Rule #1: When participating in a gift exchange, make sure to think of the other person and not yourself"

Hello all! I know it's really early, but I wanted to give you a little preview of what I had in mind for Christmas :)

Featuring: Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton

Enjoy!

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Commission for :iconakias:

Anyway! Le Marquis de Lafayette! He's the youngest member of Team France and the friendliest. :3 But even though he's fighting for France, he considers Team United States to be his brothers and will fight with them as well. He often refers to George Washington as "Mon pere!" which mean "My father!"

GOD I HATE HIS HAIR! that is all... >>
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"I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." - Thomas Jefferson

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after giving this design more thought i've decided to change the message below the snake to something more modern and direct.
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It's true. They did...
I mean, the British put a tax on their favorite drink and they flipped out. Our government is sticking their hands down our pants at the airports, the feds are spying on people without warrants and congress is getting away with insider trading. But as long as we can watch our football games, eat our mcdonalds and play our fucking xbox we'll set idly by and keep quite. Really? Our founders would be so ashamed of us...

and as always, my political work is free to use.
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to me, that says it all. this is why i support the libertarian party.
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Union Class Union of Worlds Super Dreadnought:

Overview: The lasrgest officially used ship in the Union of Worlds, though it is surpassed in size by the Skia Apocalypse class, Violar World ship and the new ManOWar class the Union class is generally stated to be the Unions biggest. Armed to the teeth with weapons including much Nakai tech the Union class is quite unassuming in its appearance. Apart from its massive size this class has much technology which is still undergoing testing and the Union class is FAR from weak compared to other ships of its class. Its number of mass drivers alone can scour a planet in less than an hour and that’s not accounting for its other weapons. Its armour and shields too rival a Nakai Or'Yoss class cruiser making the Union class a fortress. However this class is even rarer than the Lancer though is being more widely seen in the current Nakai Union war, where their massive weapons and ability to take hits is being sorely needed.

Armament: The Union mounts the largest combinations of weapons on a Union starship. With 6264 Mass Driver turrets of 2, 102 Capital Laser Projectors, 56 Spearhead drone launchers, 28 Large Phase Missile launchers, 144 Dorsal Dual Plasma cannon turrets, 8 Plasma Arcs and finally 58 Quantum Accelerator cannons. It also mounts a larger version of the Graviton Implosion Cannon, With these at its disposal the Union class can take on multiple fleets and even multiple other super dreadnoughts.

Mass Drivers: Union Mass Drivers use magnetically accelerated slugs to destroy the enemy, these slugs can either be used in one of 3 ways. The first in ultra AP round which will drive straight through most armours due to the velocity of the rounds, making ships vent into space due to thousands of rounds hitting them rapidly. The second is a less penetrative but still very high AP high EX round which explodes after penetration ripping the ship apart from the inside as used on the Draken ships. The third and final is a flak screen shell which detonates at a certain range and explodes into thousands of other bomblets which will also explode into shrapnel, this decimates fighters and ordnance at close range and some Mass Drivers on the ship are always set to this setting, when all are on this the ship is impervious to fighters thanks to the couples SENTINEL CIWS. These weapons also mount Void Cooling and Nano assemblers and so can keep up a rate of fire of around 450 rounds a minute.

Laser Projectors: These weapons are feared for their ability to drain shields quickly and surgically slice a ship apart. Using energy drawn directly from the reactors the Laser projectors are long range precision weapons used to cripple ships and down their shields. Able to project a steady beam for around 5 seconds these hard light lasers are slowly being replaced with Meson lasers in research which are even more powerful. These lasers can also be configured to fire ‘Bolts’ of light which explode violently on impact.

Plasma cannons: using Phantom technology the Plasma cannon uses linear accelerator technology to propel balls of artificial plasma at close range, these guns while close range are devastating and will destroy shields easily and melt armour. Mounted in dorsal mountings of dual gun turrets these Plasma cannons provide the ship with its close range firepower. These guns also use Void cooling to fire around 35 shots a minute.

Phase Missiles: these missile launchers on the sides of the Lancer have been recently upgraded with Phase missile technology, this works by the missile before hitting shields or armour phasing out of synch with this dimension and rematerializing inside the enemy ship causing massive damage and means the missiles can’t be defended against easily. These launchers provide extreme range fire and have Nano assemblers to eliminate the need for resupplying.

Quantum Accelerator cannons work by firing a moderate power laser (moderate by Nakai standards anyway) into a quantum infusing chamber. This then infuses the laser with quantum energy, only a minute amount is needed. The beam is then fired out of the focusing array in a golden lance, this lance if it contacts an enemy ship will transfer as much energy as a super nova into the targets sheilds or armour. This often spells complete destruction for the ship and any other ships nearby. Though powerful the QAC cannon lances are relatively slow firing but the Union class's 58 turrets are more than capable of destroying enemy fleets.


Spearhead drones: When fire hundreds of golden yellow balls are launched from the launching hive and speed over the Void, these sentient drones will then seek out the enemy and destroy the enemy craft and ships. These drones are akin to miniature stars and so can melt through armour piecemeal, though they can adapt to explode to cause more damage. These drones travel at such speeds they can also hit enemy attack craft and will lock on to the target so any evasive manuvers are pointless, if the drone encounters defensive fire it will evade itself and due to the power of the drone shields are most often bypassed completely. The Spearhead Drones have a incredibly long range and if not destroyed they can attack multiple targets but drones that engage ships and attack craft are then free to attack another target. It is a wondrous yet haunting sight of thousands of golden lights destroying the enemy.

Graviton Implosion Cannon: An incredibly powerful weapon by Union standards, though not classified as a WMD this cannon works by creating a point in space and increasing the gravity around it in a large sphere. However, the gravity in this area is increased so much that all matter in that sphere is forced to come together and be crushed, escentially destroying everything in that area instantly. This can also be used on planets though is only able to affect sections of such. The sphere size can be modulated but the larger it is made the more power from the other weapons and systems on the Lancer are drained and so it is usually used as a surgical destruction weapon on enemy fleets and dreadnoughts. This weapon however does as well have another function. This function however DOES fit the WMD category and does the opposite of the implosion method. It repulses all matter in that area so violently that most matter is ripped apart and broken into its constituant parts. This can be used for planet killing and as a last resort to destroy entire enemy fleets. Special clearance must be obtained to use this variant. The Union classes version is a lot larger and can theoretically destroy sections of a solar system.



Defences: The Union class mounts 20 Mark 4 Crenelated defense shields which run on their own separate system so they cannot damage others through power feedback, these shields also cycles constantly through several dimensions at once in an attempt to get some protection from phasic weapons. The ship itself is constructed from a 14ft thick Quantum lattice plate with polytine linings. As well as this a thin layer of Ghostanium is available for stealth missions. Quantum lattice plate is made up from atomically bonded Quantum metal which has a density of around 3x that of any other known substance, this metal is liquid in form but when poured into molten metal of another kind and left to set it becomes virtually unbreakable. Unlike other metals Quantum has no melting point and so will not melt under fire from laser or plasma weapons; it is also highly resistant to kinetic impact damage. The hull is also equipped with Nano assembler repair systems to slowly repair the ship in combat.

The Union class also mounts a SENTINEL CIWS mounted all over the ship. This system is made up from numerous point defences consisting of small laser projectors, cascade cannons and miniature missile launchers. Together these destroy incoming missiles and fighters, on their own SENTINEL is incredibly effective with most enemies attack the Union at range rather than risking their attack craft on suicidal missions. But when the Mass Drivers also switch to flak the Union is all but invincible to attack craft and can render entire sectors of space totally inaccesible to attack craft.

The Union class has also been equipped with an experimental shield system reverse engineered from Nakai Black hole shielding though is still in its early stages. This shield can be activated for periods of 2 minutes, no more due to overloading of the projectors. A long recharge time of around 3 hours then stops them from being used regually. However. When activated the Lancer is virtually invunerable. All enemy fire will be stopped by point event horizons which harmlessly displace incoming attacks.

Power plant: The Union class uses 35 TPC Zero Point Module AX-5 units to provide overall power, these have been reverse engineered from Nakai technology and make use of their artificial pocket dimension technology. The ZPM works by making an artificial dimension and harvesting the natural vacuum energy produced in such, this is totally harmless as if the ZPM is destroyed the dimension collapses harmlessly. The energy produced is also way above other Union energy technology apart from Singularity generators which are still being understood. The Union class also mounts 80 secondary YX2 Fusion Generators as redundant in case of emergencies where the ZPM modules are taken offline, these generators while nowhere near as powerful as the ZPM modules can still power the ship although at a reduced capability.

Electronic capabilities: The Union class is run by 12 Mark 5 AI systems 7 for targeting and combat, one for background systems, one for overall control, two redundant back ups and one for the Black hole shields. These AI systems are semi sentient and can hack enemy ships. When a AI gets hacked it immediately either cuts the lines so the enemy cannot access or deletes itself and the intruder with it. The Union class is also linked to the Union computer and so can access data when needed; it also is linked to the rest of the fleet in a tight information grid, it is also equipped with the most state of the art sensor systems and command and control suiets available allowing it to control vast fleet movements with ease.

Stealth wise the Union class constantly runs a very basic sensor stealth field, this field while not effecting light effects spectrum scans and conventional sensors. While not totally making the ship invisible this obscures the ships form and position leading to an increased ratio of missed shots and wrong moves. A full Displacement unit can be installed for true stealth missions if needed.

Crew: The Union class carries 65,000 personnel to run the ship and man the fighters. It also has the capability to carry up to 10,000 Union marines plus equipment. It has a permamnent complement of 9000 marines.

Attack craft: The Lancer mounts 28 launch hangars each able to contain 20 Firestorm Fighters and 4 Eagle Eye bombers for a total of 960 fighters and 96+ bombers. These have their own repair and re arm facilities and so the Union class acts as a brilliant fighter base for planeside operations or deep space patrols.

Speed and engines: The Union class while large is marginally fast able to reach 0.5 Light speed meaning it is able to keep up with a fast Union fleet and so isnt ponderous like other Super dreadnoughts. It is also equipped with 4 seperate FTL Union slipstream drives, both able to jump the ship away on their own. It is also being researched to equip the Union class with a Nakai jump drive.


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History:


Railguns and the like were being used and deployed even before the Unification wars and during WW3. However the technology was mostly lost duing the resulting nuclear war and pandamonium that followed. Before Mass Drivers the Union ships used Rocket Propelled shells launched from cannons and were more like to mini missiles. These were slow and had limited punch due to the space the fuel took up.


Duringt the Shadow War the Union undertook a drastic re armament and Mass Drivers were considered. These became the Mk. 1 versions and could propel a shell 3 times the speed of sound. Far faster than the cannons. They also had more punch and considerable range. These mark 1 Mass drivers were instrumental during these wars.


The Mass Drivers today have come a long way from the Mark 1 versions of that time and have endured a wealth of redesigns and upgrades. They now have nanos for unlimited ammo. Void cooling for continious rate of fire. And upgraded rails to propel the projectile near lightspeed.


Function:


Mass Drivers work by using electromagnetism, a shell is fired from the barrel by using energised rails. These rails create an extremely strong magnetic field that follows the projectile up the rails and gives it incredible momentum. The projectile leaves the barrel travelling at thousands of kilometers per second and due to the incredible rate of fire the average rate of fire for a mass driver is around 900 rounds per minute. The turret itself is armoured in Quantum Lattice plate and is able to take heavy fire. It uses a electro magnet swivel mount and gun elevation system for smooth tracking and can rapidly lock on and transverse. They also each have their own targeting AI slaved to the ships AI and a human gunner if he is needed. Though some prefer to always manually target with the aid of the computer.


It is also equipped with nano assembler units which use nano mites to create the different shell types needed these were introduced sometime during the Phantom war and derived from Violar tech. The different shell types take different amounts of time to make. The ultra AP rounds can be made in microseconds however the more complex shell types take time and so reduce overall rate of fire in different modes. These nano machines need large sums of energy from the reactor to self replicate and construct their designated shell meaning there is no need to reload. However when pushed to maximum fire rates the nano assembler units can often need replacing after a battle.


The Mass Driver rails also house void cooling sinks. These pieces of kit work by displacing the enormous heat produced by the electromagnetism in the rails into another dimension. These allow for near continuous rate of fire along with the nano assemblers however like the nanos being pushed too hard can cause the rails to heat up and warp, meaning fresh rails are needed after some battles.


Effectiveness and Use


Mass Drivers are the principle weapon used on Union ships, they are cheap and effective. Mounted in large numbers Mass Drivers can deliver powerful fire power to any foe. Due to their versatile nature they are effective vs shields and hull armour and especially effective against the latter. However different shell types can also be used to increase effectiveness vs a particular area. The fact that modern Mass Drivers fire projectiles at almost the speed of light also leaves little travel time to the target minimising Evasion of the enemy units. Most Mass Driver batteries come in different types. The first type is single cannon armed turrets called 'Light Mass Drivers' these versions are smaller and more compact. They fire smaller shells and are often mostly used on defensive flak duty and mounted on escorts and smaller. The most common form of Mass Driver is the dual turret arrangement, these can be found on light cruisers up to Super Dreadnoughts and provide the mainstay for the Unions Mass Driver armaments. These are kept in armoured doors and are retracted below the hull. This keeps the Union ship looking non threatening and allows for maintenance crews to access the guns and change rails etc. when needed the Mass Drivers quickly rise on their platform using electromagnets and the armoured doors retract. The guns can then engage the enemy or look threatening. Some of the more larger ships like the dreadnoughts and battleships have even triple or quadruple Mass Driver turrets mounting 3 or 4 guns per turret however this is rare and the guns normal mount 2 and work in pairs.


Shell Types


Ultra Armour piecing Shells:


The most common shell used on the Mass Driver turrets and also the simplest. It is merely a Quantum Lattice Dart. Its sole purpose is to penetrate the enemy hull and hit key systems. This has the highest rate of fire, however it is only used against targets which are either heavily armoured or just need critical systems or precision hits used against. This shell however is extremely ineffective vs shield systems. These darts proved incredibly effective Vs Skia ships whose eye needed to be smashed at high speed however it was totally ineffective against Draken ships which healed over the small wound easily. This led to the development of the second ammunition type.


AP High Explosive Rounds:


These are the second most common shell used. They trade the ultra armour piecing abilities of the first shell for a explosive payload. Its rate of fire has only a minor decrease compared to the first however it is designed to penetrate the target and explode within the ship. This variant is also the second most effective with dealing with shields and can deal with hull and shields leading to its near continuous use in combat. These were the shells that won the Draken war and have proved firm favourites for the Union military since.


Flak Cluster Shell:


This shell is designed for one purpose only. To kill Strike craft. Loaded with an extreme amount of shrapnel and bomblets, as well as a simple range detonator this shell is the bane of attack craft. Used almost all the time by light Mass Drivers the Union escorts use this to cover the larger ships from strike craft attack. However it is a firm Union tactic to switch Mass Drivers to 'Defensive Battery Fire' in which the ships Mass Drivers will automatically begin firing Flak Shells around the ship, this creates a huge shield of flak around the Union vessel which is all but impossible to penetrate without shields. However one then has to brave the Laser Projectors and CIWS as well. Alas this shell is useless against anything else.


Saturation Bombardment Shell:


Fitted full of extra explosive this shell is used almost exclusively for bombardment of targets on planets and fixed positions. Though the AP High Ex shell is good for limited ground strikes this shell is used when the complete blanket barrage is needed planetside, and is used to soften the enemy up before orbital drops. However this shell as well is also the most effective against enemy shields. Its high energy created from all the explosives drains the sheild more than any other shell and so these are also used at the beginning of space battles.


Phase Shells:


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Video Footage


The Following has been put here to show the effect and use of Mass Drivers


(made by youtube clips and stuff this helps show that they do and look like :) all videos etc. belong to their respective owners)


The Following video at points 1:34,1:43 and 3:39 show Mass Drivers in Defensive flak fire. This is what a flak shield looks like however a Union one would be far heavier.


www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwkYax…


The following video shows Explosive rounds at 2:55 Being used in mass drivers. This is what the AP High Ex shells would look like. But will obviously more mass drivers being used.


www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgnD54…




Mass Driver, Union of Worlds, Skia and Draken as well as everything shown here belongs to :iconemperormyric:


3D Renders and sprites of Mass Driver Turrets goes to :iconjb1992:


I thank him greatly for the work he has done!


This is the first of the line up for the Weapons of the Union Navy Core. Next is the Meson Laser Projector.


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Kunai Class Union of Worlds Light Cruiser:

Overview: the Kunai class is rarely seen in the Union however its presence is keenly felt. Nearly 100% designed for convoy protection and also convoy raiding the Kunai mounts armaments of true cruisers better for taking down tough convoy escort opponents. The Kunai however is less armoured than those of its class like the Ulthuin class of the Cylaurians. This is due to the fact that the Kunais speed is that of an escort or large corvette better to keep up with fast paced convoys of friendly and enemy origin. The Kunai is very different for the fact that you will hardly ever see one operating in a Union fleet and so these light cruisers have no place in fleet combat, they operate in fleets of 5 to protect or destroy convoys, nothing more. Though this dosent stop high command from re-tasking them however...

Armament: The Kunai class is armed with both light and capital mass drivers to help destroy any large enemy ships and easily destroy any smaller ones. 48 Capital mass drivers stud each side and 168 light mass drivers cover the ship, with some of these being dorsal turret mountings. Together these also give the ship spectacular anti fighter defense.

Mass Drivers: Union Mass Drivers use magnetically accelerated slugs to destroy the enemy, these slugs can either be used in one of 3 ways. The first in ultra AP round which will drive straight through most armours due to the velocity of the rounds, making ships vent into space due to thousands of rounds hitting them rapidly. The second is a less penetrative but still very high AP high EX round which explodes after penetration ripping the ship apart from the inside as used on the Draken ships. The third and final is a flak screen shell which detonates at a certain range and explodes into thousands of other bomblets which will also explode into shrapnel, this decimates fighters and ordnance at close range and some Mass Drivers on the ship are always set to this setting, when all are on this the ship is impervious to fighters thanks to the couples SENTINEL CIWS. These weapons also mount Void Cooling and Nano assemblers and so can keep up a rate of fire of around 450 rounds a minute.

Defences: The Kunai mounts a Mark 3 Absorption shield which runs on its own separate system so it cannot damage others through power feedback, this shield also cycles constantly through several dimensions at once in an attempt to get some protection from phasic weapons. The ship itself is constructed from a 1.2ft thick Quantum lattice plate with polytine linings. As well as this a thin layer of Ghostanium is available for stealth missions. Quantum lattice plate is made up from atomically bonded Quantum metal which has a density of around 3x that of any other known substance, this metal is liquid in form but when poured into molten metal of another kind and left to set it becomes virtually unbreakable. Unlike other metals Quantum has no melting point and so will not melt under fire from laser or plasma weapons; it is also highly resistant to kinetic impact damage. The hull is also equipped with Nano assembler repair systems to slowly repair the ship in combat.

The Kunai class also mounts a SENTINEL CIWS mounted all over the ship. This system is made up from numerous point defences consisting of small laser projectors, cascade cannons and miniature missile launchers. Together these destroy incoming missiles and fighters, on their own SENTINEL are incredibly effective and alongside the Arrows other AA capabilities makes this ship the bane of ALL attack craft in known space.

Power plant: The Kunai uses a TPC Zero Point Module AX-5 unit to provide overall power, this has been reverse engineered from Nakai technology and make use of their artificial pocket dimension technology. The ZPM works by making an artificial dimension and harvesting the natural vacuum energy produced in such, this is totally harmless as if the ZPM is destroyed the dimension collapses harmlessly. The energy produced is also way above other Union energy technology apart from Singularity generators which are still being understood. It also has two smaller fusion units capable of powering the ship up to 2 hours before needing to be replaced.

Electronic capabilities: The Kunai is run by 2 Mark 5 AI systems one for targeting and combat and one for overall control. These AI systems are semi sentient and can hack enemy ships. When a AI gets hacked it immediately either cuts the lines so the enemy cannot access or deletes itself and the intruder with it. The Kunai is also linked to the Union computer and so can access data when needed; it also is linked to the rest of the fleet in a tight information grid.

Stealth wise the Kunai constantly runs a very basic sensor stealth field, this field while not effecting light effects spectrum scans and conventional sensors. While not totally making the ship invisible this obscures the ships form and position leading to an increased ratio of missed shots and wrong moves. A full Displacement unit can be installed for true stealth missions if needed.

Crew: The Kunai carries 150 personnel to run the ship.

Attack craft: The Kunai does not mount any hangars and relies on other ships to provide attack craft cover.

Speed and engines: The Kunai is very fast able to reach 0.8 light speed on sub light engines and also mounts a Union slipstream drive for FTL capability.

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Cryptid 009 Lizard Men

Location: World Wide

Type: Humanoid Hybrid

Evidence: Beyond eyewitness sightings, there remains little to no physical evidence of the creature’s existence.

Possible Population size: Unknown

The Term Lizard Men is not specific to one specific cryptid; instead it is used to describe a broad spectrum of bipedal hominid like lizard men, sometimes referred to as Homo-subterreptus. Sightings of Lizard Men are reported all over the globe, including the Intulo of South Africa, the South Carolina Lizard Man, the New Jersey Gator Man and the Loveland Frogmen of Ohio.
Out of all of the many lizard men stories, one of the most well known is the story of the South Carolina lizard man. Native Americans that called the Carolinas home used to talk about a race or lizard or fish men who lived in the area they called the Inzignanin. Reports by modern man of the South Carolina Lizard Man started around 1972, however the first official documented sighting on the creature occurred on June 29th 1988. The encounter took place on a back woods road near Scape Ore Swamp, outside of Bishopville, South Carolina at around 2 a.m. 17 year old Christopher Davis had just finished changing his flat tire, while putting the jack into the trunk of his car Davis reported the following encounter:
“I looked back and saw something running across the field towards me. It was about 25 yards away and I saw red eyes glowing. I ran into the car and as I locked it, the thing grabbed the door handle. I could see him from the neck down; it had three big fingers, long black nails and green rough skin. It was strong and angry. I looked in my mirror and saw a blur of green running. I could see his toes and then he jumped on the roof of my car. I thought I heard a grunt and then I could see his fingers through the front windshield, where they curled around on the roof. I sped up and swerved to shake the creature off.”
The creature eventually lost its grip and was flung off the rooftop and onto the side of the road. Understandable Davis did not turn back to assess the well being of the beast but upon making it home he noticed that his side view mirror and roof top suffered considerable damage. Throughout what remained of that year, numerous witnesses came forth with their own frightening tales of the aggressive creature and several strange 3 toe foot prints where cast in the area. The latest encounter with the South Carolina Lizard Man occurred in 2004 when it reportedly tried to pull a young girl into the river she was walking by.

Not much is known about the Intulo of South Africa, thought to dwell in the province of KwaZulu Natal this so called “lizard man” is described as mostly reptilian with human characteristics. This description of the Intulo is similar to other so called “New World Lizard Men” like the Gator Man of the American South East, the New Jersey Gator Man and the Lizard Man of South Carolina. There are some researchers who believe that the Intulo is a form of primate with reptilian like features, a description which matches some accounts of the Honey Island Swamp Monster. The Intulo is also a “Lizard Man” like creature in both Xosa and Zulu Mythology.
Sightings of the Intulo have only taken place in the KwaZulu Natal region of South Africa; at least the ones that have been brought forward. Most translations state that the sightings are referred to in past tense meaning that modern day stories may be describing older tales but other argue this is not true. Very little is known about these creatures and few modern day sightings on the Intulo exist.

Closing Statement:
Many theories have been presented in relation to the identity of the Lizard men, theories such as Aliens, Living Dinosaurs, and even off shoots of evolution in which the reptilian hierarchy continued to evolve along the same path as early primates. At one point in time reptiles ruled the earth, it is not out of the realm of possibility that the most dominate species on the planet could continue to evolve in small numbers unseen by mankind. Although no reptilian species known to man have shown signs of such advanced evolution, the reptile is the oldest and most successful species on the plant and could hold secrets that have yet come to light.
Another theory in regards to lizard men is that they may be reptilian aliens. Many UFO and alien abduction cases have made note of aliens being reptile like and since have been declared "reptilians". Many cryptozoology related reptilian sightings may have a tie to the possible alien race. Although this theory tends to loose credibility when various conspiricy theories are shoehorned into the mix.

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Cryptid 035 Kongamato

Location: Jiundu Country, Central Africa

Type: Living Fossil

Evidence: Sightings by credable sorces and tribesmen alike.

Possible Population size: Unknown

Some 65 million years ago, starting in the Jurassic and lasting into the Cretaceous, there existed a powerful flying reptile known as the Pterosaurs. The majority of fossils found have been in marine deposits, which means they probably were fish eaters and spent most of their time over coastal waters. These Pterosaurs apparently managed to fly with no feathers, their main aerodynamic feature where wings of membrane supported by an enormously elongated fourth finger. They had hollow limb bones and a large keeled breastbone attached to strong wing muscles which where needed for true flight, not just gliding.
The large expenditure of energy required to remain in flight for long periods of time, and the resulting loss of heat caused by the surface of their wings exposed to moving air, means that they must have had some method of regulating body heat, although it is doubtful they were truly warm blooded as mammals are. The majority of the Pterosaurs species where anywhere from the size of a sparrow to the size of an eagle, however some larger species have been discovered. The Pteranodon with a wingspan of 27 ft. and the colossal Quetzalcoatlus, with a wingspan of 50 ft, possibly 60 ft. are two examples of these larger species. Some pterosaurs even had fur, although they are in now way related to mammals. It would seem impossible that these creatures could have survived to the present day. After all, if they existed surely people would see them flying about as they hunted for food. How could a flying population of reptiles remain hidden? There are reports that people have been seeing flying creatures that match the description of pterosaurs for a hundreds of years. People have even been reportedly killed by these ancient flying creatures.
In 1923 a traveler by the name of Frank H. Melland worked for a time in Zambia. He gathered native reports of ferocious flying reptiles. The natives called this creature Kongamato which translated into “overwhelmer of boats". The Kongamato was said to have lived in the Jiundu swamps in the Mwinilunga District of western Zambia, near the border of Congo and Angola. It was described as having no feathers, smooth black or red skin, a wingspan between 4 ft. and 7 ft., and possessing a beak full of teeth.
It had a reputation for capsizing canoes and causing death to anyone who merely looked at it. When showed drawings of pterosaurs the native people present immediately and unhesitatingly picked it out and identified it as a Kongamato. Among the natives who did so was a rather wild and quite unsophisticated headman from the Jiundu country, where the Kongamato is supposed to be most active.
In 1925, a distinguished English newspaper correspondent, G. Ward Price, was with the future Duke of Windsor on an official visit to Rhodesia. He reported a story that a civil servant told them of the wounding of a man who entered a feared swamp in Rhodesia known to be the home of demons. The brave native entered the swamp, determined to explore it in spite of the dangers. When he returned he was on the verge of death from a great wound in his chest. He recounted how a strange huge bird with a long beak attacked him. When the civil servant showed the man a picture of a pterosaur, from a book of prehistoric animals, the man screamed in terror and fled from the servant's home
In 1942 Colonel C. R. S. Pitman reported stories the natives told him of a large bat - bird like creature that lived the dense swampy regions of Northern Rhodesia, now Zambia. Tracks of the creatures were seen, with evidence of a large tail dragging the ground. These reports were not limited to Zambia, but also came from other locations in Africa such as Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya. Skeptics suggest that these fantastic sounding tales derived from the fanciful imaginations of natives who were hired to work on archeological digs where fossilized pterosaurs were uncovered in Tendagaru, Tanzania, in the years prior to World War I. These digs, however, took place over 900 miles from Zambia. Why did no reports of living pterosaurs come from Tanzania, where these imaginative natives lived?
Perhaps the most striking report of living pterosaurs comes not from natives, but from white explorers in the employment of the British Museum. In 1932 through 1933 the Percy Sladen Expedition ventured deep into West Africa. In charge of the team was Ivan T. Sanderson, a well-known zoologist and writer. While in the Assumbo Mountains in the Cameroons, they made camp in a wooded valley near a steep banked river. They were out hunting near the river when Sanderson shot a large fruit-eating bat. Upon being shot the creature fell into the swift moving river below, as Sanderson was carefully making his way in the fast moving current, he lost his balance and fell in. He had just regained his balance when his companion suddenly shouted "Look out!"
"And I looked. Then I let out a shout also and instantly bobbed down under the water, because, coming straight at me only a few feet above the water was a black thing the size of an eagle. I had only a glimpse of its face, yet that was quite sufficient, for its lower jaw hung open and bore a semicircle of pointed white teeth set about their own width apart from each other. When I emerged, it was gone. George was facing the other way blazing off his second barrel.
I arrived dripping on my rock and we looked at each other. "Will it come back?" we chorused. And just before it became too dark to see, it came again, hurtling back down the river, its teeth chattering, the air "shss-shssing" as it was cleft by the great, black, dracula-like wings. We were both off-guard, my gun was unloaded, and the brute made straight for George. He ducked. The animal soared over him and was at once swallowed up in the night."
When Sanderson and George returned to camp they asked the natives about the creature. Sanderson asked them, spreading his arms, what kind of bat is this large and is all black? "Olitiau!" was the response. The natives asked Sanderson where they had seen this creature, to which Sanderson pointed back at the river. The natives fled in terror in the opposite direction, taking only their guns and leaving their valuables behind.
In 1956 in Zambia along the Luapula River, engineer J.P.F. Brown was driving back to Salisbury from a visit to Kasenga in Zaire. He stopped at a location called Fort Rosebery, just to the west of Lake Bangweulu, for a break. It was about 6:00 p.m. when he saw two creatures flying slowly and silently directly overhead. Bewildered he observed that these creatures looked prehistoric. He estimated a wingspan of about 3-3 1/2 feet, a long thin tail, and a narrow head, which he likened to an elongated snout of a dog. One of them opened its mouth in which he saw a large number of pointed teeth. He gave the beak to tail length at about 4 1/2 feet.
In 1957, at a hospital at Fort Rosebery, the same location J. P. F. Brown had reported seeing strange flying creatures the year before, a patient came in with a severe wound in his chest. The doctor asked him what had happened and the native claimed that a great bird had attacked him in the Bangweulu Swamps. When asked to sketch the bird, the native drew a picture of a creature that resembled a pterosaur.
The most recent sighting was in 1988. Professor Roy Mackal led an expedition to Namibia where reports of a creature with a wingspan of up to 30 ft were collected. The avian cryptid usually glided through the air, but also was capable of true flight. It was usually seen at dusk, gliding between crevices between two hills about a mile apart. Although the expedition was not successful in getting solid evidence, one team member, James Kosi, reportedly saw the creature from about 1000 ft. away. He described it as a giant glider shape, black with white markings.
But could ancient prehistoric flying reptiles thought to have died out 65 million years ago still be roaming the dense swampy areas and hot desert mountain regions of Africa, or could there be a simpler explanation for these sightings. There are two species of birds that live in the swampy areas of Zambia that could possibly be mistaken for some kind of prehistoric apparition, especially under low light conditions or at nighttime. The shoebill stork is a dark colored bird with an 8 ft. wingspan and a decidedly prehistoric appearance. They have become rare, and can only be found in the deep recesses of swamps in Zambia and neighboring countries. However, there is no evidence of the shoebill behaving aggressively towards humans, and in fact they try to avoid humans as much as possible.
They have large bills, but they are not pointed, and they do not have teeth, in fact no known bird living today has real teeth. Another odd-looking bird that lives in the area is the saddle billed stork. These rather beautiful birds have a wingspan of up to 8½ feet, a long bright red bill with a horizontal black stripe ¾ up from the tip and with a yellow blaze from the eyes down and into the stripe, with additional orange stripes on the sides of the head. Their overall coloration is black and white with a black head, featherless red feet, and a beak that is long and pointed. Although it would be difficult to confuse this bird with a featherless, monotone colored pterosaur, its beak is similar.
It also is not beyond the realm of possibility that perhaps a deranged, sick, threatened, or confused saddle-billed stork could attack a human and plunge its beak into a man's chest. Both of these candidates are rather poor substitutes for pterosaurs, although they probably do account for some of the reports. Many of the natives are very superstitious, and fervently believe in the stories of monsters in the swamps waiting to attack intruders. It is not difficult to imagine that a quick flyby of one of these large birds in the dark could send one running back to camp with a story of a near miss by a flying demon.
Whether the reports are of actual sightings of pterosaur related creatures, or if it they represent some unknown huge sort of bat or bird, perhaps time will tell. Of all the remote, inaccessible locations in the world where unknown creatures could still exist, probably the best candidates would have to be the deep enormous swamps in Africa. These swamps are so overgrown with vines and undergrowth that human travel is next to impossible. In addition, the ground is often so soft that humans could not even stand without sinking, and the many rivers and waterlogged areas block many avenues of penetration. Vicious insects and other critters that can cause sickness from disease or death from venom accompany the hostile terrain.
The area is racked with political instability, patrolled by guerillas and armed bandits with little respect for non-native intruders, which provides a powerful disincentive to would-be explorers. Over flights by aircraft are ineffective since the treetops are so thick in the deep swamps that little or nothing can been seen underneath. Africa is hiding its secrets well. If there are living dinosaurs alive today, these dense over grown swampy areas of Africa are a prime candidate for harboring them.

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Despite many sightings by credible eye-witnesses the Kongamato has left behind no physical evidence to prove that it actually exists. Natives, close to death after a run in with the creature, do not prove anything other than an attack of some kind did happen. As with the majority of crypid it will take a body, alive or dead, to prove to the world that the Kongamato exists in reality not in just myth and legend.

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Cryptid 064b Megaconda

Amazon River, South America

Type: Super Animals

Evidence: Sightings, pictures exist which appear to show a snake in excess of 100 feet however these photos often do not contain any point of reference to base the creature’s size and are dismissed as inconclusive.

Possible Population size: Unknown. Ultimately every anaconda has the potential to become a giant.

It's fairly general knowledge that reptiles continue to grow all of their lives. On average, anacondas can grow to roughly thirty feet, however some explorers and native peoples of the Amazon River basin have reported sightings of anacondas in exess of fifty to a hundred+ feet.
One of the first reported sightings from explorers occurred in 1907 by adventurer Major Percy H. Fawcett. Major Fawcett was sent by the Royal Geographic Society to survey the Rio Abuna and Acre Rivers when he and a group of natives were drifting along the Rio Negro River. At one point in the trip he spotted a great triangular serpentine head appearing at the bow of his boat, Fawcett opened fire hitting the creature in the spine. The giant snake thrashed the water into a foamy frenzy all around the boat as it violently died from its wounds. According to Fawcett, the snake measured 45 feet out of the water and 17 feet in the water, a total of 62 feet. Though this massive snake was remarkably long the diameter was relatively small, only 12 inches. Unfortunately Fawcett had no way to carry the massive creature back from the interior of the Amazon, once publicized his account was received with ridicule even though he insisted his account was both truthful and accurate.
Herpetologist Raymond Ditmars rejected Fawcett’s story on the grounds that anacondas where not thought to get much longer than 19 feet, a number that was soon increased to 30 feet. Decades after Fawcett’s encounter Bernard Heuvelmans came to his defense arguing that Fawcett’s writings where generally honest and reliable. Heuvelmans also noted in his book On the Track of Unknown Animals that American herpetologist Thomas Barboor, Brazilian expert Dr. Afranio do Amaral of the Institute at Butantan and Doctor Jose Condido de Melo of the Rio de Janeiro Zoo all agreed that 45 feet should be the accepted maximum length.
In an article which appeared in the International Society of Cryptozoology newsletter J. Richard Greenwell mentions that a 1944 petroleum expedition in Columbia claimed to have measured a 37 foot long anaconda, however this claim is not always regarded as reliable. Perhaps a more credible report came from scientist Vincent Roth who claimed to have shot and killed an anaconda in British Guiana that measured 34 feet.
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Though these two encounters are generally dismissed by modern science there are plenty of researchers who still believe that the Giant Anaconda swims the waters of the Amazon to this day, and if you wanted to hide a giant snake anywhere in the world, the Amazon River might just be the perfect place to do so.

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