Apologies that I have not been about peeps – been busy with life, and a few commissions – like this
This is another 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; Unlike the Hellfire, I had a clearer direction to go with the Starburst and was eaier to do; the only struggle was the plasma weapons that
envisioned and good locations. In the end I decided to have two of them on each dorsal flank, and the third on the belly. Originally the third weapon was to be in the nose but with help from iconShoguneagle: and looking at the idea, I dropped the notion.
I was going to install missiles like the blisters on the Hellfire, but then realised that there was nothing covering the front, so I left the missile tubes there.
As the specs dictate, the Starburst has only fighter hangers; so I did them at an angle in the hull so that they can fly in but not take up too much “runway space”.
Finally the scheme; iconShoguneagle: wanted not just alien looks but also a different paint style to the Terrans – he envisioned swirls, and patches to break up its profiles and to mimic nebulas. This is the same on the Hellfire.
Hope you like -
Like to hear thoughts, comments and such.
Specs are below.
Name: Starburst-class medium fighter carrier
Origin: Allied Star Forces/Space Combat Force
Manufacturer: Deep Space Allied Shipyards, B-2 Asteroid Field, Boras system (initial construction yard)
Type: Medium fighter carrier
Control System: Bridge w/screen control stations
Length: 600 meters
Width: 290 meters
Main Drive: 3 x 2.5 GW
Secondary Powerplant: 2 x 9,000 MW
Main Thrusters: 3 x Thermonuclear Fusion Engines
Acceleration: 3.5 g/1.5 light years per minute
Onboard Sensors: ECCM, ECM, fire control radar, hyperspatial distortion detector, infrared/ultraviolet, lidar, low-light, magnetometer, microwaves, motion detectors, radcounter, search radar, telescope
Fixed Armament: 24 x PD laser turrets, 6 x long-range anti-ship missile launchers, 3 x anti-ship particle cannons
Additional Armament/Compliment: 487 crew, 80 officers; 300 troops (includes 240 starfighter pilots) 96 starfighters (4 squadrons), 4 shuttles, 4 transports
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 (5; 4 for starfighters, 1 for shuttles/transports), hyperspace generator
Commissioned: 10/10/2886 (AFWS Starblazer)
Ships of Class: AFWS Starburst, AFWS Streaker, AFWS Sprinter, 35 others in service