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SSV Kilimanjaro

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The SSV Kilimanjaro, Earth' mighty Dreadnought.

KILIMANJARO CLASS:
In the Reaper War, the Kilimanjaro Dreadnoughts were the heaviest units the Systems Alliance possess. With a near 900 m long main Mass Accelerator weapon, multiple Torpedo launchers and 156 Broadside Guns no sane commander would mess with her. For defense, the Kilimanjaro-class employs GARDIAN point defense lasers and kinetic barrier shields strong enough to withstand fire of cruiser size starships at ease. Before the development of the Disruptor Torpedos only other Dreadnought size ships were able to crack down a Kilimanjaro's defense.
Kilimanjaro ships
were specially built to outmatch every Turian ship the human military faced in the First Contact War. A couple of years, the Kilimanjaro was besides the Salarian or Asari Dreadnoughts the strongest ship class in the Citadel sector until the Turians followed with the new Vulture Dreadnought.
Fleet Admiral Steven Hackett commands the class leader SSV Kilimanjaro during the Reaper War which acted as leader ship for the "Shield fleet" to protect the Crucible. Captain Hanah Shepard, Mother of Commander Shepard, commands a Kilimanjaro class Dreadnought too, the SSV Orizaba.
The Systems Alliance has constructed six Kilimanjaro-class dreadnoughts: SSV Kilimanjaro, SSV Shasta, SSV Logan, SSV Tai Shan, SSV Aconcagua, and SSV Orizaba. Alliance dreadnoughts are typically named for mountains on Earth.

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SPECIFICATIONS:

Commissioning: 2181
Class: Kilimanjaro
Type: Dreadnought
Length: 1000 meters
Height: 154 meters (with antennas)
Width: 268 meters
Crew: 1250 + 375 Marines

Armament:

- Primary: One 890 meter long spinal Mass Accelerator Gun, 1 belly mounted Nuclear missile launcher
- Secundary: 156 Mass Accelerator Broadside Guns (105 meters long, 78 each side)
- Tertiary: 4 Heavy Javelin Torpedo Launchers ("Giant Killer" class), 22 Broadside Missile Launchers, 46 Point Defense MAC Turrets, 20 Broadside Disruptor Torpedo Launcher

Defense:

- GARDIAN Defense: GARDIAN Laser Node Network (196 lenses),
8 Anti-Fighter Missile Pod Launcher
- Ablative Armor (2,4 meter Titanium hull + 1,2 meter shock absorbing foam)
- 20 cm Advance Diamond Lattice Armor on critical areas such as the bridge and the weapon housings (a first emulation of the Asari Silaris Armor, but the immense costs
forced the alliance engineers to apply the armor only in strategically important places)
- Multicore Kinetic Barrier Shields

Complement:

- 375 Marines (15 Teams a 25 Soldiers)
- 50 ELINT (
ELectronic INTelligence) reconnaissance drones
- 200 Assault Drones
- 4 Mantis Gunships
- 15 Kodiak Dropshuttles
- 25 SX3 Interceptors
- 4 Bumblebee Bomber
- 2 M-29A Grizzly Tanks
- 4
M-35 Mako Tanks
- 6
M-44 Hammerhead Tanks

Models by Thomas Raube (me)
Rendered in 3d Max 10
Post Work in Paint Shop Pro 7 & Adobe After Effects CS6
Mass Effect is (c) by Bioware & EA

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Riveda1972Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful... did you really model the adm. Hackett's capital ship?
Just wonderful nothing more to say. Maybe I'll try it too :)
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EuderionHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
Yes, model is from me, but the textures are modified from the ingame cruiser model. Im not really good at texturing so i needed something to work with.
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Riveda1972Hobbyist Digital Artist
Right, I've the same problem with such of texturing :)
Thanks for these images of the Kilimanjaro, anyway... when I played ME3 I loved admiral Hackett and his arrival escorting the crucible is one of the most epic scenes of the final battle for Earth youtu.be/phqldRRhNJY?t=45
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big and cool
good work
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EuderionHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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keep up the good work
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Awesome.  A ship worthy of a Shepard's command.
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EuderionHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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GiantessicaHobbyist Digital Artist
Looks great.  I really liked the Mass Effect games.
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EuderionHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! Best Game series i ever played.
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GiantessicaHobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, it was one of my favorites as well.
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Very nice
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EuderionHobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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A beautiful picture of a very beautiful and powerful warship. The Alliance Kilimanjaro-class dreadnought kind of did raise the bar on the firepower and combat capabilities of dreadnought class ships among the Citadel races.
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EuderionHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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BalloonPrincessHobbyist Filmographer
Magnificent work.  :)
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EuderionHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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