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The big guns by ILJackson The big guns by ILJackson
The two heaviest hitters in the Terran Protectorate Stellar Navy: The Hastings-Class Battlecarrier and, in the distance, the Damocles-Class Battlecruiser.
Both are ideal examples of Terran Protectorate warship design philosophy: decentralized weapons of various types, often turret mounted, and virtually every weapon capable of firing forward: which is almost always the ship's smallest profile. They are also generally heavily armored, utilitarian in design and able to operate as independent vessels without fleet support.
Their sublight speeds are only moderate, however, as is their manueverability. This is, in part, due to the heavy reliance on fighters by the Terran Protectorate. Whereas once the fleet relied solely on dedicated carriers for fighters, all of the newer capitol ships carry at least one squadron. In the case of the Hastings, a hybrid of battleship and carrier, it carries an entire wing of 60 fighters. This new philosophy makes it harders for enemies to neutralize the fleets most potent offensive weapons by destroying one or two carriers.
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Vumpalouska Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017
Carrier/battleship hybrid is the way to go in interstellar warfare!
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JonathanBluestone Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Professional Artist
Exciting lines. Clean designs. Impressive.
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lilhawkeye Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Student General Artist

Hi ILJackson,


I'd like to use this print as a fanfiction cover for a story my dad's writing on fanfiction.net.


If you like, we are willing to pay you for a license. Please let me know.  Thanks!

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Gromgorefiend Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Just found your DA page loving your work.
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ILJackson Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
glad yu like it!
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JakeBondage Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional Writer
Quite a weapon, there...
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cesaw70 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
Very formidable.
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Misfit-KotLD Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
The Damocles is reminiscent of the Ikazuchi Command Carrier.
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ILJackson Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Its the nose.....didn't we discuss this on another pic? Having serious deja vu.
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Misfit-KotLD Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
We probably did. I think it's the taller than wide appearance of the mail hull and wider engines that go with the nose.
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ILJackson Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
On a side note. I ordered a copy of Jane's Fighting Ships of WWII which should get here any day now. Detailed images and stats of all WWII surface and submarine vessels. You can expect it to have a huge impact on my Terran Protectorate ships in the future.
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Misfit-KotLD Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
Man, the Jane's books are damn good too. I've still got one of fighter aircraft, though it's seriously out of date now.
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ILJackson Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I am actually thinking of kind of doing a version of it for my ships, as if Jane's was still around during the Terran Protectorate.
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Misfit-KotLD Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
I like it.
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ILJackson Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
well the nose and the body type are based basically on WWII naval designs in both my stuff and by Shinji Aramaki and Hideki Kakinuma, the guys who designed the ships and mecha for Genesis Climber MOSPEADA. It pops up in a lot of anime space stuff actually. The Japanese had these bows on their ships that would jut forward above the waterline like ours, but they would jut out again under the waterline too. Some were squared, like the Damocles, but most were rounded.
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