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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's avatar
Carrier/battleship hybrid is the way to go in interstellar warfare!
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JonathanBluestone|Professional Artist
Exciting lines. Clean designs. Impressive.
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lilhawkeye|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's avatar
Just found your DA page loving your work.
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ILJackson|Professional Digital Artist
glad yu like it!
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JakeBondage|Professional Writer
Quite a weapon, there...
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cesaw70's avatar
Very formidable.
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Misfit-KotLD's avatar
The Damocles is reminiscent of the Ikazuchi Command Carrier.
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ILJackson|Professional Digital Artist
Its the nose.....didn't we discuss this on another pic? Having serious deja vu.
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Misfit-KotLD's avatar
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|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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ILJackson|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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