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Borodino Class battlecruiser 2018
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Published: November 4, 2018
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GOVERNMENT: UN Space Navy of the Soviet Solar Empire
TYPE: Interplanetary Space Battlecruiser
MODEL: Borodino class SBCC-72 (Ironclad Mark-I)
LENGTH: 1542.7 feet (470.2 meters)
WIDTH: 478.3 feet (145.8 meters)
HEIGHT: 343.2 feet (104.6 meters)
MATERIAL: Composite Alloy
POWER PLANT: Hensai Energy HEFR-7K fusion reactor x 95
OUTPUT: 7000 megawatts each (665,000 megawatts total)
ARMOR TYPE: Composite Alloy
DISPLACEMENT: 300,000 tons
CREW: 212 (15 Operators, 36 Gunners, 11 Officers, 104 Engineers, 15 Technicians, 15 Electricians, 6 Medical, and up to 10 Security.)

             2x Eurospace HYIE-180K high yield ion engines
             SPEED: 45,600 mph each (91,200 mph total)

             5x Eurospace HYIE-36K high yield ion engines
             SPEED: 9120 mph each (45,600 mph total)

             PRIMARY (OFFENSIVE):
             4x Lithgear LG-PC-2002 dual 200-megawatt PHELAC turrets; Effective Range: 1600 miles; Payload: unlimited with nuclear battery clutch recharged from the vessel's main reactor; ROF: up to 9 dual blasts per minute in cycles of 1 twin blast per 6.7 seconds.

              4x Lithgear LG-LC-1002 dual 100-megawatt laser cannon turrets; Effective Range: 1000 miles; Payload:  unlimited with nuclear battery clutch recharged from the vessel's main reactor; ROF: up to 9 dual blasts per minute in cycles of 1 twin blast per 6.7 seconds.

             PRIMARY (DEFENSIVE):
             16x Lithgear LG-LC-804 quad 20-megawatt laser cannon ball turrets; Effective Range: 200 miles; Payload: unlimited with nuclear battery clutch recharged from the vessel's main reactor; ROF: up to 9 quad blasts per minute in cycles of 1 quadruple blast per 6.7 seconds.

              1x Microwave Radio Communications array with a 100 AU range.
              1x LADAR array with a range of 220,000 miles.
              1x Passive EMS array with a range of 1,000,000 miles.
              1x Active EMS array with a range of 100,000 miles.
              1x Gravitational/Antigravity Control Unit; Effect: Provides artificial lift, g-force compensation, and enhanced maneuverability.

             6x Cydonia Research CR-ND-28.5K nuclear dampener field generators; Range: 3000 feet from hull; Power Requirement: 28,500 megawatts each; EFFECT: Random due to numerous variables. In general, the nuclear dampeners provided moderate to considerable resistance to energy weapons and were able to cause missile warheads to either explode or go inert within their area of effect.

             1x 340,000-yd3 Bay has two doors for rapid launch of its eighty Type-39D-60 exosuits, up to six AS-01 type assault shuttles or SS-01 space shuttles, with 110,000 cubic yards for parts, equipment, fuel, and munitions to service the exosuits and shuttles.

             The Borodino class Battlecruiser was originally conceived of in 2060 AD as a command cruiser/battlecarrier.  The Borodino was shelved after the UNSC determined its cost did not merit production of the craft, as their fleet of assault shuttles was adequate to deal with the meager fleet of USSN ships of the 2060s era.  However, once the EFSN armada had begun decimating the UNSC assault shuttle fleet during the outbreak of the 1st Interplanetary War, the new Supreme Commander of the UNSC, Edric VonStalin, demanded the construction of the “Project Ironclad” fleet of warships and, in particular, the Borodino class.
             The Borodino class lost its carrier capabilities during its redesign in 2072 AD in favor of heavy energy weapon emplacements, moderately fast ion engines, and deflector field generators.
             The Borodino was built in small numbers during the 1st Interplanetary War due to the Solar Empire’s internal problems and insistence on having these valuable ships be built only in Mars orbit at Phobos.  After the 1st Interplanetary War ended, the Mars Colonial Republic built an unknown number of these craft for their Orbital Guard fleet.  Most of those craft were destroyed when Ceres invaded the Mars sphere during the Ceres Conflict.  When the conflict ended, many of the ships that survived the conflict were decommissioned and mothballed at Deimos.

The ship is from the Science Fiction Novel "Nexus Arcana: The Stygian Conspiracy":

Nexus Arcana Books.

Series 1
The Stygian Conspiracy Trilogy:

Shemyaza Awakens

Ruins of the Ancients

Children of Methuselah
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DraketheHarbingerHobbyist General Artist
Marvelous design 
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Kodai-OkudaProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
AngelisGoodwen's avatar
A very beautiful ship!!!
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Kodai-OkudaProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
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You're quite welcome!!
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Awesome!  Reminds me of something out of SPACE BATTLESHIP YAMATO.  Those ships were spaceships but could handle diving into water and even would submerge to go into an underwater ship's dock.  Once there, the water would be pumped out and the vessel could be repaired and refit as needed.  The ships could be stored indefinitely for extended periods of time in the underwater base.
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Kodai-OkudaProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you.
This ship follows the 1960s through 1980s style of SF (non-Star Wars).
Just like Gerry Anderson's "Thunderbirds" ships that could go into space, fly in the air, and dive underwater, my designs follow that theme.
Space Battleship Yamato also followed that style, as did Gundam, Macross, and other SF shows.
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I grew up with SBY and Gatchaman (Battle of the Planets) in the 1970s.  Macross was something I only learned about because of ROBOTECH around 1984 or '85.  I was older by then but ROBOTECH had its appeal.  I never knew of Gundam until I was much older as it was not aired in my part of the United States back then.  Thunderbirds were around but I have to tell you those puppets gave me the creeps unlike The Muppets.
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Kodai-OkudaProfessional Digital Artist
As did I, (and Space 1999, Battlestar Galactica, Space Pirate Captain Harlock, etc.).
I saw Robotech but after the old Ronin network exposed the fact that it was three different anime put together with a loose story, I gave up on it.
I was fortunately enough to have grown up on the East Coast near an Asian community where anime was all the rage.  I learned about Gundam early on.
For me the Gerry Anderson stuff was weird, but I like the ship designs, besides, there was an anime based on it in the 1980s called Thunderbirds 2086.

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I also saw THUNDERBIRDS 2086 BUT I hate to burst your bubble but THUNDERBIRDS 2086 was an American repurposing of a Japanese Anime called "TECHNOVOYAGER".  It originally had nothing to do with the classic Thunderbirds or Gerry Anderson.  There was a live-action THUNDERBIRDS movie made back in I think the early 2000s with Bill Paxton and Ben Kingsley that WAS based on Gerry Anderson's universe. You should be able to find the live-action film on NETFLIX or VUDU to stream.  the disc versions may be available from AMAZON, I am not sure.
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Kodai-OkudaProfessional Digital Artist
I didn't know that! :D
I knew it had nothing to do with Gerry Anderson and the original, but I didn't know it was a rip-off of a Japanese anime, I thought it was just a dubbed version of an existing Japanese anime.
Thank you for the heads up.
I'll see if I can find the live-action version. 
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The only bad thing about the Live-action film is that DISNEY was involved and personally, I hate DISNEY.  They ruined STAR WARS to me.  The one good film from DISNEY that was recent was "John Carter" and they didn't promote it well and it was a dud at the box office.  I saw it and thought it was great, based heavily on the original source material.
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Kodai-OkudaProfessional Digital Artist
100% Agree.
I hate Disney, the last good movie they made was "Something Wicked This Way Comes" and "The Black Hole".
I have not seen John Carter yet so I cannot speak on it. :)
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 I like the shape of this ship, you can actually get to imagine it can be used in water bodies aswell!

 Also, nice use of Mars' little moons... maybe someday you should show how they look during your stories :) .
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Kodai-OkudaProfessional Digital Artist
Hi Chiletrek,

Thank you.
This ship was based on the Jet Ski design popular in the late 1980s.
Specifically, the 1989 Kawasaki JET Ski.
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 You are welcome :) .

 Very nice and uncommon for inspiration.
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