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Shinano Class carrier by Kodai-Okuda Shinano Class carrier by Kodai-Okuda

SPECIFICATIONS

GOVERNMENT:  Jovian Defense Forces (Jupiter fleet Only)
TYPE: Interstellar Heavy Spacecraft Carrier Vessel (HSCV)
MODEL: Shinano class (Lord Nelson Class variant)
DATE INTRODUCED: 2079 AD
LENGTH: 1750 feet (533.4 meters)
WIDTH: 600 feet (182.9 meters)
HEIGHT: 475 feet (144.8 meters)
MATERIAL: Crystal Composite
POWER PLANT: 84x Macrotechnologies IPFF-5000 Ion Plasma Fusion Furnace
OUTPUT: 5000 megawatts each (420,000 megawatts total)
ARMOR TYPE: Crystal Composite
ARMOR THICKNESS: 1 inch
DISPLACEMENT: 175,000 tons
CREW:   963 base + up to 1066 mecha pilots (124 Gunners, 416 Engineers, 18 Electricians, 18 Technicians, 18 Operators, 83 Officers, 46 Medical, 200 Security, 40 Science, and up to 1066 pilots)

PROPULSION:
             FASTER THAN LIGHT :
            
4x Prodotech SWD-47.5K 2nd Generation, Mark-III, stellar warp drive
             SPEED: .109 light years per hour each (.434 light years per hour total)
  
             PRIMARY (Main Engine):
             2x Io Heavy Industries IHI-IPFE-22K Ion Plasma Fusion engines
             SPEED: KiloMach 3.1 each (2,356,000 mph each; 4,712,000 mph total)

             SECONDARY (Combat Speed Engines):
             6x Io Heavy Industries IHI- FT-3300 fusion thrusters
             SPEED: 4788 mph each (28,728 mph total)

WEAPONS:
             PRIMARY (ASSAULT):
             2x MMI EMPAC-10M Militia Military Industries 10,000-megawatt electromagnetic particle accelerator cannon maw gun; Effective Range: 50,000 miles; Payload: unlimited with nuclear battery clutch system; ROF: Theoretically 1 blast every ten seconds, however the weapon requires 20 seconds to completely cool off before it can fire again safely.

             PRIMARY (OFFENSIVE):
             5x Federal Armory FA-PC-4002 dual 400-megawatt PHELAC turrets; Effective Range: 3200 miles; Payload: unlimited with nuclear battery clutch system; ROF: 3 dual blasts every twenty seconds with a cyclic rate of 9 dual blasts per minute.

             SECONDARY (OFFENSIVE):
             1x MMI ASML-810K eight-shot cruise missile silo; Missile Type: ASM-10K 10,000-pound computer-guided medium-range cruise missile with 1.195 megaton yield; Effective Range: 1161.1 miles; Payload: 8 space torpedoes each in an autoloading torpedo tube; ROF: 1 torpedo per two seconds with a cyclic rate of 30 torpedoes per minute. 

             TERTIARY (OFFENSIVE):
            
8x Norking ASML-S10K single-shot cruise missile box launcher; Missile Type: ASM-10K 10,000-pound computer-guided medium-range cruise missile with 1.195 megaton yield; Effective Range: 1161.1 miles; Payload: 1 space torpedo each in a missile box launcher; ROF: 1 torpedo per two seconds with a cyclic rate of 30 torpedoes per minute.  

              FOURTH LINE
(OFFENSIVE):
              12x  Republic Arms RA-STL-02A2 fully automated space torpedo tubes; Missile Type: MST-1M 1000-pound Active EMS-guided space torpedo (143.4 kiloton nuclear warhead); Effective Range: 7111 miles; Payload: 20 space torpedoes each in an autoloading torpedo tube; ROF: 1 torpedo per two seconds with a cyclic rate of 30 torpedoes per minute.

             PRIMARY (DEFENSIVE):
             28x Republic Arms RFLC-502 dual 50-megawatt rapid-fire laser turrets; Effective Range: 500 miles; Payload: unlimited with 800-megawatt nuclear battery clutch system; ROF: 8 dual blasts every ten seconds with a cyclic rate of 48 dual blasts per minute.

ELECTRONICS:
             1x Microwave Communications array with a 1000 AU range.
             1x Laser Communications array with a 1000 AU range.
             1x LADAR Sensor array with a range of 220,000 miles.
             1x Passive EMS Sensor array with a range of 1,000,000 miles.
             1x Active EMS Sensor array with a range of 100,000 miles.
             1x Superluminal Velocity Communications array with a 1 light year range.
             1x Superluminal Velocity Sensor array with a 1 parsec range.
             1x Gravitational Control/Antigravity unit. Effect: Provides artificial lift, g-force compensation, and enhanced maneuverability.

DEFENSE SYSTEMS:
            2x MacroTechnologies MT-IFG-2K 2000-kilowatt (2 megawatt) Ion-Field Generators; Effect: Can withstand up to 4000 terajoules each (8 Petajoules total) of energy force before needing recharge.  Each field regenerates at 400 terajoules every 10 seconds.   Ion Field generators are useless against slug weapons (autocannons and rail cannons) and non-nuclear missile weapons, or any type of non-energy weapon attacks.

CARGO BAY:
           
1x 18,468 yd3 Bay holds 5 years of food and supplies for the basic crew, and 2.4 years for a full compliment with pilots (missions were rarely more than 3 years for this vessel).
 
HANGAR BAYS:
          (Internal bay) 1x 227,969-yd3 Bay that holds eighty space fighters (usually PI-02 Protean Interceptors) up to 50 tons each, and seven 100-ton shuttles (usually AS-01D type). 
            Mission specific complements were:
            PATROL: 60 PI-02 Protean Interceptors, and 12 HSF-01E
            SCOUT: 40 HSF-01D, and 8 HSF-01E
            PLANETARY ASSAULT: 600 HBR-01D, and 60 HBR-01K battle robots

          (External Top bay) 1x 330,556-yd3 Bay that holds 120 space fighters (usually PS-01 Protean Space Fighters) up to 40 tons each. 
            Mission specific complements were:
            PATROL: 100 SF-02 Space Fighters and 100 SF-03 Space fighter-bombers
            SCOUT:  100 HSF-01B Heavy Space Fighters with Boosters
            PLANETARY ASSAULT: 400 SF-01A space fighters

            (Outside Landing Pad)1x 130,000 square foot landing pad area consisting of 10 Gravito-electromagnetic plates that hold a variety of medium to large spacecraft.
            Mission specific complements were:
           
PATROL: 6 Type-2041 shuttles (usually patrol models)
            SCOUT: 10 AS-01 type shuttles (usually AS-01D)
            PLANETARY ASSAULT: 2 Ogre class non-FTL troop transport ships

SPECIAL SYSTEMS:
           162x Escape Pods; Range: 18,240 miles; Effect: Each escape pod holds six individuals, can fly at a speed of Mach 1 for up to 24 hours, has a food supply to provide six persons with one month of food.

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

www.amazon.com/Stygian-Conspir…

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:icon4-x-s:
4-X-S Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
This is a very 80s design, a space carrier with runway. :D
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Kodai-Okuda Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Actually it is designed for aerospace combat.  It can be used both in space and in an atmosphere.  The "top" deck carries spacecraft like shuttles, transports, etc, while the "lower" deck allows for take off, landing, and catapulting of aerospace fighters in space and in the atmosphere of a planet.
Actual spacecraft carriers like the Battlestar Galactica cannot realistically be used in an atmosphere because landing would be very difficult with crosswinds, headwinds, etc. in the upper regions of planets like Venus, Earth, or alien worlds with an Earth-like or thicker atmosphere.
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4-X-S Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Im not criticizing its practicality, the runway is a style on its own, it does not need justification. :D
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Kodai-Okuda Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I see. :)
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4-X-S Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
I remember I had a glimpse of a movie where there is a carrier flowing on 4 rocket thrusters. Cant recall what is was sense I saw it during switch channel and that was too many years ago. I also happen to see similar design in some anime and again I cant remember what that was.
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Kodai-Okuda Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
It may have been G.I. Joe.
G.I. Joe had a sky-carrier.

static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub…
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4-X-S Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
LOL Im sure this isn't the only occasion for this kind design :D nice job you found it.
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Kodai-Okuda Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
The other designs that inspired mine are from Macross (of course), Space Battleship Yamato, and the old Modern Mechanics magazine from the early 20th Century.

www.airships.net/futurism/
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AngelisGoodwen Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2017
Over all I have to say I like it!  It's very similar to a ship I designed a long time ago.
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:iconkodai-okuda:
Kodai-Okuda Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.

The idea comes from this ship of Space Battleship Yamato from 1974.

www.ms-plus.com/images_item/12…
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AngelisGoodwen Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2017
You're welcome!  It looks like Space Battleship Yamato is a big inspiration for you!
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:iconkodai-okuda:
Kodai-Okuda Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Yes it is.
I grew up with it so it is ingrained in my psyche. :)
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AngelisGoodwen Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2017
Well for me it was star wars and star trek!  Plus the U.S. Navy! 
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:iconkodai-okuda:
Kodai-Okuda Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for your service.
SBY was not my only influence.
I served in the USAF as a thermonuclear weapons specialist so I got to work on MRVs, ALCMs, etc. and that was a big influence on my SF writing and artwork.
I've never been much of a Star Wars fan, but I did like Space 1999, Battlestar Galactica (original), and Star Trek.
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AngelisGoodwen Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2017
First off, I didn't serve, my father did (I'll send that thank you to him).  Second, it's an amazing quintessence that you worked on nuclear missiles and my father worked on nuclear engines.  Third I've seen a little bit of Battlestar Galactica but I wasn't that much of a fan.  Finally, thank you for your service!
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Kodai-Okuda Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
That is an amazing coincidence.
My job was to dismantle, service, and load ALCMs (AGM-86s) on B-52 bombers.
Battlestar Galactica (the original) is definitely a 1970s style of science fiction.  It has a lot of spiritualism in it, which for me is a nice touch. 
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Chiletrek Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2016
Hello:
 What can I say? with it's defenses, weaponry and hangar capabilities, this carrier can easily put an Uraga class (from Macross' sequels) to shame :D .

 The design is most interesting, I like a lot the way the top deck (with the command tower) connects with the rest of the ship, giving the lower launching bays and runways a kind of added protective ceiling. I give it a 10 out of 10 :happybounce: .
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Kodai-Okuda Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Hi Chiletrek;

Thank you.
Each of the four different complements of these types of ships vary so much that some would be marginally larger and others would be considerably larger than an Uraga.
The Uraga is a colonization ship though, while this carrier is a warship.  The Uraga is said to have a 25,000 ton displacement, which would mean that the ship must be hollow inside because the USS Nimitz (the real one) is 104,000 tons displacement and in considerably smaller in its dimensions. :D
The USS Nimitz also has a complement of 90 aircraft. 
I based my design on the proposed French Jean Bart and Japanese ISE class hybrid battleship-carriers.

2.bp.blogspot.com/-VO3D3YOmKGo…

The ship's design is intended for planetary assault, though it can perform the other missions listed.
The complement of aerospace craft it carries by default are the ones listed next to the hangar cubic yards/square footage (80 PI-02, 7 AS-01D [internal bay], 120 PS-01 [top bay], nothing on gravitic plates).
The largest complement is of course the planetary assault complement of 660 battle robots internal bay, 400 SF-01A space fighters in the top bay, and the two Ogre class non-FTL troop ships (which hold 80 MBR-01 type battle robots each, or tanks, or Mobile Arthropod Tanks, or Exosuits, or troops).

It took a lot of thought to come up with this ship, but I wanted something that would be the pinnacle of the lessons learned in the 1st Interplanetary War in terms of planetary invasion.  This ship--for the late 21st and early 22nd centuries--was that ultimate planetary assault ship.  It does have a much larger cousin though....one that is about 1200 meters long (looks similar), and it currently being modeled.  However, I won't be showing that ship off for quite some time. ;) 
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Chiletrek Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2016
Hello:
 Yeah, we both know by now that Emigrant fleets are for colonization with peace-time escorts :D .

 About your ship, it makes me think that at maximum capacity means that also would have the less ammount of consumables? I mean, it is for a specific mission and return home as soon as it is all over? it makes me thing that can happen with this ship. And at that I am sure it excels, I read the description and it makes you wish is on your side.

 Darn, I guess youdon't want to spoil all the surprises :D .
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Kodai-Okuda Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Hi Chiletrek,

Yes, the cargo bay has two endurance times listed.

"1x 18,468 yd3 Bay holds 5 years of food and supplies for the basic crew, and 2.4 years for a full compliment with pilots (missions were rarely more than 3 years for this vessel)."

The five years is for the basic crew of 963 plus the 200 space fighter pilots for the 80 PI-02 Protean Interceptors and 120 PS-01A Protean Space Fighters.
The three years is for all of the other mission load outs: PATROL, SCOUT, PLANETARY ASSAULT.

This ship was used by the Jovian Defense Forces (2079), the Jupiter Federal Colonies (2079) and the Planetary Alliance (2085) as a command ship for their space marine fleets and a primary assault ship for the invasion of Mars during the Ceres Conflict of the early 2080s (2083-2084).
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Chiletrek Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016
Hello:
 So it was like what I was thinking... but better, because enough supplies for a max of 3 years (when on heavy duty missions) is actually quite nice :) .

 I guess then that the three years load of basic supplies is because they would need as much available room for more fighters or for spare parts to quickly fix damaged craft during battle? That sounds like the most likely to me :D .

 Wow, that sounds nice :D . Jupiter is always likely to be a major strategic point for outposts and even colonies. Although those people should not forget that Jupiter is this Solar System's main "comet catcher", hehehe.
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Kodai-Okuda Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Hi Chiletrek,

The hangars carry enough ordinance for their mission parameters (if not, cargo ships will accompany the fleet these ships command).

Jupiter forces are tasked with "diverting" comets to impact on the main planet itself since the colonies are in orbit around the moons of Jupiter (in O'Neill cylinders, Bernal Spheres, and Von Braun wheel space stations). 
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Chiletrek Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2016
 Oh right, I agree, fleet tenders are absolutely necessary. One can really forget about those because we are used to see the adventures of a lonely hero ship (Enterprise, Destiny, ....).

 I can start picturing what you just said here, those colonies around Europa (for example) will make for exceptional images :happybounce: .
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Kodai-Okuda Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I think tenders are something that is neglected in most SF shows.  That is where Macross, Gundam, and Battlestar Galactica all get it correct.  Most of those shows have the necessary auxiliary ships that a space fleet would certainly rely on to operate effectively.   Star Trek has them in the literature and tech manuals, but I don't remember seeing them in the shows at all. 

The colonies I envision are based on NASA, ESA, and other scientific speculation on what would be practical and possible near Jupiter, Saturn, etc.  Actually bases on the moons and such would not really be that feasible outside of maybe mining, and underground/ice bases.  But nothing like in say Cowboy Bepop, where the moons of Jupiter are Terraformed.  The conditions out there just do not appear to make that level of planetary engineering possible. 
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