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  1. Keenja96

    just a thought, but considering your previous work on the secutor class star destroyer, which was itself essentially a dedicated carrier based off of the venator which has close to 3 times the number of fighters officially, how many fighters do you think the secutor class should have, or do you honestly believe that the 144 fighters cited by wikipedia isn’t positively puny for a dedicated carrier of that size?

    • Fractalsponge

      I have no idea where 144 came from. That’s less than half of a Venator’s complement. I’m thinking Secutors would have on the order of 8+ wings, so from 500-700 fighters.

        • Fractalsponge

          That was before I actually built the hangars. Also, wings is a bad measure of capacity. A wing of StarWing is much much much bigger than a wing of Interceptor. I tend to report wings as those of Interceptor or /ln sized craft, but clearly these ships can handle much bigger starfighters, so the actual numbers will vary a lot in service.

          • Anonymous

            Ah ok then.
            By away even though the Secutor can carry that many fighters to make it a carrier it is still a star heavy/pursuit destroyer, make me wonder what the Secutor carrier variant and it’s hangers would look like (If you are planning it or not).

          • Fractalsponge

            It’s multirole, like Venators of similar vintage were multirole. There’s no carrier variant planned, it just carries a lot of fighters, which are useful in a lot of ways, especially if the ship is acting as a flagship for hangar-less fleet destroyers or being sent to deal with surface actions.

          • Anonymous

            Oh so now is multi-role instead of pursuit then huh.
            Speaking of carriers what your’s thoughts on the Quasar Fire class cruiser-carrier (Bulk-carrier in legends)?

          • Fractalsponge

            Anything that carries troops and fighters is multi-role to some extent. That’s a question of usage, not design specialization.

            I like the Rebels Quasar Fire design. As a fighting ship it’s probably pretty useless on its own, but I love the look.

          • Anonymous

            Well i’m saying i was surprised that you originally make the Secutor either a heavy generalist destroyer or a pursuit ship and then your final choice was a multi-role ship that’s all.
            Unless generalist is the same as multi-role and if so then you did choose the former.

          • Anonymous

            But is the Secutor still part pursuit ship due to it’s speed or not?

  2. Anonymous

    Hey which of these two ships can carry more fighters this one or the Lucrehulk?

    • Anonymous

      This ship carries something like 1728 fighters according to Fractal, that’s 12 times as much as the Exectuor SSD which only carries 144 fighters. So this ship and the Lucrehulk are roughly equal. Lucrehulk carries something like 1500 Vulture droid fighters as I recall.

  3. Soren

    Wow, great ship!
    Anyone have a good count on how many hangars that beauty has? I keep losing track of my count…

  4. Anonymous

    You said this carrier can hold up to 4 groups of 6 wings so does that mean that each group have 6 wings or these 6 wings are divided into 4 groups?

    • Fractalsponge

      Group contains several Wings, so 4 Groups, each of 6 Wings, each typically of 6 Squadrons. I think that’s how it’s supposed to go anyway.

      • Anonymous

        right and each squadron were 12 fighters so this all adds up to a whopping 1728 fighters. (12 fighters X 6 squadrons X 6 wings X 4 groups)

        • Anonymous

          By away I wonder what 6 groups of fighters is equal to? Or is the group the largest formation of fighters you can get?

      • Anonymous

        I have never seen the term “group” used in reference to Star Wars, but if you are basing the unit progression on modern air forces, the order is: Flight, Squadron, Group, Wing. At least that’s how the USAF organizes their unit progression.

        • Fractalsponge

          There are other airforces besides the USAF. Empire/Commonwealth formations use Group, Wing, Squadron instead of Wing, Group, Squadron.

      • Anonymous

        It would make more sense to be 4 wings, each with 6 groups, each with 6 squadrons of 12 fighters.

  5. Anonymous

    i wonder if this ship is more powerful than the ISD by how much?

    • PyrrhicVictory7

      In terms of firepower, no, but would easily be able to take on an ISD with that kind of complement.

      • Anonymous

        In terms of Firepower it seems like it easily could. Just look at the amount of Heavy Turbolaser batteries all over the hull.

        • hawtss

          Funny thing, if the Empire would have operated these things enmasse instead of going Death star/SSD route the Rebellion would’ve never succeeded.

  6. Sean

    What is the armament on this thing? I see some heavy turbolasers and lots of PD cannons, but I can’t count them all lol.

  7. Yularen

    That is simply amazing detail! Lucasfilm should hire you. Are there any plans to tackle either the Executor, Eclipse, or Sovereign per chance?

    • darkelf2x1

      Technically, they did (he did some work that was officially published as part of, what is now, Star Wars Legends)

  8. Codie

    What is the fighter compliment and size of this ship? It looks very well done.

    • Fractalsponge

      It’s about 3.5km long. Fighter complement is…enormous. Thousands. Because it dedicates a huge proportion of its volume to fighters, unlike things like the ISD.

      • gorkmalork

        You ain’t kidding. Besides those main frontal & ventral hangars, do I spy a pair of (relatively) teeny-tiny launch bays up in each prow-tip? Nice beefy engine cluster as well, and I suppose that fantail provides coverage for said nozzles in the event this thing has to actually orient & shoot at a peer opponent.

      • Codie

        A lot more fighters than I had figured. I guessed it had to be close to a thousand, but thousands was beyond what I thought. As a dedicated carrier it would need other dedicated warships to protect against other capital ships i.e. Dreadnoughts. I imagine the fighter/bomber squadrons could handle smaller ships or maybe a single dreadnought if no other ships were involved. I was curious about the size though because in some of your new works where it is in formation with other ships it looks to be about slightly less than half the length of the Assertor class.

        • gorkmalork

          Those formation shots probably entail some ships being (much) closer to the ‘camera’ than others, hence the scale confusion without common elements (like, say, bridge towers) to compare.

          • Anditesh Ordo

            dang if the rebels (in the animated series) took this ship, they would be set for their fleet, they would be able to sell the ties for parts and have room for their ships. Even keep some of the ties to use against the empire. Awesome job with the ship.

  9. Rob

    Reminds me of the Relentless class carrier from the IMPS The Relentless fan film series. Yet it looks even bigger!

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