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So Fractal as we know so far that the Kontos is a Strike cruiser replacement and this ship is a Carrack light cruiser replacement so what would the Lancer anti-fighter frigate replacement be?

Valoren
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I just realized that the hull kinda looks like a giant T-65 without wings.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

So Fractal what role should the Arquitens be when compared to the Velox?

Josh
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Josh

Not Fractal, but based on the appearance this seems to be more of a long range patrol ship. With the huge radar dish, and what appears to be a hangar. Whereas the Arquitens seems to be more of an escort ship/force multiplier.

Mark
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Mark

Glad you started lighting the drives and running lights for these. They look so much better with the added life to them!

Jonathan C.
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Are the ion cannons 3 barreled? I’m unable to zoom quite enough lol. In your mind do gun emplacement with multiple barrels just enable faster fire rate, or do they fire simultaneously to improve output?

cScott
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cScott

Fractal, if you were ever to do an adaptation of the Vengeance-class star dreadnought, would the overall shape/design/feel of the Velox-class be used as a sort of inspirational starting point for it at all? To me, the Velox-class does sorta have that narrow and sleek sword like look to it, that the Vengeance-class has going on, compared to the typical wedge shape look most Imperial class ships have. Granted the Vengeance is WAY longer than the Velox but whenever I imagine the Velox with the downward sloping armor on the dorsal frame that the Vengeance has overhanging it’s hull, I… Read more »

Anonymous
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Anonymous

So guys in the second Last Jedi trailer apparently the First Order still have some AT-ATs (Which look kinda the same) and AT-STs (Those are different like weapon and view window) leftover along side their new walkers.

Dan
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Dan

I would honestly love to see Fractalsponge make vessels such as a World Devastator or even the Suprosa from Shadows of the Empire, though I would say a Venator would do nicely compared to the other two.

Steve Bannon
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Steve Bannon

I’ve said it before and I will say it again. Fractal, you ought to just call this the Carrack, just as you ought to call the Kontos a Strike. The difference between the awful Cracken Endurance sketch and your model is far greater than the difference between the “official” carrack and your Velox, and it does no favors to the community if the EA art direction team or worse yet an ILM artist googles the Carrack or Strike and proceeds to find a low-fidelity boxy sketch from the 90s instead of your own work. You’ve got to self-promote if you… Read more »

Spaceman 28
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Spaceman 28

Do you think there could be a ship so large that instead of carrying star-fighters, it carried capital ships that themselves carried star-fighters? Or is it to large that it would be unpractical?

Jackalope
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Jackalope

Are many of the smaller weapons automated, then you could have a much smaller crew just to operate the only the system and the larger weapons.

Valoren
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Fractal, what do you think is the average acceleration of ships in Star Wars ? I ask that because I recently rewatched ANH and I noticed something. After it jumped out of hyperspace in the orbit of what should have been Alderaan (say 10.000 km from its surface, as usual), the Falcon chased the lone TIE fighter to within a few hundred km of death star, who was at 75.000 km from the planet, in a 35 seconds uninterrupted scene. So, the Falcon and the fighter it was following made around 65.000 km in 35 s, which equate to a… Read more »

gorkmalork
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gorkmalork

A few awkward angles, but overall this thing’s still both streamlined & very sharply-armed for something barely outbulking large corvettes.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

So Fractal what do you think of this unusual ship called the Warrior class gunship?
:comment image/revision/latest?cb=20060503125336
The length is 190 meters has 10 Turbolaser cannons, 8 laser cannons, 4 Concussion missile tubes and randomly some antimissile octets.
Here more info on those octets: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Antimissile_octet

gorkmalork
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gorkmalork

As point-defense systems go, lasers & LTL seem rather more versatile (or at least longer-ranged) than “spray junk in the missile volley’s general direction,” though perhaps said measure could be handy for ships with limited arcs/space for PD mounts (the CR90 leaps to mind).

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Right but as I was looking at the gunship I found another ship that is well see for youself:comment image/revision/latest?cb=20051020014907
This flying spaceball is the Aramadia class thrustship the size all around is 240 meters has 8 Turbolaser batteries, 6 ion cannons, 3 proton torpedo launchers, 4 Missile launcher batteries and 4 Gravity bombs it also carry 40 D-type trifoil fighters which look like this:comment image/revision/latest?cb=20060730105949

Anonymous
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Anonymous

By away here the rest of the info on the Gravity bomb: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Gravity_bomb

gorkmalork
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gorkmalork

Oh, right, the Black Fleet trilogy. Those Yevethan murder-billiards’ weaponry seems plausible for a medium corvette-sized sphere (presuming those are medium turbos/ions), and they *might* be able to cram that many light fighters into an equatorial deck, but dear lord does the story blow their threat level out of all proportion. One of those things has no business slugging it out with an MC80/90-ballpark “cruiser”, unless those grav-bombs are on a game-changingly different level from more common flavors of projectile.

Arvenski
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Arvenski

I hate how a lot of those New Class designs are depicted in those drawings, the ones that Wookieepedia says are from the RPG sourcebook Cracken’s Threat Dossier. Visually, most of them look terrible.

Johnny Rotten
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Johnny Rotten

Personally, I ignore RPG stuff that does not follow what is established in higher levels of EU canon. A novel’s description of a ship > a crappy picture from a sourcebook.

keb
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keb

Cracken’s Threat Dossier pretty much caused me to adopt the same policy (yes, I actually bought it back in the day). There are several places, especially in the Corellian Trilogy section, where it’s painfully obvious that the authors didn’t bother to read the original novels. Meanwhile the artists seemed to be deliberately trying to make every ship look as stupid as possible. Fractal’s redo of the Endurance and Nebula-class ships was a badly-needed upgrade.