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Jacob T. Hallmark
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Jacob T. Hallmark

I like how this resembles a YT series ship

Daniel
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Daniel

Do we know how big it should be?

Jackalope
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Jackalope

Definitely one of the top picks for personal ship in Star Wars.

gorkmalork
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gorkmalork

Twin LTLs, nifty dish-equipped quad turrets, radiator winglets and the thing’s *still* impressively streamlined. Digging the look of that thruster bank as well.

PhantomFury
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PhantomFury

Are they LTL? I always imagine them to be heavy laser cannons since I find it odd to find TLs on anything smaller than a warship (at the very least, larger ones than this) a little odd, such as the proposed TLs on the Ebon Hawk on the KotOR series.

Chris Bradshaw
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Chris Bradshaw

Fractal’s TIE Mangler managed to mount twin LTL on a heavy strikefighter frame, so a sloop of this size having the power generation for LTL is at least internally consistent.

gorkmalork
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gorkmalork

Plus, there’s the Falcon taking (and surviving) the odd LTL hit from pursuing Impstars midway through ESB. If a hot-rodded YT (barely) kept in repair by 2-3 crew has the juice for that, military variants with actual infrastructure support could be nasty indeed. Granted, not all H/M/LTLs are precisely equal either-this puppy still wouldn’t sting as hard as gunship-specialized corvettes.

keb
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keb

Keep in mind that Fractal said in the original Intersector gallery that this ship is 76m long. It’s much bigger than the freighter that inspired it. He also said in his thread on SD.net that it uses ultralight turbolasers – IIRC the same guns are used on the Customs Corvette.

gorkmalork
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gorkmalork

Correction much appreciated-that’ll teach me *not* to assume similar shape=same scale.

PhantomFury
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PhantomFury

I guess so, but perhaps its just me stuck in the TL is a “for warship against warship” mentality.

A person
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A person

can we get an eclipse?

Admiral Drakkmar
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Admiral Drakkmar

Are those missile/torpedo tubes on the underside of the mandibles? Also, i think this would perform admirably as a customs patrol craft.

gorkmalork
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gorkmalork

Good eye on the launchers-took me a minute to spot those. I keep visualizing this puppy teamed with a flight of Fractal’s TIE Manglers.

Admiral Drakkmar
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Admiral Drakkmar

Are those missile/torpedo tubes in the cut-outs on the underside of the mandibles?

DanielShenise
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I so love this ship. 😍

Anonymous
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Anonymous

what software does fractalsponge even use???

Anonymous
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Anonymous

By away Fractal when you making this ship you said it going to be part Gunship part ultralight Corvette right here: http://bbs.stardestroyer.net/viewtopic.php?p=3880310#p3880310
But when you finish it now it is a Sloop so why is that? I would have personally call it a Gunship heck probably a Heavy Gunship.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

“Sloop” historically speaking, tended to be a mini-corvette:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sloop-of-war

presumably it’s a nod to this.

Valoren
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Hey, the first ship design to be posted on this site is back ! I still love this thing.
By what corporation was it built, by the way ?

Soren
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Soren

By the Fractalsponge Space Corp I think.

If I’m not mistaken, this is an original design inspired by the thought of: Imperial Military YT-1300

Spaceman 28
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Spaceman 28

He wanted to make a ship that looked like the Millennium Falcon if the imperials had built it.

PhantomFury
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PhantomFury

Dare I say Imperial Department of Military Research and Corellian Engineering Corporation.

Chris Bradshaw
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Chris Bradshaw

The twin mandible design makes a lot more sense on the Falcon and ships of that type because they’re overpowered cargo haulers.
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Other than aesthetics, I don’t really see a reason for a sloop like this to not be a fleet-typical wedge unless some’s really worried about the bridge taking small arms fire from the side.

gorkmalork
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gorkmalork

Hmm, just noticed a tractor-beam projector beneath the cockpit. Perhaps mandibles were retained for the odd disabled-small-craft-handling situation?