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  1. PhantomFury

    @Fractalsponge an odd request, but have you ever thought about doing the Victory II-class frigate from the original Battlefront 2? It have been my favorite frigate for a while, but the general low level of detail in the game and lack of further sources is a little disappointing.

  2. gorkmalork

    My inner symmetry addict keeps nudging that scanner dish onto the centerline, but this is nonetheless the Imperial Starfleet’s most charmingly compact hotrod reconwedge, cybernetic hands down. And for the record, ball turrets make anything bigger than a Nebulon look good.

  3. Anonymous

    So Fractal since you have made the Harrower class Dreadnought for the essenital guide to warfare what is your thoughts on that ship?

  4. Soren

    I was looking at the engines and i realized, all 4 of the thrusters are the same, so why the cones around the 2 center ones? Wouldn’t removing those be beneficial, it would cut down on weight and make it even faster than before.

    Mind you though, I love the design as-is, I’m just one for function over fashion.

    • Chris Bradshaw

      Perhaps the cones are filled with gravitic and electromagnetic manipulation field generators for thrust vectoring?

      • gorkmalork

        They might also be more shield-friendly than the thruster nozzles themselves & thus lend an extra smidgen of protection.

  5. countvertex

    Distinctly imperial, but a refreshing deviation from standard Star Destroyer design.
    I’ve always wondered how that kind of spherical gun mount can work. Some BB8-like electromagnetic attraction with inductive power coupling? Or is it just my lack of imagination in regards to mechanical engineering?

    • PhantomFury

      I would wager that it’s like the similar looking V-150 planet defender (Hoth ion cannon) which the cross section indicate electric arc coupler for powering the thing and traversing uses “repulsor pads” to elevate the sphere ever so slightly above the “cradle”

      • countvertex

        I’m picturing a scene where that ion cannon delivers a full hit to the Fulgor.
        Hopefully the Imperial engineers devised of a way to prevent all those guns drifting happily off into space…

    • Anonymous

      Very few of them like 1 light squadron since Fulgor’s interior is mostly engine for high speed since it is a pursuit ship.

      • Anonymous

        Yep and I think the Fulgor’s length is somewhere bewteen 600-650 meters.

        • Anonymous

          Well for the eclipse no he will never make since he really isn’t a fan of it.
          as for the starhawk also no but the reason is because we really have no idea what it look like apart from the fact that it is a battleship and it’s tractor beam were equipped with magnite crystals which give it ten times the strength of a star destroyer which can enabled a trap and can move a ship many times it’s size.
          here some more detail on the starhawk: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Starhawk-class_battleship

          • gorkmalork

            Sheesh, more ‘crystalz=xtra powah’ tradeoff-sidestepping bullroar? I mean, if ten times the *proportional* tractor-wattage of an Impstar translates to a Legator-tonnage ship that can (a) hold its own in conventional combat and (b) play suicide tug with an unwilling (albeit possibly battle-maimed) Executor (though apparently with *just enough* momentum/angular velocity to crash Ravager but leave it shockingly intact), that’s headscratching enough…but just prior, another ship in this apparently rugged-as-frak class gets killed by a kamikaze Impstar. Granted, that could’ve *also* involved prior battle damage (again) and/or said destroyer lightspeed-ramming it in the reactor…but frak, that Crystal Factor(R) is one thing I’d rather not see Disneyboot writers keep lifting from D.C.

          • Steve Bannon

            Eh, just the fact that the Executor decelerated at a rate of roughly 30 km/s² in ROTJ along with the rest of the fleet proves that Star Wars material science is ludicrously strong, making capital ships landing relatively intact internally consistent.

            To quote Mike Wong from SD.net,
            “Let’s take its cross-sectional area at the thickest point to be roughly 5.5 million m². If the ship is 10% solid, this would mean there is roughly 550,000 m² of metal which has to withstand a total of more than 1E18 N of force, for a resultant stress in excess of 1.8 TPa (nearly 7000 times the yield stress of structural steel). In fact, even if it were a solid block of metal, it would still have to be made out of a material which is 700 times stronger than structural steel in order to survive the acceleration without permanent deformation.”

            That being said, full agreement on crystals being stupid.

          • Anonymous

            Yeah the only thing that would make it worst if the Starhawk size was either at best 2-4 km in length if not more since it is classified as a battleship or at worst just smaller than the Imperator like the Mon Calamari cruisers. I prey the latter will never ever happen.

  6. Anonymous

    May I ask Fractal when you updating these ships in 4K some of the lights are red so what function do they serve for or are they just for looks?

  7. Chris Bradshaw

    For some reason I always think that this thing is scaled as a corvette at first glance, but apparently it outmasses a Vindicator. I guess when the Empire wants to build an A-Wing, they decide to make it heavy frigate sized.

    • gorkmalork

      I find myself pondering the successful defection rate of Fulg crews who got the itch to pull a Rand Ecliptic (and managed to gank/contain their security wonks, natch). If you can outrun next to everything & soak up your average destroyer’s fire long enough to jump out…

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