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So Fractal this ship is canon now but it is instead renamed into the Imperial Support Vessel.
And this is what it look like:comment image/revision/latest?cb=20180316044632

Sephiroth0812
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Sephiroth0812

If my Legends-EU knowledge isn’t too rusted this thing is supposed to be a sort of flying bunker. Excruciatingly slow and cumbersome, but very heavy armor and decent weaponry. Excellent tanking qualities all around. Should be a good ship to defend space stations or convoys of slow freighters against pirate frigates and similar threats. Thanks to its massive armor I can see it holding its own for a while against some bigger ships, but it is certainly outmatched against Victory or Venator tonnage medium destroyers.

Mike
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Mike

are these things 3D Printable

Jacob T. Hallmark
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Jacob T. Hallmark

Honestly I am in love this this ship as well as your work in general. I think you a great job of bringing these fictional ships to the real world. Also one reason I’m in love with ship is because it looks like it could be a real world ship. One question pertaining the ship. ho in universe designed the ship?

Jacob T. Hallmark
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Jacob T. Hallmark

I’m sorry I lied I have another question pertaining the ship. Is the hanger at the bottom and facing the rear?

Anonymous
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So I found a great class name that would replacement the Dreadnaught class which is the Gravis Class which is a Latin word for heavy what do you guys think?

Sephiroth0812
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Sephiroth0812

Aaand as of the Star Wars Rebels Series Finale, the Dreadnaught-class has found its way into the new Disney Canon, although labeled as an “Imperial Support ship” so far.

Grand Admiral Thrawn had four of these among his fleet/blockade of Lothal for the final episodes.

AzureOwl
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AzureOwl

I just remembered something I’ve been meaning to ask.

I count 14 missile tubes under the bow of the ship, but how many missiles does the ship carry total? How many 14 missile salvos could it fire?

Anonymous
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Anonymous

So Fractal you said you going to make a different ship that will be dagger shaped which will replace the Dreadnaught if you weren’t commissioned and if you did will that ship be similar to the Vindicator or is it completely different?

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Where on God’s green earth is the bridge on this thing?

gorkmalork
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gorkmalork

My closest guess would be that teeny-tiny strip of viewports(?) dead-center on its prow. Still an easier find than the command modules on OT-era Mon Cal ships.

DreddDobbs
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DreddDobbs

It being windowless and situated internally where a starfighter can’t kamikaze it or a decent shot can take it out would make too much sense.

I think The Last Jedi or even Return of the Jedi shows why you don’t want to put your bridge where it is easy to get to.

gorkmalork
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gorkmalork

Thing is, normally such components are covered by shields, and I get the impression once those are compromised/knocked out armor only buys you so much time against capital-grade energy weapons. If the Raddus wasn’t ludicrously outgunned & thus forced to shunt every spare watt of defensive juice aft, Kylo & friends might’ve had a much tougher time landing bridge & hangar hits. Plus, both ROTJ & TLJ examples had secondary helm stations; Raddus kept steaming along uninterrupted, whilst Executor just didn’t get time to correct that (in)conveniently random thrust input before hitting DS2.

Jackalope
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Jackalope

I think the bridge is internal, this is what the Wookieepedia page says.

“Main bridgeEdit
Unlike many contemporary warship designs, the Dreadnaught-class did not have an easily visible bridge section, opting to shelter the command decks and crew stations inside the main armored superstructure. These areas were located on the dorsal side of the bow.”

Frizzo
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Frizzo

It bugs the hell out of me that they named a frigate class “dreadnought.” What’s next, a battleship-class skiff?

Robert
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Robert

It was probably to intimidate their enemies

Sephiroth0812
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Sephiroth0812

It’s spelled Dreadnaught with an “a” instead of an “o” and in this case denotes a specific ship class, not a ship type.

“Dreadnought” as a term is also not synonymous with “Battleship” as a whole but only describes a certain type of Battleship in real world earth terms due to the original HMS Dreadnought built by the Royal Navy and subsequent designs modeled after it.

If the lead ship of a new Corvette-class would be named “Destroyer” then there would be a Destroyer-class Corvette but it would have nothing to do with the actual ship type of the same name.

JazSalUmbru
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JazSalUmbru

It as originally indicated that they were the prime battleship of the line in the Old Republic at the time they were created, but that by the time of the Empire they were much weaker than the newer and more impressive Star Destroyers.

gorkmalork
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gorkmalork

Funny thing is, at least one Legends comic series set back during Old Republic days introduced ships like the Inexpugnable-class battlewagon and Mandalorian Kandosii, both of which outgun/outbulk a Dread by no small degree. I’m inclined to chalk the name up to marketing.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

@Frizzo
Also it is called DreadnAught not DreadnOught.

jonathan
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jonathan

Remember too that the idea of the term “Dreadnought” meaning heavily armed battleship originates with the HMS Dreadnought so I think its reasonable to assume that in Star Wars “Dreadnaught” may refer to the name of a ship.

AlexHurlbut
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AlexHurlbut

Dreadnaught mean to “Fear Nothing” or “Fearless”

Mr. Mills
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Mr. Mills

Are there missile tubes under the bridge?

Grand Admiral Declann
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Grand Admiral Declann

I believe that the single forward facing tube under the bridge might be a tube. I am fairly certain that the tubes angled at a 45 degree angle on the bottom of the fore section of the hull could be torpedo tubes as well.

gorkmalork
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gorkmalork

Pretty sure that forward-facing cylinder is a tractor-beam projector, but the ventral/bow tubes are indeed missile tubes.

Coulden Pettit
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Coulden Pettit

The 4k renders for the Dreadnaught-class Star Frigate looked really amazing! 🙂

Maybe, someday, you could do a 4k render of the Indictor-class electronic warfare Star Corvette, as well.

Admiral Drakkmar
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Admiral Drakkmar

This may be a dumb question. But, what is the cluster of downward facing tubes under the bow? Warhead launchers for orbital bombardments?

Taghmata Omnissiah
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Taghmata Omnissiah

Yep, missiles launchers.

Jonathan C
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Jonathan C

Love this 4k update, the detail increase def adds a “weight” to the image. Makes it easier to imagine its reactor is just that much bigger to account for its 50% more Heavy TLs.

Arvenski
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Arvenski

I’d been looking forward to seeing this one in 4K. I would’ve loved to have seen one or two of these beauties in the Rebel fleet in Rogue One.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

awesome! Did you change a model a little bit? It seems that hangar is enlarged. How many fighters/shuttles does it contain now?

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Only a squadron of TIES and maybe a light shuttle. As for the model it look the same for me.

Chris
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Chris

looks different at the hanger for me as well. The old one looked to have the bottom hull behind the hanger come down on the same plane as the hull under the hanger…this one looks like the hanger is set up so ships can just fly straight out instead or having to exit the hanger and drop.

Shaun
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Shaun

It looks the same to me, too..

Probably just the angle…
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czslWorldTour
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czslWorldTour

Finally!