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Fleet Admiral SMG3
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Knowing that each of these « small » hangar bays can carry a full squadron of fighters, I can’t even imagine the capacity of the bigger hangar bays on bigger capital ships such as the Assertor or the Legator.

Joe Perry King
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love how this is coming along, i know you mentioned how it can carry 4-6 sqadrons but mainly 1 sqadron with full support and thoes are two possibles but one of the reasons i like the acclamator is its also quite useful, i could see also taking away some figther support and some infantry and drop ships (not the 30K troops during TCW), but looks like it can be a truly multirole vessel.

Anonymous
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I wonder if anyone have figure out that those hanger bays are similar to the Imperial II class frigate’s hanger bays.
Like this:comment image/revision/latest?cb=20081205041451

Fleet Admiral SMG3
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I do think this ship is actually an Imperial II class light frigate. So yeah.

gorkmalork
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gorkmalork

Eh, there’s just enough difference between the Ecliptic’s bridge pod/hull/bow & those of an Acclamator that I doubt there’s any particular design-lineage connection (they might be produced by the same company, though).

Chris
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Chris

If this is based on the Acclamator frame will it still have the upper hanger??

Anonymous
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I’m betting each one of those hangers carry a fighter squadron which round up to 4 squadrons=2/3 fighter wing.

gorkmalork
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gorkmalork

Ooh, running lights, quad MTL & centerline scanner domes.

Anonymous
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You know with details this good it make me wonder what would the Allegiance and the Bellator would look like with this kind of details if it get redux like the Imperator. Although those two ships are bigger then the Imperator so it would take much longer to do especially the Bellator which I think could take around a year to do if not more.

scythemouse
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scythemouse

Rand Ecliptic?

gorkmalork
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gorkmalork

If anyone from the Disneyboot crew cared to rehash that particular tale of defection, compensating Fractal for the use of this design would be no bad choice.

Valoren
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Valoren

It’s funny, this design remind me of the RCs Prosecutor, with its vertical hangar door that don’t really fit anywhere on the hull of the standard acclamator model.
Seriously though, I love this. It’s good to see the acclamator line getting some attention from a talented 3D artist. The original wasn’t completely inept at handling threat but that thing is on a whole other level.

RhysT
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RhysT

I’m not so proud that I can’t admit I cackled a bit maniacally when I saw this was updated again. Yes, yes, give in to your anger!

Point is I’m really digging this model.

EckhartsLadder
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EckhartsLadder

Is this a rendition of the cruiser seen in Dark Empire?

PhantomFury
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PhantomFury

No, it seems Fractal wishes this to be a design proposal that simplied into the Acclamator design,

Anonymous
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So Fractal about those hanger bay doors if they opened would the doors slide to the right or left?

Sephiroth0812
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Sephiroth0812

Can these three Quad turrets even properly rotate when they’re positioned that narrowly against the bridge tower?
In any case, the amount of turrets this design has is rather big for a frigate. Looking at it from this angle, I could even see it reaching Light Cruiser range. I mean, this baby can go toe to toe or even defeat an Arquitens, right?

Cdr. Rajh
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Cdr. Rajh

The Arquitens is less than half the size of this one at 325 meters long and has VERY limited weaponry:
Cannon: Double-barreled turbolaser batteries (4), Quad laser turrets (4), Concussion missile launchers, Ventral laser cannon (1) (some models)
Legends: Quad laser turrets (4), Dual turbolaser cannons (4), Missile tubes (4)

Sephiroth0812
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Sephiroth0812

Correct, and yet the Arquitens is classified as a cruiser, a ship type which normally should be superior to frigates, lol.
The Arquitens has indeed quite few weapons in terms of numbers, although they are depicted as rather effective in both The Clone Wars and Rebels damage-wise.

gorkmalork
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gorkmalork

For all intents & purposes, Arquitens seems to be a corvette with just enough punch to prey on smaller corvettes & light freighters, though it sports a nigh-pointless TIE/ln complement & seems to have issues with gunboat-grade attackers-I recall Gerrera’s U-wing putting a rather visible dent in one before it got completely totaled by a fuel tank(?) detonation. Seems best employed as basic traffic/convoy security or escort for something like a Ton Falk carrier.

Sephiroth0812
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Sephiroth0812

Well, the engine section of the Arquitens does look very similar to the Consular-class “Cruiser” and those are certainly Corvette-grade ships, even though the Charger c70 Retrofit is sometimes called a “Republic Light Frigate”. The Arquitens is length-wise completely in the frigate range though as a Nebulon B is 300 meters long while an Imperial II-class frigate has 400 meters. Arquitens is right between those. During Republic times, it seems to be the to-go escort for a Venator or Victory I SD while in the Imperial era it seems to be like a standard system patrol ship and customs control… Read more »

gorkmalork
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gorkmalork

Eh, I’m willing to handwave initial half-baked blockade attempts as “Oh, just a practically-undefended Rim mudball, surely a scratch force will suffice.” Would’ve been neat if Imp escalation had forced the Rebels crew to link up with a budding Mon Cal task force, but they seemed bent on playing that “scrappy insurgent cell trumps insane odds ‘cuz the Force wills” trope to the hilt. Still not sure I can roll with fighter-scale microsuperlasers, though at least that prototype wasn’t Sun Crusher-tier rigoddamdiculous.

Steve Bannon
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Steve Bannon

Small scale composite-beam lasers are fine given their presence in AOTC, and no one is claiming that the B-Wing is approaching true capital-grade superlaser power. My estimate for the prototype B-Wing’s yield is far closer to Fractal’s Mangler LTL, which could probably achieve local burnthrough on an Arquitens. The “blockade” wasn’t expecting much resistance and was probably diverting output to guns anyways. I think we did get a few shots of the Mon Cal fleet after the Mothma arc, but the focus on Force hijinks is always disappointing. At least the Clone Wars restart seems to feature a sizable Republic… Read more »

gorkmalork
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gorkmalork

Fair point WRT the LAATs & our host’s anti-corvette TIE. As for this Clone Wars wrapup, be interesting to see how much budding Imp aesthetic (grey Venators, early TIEs, etc.) starts creeping in. I do hope nobody feels any pressure to cram in further Death Star blueprint drama, since R1 amply covered that.

cScott
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cScott

I was surprised by the quads being there as well, i don’t mind the extra firepower maybe if they were spaced out just a tad bit more. I’m thinking that must be a weak spot on the ship or something or they’re just providing extra anti-starfighter cover for the trips

PhantomFury
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PhantomFury

Oh wow, those are some huge hangar openings!
By the way, Fractal, I know I asked this before and sorry for asking it again, but will you make a model on Victory II-class frigate from original Battlefront 2?

gorkmalork
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gorkmalork

That’s the super-slim triangular one with rectangular aft ‘winglets’, right? Wish it didn’t share that name with a destroyer design (ditto for the ‘Imp-II’ frigate).

PhantomFury
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PhantomFury

Yeah, slim triangular frigates with wings jutting out in the rear. I like it since it looks so sleek and its secondary/tertiary engine configuration – with two flanking the bridge if I remember correctly – seems interesting,