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BladeRunner
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BladeRunner

Its beautiful in an ugly way, like it was built out of spare parts because they needed any available ship. Seems like something the rebellion would manufacture.

TheEpicDude
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TheEpicDude

I love these kind of ships

OmegaS
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OmegaS

My hunch is that this seeming Saturday Night Special is a badly obsolete technological/doctrinal forerunner to the Skipray Blastboat, sold to bottom tier planetary defense forces and criminal groups that lack either the connections to acquire or technical base to operate something more modern. If it ever runs into something more capable than a low grade Space Technical its dead meat, but that’s more than enough to cover most of the the Outer Rim hellholes that would need it.

Mohammad
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Mohammad

Hi
your work is remarkable , i waiting to see more of it , specially Arquitens-class light cruiser

Pityuka
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Pityuka

Landing gear ?

PhoenixKnight
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PhoenixKnight

I doubt it

gthompsn
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gthompsn

I really like the asymmetry of it (you have obviously allowed for internal space for the port and starboard mounts).

I like both versions of the Dart. Fractal, would you be open to keeping them as different ships?

wusolja
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wusolja

can the side guns aim fwd or aft?

wusolja
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wusolja

a reduced blockade runner? 🙂

Road Warrior
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Road Warrior

You in some direct competition with Howard Day in some sort of “Pimp my Gunship”? 😉

Looking from astern, it appears you have an element or two out of alignment. This might just be perspective…

Chaucer
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Chaucer

Doesn’t really look Imperial. Not brutalist enough.

Daib
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Daib

Why were you ever assuming it was Imperial to begin with?

Frizzo
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Frizzo

Why were you not? It’s the same slate grey, and it’s flying in formation with Imperial craft.

Daib
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Daib

Fractal literally said earlier that he had no firm view of the manufacturer and that it would be a patrol/customs type ship that would be very widely produced under license.

Taghmata Omnissiah
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Taghmata Omnissiah

With that nose remind me a boarding craft from Seaquest.

Daryl Froggy
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Daryl Froggy

I love this ship already! I don’t know why exactly but this reminds me of the short time that I worked on fan ships for Stargate, ah nostalgia how you have ruined me.

So are those light or heavy guns?

Shaun Smakal
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Shaun Smakal

Ultralight turbolasers in the over/under config from the Lightskimmer concept.

Fractal, given the ample range and traverse of that front ventral turret, I’m assuming the base unit itself doesn’t rotate around that curved bottom–or does it?

Also, love the gimbaled and asymmetric gun mounts. Overall, she’s fugly as hell–looks like something you’d see in the background of a half-page spread in an early ’88 WEG supplemental titled ‘Space Kittens & Turbolasers’–and I have a lot of questions about why anyone needs a 3-turret gun tube slapped to a set of engines, but she looks like she works like an ornery SOB.

James
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James

Nicely!

JAMESMCGR
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JAMESMCGR

Would something like this have a hyperdrive?

gorkmalork
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gorkmalork

Seems more likely than not-I get the distinct impression you have to go *much* smaller (i.e. single-seat ultralight fighter ala the Delta-7) before internal hyperdrives become flat-out impractical.

DanielShenise
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DanielShenise

It’s cool, but if I were a junior officer looking for a first small ship command, I’d still be hoping for one of those lovely sloops.

PhantomFury
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PhantomFury

Looks like a CEC subcontracted KDY creation! Pretty neat!

Ryadra777
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Is this a revamped version of this?:comment image

AzureOwl
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AzureOwl

The engine block reminds me of a DP20. Any in-universe relation?

Valoren
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Valoren

The engine block is very reminiscent of the original concept of the Tantive VI.
Overall it looks great, I love the asymmetrical gun mount on each side.

CFletch
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CFletch

That is certainly unexpected. Dedicated boarding/assault ship?

Jekub
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Jekub

Looks more like a system patrol boat/customs corvette to me. A large engine block for speed with a few small but powerful guns to enforce local laws.

StarkillerXI
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StarkillerXI

That’s precisely what it is. Looks small, I’d say maybe a pilot, co pilot, 2 gunners and a commander. Only thing I’d add is a missile system mounted on the engine block, right where that dome is. One up top and one bottom. I’d use the system that is on the Scythe tank. In case you read this Fractal, what do the dimensions look like? Small enough to fit two in an Imperator II? Great design, good work!