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Ryadra777
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So Fractal I notice about this Catamaran superlaser ship in your StarDestroyer.Net posts and there was your mock up model images of the ship on this post: http://bbs.stardestroyer.net/viewtopic.php?p=3055081#p3055081

But the links to these images seems to be gone for some reason. If you still have the mock up model of that ship could you show it here?

Road Warrior
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Road Warrior

This this would fit right in with Anon#3..

And I don’t mean that in a bad way!

Ryadra777
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The Anon#3 star cruiser is a different ship from the Tyrant. Fractal said the Anon#3 will be designed as a pursuit cruiser which focus on escalation speed.
He even made a starting model of it like this:comment image

Road Warrior
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Road Warrior

I know all that buddy. But thanks all the same.

Apologies, I was referencing the uniqueness of its hull shape

Ryadra777
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It alright.

PhantomFury
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PhantomFury

No auxiliary drive on her? In any case, I really do feel her scale now that I’ve seen such a prominent sublight!

Sephiroth0812
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Sephiroth0812

That “Mini-Fin” between the main engine thrusters is yet another subtle hint towards its late Republic origin. Not as prominent as in the Acclamators and Venators yet not completely gone as in the final designs and later pure Imperial vessels.
Another thing I noticed is that if you remove the ring structure, scale the whole hull down and switch out the bridge for an Acclamator one (design wise, not scale) you would probably get something very similar to the fanon Valiant-class Star Destroyer.

gorkmalork
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gorkmalork

Speaking of late-Republic ship features: this thing’s Imperator I-esque bridge module now has me wondering what type of command-tower topping would be most likely for the Mandator line (or at least the -I; II & III *probably* weren’t packing Venator/Proclamator-style layouts).

Daib
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Daib

The closest thing that Fractal has done to a Mandator is probably the Legator, so I wouldn’t be surprised if he just reused that bridge model.

PhoenixKnight
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PhoenixKnight

or the Bellator

gorkmalork
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gorkmalork

I’d be sorely tempted to slap the Venator’s double tower on a few early-build Mandator-Is for novelty, but you’re probably right.

Sephiroth0812
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Sephiroth0812

In Legends there exists another model of Republic Battlecruiser, the Maelstrom-class, which is explicitly stated to have the Venator-style double bridges.

gorkmalork
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gorkmalork

So at least three PT-era designs (and at least one mass-produced) with that flavor of command module. Neat.

Sephiroth0812
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Sephiroth0812

According to Wookieepedia, the Maelstrom-class had “a long and thin delta-shaped hull and double command bridges perched over the stern.” Which is somewhat odd since it is stated to carry only 96 fighters, a veritable joke for a battlecruiser-grade vessel (but of course more than i.e. an Allegiance can field) and which puts into question why it would have the dual bridge design at all. It’s weaponry is impressive though so maybe the second bridge was for fire control and direction purposes rather than fighter coordination.

gorkmalork
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gorkmalork

I have zero clue how much software/sensor space your average cruiser’s PD grid needs, but Clone Wars ships might’ve found the extra C&C handy for that & small-craft direction when dealing with droid swarms. Depending on the Maelstrom’s actual hangar shape/volume (which I *also* have zero idea about-only reference pic I found was dorsal), that number might also be an ‘Impstars can only fit a wing’-style lowball.

Chris Bradshaw
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Chris Bradshaw

You could just have the scenario where the Maelstrom is designated as a battlecruiser under the Old Republic/Peacetime/Local Sector scale, just like the 1200m “Cruiser” Mon Cals.

Under the New Order/Wartime/Galactic scale that Saxton maximalists like, it might just be an overgrown line destroyer.

Sephiroth0812
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Sephiroth0812

Sadly there is no information on the length or reactor volume of this class, although Wookiepedia mentions a Maelstrom-vessel having 45,000 crew + 15.000 troops, possibly hinting at their ballpark. Although, considering the 600m Dreadnaught is stated to need a 16.000 crew while a much bigger Venator can do with a mere 7400 this probably isn’t a good comparison value. It does say however that the Maelstrom was introduced in 20 BBY, thus well into the Clone Wars already going so I doubt they would assign the Peacetime scale to the class.

Cdr. Rajh
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Cdr. Rajh

Looks like this would be a perfect ship for my fleet~! I look forward to seeing her finished!