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  1. Anonymous

    So since this is a utility ship what kind of utilities does it have?

  2. Anonymous

    Fractal you said this ship run at 3000g acceleration but what does the ‘g’ stand for anyway?

    • Fractalsponge

      Gravitational acceleration (9.8 m/s^2). Presumably in Star Wars this would be based on Coruscant gravity, which I believe is a bit higher than Earth gravity. Comparable though.

        • Anonymous

          Propulsion in space is measured through acceleration, since as long as you apply force, you’ll accelerate indefinitely until you start approaching the speed of light. For example, the Millennium Falcon has less acceleration than a Star Destroyer, but is also hundreds of times lighter, giving it enough propulsion force to get far enough to make the jump to lightspeed before the star destroyer gradually overtakes it. Now to answer the question of the Vindicator’s speed, you can’t really measure its speed. To get an idea of how fast it can go, however, we can do this: assuming that Coruscant’s gravity is 10 m/s^2, every second, the frigate’s speed increases by 30,000 meters per second, or 67,108 mph every second

    • Fractalsponge

      It’s bigger and got heavy turbolasers. Otherwise, it fulfills a utility role. Lower acceleration than Kontos, so better suited for sector fleet duties than fleet actions.

          • Anonymous

            Neat and is it a heavy frigate alongside with the Dreadnaught class star frigate?

          • Fractalsponge

            Yep, I think heavy frigate, by the presence of HTL if nothing else.

          • Anonymous

            Alright but which one did the heavy frigate role better?

          • Fractalsponge

            Vindicator is more faster and more flexible, Dreadnaught is slower and tougher.

          • Anonymous

            And about those HTLs is it the single barrel turrets? And if so how much of it’s firepower in Teratons or possibly Gigatons?

          • Anonymous

            Neat now I wonder what a single barrel 70 teratons HTL look like.
            By away which one of these two heavy frigates would you choose for your fleet?

  3. Joel Szasz

    It’s about damned time someone made a detailed model of the mainline Imperial Cruiser! I think the Vindicator is a rather underused design, much like the Ambassador class from Star Trek, and I think she’d be deployed in fleets to escort the larger Star Destroyers that lack effectiveness against smaller, more maneuverable targets.

    This is the best representation I’ve seen of her on the net.

  4. chris

    What program do you use to make these? And will you be doing any other Empire at war forces of corruption ships?

    • Anditesh Ordo

      I wouldn’t mind know what program you do these ships in, please Fractalsponge.. Thanks and awesome work as always.

    • Anditesh Ordo

      I wouldn’t mind seeing this in place of the acclamator in EAW. The reason being is I would rather see the Acclamator as a Republic ship which is normal the clone wars based mods.

  5. Brad Knowles

    Wow! So, I’m curious — what are those four spikes on the prow of the ship? They look large enough to almost be heavy turbolasers, but I can’t figure out what they are.

      • Fractalsponge

        Pretty much – they looked like antennae in some of the references, and fixed-axis turbolasers would be pretty odd in a ship like this.

        • gorkmalork

          Yeah, those seem like a thing you’d mount on super-heavy gunboats (say, half again a YT-1300’s mass) or *very* light corvettes-any bigger, and aiming the whole ship gets awkward.

  6. gorkmalork

    I get the impression our gracious host has a slightly different reckoning of space-naval scale than the official EU (well, Legends now) sources. Honestly, I think Fractal has a point about slapping the ‘frigate’ or ‘cruiser’ label on ships only 2-3 times the size of a CR90 corvette.

  7. gorkmalork

    So this is what an Interdictor looks like when you swap out the grav-well domes for visible guns. Don’t suppose those are missile launchers on the lower trench edges flanking that hangar?

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