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smer
smer
4 years ago

I agree with Daniel on the aspect of that exposed “forward observation station” not making too much sense. However, I still like that feature, because it distinguishes the Victory a little bit more from the Imperial class besides the wings and smaller size. Maybe it can be retconned to something different than a manned station. It would make sense to be a feature utilized in atmospheric flight and therefore missing on the larger variants. Maybe some sort of atmospheric sensoring and/or some sort of field emitter to help streamlining the bridge section during flight.

gorkmalork
gorkmalork
4 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

If unshielded hull plating means near-nil against HTL volleys, I suppose features like recessed/concealed bridge modules (or the Mon Cals’ scads of homogenous blisters) only buy you an extra second or three against peer opponents…though I’d look into *some* way of separating scanner domes from shield-projector antennae just to avert Endor-style two-for-one component strikes. Come to think of it, how often *could* your average opponents cherry-pick such tiny targets at ordinary engagement ranges?

Chris
Chris
4 years ago

Be one hell of a broadside with those missile.

Chris
Chris
4 years ago
Reply to  Chris

As often as the writers need to as a plot device.

Daniel Shenise
4 years ago

Liking the proportions/massing. The wings look good. I’d say great compared to every depiction I’ve seen to date. Not sure how I feel about the scout trooper visor on the bridge tower, but I’ll defer until you flesh it out more. Still missing that lateral, greatly exposed observation position/target. That’s a positive in my book, I always found it to be the kind of thing that gets added to a preliminary sketch, then edited out when common sense prevails. So if you kept it off your version, that’d be great. I like the rear extension on the bridge tower and think it could be a touch longer and still look good.

So 80 heavy missiles? I’m more of a turbo laser fan and found the EU push for more missile armament not really SW. Even the Acclamator only had like 4 tubes. That’s just me though. I definately think you should do a set of axial defense turrets ala the Imp-I and your Procursator. That’d be a great design tie-in to the Imp-I as they’re near contemporaries.

Looking forward to seeing further development.

Daniel Shenise
4 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

Ok, I see your logic, and I just noticed how small the reactor is compared to an Imperator. So that makes sense. Plus your order of battle with this being more a pack hunter makes sense with the missiles too. I am interested in seeing how you fit out the rest of her. If I remember correctly they made a big deal of her being an in atmosphere support destroyer, so I’d hope to see a couple decent sized turrets on the ventral side. But otherwise having a bunch of Procursator level armament.

gorkmalork
gorkmalork
4 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

Missiles also might allow wolfpacking ships to lay fire on a target from over the horizon of a planet/stellar body/well-shielded space station, or whilst maintaining extreme evasive patterns-helpful when you’re trying to wear down a cruiser-bulk opponent without your destroyer squad becoming easy targets in turn. Can’t recall any sources mentioning home-on-jam capability for SW missiles, but that would strike me as yet another handy complement for a ship’s energy weapons. Plus, I’ll give Ep 7 props for amply demonstrating their point-defense value against fighters.