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gorkmalork
gorkmalork
4 years ago

Say, one more random query: who do we figure manufactures these little brutes? The port/starboard airlocks seem rather CEC-evocative, and Rebels’ VCX-100 introduced a bit of diamond-planform design precedent there.

Jaynes
Jaynes
4 years ago

I don’t suppose you render any of these in 4k do you?

Soren
Soren
4 years ago

Do the engine exhausts rotate? Looks like the thrusters have some sort of movement available to them.

gorkmalork
gorkmalork
4 years ago

Between this sawed-off gunboat & the Kontos frigate, you demonstrate a snazzy knack for diamond planforms-and as ever I dig your penchant for small craft with enough thrust to pick most of their battles. Out of gnawing curiosity, are those dual ‘heavies’ fixed forward or capable of TIE fuselage laser-style limited traverse?

gorkmalork
gorkmalork
4 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

Ah, so decent ability to strafe targets in the ‘vette’s lower-frontal arc. Now I get to visualize six of these things mobbing a Nebulon or Star Galleon.

Anonymous
Anonymous
4 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

So that must be one of the reason why the empire stop using them because they are too frail right? And if so then the nebulon frigate might be completely outclassed by the kontos frigate, the velox frigate and possibly even the vigil corvette!

gorkmalork
gorkmalork
4 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

Curses, misjudged this design’s scale a skosh. I was figuring on ~100 meters’ length, but it’s closer to 200-something, right? A corvette-focused comparison chart might be worth considering.

And agreed that sundry pieces of past & recent fluff text keep overhyping the Neb despite that nasty spinal issue; I just hadn’t seriously considered how little reactor space that bow beard offers. Perhaps besides the Alliance’s hospital-craft conversion(s), they’re better-employed as tugboats…or proton charge-loaded, remote-helmed ramships.

gorkmalork
gorkmalork
4 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

@Fractal
Fair ’nuff; we see ’em at Scarif & Endor ’cause the Alliance can’t be too choosy, and they usually don’t merit destroyers’ full (or even partial) attention. Plus, suppose those antennae might hint at some EW/comm capacity. I’ll admit to having zero idea where a Neb keeps any small craft; A-wings or average-scale TIEs might squeeze in somewhere, but anything larger seems stuck with exterior connections like the Falcon.

gorkmalork
gorkmalork
4 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

Supposed that fits the ‘light escort with just enough guns & small craft to run off pirates’ slot, then. Mechanics must be crawling all over each other, but such is life. I suppose this design is another pure gun/tractor platform?

Anonymous
Anonymous
4 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

There is a stronger version known as the Nebulon-B2 frigate:comment image/revision/latest?cb=20051227000513
Although oddly it is smaller at 253.2 meters in length, 147.7 meters wide and 94.3 meters in height and it’s sublight speed is 17% faster.

Anonymous
Anonymous
4 years ago

Neat although it does like a bit wider than I though but meh is alright.
By away about the ion cannons why do they have a long turret? Is it for longer range or something?

gorkmalork
gorkmalork
4 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

Apparently those are heavier ions than a ship this size usually mounts, and as such take up more space & have a limited range of motion compared to the smaller turrets.