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Jason Skeans
Jason Skeans
1 year ago

it needs more guns

Senate
Senate
10 months ago
Reply to  Jason Skeans

It has, so I think, four quad turbolasers and a few point defense turrets. These four Turbolasers had probably a somewhat similar Firepower to an Imperial 2 class Star Destroyer broadside, and those were made to vapotize entire Capital Ships. And if my head-canon is somewhere near the real, those were only patrol ships that would hunt down some pirates or a few Rebels. With this purpose the Turbolasers would be enough to strike fear in the most eyes and let them concede.

AdmiralBoi
2 years ago

Really like the look, but it is sad we don’t get a size comparison.

CRMcNeill
CRMcNeill
2 years ago
Reply to  AdmiralBoi

Here. 6th from the top

http://fractalsponge.net/?p=895

TacticalApproach
TacticalApproach
2 years ago

Bit of an odd design, reminds me of a tiny Imperial ship I’ve only seen in Empire at War. Makes it kinda hard to imagine this thing is about half the size of an ISD 😛

Revan
Revan
1 year ago

Closer to 1/3rd the size of an ISD, but yeah, o thought it would be a lot smaller than 600 meters long, for some reason thought it would be closer to 200-300 meters but it’s whatever.

sewerpers0n
sewerpers0n
1 year ago
Reply to  Revan

i think the armement is my biggest cocern, i dont see any turbolasers, just what looks to be either laser cannons or ion cannons, i deffinitely see a few laser cannons on the thing. Maybe the main guns are turbolasers, but if thats the case then i think its weird for the empire to put them in a ball like this. my guess is that these are either heavy lasercannons or light turbolasers. i think a third the size of a isd is fine for a frigate, but frigutes generally act in a formation, or at least in fairly large groups, adding pursuit implies it either hunts solo or in packs of 3 to 6 at most. i think pursuit cruiser is a more himogenous(pardon my spelling), or if you really want it to be a frigate call it a patrol frigate. i dunno, pursuit frigate just bugs me, its like calling something a patrol battleship, the two terms feel incompatible. these are just minor nerdy gripes though, starwars never uses nautical terms correctly, and most moncalamari ships dont have visible weapons at all. id still buy 3 of these if they were model kits and put them on my shelf.<3

Bob
Bob
1 year ago
Reply to  sewerpers0n

They’re heavy turbolasers, they just happen to be in ball mounts. It’s been described down thread.

Anonymous
2 years ago

So Fractal since the Fulgor’s power generator is mostly use for the engines to have great speed does that mean it have weak shielding?

CRMcNeill
CRMcNeill
3 years ago

What’s the Fulgor’s pedigree (as in, what company manufactured it)? It certainly has a different look than most of the KDY stuff. Is it possible that this is the “big Corellian ship” Han Solo was bragging about outrunning? No one has ever done anything with that throw-away line, but this ship would seem to fit the bill. As a dedicated pursuit ship, I don’t imagine outrunning one would be a mean feat, and 618 meters is certainly “bit” compared to something the size of the Falcon.

Thoughts?

CRMcNeill
CRMcNeill
3 years ago
Reply to  CRMcNeill

*big

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 years ago

By away Fractal why is the first picture look blurry?
: http://fractalsponge.net/wp/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/fulgor16.jpg

PhantomFury
PhantomFury
3 years ago

an odd request, but have you ever thought about doing the Victory II-class frigate from the original Battlefront 2? It have been my favorite frigate for a while, but the general low level of detail in the game and lack of further sources is a little disappointing.

gorkmalork
gorkmalork
3 years ago

My inner symmetry addict keeps nudging that scanner dish onto the centerline, but this is nonetheless the Imperial Starfleet’s most charmingly compact hotrod reconwedge, cybernetic hands down. And for the record, ball turrets make anything bigger than a Nebulon look good.

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 years ago

So Fractal since you have made the Harrower class Dreadnought for the essenital guide to warfare what is your thoughts on that ship?

Soren
Soren
3 years ago

I was looking at the engines and i realized, all 4 of the thrusters are the same, so why the cones around the 2 center ones? Wouldn’t removing those be beneficial, it would cut down on weight and make it even faster than before.

Mind you though, I love the design as-is, I’m just one for function over fashion.

Chris Bradshaw
Chris Bradshaw
3 years ago
Reply to  Soren

Perhaps the cones are filled with gravitic and electromagnetic manipulation field generators for thrust vectoring?

gorkmalork
gorkmalork
3 years ago
Reply to  Chris Bradshaw

They might also be more shield-friendly than the thruster nozzles themselves & thus lend an extra smidgen of protection.

countvertex
countvertex
3 years ago

Distinctly imperial, but a refreshing deviation from standard Star Destroyer design.
I’ve always wondered how that kind of spherical gun mount can work. Some BB8-like electromagnetic attraction with inductive power coupling? Or is it just my lack of imagination in regards to mechanical engineering?

PhantomFury
PhantomFury
3 years ago
Reply to  countvertex

I would wager that it’s like the similar looking V-150 planet defender (Hoth ion cannon) which the cross section indicate electric arc coupler for powering the thing and traversing uses “repulsor pads” to elevate the sphere ever so slightly above the “cradle”

countvertex
countvertex
3 years ago
Reply to  PhantomFury

I’m picturing a scene where that ion cannon delivers a full hit to the Fulgor.
Hopefully the Imperial engineers devised of a way to prevent all those guns drifting happily off into space…

PhantomFury
PhantomFury
3 years ago
Reply to  countvertex

Heh, indeed, that might be quite a problem, wouldn’t it?

gorkmalork
gorkmalork
3 years ago
Reply to  countvertex

Possibly there’s some kinda socket attachment concealed within warship-scale ball turret bases; those repulsor-pads might ‘simply’ be a workaround for V-150s & similar-ballpark planetary TLs’ sheer ludicrous bulk.

PhantomFury
PhantomFury
3 years ago
Reply to  gorkmalork

Interesting possibility, perhaps something along the lines of the proposed robotic ball-and-socket joint.

countvertex
countvertex
3 years ago
Reply to  gorkmalork
Grand Admiral Declann
Grand Admiral Declann
3 years ago
Reply to  gorkmalork

It is feasible that they have an interior frame that connects to the hull. They could use the same system that the AT-TE’s ball turrets used.

A person
A person
3 years ago

how many tie fighters could it hold?

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 years ago
Reply to  A person

Very few of them like 1 light squadron since Fulgor’s interior is mostly engine for high speed since it is a pursuit ship.

A person
A person
3 years ago

can we get an eclipse or a starhawk rebel ship(from the battle of jakku)

Vlado87
Vlado87
3 years ago

Fulgor need more guns 😉 this thing was corvete with size of frigate.

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

Yep and I think the Fulgor’s length is somewhere bewteen 600-650 meters.

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

between*

A person
A person
3 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

can we get an eclipse or a starhawk rebel ship(from the battle of jakku)?

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 years ago
Reply to  A person

Well for the eclipse no he will never make since he really isn’t a fan of it.
as for the starhawk also no but the reason is because we really have no idea what it look like apart from the fact that it is a battleship and it’s tractor beam were equipped with magnite crystals which give it ten times the strength of a star destroyer which can enabled a trap and can move a ship many times it’s size.
here some more detail on the starhawk: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Starhawk-class_battleship

gorkmalork
gorkmalork
3 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

Sheesh, more ‘crystalz=xtra powah’ tradeoff-sidestepping bullroar? I mean, if ten times the *proportional* tractor-wattage of an Impstar translates to a Legator-tonnage ship that can (a) hold its own in conventional combat and (b) play suicide tug with an unwilling (albeit possibly battle-maimed) Executor (though apparently with *just enough* momentum/angular velocity to crash Ravager but leave it shockingly intact), that’s headscratching enough…but just prior, another ship in this apparently rugged-as-frak class gets killed by a kamikaze Impstar. Granted, that could’ve *also* involved prior battle damage (again) and/or said destroyer lightspeed-ramming it in the reactor…but frak, that Crystal Factor(R) is one thing I’d rather not see Disneyboot writers keep lifting from D.C.

Steve Bannon
Steve Bannon
3 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

Eh, just the fact that the Executor decelerated at a rate of roughly 30 km/s² in ROTJ along with the rest of the fleet proves that Star Wars material science is ludicrously strong, making capital ships landing relatively intact internally consistent.

To quote Mike Wong from SD.net,
“Let’s take its cross-sectional area at the thickest point to be roughly 5.5 million m². If the ship is 10% solid, this would mean there is roughly 550,000 m² of metal which has to withstand a total of more than 1E18 N of force, for a resultant stress in excess of 1.8 TPa (nearly 7000 times the yield stress of structural steel). In fact, even if it were a solid block of metal, it would still have to be made out of a material which is 700 times stronger than structural steel in order to survive the acceleration without permanent deformation.”

That being said, full agreement on crystals being stupid.

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

Yeah the only thing that would make it worst if the Starhawk size was either at best 2-4 km in length if not more since it is classified as a battleship or at worst just smaller than the Imperator like the Mon Calamari cruisers. I prey the latter will never ever happen.

gejemica
gejemica
3 years ago

Mee-sa like-a.

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 years ago

May I ask Fractal when you updating these ships in 4K some of the lights are red so what function do they serve for or are they just for looks?

Chris Bradshaw
Chris Bradshaw
3 years ago

For some reason I always think that this thing is scaled as a corvette at first glance, but apparently it outmasses a Vindicator. I guess when the Empire wants to build an A-Wing, they decide to make it heavy frigate sized.

gorkmalork
gorkmalork
3 years ago
Reply to  Chris Bradshaw

I find myself pondering the successful defection rate of Fulg crews who got the itch to pull a Rand Ecliptic (and managed to gank/contain their security wonks, natch). If you can outrun next to everything & soak up your average destroyer’s fire long enough to jump out…