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Steven A Futrell
Steven A Futrell
2 years ago

has this ship been abandoned?

PhoenixKnight
PhoenixKnight
2 years ago

No

PhoenixKnight
PhoenixKnight
2 years ago
Reply to  PhoenixKnight

It’s coming back soon

Stewart Orr
Stewart Orr
2 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

Hi firstly may I say how awesome this ship looks and I would like to ask are there any ventral views yet as unlike all of you I’m am old fashioned modeller and would like to build this in 2700 scale making it about 1.5 meters. I AM CURRENTLY BUILDING A RESURGENT CLASS battlecruiser in the same scale and its large and heavy your hell and that of the others would be great received many thanks and kindest regards to everyone

Nathan Redder
Nathan Redder
2 years ago

How many missile pods does it have and what kind of missiles does it carry?

TheIcthala
TheIcthala
2 years ago
Reply to  Nathan Redder

Looks to be about 728 tubes, capable of carrying 1 heavy anti-capital ship missile/many smaller missiles per tube.

nathan gray
nathan gray
2 years ago
Reply to  TheIcthala

that is one heck of a volley

Silas Brown
Silas Brown
2 years ago

This is amazing!

Skallord
2 years ago

So how long is this beast?

Xeno
Xeno
2 years ago
Reply to  Skallord

It’s built on a cruiser hull, so I’d guesstimate 3-4KM? Maybe 2.5-3 if it’s particularly small.

PhoenixKnight
PhoenixKnight
2 years ago
Reply to  Xeno

~>4.1 km

hill
hill
2 years ago

when you said missile cruiser you were not joking

Ryadra777
2 years ago
Reply to  hill

Yeah now just imagine a missile Dreadnought! Pure Armageddon!

Valiran
Valiran
2 years ago

This looks like someone from the Star Wars galaxy took inspiration from Macross and designed a ship with ALL THE MISSILES!

nathan gray
nathan gray
2 years ago
Reply to  Valiran

or took inspiration from the droid missile tanks

Zahn
Zahn
2 years ago

I can’t help but see this as a mixture between Covenant cruisers from Halo and an Imperial Star Destroyer. Like the design, looking forward to the next update

ManiacalSpark
ManiacalSpark
2 years ago

The bridge tower needs to be lower to the hull. Like keep the current Procurator design but have it start immediately at the slanted section without any of that additional decking. That would help it so much. I’m also going to say again that I think the rear needs to be more Super Star Destroyer in design, with a dovetail section. That will offset the narrowness of the forward hull and make the design look a bit more balanced.

PhoenixKnight
PhoenixKnight
2 years ago
Reply to  ManiacalSpark

Tyrant is only ~4.1m long

Daib
Daib
2 years ago
Reply to  PhoenixKnight

That… doesn’t sound quite right.

CMD-Voloth
CMD-Voloth
2 years ago
Reply to  Daib

Here’s a more accurate set of specs:

Name: Tyrant-class Missile Cruiser
Manufacturer: Kuat Drive Yards
Designation: Light Battlecruiser
Crew: 72,958 [640 Gunners]
Length: 4,600 meters
Speed: 40 MGLT
Hyper drive: x1
Weapons: 100 Heavy Hextuple Turbolaser Cannons, 16 Heavy Concussion Missile Launchers.
Fighter Complement: 3 Squadrons.
Troops: 4,500 Stormtroopers.
Support Craft: 12 Shuttles.

Hopefully this clears up some confusion.

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CRMcNeill
CRMcNeill
2 years ago
Reply to  CMD-Voloth

Source? Just for starters, it looks like a LOT more than 16 Heavy Concussion Missile Launchers to me…

Ryadra777
2 years ago
Reply to  CRMcNeill

Also it clearly isn’t Hextuple they are DUEL did you even look at the turrets properly?

Here the link to the turrets just in case you still don’t understand:
http://fractalsponge.net/?p=1260

PhoenixKnight
PhoenixKnight
2 years ago
Reply to  Ryadra777

I think he looked up on Fan-o-pidia

Ryadra777
2 years ago
Reply to  PhoenixKnight

Probability.

TheIcthala
TheIcthala
2 years ago
Reply to  Ryadra777

They got the specs here:
http://nifrpg.net/irm/ships/tyrant.shtml
Note that these specs are described as apocryphal, i.e. of doubtful authenticity (Merriam-Webster’s definition).
Length, crew complement and carried craft complement may be accurate (though we’ve yet to see any bays on this ship), but the weapons specs were apparently written by someone who didn’t take the ‘missile cruiser’ part of the name seriously enough.
Also, having looked at the in game model, even that has 18 launchers.

Ryadra777
2 years ago
Reply to  TheIcthala

Well it made sense for that model but not for this model.
Also I doubt it carry 3 squadrons of fighters that’s like around star frigate standard fighter complement. I think it carry around 2-4 fighter wings and few shuttle bays but no dropships and land vehicles.

Sephiroth0812
Sephiroth0812
2 years ago
Reply to  TheIcthala

“Hex”tuple turrets? As in Turrets with whopping sixteen barrels? Yea no, I doubt such a thing is even logically possible nor desirable as having four Quad Turrets gives much more versatility than a single Hextuple one. I’m afraid I can’t take these stats seriously. Even if the 48 Venator-style heavy dual TL-turrets on this specific design are a creative design choice by Fractal (to emphasize its late-Republic origin) it is more realistic for the ship to have than ominous unknown Hextuple turrets.

Ryadra777
2 years ago
Reply to  Sephiroth0812

Actually Sephiroth it is 6 barrels if it were 16 it would be called sedecuple or the alternative name hexadecad.
Also Hextuple is a alternative name for well… Sextuple.

AlexHalstead
AlexHalstead
2 years ago
Reply to  TheIcthala

Or he was figuring on the “heavy” aspect to mean “big freaking anti-ship” missiles

Daib
Daib
2 years ago
Reply to  AlexHalstead

I think we can all agree that those stats are pretty meaningless and completely divorced from this render.

Nathan Redder
Nathan Redder
2 years ago
Reply to  CMD-Voloth

There’s no way that thing only has 16 heavy concussion missile launchers. That’s got to be at least 50

PhoenixKnight
PhoenixKnight
2 years ago
Reply to  PhoenixKnight

That’s what it started with

PhoenixKnight
PhoenixKnight
2 years ago
Reply to  PhoenixKnight

~4.1Km

Sephiroth0812
Sephiroth0812
2 years ago
Reply to  ManiacalSpark

The Tyrant-class doesn’t have a dovetail section in its design to begin with. This isn’t a new design Fractal came up with but an already existing one of which even game models already exist. Changing the bridge design around doesn’t do much of a difference but you simply don’t go and change the entire hull layout around as that would change the entire form of the vessel making it no longer the design that was commissioned to be done.

PhoenixKnight
PhoenixKnight
2 years ago
Reply to  Sephiroth0812

Sephiroth I agree, if we mess with the bridge where would the sensors be

Sephiroth0812
Sephiroth0812
2 years ago
Reply to  PhoenixKnight

Like I said experimenting a bit with the bridge layout is certainly okay as it doesn’t completely change the overall form of the design, but changing the hull form would be a significant change which affects the entire package.
If it would be a totally original design this would also be feasible, but here we have an adaption of an already existing design even if it is ultimately a fanon one.

PhoenixKnight
PhoenixKnight
2 years ago
Reply to  Sephiroth0812

*reread what I wrote* I agree with all you have said: plus,flattened the mass in around of the bridge displaces some of the equipment

KruelYn
2 years ago

The command tower looks good and this cruiser looked like it came from the unkown regions.

Black Disciple
Black Disciple
2 years ago

so ive been inspired by your designs and making similar star destroyers in avorion but this is definetly where i draw the line no way am i gonna be able to make that with voxels XD.

Phoenix
Phoenix
2 years ago

So I was curious as to what the armament was for this was and I did some math and here is the number of missile tubes and turrets for those that are interested.

66 tubes up front by the nose in sets of 3 with 33 on each side

608 tubes in the middle in sets of 8 with 304 on each side

16 turrets up front in between each set of missile tubes with 8 on each side in batteries of 4.

32 turrets in the back by the bridge with 16 on each side grouped in batteries of 4

nathan gray
nathan gray
2 years ago
Reply to  Phoenix

so per side if you were to cut it in half you would have 337 missile tubes and 24 turrets per side or a grand total of 674 missile tubes for a salvo and 48 turrets though i do think that the aft missile assembly is probably more used for anti fighter combat thus smaller missiles overall either way it would cause a brown alert in almost any enemies pants

Phoenix
Phoenix
2 years ago
Reply to  nathan gray

Yup that looks about right.

SargentAdams
1 year ago
Reply to  Phoenix

Is it just me, or is a torpedo tube in the bow of the ship in the third picture down?
It looks like its either a torpedo tube, and extra weirdly placed missile tube, or some form of sensor to me…

Shaun
Shaun
1 year ago
Reply to  SargentAdams

Just you! ;]
Take a look at the closeup shot in the completed Tyrant gallery–it’s standard greeble, Fractal has perhaps given it a function, perhaps not. Looks like it could be a related to the tractor beam emitters seen in other models, or maybe a sensor or targeting element.

countvertex
2 years ago

Do the missile silos on the front open up like on the Victory?

PhantomFury
PhantomFury
2 years ago

From the distance it almost looks like the Munificent-class’s bridge. Interesting change!

RBorden
RBorden
2 years ago

I think that if you shortened the front triangle on the ship by half it would look a lot better…

Overall I like the concept, but the entire length of the ship is too long……

Great Job

DanielShenise
2 years ago

Definitely like this bridge tower more. 👍

Shaun
Shaun
2 years ago
Reply to  DanielShenise

Agreed. Love the rougher/unrefined character of this vs. the Imp Star version.

Bob
Bob
2 years ago

Looking menacing. I assume this would need a couple of munitions carriers for support to keep it in action for any length of time.

PhoenixKnight
PhoenixKnight
2 years ago
Reply to  Bob

do we have any designs of munition carriers?

Bob
Bob
2 years ago
Reply to  PhoenixKnight

Fractal has designed two logistics ships, the Altor class and the Contentor class, but both are multi purpose ships, used for refueling and presumably carrying all the standard logistical support needed to keep ships and their crews going. Any freighter of large enough size can carry munitions, but perhaps there might be a dedicated design used to carry munitions specifically, and capable of loading them into launchers like these. Otherwise it would probably be very time consuming to reload the launchers.

PhoenixKnight
PhoenixKnight
2 years ago
Reply to  Bob

I picture munitions loaders on Tomahawk-cruise-missile launcher-ship

Bob
Bob
2 years ago
Reply to  PhoenixKnight

Much, much larger missiles involved. It’s a problem for the US Navy today, with much smaller scale missiles. https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/navy-ships/a27205/navy-reload-missile-silos-at-sea/

PhoenixKnight
PhoenixKnight
2 years ago
Reply to  PhoenixKnight

See [Cruisemissile assault craft] Wookieepedia

CRMcNeill
CRMcNeill
2 years ago
Reply to  PhoenixKnight

How does that apply here?

PhoenixKnight
PhoenixKnight
2 years ago
Reply to  CRMcNeill

Munitions loaders I picture what it may look like something similar to the cruise missile assault craft

CRMcNeill
CRMcNeill
2 years ago
Reply to  PhoenixKnight

The cruisemissile assault craft is a one-man air support platform, according to the Wookieepedia write-up. How does that apply to reloading heavy missiles on something the size of the Tyrant?

PhoenixKnight
PhoenixKnight
2 years ago
Reply to  CRMcNeill

Yes but using the frame as an base we load the munitions and ordnance fast. Yes I know it not really big and large, but Tyrant doesn’t need to be loaded up on X-W size missiles all the time. Just at least something out there that might look ,and nearly act, like it will do the job

Bob
Bob
2 years ago
Reply to  PhoenixKnight

Too small for the job. Even the smaller missiles for this would be akin to large ballistic missiles in naval usage. It would make more sense to have something in the Contentor size range, or a little smaller, that could approach the ring and load 2-8 at a time.

PhoenixKnight
PhoenixKnight
2 years ago
Reply to  Bob

The trooper’s head is too big for the cruise missile assault craft hull

StormCommando
StormCommando
2 years ago
Reply to  Bob

I imagine there is an internal rail/repulsor system which loads the missiles from a main munitions store, so it can all be done internally and very, very quickly. Makes no sense to have small dinky craft milling about the outside, loading missiles from the outside while in combat.

PhoenixKnight
PhoenixKnight
2 years ago
Reply to  StormCommando

Like the MTT train from TCW?

StormCommando
StormCommando
2 years ago
Reply to  PhoenixKnight

Yeah exactly – they have the technology. They can rebuild this ship…! (logically)

Taghmata Omnissiah
Taghmata Omnissiah
2 years ago

Not a fan of design but that command tower, marvelous, just marvelous!

Cdr. Rajh
Cdr. Rajh
2 years ago

I know the ventral hull is unfinished and all, but you think we could get a better angle on it? I’m curious about the overall lines of the ship.