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Cholo
Cholo
2 years ago

Amazing work as always, yet the Turbolaser placement puzzles me, having a Octuple Barbette mostly obscured by the massive Generators seems counter intuitive to me, I think the good people at Kuat would be sensible enough to move the Main Battery either further up in the Superstructure, or forward on the bow of the ship to allow the Ship a greater field of fire to it’s front in line with the wedge shape.
The elevated structure beneath the bridge would present an ideal gun platform for a handfull of Turbolasers and offer them an all-around field of fire, with a slight slope forwards even more so, as it would allow for full frontal firepower the Kuat Designs are famous for.
just my two cents, keep up the good job, love all your work.

Jason Fike
Jason Fike
1 year ago
Reply to  Cholo

Yeah, the batteries’ placement is rather odd, then again there aren’t many good places to put them. They should have mounted more guns atop the upper superstrucutre which is much taller than that seen on other Star Destroyers to allow the batteries to fire overtop the gravity well projectors. Also, the Interdictor is never without a support fleet, and the ship has a few heavy and light guns facing the sides and rear of the ship to help protect it from flanking attacks by fighters / corvettes with enough frontal firepower to still be a good supplement against other enemy ships.

CRMcNeill
CRMcNeill
2 years ago

I’m assuming that – like the Immobilizer – this thing would have its performance degraded by the use of its gravity well projectors, as they’re much more powerful (and thus draw more power).

A version I’ve considered in the past is something in the Procursator size range, but fitted with Immobilizer-size gravity well projectors. My take is that such a ship would be able to provide equivalent interdiction support, but would have a much higher power budget, and would thus be able to stay mobile with the main body of the taskforce, as well as having enough firepower to better act in its own defense.

Road Warrior
Road Warrior
2 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

With all this talk; Im now curious to see under one of these domes…

countvertex
2 years ago
Reply to  Road Warrior

While generally form should follow function, in this case the form is already established (seemingly perfect half-spheres). Any internal design should explain the reason for that. All the infernal mechanisms that come to my mind would however fit much better into a full sphere – but I’m curious if people can find explanations for the pair of half-spheres as well.

CRMcNeill
CRMcNeill
2 years ago
Reply to  countvertex

Maybe instead of a full sphere, it’s a centrally located generator with dorsal and ventral dome-type emitter arrays. Other, larger ships (like the Eclipse) don’t have visible full spheres, either, so who is to say that they aren’t just emitter arrays mounted over the actual generators?

countvertex
2 years ago
Reply to  CRMcNeill

I don’t know – just doesn’t seem to work for me.
Are the emitters emitting radially from the center of the spheres? If not, then why the spherical form? If yes, then they can’t aim 90 deg sideways, because the hull is in the way. Or they are emitting through the hull (no problem with that), but then why not make the top and bottom half-spheres into one single sphere – they almost but not quite form a full sphere already – making them one sphere would make life much easier for picturing the interior of the projectors.

countvertex
2 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

Couldn’t help myself and do some modelling. This is what came out of my mind (still a work in progress): https://countvertex.tumblr.com/

Massive energy input onto some exotic material to produce a particle beam that is basically non-interacting with most things. Feel free to enter any physics mumbo-jumbo here to explain the generation of a gravity well at some distance from the ship… particle decay, gravitons, …

Daib
Daib
2 years ago
Reply to  countvertex

I like the idea of particle colliders in the shape of large rings in the spheres as well. After all, that’s where you get exotic particles, right?

Mister_DK
Mister_DK
2 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

I’m not following, when I look at the images of the ships the Immobilizer and Dominator have the same number of bulges – 4 ventral half spheres, 4 dorsal half spheres. Both in new and old canon.

There were two very early drawings from a sourcebook and a comic showing an interdictor with only 4, but the standard image of the Immobilizer has the same number as a Dominator.

I guess I’m confused, what are you referring to here?

CRMcNeill
CRMcNeill
2 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

Gotcha. In one of our previous discussions on interdictors, you mentioned that an Immobilizer would be unable to project gravity wells large enough to interdict one of the major hyperspace lanes. My thinking was the Dominator was your answer to that, by making an Immobilizer writ large, with the Gravity Well Projectors scaled to the largest possible size that could be fitted on an ISD frame, with the result of far larger and “deeper” gravity wells, but at a similar cost in performance.

Daib
Daib
2 years ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

And now you have us envisioning a gateway battle station built around a 6 km diameter gravity well projector used to defend the main entrances into the core.

Well, maybe a distributed network of thousands of smaller projector stations is probably a better idea.

cScott
cScott
2 years ago
Reply to  Daib

Be cool to see a torpedo sphere converted into a sort of gravity well sphere; with either having 1 massive or multiple Dominator sized gravity wells & projectors inside of it.

CRMcNeill
CRMcNeill
2 years ago
Reply to  cScott

Not a hard conversion to do, either, considering a lot of the Sphere’s interior is just magazines for the torpedo launchers.

On a different site, I postulated something like this as the space-going equivalent of an interstate highway truck scale, just setting up shop at random points, scanning any ships that they force out of hyperspace, putting some through more rigorous on board inspections.

cScott
cScott
2 years ago

I love the addition of the triple MTLs on this! Though I do see the PD placements and that quad mount tucked in near the back but with the cut out of the super structure the way it is; how much more susceptible is the Interdictor to trench run disease? If I were a terrorist pilot… I mean rebel pilot, I’d just fly in the blind spots caused by the grav well projectors, cut in-between them, get behind the PD guns then fire off some proton torpedoes or concussion missiles once i’m in that cut out space of the super structure

Guest
Guest
2 years ago

I always thought the interdictor was smaller than a standard ISD, but the eye test here (based on the octuple barbette) would seem to indicate they share a basic hull construction, minus the superstructure of course. How do they measure up to each other size wise?

gejemica
gejemica
2 years ago
Reply to  Guest

Precisely the same.

The 418 one is 600m though

wusolja
wusolja
2 years ago
Reply to  Guest

they’re two interdictor models, a smaller one and a ISD sized type in Legends.

Saikoyu
Saikoyu
2 years ago
Reply to  wusolja

The ISD type is actually back in cannon as well. There is one in Vader Immortal episode 1.

Cdr. Rajh
Cdr. Rajh
2 years ago
Reply to  Guest

If anything, I think it could be argued that dimension-wise, the Interdictor is larger in terms of dimensions than the standard ISD, the gravity well generators on the ventral side increase the overall height of the ship and from the looks of it, the bridge tower is a bit more elevated than on the ISD, this last part however could just be an optical illusion..

Shaun
Shaun
2 years ago
Reply to  Cdr. Rajh

The extra height was something I was under the impression of as well–both from images and source material–but Fractalsponge confirmed the size is the same in the WIP #1…

Now the question is, do gravity well generators have any impact on mass/tonnage??!?

Steve
Steve
2 years ago

Looking great!

jamallamadingdong
jamallamadingdong
2 years ago

Looking good so far!