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BBslim
BBslim
2 months ago

Thinking about a New Republic version with a flipped hangar module with a floor and an opening on the top for fighters with more standard landing gear, and maybe even painted up like a tiny Venator

Grand Admiral Thrawn
Grand Admiral Thrawn
7 months ago

I gave it a name: Protector-class Escort Carrier

The Protector-class Escort Carrier, also called Protector-class Corvette, was a corvette/carrier hybrid employed in 15 BBY by the Imperial Navy as a reaction to early rebel and pirate raids on imperial Shipments.

Manufacturer: Kuat Drive Yards
Model: Protector-class
Class: Corvette/Carrier
Cost: 1.800.000 Credits
Lengh: about 250 Meters?
Engine unit(s): 3
Maximum atmospheric speed: 975kph
Hyperdrive system: Class 2
Sensor systems: Long-range sensors
Armament: 14 Quad medium Laser cannons
Complement: up to 48 TIE/ln Space Superiority fighters
Crew: 300 (35 Officers, 265 Enlisted Crew)

Role(s): Escort, Carrier, Anti-Starfighter, Patrol.

Affiliation:
Galactic Empire
New Republic (stolen)
First Order (as training vessel)

hope it’s not too bad 🙂

Last edited 7 months ago by Grand Admiral Thrawn
Jason Barrios
Jason Barrios
2 months ago

Well done, very realistic feeling.

Rex
Rex
10 days ago

The corvette only has 24 ties, 4 by 6.

Inquisitor1138 (Joshua Lee)
Inquisitor1138 (Joshua Lee)
3 days ago
Reply to  Rex

So it would seem, yes. 24 fighters for this, but if the Admiral wants to make a bigger ship of similar appearance and more fighters, i say let him.
Length: 180 meters, it is based on the EU/Legends’ Customs Corvette’s space frame.
In my game i’m adding the Ansel-class (180m) AND the Protector-class (260m) Escort Corvettes to my 15 BBY campaign’s Imperials!!

Last edited 2 days ago by Inquisitor1138 (Joshua Lee)
Inquisitor1138 (Joshua Lee)
Inquisitor1138 (Joshua Lee)
2 days ago

Addendum: Protector-class (260m) Escort Corvette
Complement: up to 48 TIE/ln Space Superiority fighters, though often a mix for different mission profiles or unique mission objectives can see any combination of TIE/ln Space Superiority fighters, TIE/gt ground targeting, TIE/fc fire control and/or TIE/rc recon fighters.

Last edited 2 days ago by Inquisitor1138 (Joshua Lee)
Grand Admiral Thrawn
Grand Admiral Thrawn
8 months ago

Ah yes, a micro Gladiator. Looks good

Grand admiral Primus
Grand admiral Primus
10 months ago

This can be perfect for the alliance because of its carrying capacity and the point defense system (laser canons) are areas for destroying junky TIEs

Grand admiral Primus
Grand admiral Primus
10 months ago

It looks like a support carrier because I see more space dedicated to carrying

Aswd
Aswd
10 months ago

Is this more of a carrier or a support craft

Jason Barrios
Jason Barrios
1 month ago
Reply to  Aswd

I think it operated mostly by it’s self, after all it was designed for patrol. It was also intended to take part in boarding operations of ships. Hence the large circular things on each side of the hanger.

obsidian85
obsidian85
1 year ago

This looks extremely defenseless if there were no tie fighters in there and all of the hangar space is great

karter
karter
11 months ago
Reply to  obsidian85

look at the second 2 last image, and take in too account the battery’s on the top, and bottom and compare the sizes to the tie fighters.

Kal Skirata
Kal Skirata
8 months ago
Reply to  karter

Besides, as a customs corvette, it is designed for patrol, interdiction, and law enforcement duties, not as a dedicated fleet ship. It would primarily be facing civilian and pirate craft, not particularly well armed adversaries.

MorganKeyes
MorganKeyes
10 months ago
Reply to  obsidian85

Well the two decks, reception for fighters and launch and receive for shuttles. So shuttles come in and out. Fighters hooked in, serviced, and down to the ready racks.

Joe King
Joe King
1 year ago

why front and bottom hangars?

MorganKeyes
MorganKeyes
10 months ago
Reply to  Joe King

Well the two decks, reception for fighters and launch and receive for shuttles. So shuttles come in and out. Fighters hooked in, serviced, and down to the ready racks.

DarthCatius
DarthCatius
10 months ago
Reply to  MorganKeyes

Déjà vu… 😮

Dale Norman
Dale Norman
1 year ago

Honestly, it looks like something the Rebellion would come up with after capturing some customs corvettes. Trying to make a ship that could help service starfighters.

Road Warrior
Road Warrior
1 year ago

Now that I can see it on my pc instead of my phone I must say I LOVE the new bridge. Excellent work my friend. I now prefer this version over the standard customs corvette.

Vons Barador
Vons Barador
1 year ago

OH MAN WHAT

THE HANGAR SPACE

YOOOOOOOOOO

Aaron Johnson
Aaron Johnson
1 year ago

Is this a modular design? I.E. is the TIE rack a module between the front prongs that can be switched out with other modules for different applications? Because if so, this seems like it would be a great replacement for a Gozanti

Galvars
Galvars
1 year ago

Not too much space for supplies or any maintenance installation on board for that rather large contingent. I presume more an in-system patrol ship that don’t move beyond that one area?

Zeoinx
Zeoinx
10 months ago
Reply to  Galvars

So the idea of a custom’s corvette is to blockade incoming traffic to planetary bodies or hyperspace lanes. Think “Airport customs” where they ask “why are you here, what are you bringing into the country, bla bla bla” and then apply this to starwars planetary fleet security forces. The main bases are planetside, the Tie Fighters are serviced there, but are flown into orbit via the Corvette to be on direct action station if need be.

DarthCatius
DarthCatius
10 months ago
Reply to  Zeoinx

This version i guess would be used in Imperial systems that contain major shipbuilding yards and/or fleet bases, where the original Customs Corvette is used as Zeoinx described.

I think though, I could be wrong, that Fractal did this revision more to illustrate how many fighters you can pack into a 180m long ship.

People still don’t think you can fit 2 squadrons of TIEs in a Nebulon! 😛

Alex
Alex
1 year ago

Interesting design. Fighters can not be based there due to the lack of space but it is perfect way for short jump with the fighters into the combat. The only thing that I see is the unability of the ship to carry anything other than TIE Fighter and maybe TIE Interceptor. TIE Bomber seems to be to large for it already. Am I right?

Alex
Alex
1 year ago
Reply to  Fractalsponge

I did not think that this TIE deployment system can be combined to use half of one row and half of the other. How many TIE bombers could be fit inside? I will suppose 8? (2 rows of 4 bombers)

CeilYurei
CeilYurei
1 year ago
Reply to  Alex

The solution is longer hulled tIEs ot TIE/gts or bring back the prototype upgraded to new starndard so you have missiles, or take the TIE/SK1 body and modify for space since those ahve groudn strike ordinance. either way, the TIE/gt existed before the bomber and was a multirole TIE.

Jakub.Z
Jakub.Z
1 year ago

How does the front door area open. Up and down or side to side?.

Alex
Alex
1 year ago
Reply to  Jakub.Z

It seems to be opened up only

Inquisitor1138 (Joshua Lee)
Inquisitor1138 (Joshua Lee)
2 days ago
Reply to  Jakub.Z

It’s a swing/pivot up garage door, but armored…

JAMESMCGR
JAMESMCGR
1 year ago

That looks like a lot of fighters in a small area! I’d hate to be trying to escape that guy.