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Nyle
Nyle
48 minutes ago

This is an amazing design! The docking area for the Lambda shuttle is a very interesting feature to me. It kind of reminds me of how the Arquitens command cruiser could dock a shuttle between its forward prongs.

Last edited 42 minutes ago by Nyle
Brandon F
Brandon F
2 days ago

Simply beautiful! This is the design I have been waiting for!

Nicholas Brown
Nicholas Brown
6 days ago

Now we need a Nebulon B2.

Last edited 6 days ago by Nicholas Brown
Nicholas Brown
Nicholas Brown
6 days ago

Wow. Shows how really stripped down this ship was with the rebels. Incredible work fractal. The strengthened neck reminds me of a Carrack cruiser’s hull just a little. This thing looks tough compared to its brittle appearance in the Rebel Fleet. It looks like it can really slug out some bigger opponents and hold its own with its TIE squadrons.
Superlative job.
Mind boggling and pleasing to look at.

Daniel Shenise
Daniel Shenise
9 days ago

Love the port side view, the central spine racking with dorsal hangar, and general detailing. Not really sold on the forward starboard side hangar opening and protrusion. I’ve always thought forcing a hangar in there was more a WEG game mechanic versus practical understanding of internal space design. If anything I could see the hangar being more of a repair bay with the racks transferring fighters there exactly as you have them through an aft opening. I also really appreciate the comparison to the Kontos.

J. J.
J. J.
11 days ago

Well done as always. Thank you.

Alexis
Alexis
11 days ago

To be more precise, as an industrial designer, both of Ec and Fractal designs give me a lot of suppositions going thru my mind to fill the lore around these two imperialised Nebulon B projects.

EC design is kind of the first model to be produced, tested, bulky heavy armored with powerfull anti-ship weapons, a lot of ressources needed to produce each of this model and more crew to operate it. Fits perfectly the fearsome politic of the Empire.

Fractal design however, we feel like there was an economic improvement, sleeker model to economise ressources, smaller hull with less powerfull armament to economise crew, we can even think of a more automatised model to economise even more crew to operate the ship itself so there are more crew involved into the spacecrafts carrier part of the ship.
With its lighter weapons and if we think of a more automatised weapons system, plus this disposition of engines, and the starboard extension for a hangar, we can feel that this is a later imperial model modernised to fit the purposes of the end of the war where there are a lot of anti-spacecraft escort needs all around the galaxy, based on an hull which is retrofitted for mass production some times after the tested EC version, we then can think that the early Fractal mass production versions produced after EC version had the standard 6 engines dispositions and that the black market, rebels Nebulon B we see everywhere are the early Fractal version productions, modified lightened scrapped, and not the later version proposed here by Fractal which never ended in the black market nor rebel hands.

Alexis
Alexis
11 days ago
Reply to  Alexis

To resume it, EC version is the director’s cut, the first dream that came from the early studies, and Fractal is the evolution the realistic model that was needed later for the asymetric war against rebel raids.

Nicholas Brown
Nicholas Brown
6 days ago
Reply to  Alexis

I wholeheartedly agree. We really needed an imperial version. I never really accepted the way the ship looked back in any of the games. Many of my friends pointed out that the stripped down version looks so fragile. We needed a imperial pre-stripped version for 30 years and finally we get to see what a beauty it is.

Alexis
Alexis
11 days ago

Feels like EC Henri Nebulon B is the prototypes, first models of the production, and that Fractal Nebulon B is the retrofitted economic version made for the mass production.
Both designs are great and fits the idea of imperial original Nebulon B before their black market, modified, scraped version we all know since 1980

Last edited 11 days ago by Alexis
Anthurak
Anthurak
12 days ago

An amazing piece of work, as always 😀

Also, I had a thought on how both this version and EC Henry’s concept could co-exist in the same universe: The EC variant is the ‘original’ version that was mothballed and later snatched up and retrofitted by the Rebellion. And the ‘Fractal’ version is a ‘Mark 2’/retrofitted model created by the Empire after seeing the effectiveness of the Nebulon B in Rebel hands.

Shaun
Shaun
12 days ago
Reply to  Anthurak

Which is hilarious because that basically what each creator said they were doing.

Anthurak
Anthurak
11 days ago
Reply to  Shaun

Exactly! XD

Kuato
Kuato
13 days ago

What are the spec for this beauty?

Galvars
Galvars
12 days ago
Reply to  Kuato

Check standard stats for Nebulon-B. Add couple of meters in length for armor plates, rest is the same. Number of barrels (Fractal used dual-mode turrets), warheads launcher, ect.

Eugene
Eugene
13 days ago

Jawdropping piece, Fractal!

On the sidenote, do You have a take on its acceleration? I reckon it wouldn’t be high on the priorities list for an escort, but with proper military hardware instead of civilian-grade multibank Alliance could’ve managed, much better performance should be within reach. And for that matter, do we have a number for tESB specimen somewhere?

Adam J Jacobs
Adam J Jacobs
14 days ago

I’ve been comparing this to EC Henry’s model. Both are excellent. Fractal’s version is much more armored and serves as a carrier, whereas EC’s is more of a command ship and has more firepower. I could easily see both serving as variants of the Nebulon-B within the Imperial Navy.

Fractal’s model really shines in its anti-fighter capability. Being able to field a relatively large amount of fighters and protect itself with anti-fighter weapons is key for fleet deployments. It doesn’t need to rely on the fighters it is carrying for protection, allowing them to disperse across the battlefront. The original purpose of the Nebulon B was to be an escort frigate, and Fractal’s definitely fits that bill.

Galvars
Galvars
14 days ago
Reply to  Adam J Jacobs

Good summary. Indeed this version is more optimized for convoy escort, it lacks a heavy punch like EC Henry’s model. So IMO Fractal Nebulon is closer to original role that ship had in lore, convoy escort ship. Capable to chase away any pirate attacks but pressed against the wall in fight with true warship. Fractal deliver as always, amazing design and bring life to concept.

Galvars
Galvars
14 days ago

Absolutely amazing. Still fit the stats but in much better implementation, double duty turrets, TIE rack… even that asymmetric upper bow looks in place.

svetoslav
svetoslav
14 days ago

well-groomed as always, although I would have approached differently. I notice that the distance between the fighters is about half a fighter, so if the middle part of the ship expands it will be possible to add a third row of fighters. I also wonder if it will be possible to use a shuttle type Mu in the upper hangar, I still think that its tail will stick out too much.

Eugene
Eugene
13 days ago
Reply to  svetoslav

Imo, Mu should fit, since it doesn’t have much of a tail, wings would stick higher up, but they could be fold. And overall MU is tiny – Lambda’s main hull alone has the same volume requirement.