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Sunderhorse-Class Dreadnought by madeinjapan1988 Sunderhorse-Class Dreadnought by madeinjapan1988
Formerly the Starwolf-Class...

Intersystem Alliance Navy
Sunderhorse-Class Dreadnought


Specifications:

Physical Attributers
Classification: Dreadnought (2nd Rate Ship of the Line)
Length: 4,080m (13,385 ft)
Height: 580m (1,902 ft)
Width: 590m (1,935 ft)
Crew: 5,000 Crewmen, 300 Non-Commissioned officers, 100 Officers
Other: 10,000 Disembarkable Marines and Equipment or 500 Orbital Airborne Drop Troopers and Equipment

Armament
- 16x HMD-30H 90inch Capital-Grade Mass Drivers (4 in each turret)
- 150x Daulin MD-49 2inch Rapid fire Mass Drivers (2 in each turret - deployable)
- 216x GML-59A “Dual Lance” Missile Racks (108 per broadside, none forward mounted Type 68 ADCAP Armament)
- 60x GMH-62B “Trebuchet” Heavy Missile Racks (30 per broadside, Type 17 “Paladin” II-A Armament)
- 20x GTS-1D “Long Lance” Torpedo Launcher “Marksman” I Armament)

Defenses
- 12m Thick Titanium-G High Density Alloy
- Counter-Grav Barriers (17,000 PW/S Dispersion Rating)
- 600x Daulin PBD-132 3cm Particle Beam Repeaters (Deployable)

Support Craft
- 80x GOV-38 “Bounder” Gunship
- 24x LAT-48 “Warhorse” Dropship
- 2500x OA Orbital Drop Pods
- Marine Support Equipment (Mission Variable)

Propulsion and Power
- 1x Zeus Type DN6Z Zero Point Energy Core – 80,000 PW output
- 1x Rork MG-CMD-15H (rated for maximum velocity of 0.8c and acceleration of 1000g)
- 1x Rork MG-CMD-15H-BKup (rated for maximum velocity of .6c and acceleration of 600g)
- 1x Rork FTL-14-MGH Katsumi-Fujita Gravitic Drive Unit (Independent and Termini Interface Modes)

History:

"...It was named for the Sunderhorse of the Star Kingdom of Sunderland and rightly so. What other starship matches the raw power of that elephant sized beast and marries it with a speed that only serves to complete the parallel. With the Admiral-Class, the Alliance completes the link that turns its Navy into the most advanced and capable force in the entire galaxy. The only way we will ever defeat them is by sheer force of numbers. ”

- Admiral Victor Cantrell, Commanding Officer - Coalition Liberation Navy Sixth and Eighth Fleets

Famous Ships of the Line

DN-470----ANS SUNDERHORSE
DN-471----ANS STARWOLF
DN-472----ANS PHOENIXHAWK
DN-473----ANS PEGASUS
DN-474----ANS STARDRAGON
DN-475----ANS SKYSHARK
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:iconmoncappy:
I've noticed that most of these ships seem to use kinetic energy weapons. Has the Alliance or any other interstellar power invested in research into directed energy weapons like lasers or particle cannons?
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:iconmadeinjapan1988:
madeinjapan1988 Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They have them on small scale, such as point defense against missiles, but anything larger would require to large of energy reserves and too big of an array to be effective. And even if they could make them effective, their range would be significantly less then kinetic weapons.
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:iconmoncappy:
Oh, bummer. How fast do the kinetic projectiles travel and what is their range? None thing I noticed about the ships you have designed is that it looks like they are designed to fight broadside to broadside. Do any of the ships have weapons to fire above and below their current position?

It seems like an oversight to not have weapons that can be aimed as such. I also take it that it would be safe to assume that the ISA's fleet has a naval command structure?
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:iconmadeinjapan1988:
madeinjapan1988 Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes the fleet has a naval command structure, and when ships can rotate on their axis 360 degrees in about 30 seconds you don't need to worry about having up firing weapons. Turrets, however, can elevate to 90 degrees from horizontal to provide full coverage. It is also an oversight to put weapons everywhere so you have fire distributed across the hull but no firepower focused in a specific direction that you can point at the enemy.
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:iconmoncappy:
That's a good point. I didn't take into consideration how quickly the ships can rotate. Now I know it was mentioned that some ships have spinal mass drivers to use as weapons. Do all ship types have them or only the larger ones?

I have another question regarding the ships. Are the Admiral-Class ships lead by captains or are their skippers officers at higher ranks. Considering the size the navy (I think I saw mention of several thousand capital ships in a post somewhere), do they have more officer ranks than present day armed forces?
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:iconmadeinjapan1988:
madeinjapan1988 Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
All ships have spinal mounts. In fact, smaller ships ONLY have spinal mounts.

Admiral-Class ships are commanded by Line Captains. I really recommend visiting the forum and website, there is lots of information and discussion there. And there are more officer ranks then modern day navy but only 2 extra (Lieutenant Senior Grade and Lance Captain/Line captain).
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:iconmoncappy:
I've spent some time checking out the site and forums, but it seems that the main site is still under its construction phase. I did check out the rank structure of the Alliance Navy. I find it interesting that Captains and Line Captains seem to be part of a split pay grade in a fashion similar to the US Navy's Rear Admiral upper half and lower half.

You mentioned that you intend this series to be open source. Does that mean you'll mostly design ships for the Alliance and the occasional other star nation? If I had more artistic talent I would probably consider trying my hand at designing one myself.

I was looking at some of the older ship designs you have in the gallery. I have to say I like the new direction you went with them. What were your influences in designing the looks of the ships? I am guessing that some of the influences from the real world navies, but are there any others?

If you could have a animated high resolution 3D model of one of your ships made, which one would you choose?
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:iconjasonwolfe:
Nice. Isn't the width of a ship called the "beam?"
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:iconmadeinjapan1988:
madeinjapan1988 Dec 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Most people don't know that so I just simply label it as width.
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:iconstarlightdraik:
That's a second rate?! It's huge!!
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