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Skirmisher Class Carrier by ILJackson Skirmisher Class Carrier by ILJackson
Designed to replace the aging and venerated Archer class carriers, the Skirmishers are technically escort carriers, but unlike most carriers they are designed to go into harm's way. The Archers were the first attempt at humanity to make space carriers and they were actually refitted box cargo carriers, so, despite their historic combat record, they were never meant to be military craft and were inefficient in many ways. The Skirmisher was designed from the ground up to be a modern ship of war. It is faster, more maneuverable and more heavily armored than its predecessor, and it carries a full three squadrons of fighters. They are designed for independent action, meaning they rely far less heavily on escort vessels, like destroyers, and in fact are often used to defend capital ships and the much larger fleet carriers.
The Skirmishers utilize a bow-deployment, aft-recovery flight deck that runs the length of the ship. It has four bays, including its two main forward bays, its rear recovery bay and a second rear ventral bay for shuttles and small pinnaces. It is armed with four missile tubes that can launch heavy anti-ship missiles, two long-range particle cannons and eight point-defense rail gun turrets. It has an extended range and some modified versions have been designed for special operations use, able to deploy special forces deep behind enemy lines.
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miha9000 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
added to 3D concepts in Sci-fi Archives
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storm-bunny Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice design :) I like it
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Orange-1 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Excellent work!:-)
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Dex1473 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Awesome looking ship. Great design
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Talikmon Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice work! For some reason it reminds of the Wing Commander game ship designs.
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ILJackson Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, that center-body hangar design was used on the Tiger's Claw in the first game and on the ship in the third game as well IIRC.
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joulester Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Very nice. It has a beefy and appealing design. This spaceship looks and feels to me like a potential movie icon :lol:
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cybrspor Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Where can I get one of these? I would love to see the plans. As always great work and setting. <3
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ILJackson Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks. I intend to post specs for it soon.
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SlingBlade87 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Writer
Very nice design, love the history you give it.
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tchalla811 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing as usual!
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ILJackson Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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tchalla811 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You are always welcome. :)
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