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Aaron Fox's Art Request Dump and PimpMyGun Art Dump

OP and Art Request Templates

Aaron Fox

SB's Minor Junker Descendant and Hunter of Nazis
Author
So, since @bluepencil recommended that I have an art request dump thread, I've decided to take up on his advise... and also decided to post my PimpMyGun art as well. If you don't know what PimpMyGun is, then to put it simply it's a (now disused and not updated) flash-based web 'game' that allows you to create all sorts of stuff and firearms if you're creative enough. So if any of you artists are willing, then look through the templates and give me a howler on this thread or via PM. I will be updating this OP a lot to expand on my templates and add new ones, so keep an eye here for template updates.

If you want me to create a gun from 'PimpMyGun', then give me a howler throw the mentioned methods as well and I'll see what I can do.

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Current sample of Requests

Aaron Fox

SB's Minor Junker Descendant and Hunter of Nazis
Author
  • Name: Alpha Class Rumbler
  • Type: AI Driven Mini-tank
  • Mission: Infantry Support
  • Mass: 25 tons
  • Dimensions:
    • Length: 18 meters
    • Width: 4.5 meters
    • Height: 3 meters
  • Power Plant: Hydrogen Fuel Cell
  • Suspension: Torsion Bar
  • Motive System: Treads (adaptable wide)
  • Armor Composition and Thickness (Fore/Sides/Rear/Top): Standard SolForce Ground Vehicle Composite -ablative alloys, carbon nanotubes, various foam metals, diamond weaves, mango ceramics, polysilicate alloy, iridium-osmium alloy, molybdenum polyalloy- (75mm/50mm/25mm/25mm)
  • Armament:
    • Main: 45mm L/65 ETC-TCPI SolForce Armament Works autocannon (-5 to +85 degree elevation with an elevation rate of 45 degrees per second, turret rotation speed is 55 degrees per second)
    • Coaxial: 15.5mm ETC-TCPI Heavy Machine Gun (can train with main gun)
    • Secondaries: 2x 6-tube 240mm rocket pods OR 2x 4-tube 305mm N-LOS compatible ATGM pods on trainable mounts on the sides of the turret
    • Countermeasures: 2x SolForce White Section HardKill Defense System 20mm micro-pulse lasers on CIWS mounts, 4x hull mounted 10-tube 90mm countermeasure dispensers, 4x turret mounted 6-tube 90mm countermeasure dispensers
  • Electronics:
    • Communications: SolForce White Section Standard Communications Array Mk 2
    • Sensors: SolForce White Section Standard Small Vehicular Sensor Suite Mk 2 with Urban Combat capability
    • Electronic Warfare: SolForce White Section Standard Small Vehicular Electronic Warfare Suite Mk 2
  • Top Speed (Road/Off-Road): 35km/h / 25 km/h
  • Notes:
    • The smallest autonomous drone on the planet, the Alpha Class Rumbler is a powerful tool within SolForce's arsenal. In SolForce Doctrine, the Alpha class is to support infantry formations they are attached to, and due to their relative rarity, Alpha class Rumblers are attacked to heavily armored 'Assault Infantry' formations who usually go into urban environs. This is rather beneficial to these formations as they have another mind and pair of eyes in the horror show that is urban combat.
  • Name: ATV-01
  • Type: Multi-Role Vehicle
  • Mission: Recon Car, Light Artillery Mover, Infantry Platoon-grade Command Vehicle, General Utility Vehicle, Light Mortar Vehicle, ATGM Carrier, Light AA Platform
  • Mass: 10 tons
  • Dimensions:
    • Length: 7.25 meters
    • Width: 3 meters
    • Height: 3 meters
  • Power Plant: Hydrogen Fuel Cell
  • Suspension: Fully Independent Suspension
  • Motive System: 4x4 wheel
  • Armor Composition and Thickness (fore/Sides/Rear/Top): Standard SolForce Light Vehicle Composite -ablative alloys, carbon nanotubes, various foam metals, diamond weaves, mango ceramics, polysilicate alloy, molybdenum polyalloy- (50mm/25mm/15mm/15mm)
  • Armament:
    • Main: 1x 15.5mm ETC-TCPI HMG OR 1x 60mm Automatic Grenade Launcher on pintle or RWS mount OR 305mm ATGM launcher
    • Coaxial: N/A
    • Secondaries: N/A
    • Countermeasures: 4x hull-mounted 6-tube 90mm countermeasure dispensers
  • Electronics:
    • Communications: SolForce White Section Standard Communications Array Mk 2 OR SolForce White Section Infantry Platoon Command Communications Array Mk 2
    • Sensors: SolForce White Section Standard Small Vehicular Sensor Suite Mk 2 OR SolForce White Section Small Recon Vehicular Sensor Suite Mk 2
    • Electronic Warfare: SolForce White Section Standard Small Vehicular Electronic Warfare Suite Mk 2
  • Top Speed (Road/Off-Road): 110 km/h / 80 km/h
  • Notes: The equivalent of the Humvee in SolForce, the ATV-01 series is a capable weapon system that has a long history with SolForce. Based upon the Union of North American States's Standard Light Wheeled Vehicle (SLWV for short), the ATV-01 adds several improvements including Virtual General Intelligence (VGI for short, basically incredibly good 'expert system' programs) compatibility. Usually used as a utility or recon vehicle, it is a common sight across SolForce territory. The vehicle requires a driver, and electronic warfare officer, and a gunner to operate optimally and has seats for another three soldiers, all of whom wear power armor.
  • Name: CT-01 MacKenzie
  • Type: Calvary Tank
  • Mission: Recon, limited Infantry Support, Artillery Battery Command Vehicle, Calvary Tank Platoon Command Vehicle
  • Mass: 25 tons
  • Dimensions:
    • Length: 7.25m
    • Width: 3m
    • Height: 3m
  • Power Plant: Hydrogen Fuel Cell
  • Suspension: Torsion Bar
  • Motive System: Treads
  • Armor Composition and Thickness (fore/Sides/Rear/Top): Standard SolForce Light Vehicle Composite -ablative alloys, carbon nanotubes, various foam metals, diamond weaves, mango ceramics, polysilicate alloy, iridium-osmium alloy, molybdenum polyalloy- (150mm/100mm/75mm/75mm)
  • Armament:
    • Main: 60mm L/45 ETC-TCPI SolForce Armament Works cannon (HE, S-HE, EFP, and Beehive rounds only; -7 to +35 degree elevation with 30 degree per second elevation rate, turret rotation rate is 45 degrees per second)
    • Coaxial: 15.5mm ETC-TCPI HMG
    • Secondaries: 2x 4-tube 305mm ATGM launchers on the sides of the turret
    • Countermeasures: 4x hull mounted 12-tube 90mm countermeasure launchers, 4x turret mounted 8-tube combat reloadable 90mm countermeasure launchers, 2x SolForce White Section HardKill Defense System 20mm micro-pulse lasers on CIWS mounts
  • Electronics:
    • Communications: SolForce White Section Recon Communications Array Mk 2 OR SolForce White Section Artillery Battery Command Communications Array Mk 2 OR SolForce White Section Tank Platoon Command Vehicle Communications Array Mk 2
    • Sensors: SolForce White Section Small Recon Vehicular Sensor Suite Mk 2
    • Electronic Warfare: SolForce White Section Standard Small Vehicular Electronic Warfare Suite Mk 2
  • Top Speed (Road/Off-Road): 80 km/h / 65 km/h
  • Notes: The search for a 'light' or 'Calvary' tank is a well-known and fraught with disaster, particularly in what was known as 'the West'. The major problem is that most nations wanted something that can at least harass enemy tanks, and that was becoming harder and harder to achieve with things like explosive-reactive, electro-reactive, and composite armors as well as ADS systems and vehicle-born E-War suites. Thus, SolForce changed the mission of the Calvary Tank from 'mini-MBT' -as the various programs kept evolving into- to a heavily armored and armed recon with very limited infantry support capability. With it's four-man crew (clad in light power armor), the tank has gained a reputation for being somewhat cramped. This is mostly due to the fact that there has to be a dedicated electronic warfare officer aboard to manage the electronic warfare suite.
  • Name: SPAAG-01 'York'
  • Type: SPAAG
  • Mission: Close in Air Defense
  • Mass: 25 tons
  • Dimensions:
    • Length: 7.5m
    • Width: 3m
    • Height: 3.75m
  • Power Plant: Fusion Cell
  • Suspension: Torsion Bar
  • Motive System: Treads
  • Armor Composition and Thickness (fore/Sides/Rear/Top): Standard SolForce Light Vehicle Composite -ablative alloys, carbon nanotubes, various foam metals, diamond weaves, mango ceramics, polysilicate alloy, iridum-osmium alloy, molybdenum polyalloy- (100mm/75mm/50mm/50mm)
  • Armament:
    • Main: 2x 45mm L/90 ETC-TCPI SolForce Armament Works anti-air autocannon (-5 degrees to +90 degrees elevation with an elevation rate of 60 degrees per second, turret rotation rate of 90 degrees per second)
    • Coaxial: N/A
    • Secondaries: 2x 6-tube 240mm trainable SAM pods (-5 degrees to +85 degrees elevation with an elevation rate of 50 degrees per second) on the sides of the turret
    • Countermeasures: 4x hull mounted 12-tube 90mm countermeasure launchers, 4x turret mounted 8-tube combat reloadable 90mm countermeasure launchers, 1x SolForce White Section HardKill Defense System 20mm micro-pulse laser on CIWS mount
  • Electronics:
    • Communications: SolForce White Section Standard Communications Array Mk 2
    • Sensors: SolForce White Section Small Anti-Air Sensor Suite Mk 2
    • Electronic Warfare: SolForce White Section Standard Small Vehicular Electronic Warfare Suite Mk 2
  • Top Speed (Road/Off-Road): 80 km/h / 65 km/h
  • Notes: Built off of the CT-01 chassis, the SPAAG-01 'York' is a close air defense platform for all combat units within SolForce, a mission that it does fairly well. Designed to protect all combat formations from enemy air attack, the 'York' can quickly target and destroy enemy helicopters, VTOLs, and low-level aircraft and their munitions with comparative ease. It's three man crew can make any pilot's day miserable, if not outright their last.
  • Name: MBT-01A9 'General Williams'
  • Type: Main Battle Tank
  • Mission: Spearhead, Assault
  • Mass: 65 tons
  • Dimensions:
    • Length: 8.25m
    • Width: 4.5m
    • Height: 2.75m
  • Power Plant: Fusion Cell
  • Suspension: Torsion Bar
  • Motive System: Treads
  • Armor Composition and Thickness (fore/Sides/Rear/Top): Standard SolForce Light Vehicle Composite -ablative alloys, carbon nanotubes, various foam metals, diamond weaves, mango ceramics, polysilicate alloy, Iiridium-osmium alloy, molybdenum polyalloy- (250mm/175mm/75mm/100mm)
  • Armament:
    • Main: 65mm L/55 SolForce Armament Works Coilgun (-7 to +25 degree elevation with 20 degree per second elevation rate, turret rotation rate is 50 degrees per second)
    • Coaxial: 15.5mm ETC-TCPI HMG
    • Secondaries: 1x 15.5mm OR 60mm AGL on RWS mount
    • Countermeasures: 2x SolForce White Section HardKill Defense System 20mm micro-pulse lasers in CIWS mounts, 4x hull-mounted 20-tube 90mm countermeasure launchers, 4x turret-mounted 10-tube 90mm countermeasure launchers
  • Electronics:
    • Communications: SolForce White Section Standard Communications Array Mk 2 OR SolForce White Section Tank Platoon Command Vehicle Communications Array Mk 2
    • Sensors: SolForce White Section Standard Tank Sensor Suite Mk 2
    • Electronic Warfare: SolForce White Section Standard Small Vehicular Electronic Warfare Suite
  • Top Speed (Road/Off-Road): 80 km/h / 50 km/h
  • Notes: The latest of SolForce's line of main battle tanks, the 'General Williams' is the spearhead of SolForce's armored forces. Always forming the head of any assault, the 'General Williams' has proven itself as a capable weapon system. The A9 variant is the first tank to be armed with an electromotive cannon instead of an Electrothermal Chemical-Triple Coaxial Plasma Igniter (ETC-TCPI) cannon. This allows it to not only throw incredibly powerful projectiles with ease -allowing it to have the most powerful non-naval gun in the world- with a comparatively immense ammo capacity thus allowing it to stay in the field longer. The four man crew are located in the hull with the turret being completely automated.
  • Name: C1
  • Type: Corvette
  • Mission: Littoral Combat and Ship Escort
  • Mass: 4,000 tons
  • Dimensions:
    • Length (Waterline): 125m
    • Length (Overall): 130m
    • Beam (Waterline): 20m
    • Beam (Overall): 22m
    • Draft (Waterline): 4.25m
    • Height (Overall): 6.5m
  • Power Plant: Fusion Cell
  • Motive System: Water Jet
  • Armor Composition and Thickness:
    • Main Belt: SolForce Light Vessel Armor Composite (alloyed and non alloyed metal foams, carbon nanotubes, diamond weaves, mango ceramics, polysilicate alloys, molybdenum polyalloy), 140mm
    • Upper Belt: SolForce Light Vessel Armor Composite (alloyed and non alloyed metal foams, carbon nanotubes, diamond weaves, mango ceramics, polysilicate alloys, molybdenum polyalloy), 70mm
    • End Belts: SolForce Light Vessel Armor Composite (alloyed and non alloyed metal foams, carbon nanotubes, diamond weaves, mango ceramics, polysilicate alloys, molybdenum polyalloy), 30mm
    • Deck Belt: SolForce Light Vessel Armor Composite (alloyed and non alloyed metal foams, carbon nanotubes, diamond weaves, mango ceramics, polysilicate alloys, molybdenum polyalloy), 60mm
    • Superstructure Belt: SolForce Light Vessel Armor Composite (alloyed and non alloyed metal foams, carbon nanotubes, diamond weaves, mango ceramics, polysilicate alloys, molybdenum polyalloy), 70mm
    • Main Gun Turrets (Fore/Sides/Top/Barrette or Hoist):
      • Main Guns: SolForce Light Vessel Armor Composite (alloyed and non alloyed metal foams, carbon nanotubes, diamond weaves, mango ceramics, polysilicate alloys, molybdenum polyalloy), 120mm/80mm/40mm/0mm
      • Secondary Guns: SolForce Light Vessel Armor Composite (alloyed and non alloyed metal foams, carbon nanotubes, diamond weaves, mango ceramics, polysilicate alloys, molybdenum polyalloy), 80mm/60mm/30mm/0mm
  • Armament:
    • Battery 1/Main Guns: 2x 76.2mm L/70 SolForce Armaments ETC-TCPI Ship Autocannon (1x Fore, 1x Rear; -5 to +85 degrees elevation with 65 degrees per second elevation rate, 270 degree firing arc with 75 degree per second traverse speed)
    • Battery 2/Secondary Guns: 4x 150mm L/80 SolForce Armaments Electron Pulse Laser Cannons (1x Fore superfiring, 1x Rear superfiring, 1x Port deck, 1x Starboard deck; -7 to +90 degrees elevation with 80 degree per second elevation rate, 200 degree firing arc with 90 degree per second traverse speed)
    • Missile Bay 1: 1x 48-cell Missile VLS with 305mm quad-pack missile cells (between forward main gun and forward secondary pulse laser cannon)
    • Missile Bay 2: 1x 48-cell Missile VLS with 305mm quad-pack missile cells, 4x twin-pack 533mm VLS cells (between rear main gun and rear secondary pulse laser cannon)
    • Torpedo Tube Set 1: 2x 5-tube 533mm torpedo racks (1x port side, 1x starboard side)
    • Helicopter Group: 3x Intermeshing Rotor Anti-Submarine helicopters deployed from center hanger and helicopter pad
    • Countermeasures: 4x 12-tube chaff-flare launchers with reloading capability, 2x sensor decoy launchers, 2x 16-tube torpedo countermeasure launchers
  • Electronics:
    • Communications: SolForce White Section Small Blue Navy Communications Suite Mk 2
    • Sensors: SolForce White Section Standard Blue Navy Sensor Suite Mk 2
    • Electronic Warfare: SolForce White Section Standard Blue Navy Electronic Warfare Suite Mk 2
  • Top Speed (Top/Cruise): 45 knots/20 knots
  • Notes: A small ship with a powerful bite, the C1 class is SolForce's first in-house corvette design. Used for littoral and escort duties, the C1 is considered a decent warship. The C1 class all have a crew of 55 men thanks to the extensive automation. With their low operating and construction costs, the C1 is one of the most recognized naval vessels in the seven seas.
  • Name: Orion Smalls class Super Carrier
  • Type: Super Carrier
  • Mission: Fleet Command, Power Projection
  • Mass: 150,000 tons
  • Dimensions:
    • Length (Waterline): 350m
    • Length (Overall): 360m
    • Beam (Waterline): 50m
    • Beam (Overall): 65m
    • Draft (Waterline): 14m
    • Height (Overall): 22m
  • Power Plant: Fusion Cell
  • Motive System: Water Jet/Conventional Screw hybrid system
  • Armor Composition and Thickness:
    • Main Belt: SolForce Light Vessel Armor Composite (alloyed and non alloyed metal foams, carbon nanotubes, diamond weaves, mango ceramics, polysilicate alloys, molybdenum polyalloy), 320mm
    • Upper Belt: SolForce Light Vessel Armor Composite (alloyed and non alloyed metal foams, carbon nanotubes, diamond weaves, mango ceramics, polysilicate alloys, molybdenum polyalloy), 240mm
    • End Belts: SolForce Light Vessel Armor Composite (alloyed and non alloyed metal foams, carbon nanotubes, diamond weaves, mango ceramics, polysilicate alloys, molybdenum polyalloy), 60mm
    • Main Gun Turrets (Fore/Sides/Top/Barrette or Hoist):
      • Main Guns/Battery 1: SolForce Light Vessel Armor Composite (alloyed and non alloyed metal foams, carbon nanotubes, diamond weaves, mango ceramics, polysilicate alloys, molybdenum polyalloy), 120mm/80mm/40mm/0mm
      • Secondary Guns/Battery 2: SolForce Light Vessel Armor Composite (alloyed and non alloyed metal foams, carbon nanotubes, diamond weaves, mango ceramics, polysilicate alloys, molybdenum polyalloy), 80mm/60mm/30mm/0mm
      • Trinary Guns/Battery 3: SolForce Light Vessel Armor Composite (alloyed and non alloyed metal foams, carbon nanotubes, diamond weaves, mango ceramics, polysilicate alloys, molybdenum polyalloy), 80mm/60mm/30mm/0mm
    • Deck: SolForce Light Vessel Armor Composite (alloyed and non alloyed metal foams, carbon nanotubes, diamond weaves, mango ceramics, polysilicate alloys),
    • Superstructure: SolForce Light Vessel Armor Composite (alloyed and non alloyed metal foams, carbon nanotubes, diamond weaves, mango ceramics, polysilicate alloys),
  • Armament (only as applicable):
    • Battery 1/Main Guns: 4x two-gun 127mm L/60 SolForce Armaments ETC-TCPI dual-purpose automatic blue navy cannon (1x Fore Port-Fore, 1x Fore Starboard-Fore, 1x Aft Port-Aft, 1x Aft Starboard-Aft; -12 to +85 degree elevation range with 65 degree per second elevation rate, 270 degree rotation range with 60 degrees per second traverse rate)
    • Battery 2/Secondary Guns: 8x 60mm L/100 SolForce Armaments ETC-TCPI CIWS in CIWS mounts (1x Port-Fore, 1x Starboard-Fore, 1x Port-Aft, 1x Starboard-Aft, 2x Port amidships, 2x Starboard admidships; -15 to +90 degree elevation range with 65 degree per second elevation rate, 180 degree rotation range with 90 degrees per second traverse rate)
    • Battery 3/Trinary Guns: 4x 150mm pulse electron lasers in CIWS mount (1x Aft Port-Fore, 1x Aft Starboard-Fore, 1x Fore Port-Aft, 1x Fore Starboard-Aft; -5 to +85 degree elevation range with 65 degree per second elevation rate, 180 degree rotation range with 90 degrees per second traverse rate)
    • Missile Bank 1: 4x 12-tube 305mm self-reloading box launcher for ADATS style multi-role missiles (1x Port-Fore, 1x Starboard-Fore, 1x Port-Aft, 1x Starboard-Aft)
    • Missile Bay 1: 1x 2-cell 762mm VLS
    • Air Squadron 1: 24x FA-03 Multi-role fighters, 2x CAT-01A2 Carrier Fuel Tankers, 2x EWA-01A4 'Skyeye' AWACS craft
    • Air Squadron 2: 24x CB-02 Naval bombers, 2x CAT-01A2 Carrier Fuel Tankers, 2x EWA-01A4 Skyeye AWACS craft
    • Air Squadron 3: 24x F-02A5 fighters, 2x CAT-01A2 Carrier Fuel Tankers, 2x EWA-01A4 Skyeye AWACS craft
    • Air Squadron 4: 24x EWF-01A5 Electronic Warfare Fighters, 2x CAT-01A2 Carrier Fuel Tankers, 2x EWA-01A4 Skyeye AWACS craft
    • Helicopter Group 1: 12x Intermesh rotor anti-submarine/ship helicopters, 12x Coaxial Rotor multi-role helicopters
    • Countermeasures: 8x Chaff-Flare countermeasure launchers, 4x sensor decoy launchers, 4x torpedo decoy launchers
  • Electronics:
    • Communications: SolForce White Section Standard Capital Blue Navy Communications Suite Mk 2
    • Sensors: SolForce White Section Carrier Sensor Array Suite Mk 2
    • Electronic Warfare: SolForce Carrier Electronic Warfare Array Suite Mk 2
  • Top Speed (Top/Cruise): 40 knots/20 knots
  • Notes: This is the most powerful blue navy ship within SolForce, and the second largest warship afloat. With thousands calling the ship their home, the Orion Smalls class is the epitome of 'super carrier'. Well defended with it's initial armaments, it can defend itself rather handily in a pinch, but it's main weapon is it's immense air group of 136 aircraft. With it's powerful sensor array, it can detect any surface vessel to it's horizon and send that data to other ships in the network.
Crossposting from @bluepencil's thread here.
 

bluepencil

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Well, when I was picturing it in my head, the major problem that small size on a vehicle of that weight (the Black Knight is 12 tons, this vehicle just slightly more than double that) is ground pressure, allowing a turret that can accept the elevation capability (given that newer IFVs are having AA-grade gun elevation like the Griffin 3... and they're in the same ball park as the M2) to target higher skyscraper targets (which means 85 degrees), have a respectable ammo load for the autocannon, and fitting the entire AI assembly and the powerplant that is capable of powering that and everything else is going add up. This has to go across multiple types of terrain mind you.
The problem is that at 4.5 meters it is just too wide, and if you're going into streets that will severely limit your options. Tallness is not as much a problem. Length... well, if the turret is unmanned, wouldn't it be allowable for the gun to dip deep into the turret ring anyway?

Powerplant and computing dimensions are largely arbitrary for futuretech. Furthermore, if this is your reason for AI tankery, one might wonder why you're making something so hideously expensive in the first place. If you're not going full Bolo, you're just making something inherently disposable.

Also, don't believe me that newer IFVs are getting AA-grade gun elevations, the Griffin 3 would like to have a word with you (and this is a close development with the US Army mind you):
The Griffin 3 is based on the Ajax, isn't it? Consider - how much of that 28 tons of the Griffin 3 is taken up by having to allocate room to its crew and sufficiently armor said volume? Make everything more compact and you might not necessarily need to be so heavy.

The Ajax is
Mass38 tonnes with growth potential to 42 tonnes
Length7.62 metres
Width3.35 metres
Height3.00 metres
Which is nonetheless smaller than the 25-ton Alpha Rumbler. A 35-ton M36 tank destroyer is even smaller.


Also, you just posted something that proves a manned tank is just fine, what really does AI tank bring to the table? We're not talking a mini tank here at all, but just a regular tank doing regular tank things. The only differences are high angle fire and lazors. There's nothing there that's very groundbreaking. What's the benefit? More ammo? If ammo's ever a problem in city combat, you are already fucked because you're cut off from your supply lines.

Better reaction time? Point defense should already be largely automatic, and the 40mm main gun doesn't need twitch targeting in infantry support actions. Unless we're talking shit like power-armored jump infantry and ad hoc AA, but still not something that needs fully autonomous AI. It's not like we don't have radar-guided SPAAGs.

A bigger powerplant? For what, 2 laser emitters for defense against ATGMs? If ATGMs are still that dangerous that you need literally laser-quick defenses, the shite are you doing bringing a lightly armored tank to the front instead of a dedicated laser tank armored to MBT levels with multiple layers of NERA plates? Granted, lacking a crew means penetrations are much less disabling. But if you're using powerplant requirements as an excuse, dump the missiles, put in more laser emitters and a mortar. Or at least just have one missile box. Capitalize the shit out of laser technology in the name of Kane

I'd also easily believe a futuretech reason like, say, charging power cells for power armor.


A bigger risk is that AI don't have quite the same judgement cues as a human. In fact, I'd say the hell of a urban combat is the worst place to use an AI because there's so much you could fuck up when responding on automatic. For example: Enemies using civilians as human shields? Tank commander says "Hold fire", tankbot goes "Under attack! Retaliating." and blows the shit out of a bunch of women and children.

If we're talking Tachikoma levels of AI intelligence, as in intelligences that you can converse with, there's still no reason that a bigtank can't have AI and a pilot. What would be vastly more useful in city combat than just another gun with more ammo are drones. Information is all-important. If going around a corner might kill you, why send a meatbag to peek out when your drone controller tank could send a disposable flying microdrone to do it for you? [edit] Also, more laser CIWS makes more sense for drone-zapping duty.

You have missiles? Get someone to lase the target, shoot your short-range missile to swerve around and hit the enemy. Skyscraper sniper? HE-frag missile says FUCK YOU. Locally emplaced laser CIWS? Mortar arcing fire instead of showing your light tank's thin-skinned body says FUCK YOU TOO. :p

Seriously, why expose expensive computing hardware to more risk than is necessary? Either it's MBT grade protection and you can be confident in risking it, or it's not and you're better off using so much compute performance on something not as dirt simple as line of sight gunnery.


Anyway, here's a version that's closer to the tech readout you posted. :)
 
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The problem is that at 4.5 meters it is just too wide, and if you're going into streets that will severely limit your options. Tallness is not as much a problem. Length... well, if the turret is unmanned, wouldn't it be allowable for the gun to dip deep into the turret ring anyway?

Powerplant and computing dimensions are largely arbitrary for futuretech. Furthermore, if this is your reason for AI tankery, one might wonder why you're making something so hideously expensive in the first place. If you're not going full Bolo, you're just making something inherently disposable.



The Griffin 3 is based on the Ajax, isn't it? Consider - how much of that 28 tons of the Griffin 3 is taken up by having to allocate room to its crew and sufficiently armor said volume? Make everything more compact and you might not necessarily need to be so heavy.

The Ajax is
Mass38 tonnes with growth potential to 42 tonnes
Length7.62 metres
Width3.35 metres
Height3.00 metres
Which is nonetheless smaller than the 25-ton Alpha Rumbler. A 35-ton M36 tank destroyer is even smaller.


Also, you just posted something that proves a manned tank is just fine, what really does AI tank bring to the table? We're not talking a mini tank here at all, but just a regular tank doing regular tank things. The only differences are high angle fire and lazors. There's nothing there that's very groundbreaking. What's the benefit? More ammo? If ammo's ever a problem in city combat, you are already fucked because you're cut off from your supply lines.

Better reaction time? Point defense should already be largely automatic, and the 40mm main gun doesn't need twitch targeting in infantry support actions. Unless we're talking shit like power-armored jump infantry and ad hoc AA, but still not something that needs fully autonomous AI. It's not like we don't have radar-guided SPAAGs.

A bigger powerplant? For what, 2 laser emitters for defense against ATGMs? If ATGMs are still that dangerous that you need literally laser-quick defenses, the shite are you doing bringing a lightly armored tank to the front instead of a dedicated laser tank armored to MBT levels with multiple layers of NERA plates? Granted, lacking a crew means penetrations are much less disabling. But if you're using powerplant requirements as an excuse, dump the missiles, put in more laser emitters and a mortar. Or at least just have one missile box. Capitalize the shit out of laser technology in the name of Kane

I'd also easily believe a futuretech reason like, say, charging power cells for power armor.


A bigger risk is that AI don't have quite the same judgement cues as a human. In fact, I'd say the hell of a urban combat is the worst place to use an AI because there's so much you could fuck up when responding on automatic. For example: Enemies using civilians as human shields? Tank commander says "Hold fire", tankbot goes "Under attack! Retaliating." and blows the shit out of a bunch of women and children.

If we're talking Tachikoma levels of AI intelligence, as in intelligences that you can converse with, there's still no reason that a bigtank can't have AI and a pilot. What would be vastly more useful in city combat than just another gun with more ammo are drones. Information is all-important. If going around a corner might kill you, why send a meatbag to peek out when your drone controller tank could send a disposable flying microdrone to do it for you? [edit] Also, more laser CIWS makes more sense for drone-zapping duty.

You have missiles? Get someone to lase the target, shoot your short-range missile to swerve around and hit the enemy. Skyscraper sniper? HE-frag missile says FUCK YOU. Locally emplaced laser CIWS? Mortar arcing fire instead of showing your light tank's thin-skinned body says FUCK YOU TOO. :p

Seriously, why expose expensive computing hardware to more risk than is necessary? Either it's MBT grade protection and you can be confident in risking it, or it's not and you're better off using so much compute performance on something not as dirt simple as line of sight gunnery.


Anyway, here's a version that's closer to the tech readout you posted. :)
When I pictured it in my mind, the materials used in armor in vehicles can be used in missiles... but you did make a good point on the missiles. The 'Rumbler' is autonomous, although you have made good points on that front too...

... and this is why I want other people in my worldbuilding, to catch logic traps like this.
 

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When I pictured it in my mind, the materials used in armor in vehicles can be used in missiles... but you did make a good point on the missiles. The 'Rumbler' is autonomous, although you have made good points on that front too...

... and this is why I want other people in my worldbuilding, to catch logic traps like this.
Another thing I noticed while making this is that because it is unmanned losing the turret doesn't hurt as much. But it has no hull mounted weapons.
 

Aaron Fox

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Another thing I noticed while making this is that because it is unmanned losing the turret doesn't hurt as much. But it has no hull mounted weapons.
True.

How about I give you design specs for ships, land trains, combat trains, AFVs, aircraft, among others and you tell me if I need to be hit with the 'not be stupid' bat?
 

bluepencil

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True.

How about I give you design specs for ships, land trains, combat trains, AFVs, aircraft, among others and you tell me if I need to be hit with the 'not be stupid' bat?
SolForce C1 class Blue-Navy Corvette
  • Helicopter Group: 3x Intermeshing Rotor Anti-Submarine helicopters deployed from center hanger and helicopter pad
But y tho?

Smaller ships have their helipads on the back because they have limited space and lack elevators. This makes it easier to just attach a wire and pull the chopper into the hangar. If you put a gun there at the back, that allows you to answer a stern chase... in exchange for making the ship more top-heavy.

If modeling this I'd put the second main gun turret on center overlooking the landing pad instead.


Somewhat like this:


Unless you mean by deploying from center hangar as basically just the above, with the hangar at the center as usual.



I'm not going to notice some things until I'm on the way to modeling them. :p Keep posting your designs, but we're going to find things out one by one.

WRT to tanks and vehicles, could you pls (make sure to) specify which of them share common hulls too?
 
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Aaron Fox

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But y tho?

Smaller ships have their helipads on the back because they have limited space and lack elevators. This makes it easier to just attach a wire and pull the chopper into the hangar. If you put a gun there at the back, that allows you to answer a stern chase... in exchange for making the ship more top-heavy.

If modeling this I'd put the second main gun turret on center overlooking the landing pad instead.


Somewhat like this:


Unless you mean by deploying from center hangar as basically just the above, with the hangar at the center as usual.



I'm not going to notice some things until I'm on the way to modeling them. :p Keep posting your designs, but we're going to find things out one by one.
Thanks for the tip, and the gun overlooking the helipad would be better.
WRT to tanks and vehicles, could you specify which of them share common hulls too?
I'll make sure that if any tanks, vehicles, ships, etc. share common hulls, I'll put the fact that they come from a common hull in the notes section.

... now if you excuse me, I'm going to de-stress a bit before making more templates and designs...
 

bluepencil

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Thanks for the tip, and the gun overlooking the helipad would be better.

I'll make sure that if any tanks, vehicles, ships, etc. share common hulls, I'll put the fact that they come from a common hull in the notes section.

... now if you excuse me, I'm going to de-stress a bit before making more templates and designs...
And then once you're all nice and rested, you've got assignments. :p

Even a basic drawn sketch would help. Just a rough hull shape and then circles for where turrets are placed would be a tremendous time saver.
 

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  • Name: Attack Helicopter Model 1965 Sub-Model Zeta
  • Type: Attack Helicopter
  • Mission: Search and Destroy, Combat Reconnaissance, Rapid Reaction, Spearhead Support, Deep Strike
  • Mass: 5.6 metric tons unloaded, 7.8 tons max load
  • Wing/Rotor Type: Intermeshing Rotor, 3-blade type
  • Dimensions:
    • Body Length: 16 meters
    • Body Width: 3.5 meters
    • Body Height: 4.5 meters
    • Winglet Span (total): 4.5 meters
    • Rotor blade span (diameter): 8.5 meters
  • Armament:
    • Belly Gun Pod: 1x 30mm autocannon (210 degree gun arc, removable)
    • Chin Turret: 1x 6.8x52mm microgun OR 1x 50mm automatic grenade launcher
    • External Ordinance Hardpoint Left Inner: 5x 155mm APLf 65/92 ATGMs (think slightly larger TOWs) in single tube launchers OR 1x 4-tube 15cm rocket pods OR 1x 8-tube 9cm rocket pods
    • External Ordinance Hardpoint Right Inner: 5x 155mm APLf 65/92 ATGMs in single tube launchers OR 1x 4-tube 15cm rocket pods OR 1x 8-tube 9cm rocket pods
    • External Ordinance Hardpoint Left Outer: 1x 4-tube 15cm rocket pods OR 1x 8-tube 9cm rocket pods
    • External Ordinance Hardpoint Right Outer: 1x 4-tube 15cm rocket pods OR 1x 8-tube 9cm rocket pods
    • Top Winglet Rack Left: 1x Sidewinder
    • Top Winglet Rack Right: 1x Sidewinder
    • External Ordinance Hardpoint Center: 1135 liter external fuel tank
    • Countermeasures: 2x side mounted flare launchers, 2x side mounted chaff launchers, 1x bottom mounted chaff launcher
  • Power Plant: 1x 2,600 kilowatt gas turbine with hydrogen fuel cell supplement
  • Electronics:
    • Communications: Datalink-Compatible Communications Suite
    • Sensors: IR/NV/Digitally-enhanced Visual Optics suite with millimeter radar (ala AH-64 Longbow)
    • Electronic Warfare:
      • Electronic: 'Scrambler' class ECM
      • Decoy: N/A
  • Speed (Top/Cruise): 360 km/h / 260 km/h
  • Notes: The oldest continuous design in the Iron Pact, the AH-65Z is a capable piece of hardware when it was first introduced. First developed during the Iron Pact Timeline's version of Vietnam to create a wholly dedicated attack helicopter, the Flettner-Kaman design ended up winning the contract. The AH-65 was something of a terror to Commune of India backed totalists in Indochina, as it could maintain a wide patrol area while retaining a high top speed and a potent combat load which led to the Commune's not-so-subtle deployment of the world's first viable IR MANPAD and their more modern 25mm AA autocannon. This led to the first of it's many major upgrades in the A variant, which added flare launchers to act as IR countermeasures. The Z variant is the last variant of the venerable aircraft (much to the dismay of many helicopter pilots within the Iron Pact), and this is mostly due to the fact that it can't fit much more into the airframe at this point.
    • Side note: for aesthetics, picture 'a Fl-282 got hot and dirty with a AH-56 Cheyenne' and popped out a baby.
  • Name: CH-62F
  • Type: Heavy intermeshing rotor transport
  • Mission: Heavy Transport, heavy cargo lifter
  • Mass: 11 metric tons empty, up to 25 metric tons max
  • Wing/Rotor Type: 2 sets of 3-blade intermeshing rotors, 1 pair forward, 1 pair rear
  • Dimensions:
    • Body Length: 35 meters
    • Body Width: 4 meters
    • Body Height: 6 meters
    • Rotor Span: 18 meters
  • Armament:
    • Window Gun, Left: 1x 6.8x52mm microgun OR 1x 12.7mm XM312 style HMG OR 1x XM307 style 50mm automatic grenade launcher
    • Window Gun, Right: 1x 6.8x52mm microgun OR 1x 12.7mm XM312 style HMG OR 1x XM307 style 50mm automatic grenade launcher
    • Rear Door Gun: 1x 6.8x52mm microgun OR 1x 12.7mm XM312 style HMG OR 1x XM307 style 50mm automatic grenade launcher
    • Countermeasures: 2x side-mounted flare launchers, 2x side-mounted chaff launchers
  • Power Plant: 2x 4,500 kW Turboshaft engines with hydrogen fuel cell supplement
  • Electronics:
    • Communications: Datalink-Compatible Communications Suite
    • Sensors: NV/IR/Digital-Enhanced Vision sensor suite
    • Electronic Warfare:
      • Electronic: N/A
      • Decoy: N/A
  • Speed (Top/Cruise): 320 km/h / 260 km/h
  • Notes: A powerful air transport, the CH-62F is the most modern of a long line of heavy transport helicopters made by the Iron Pact. Based on the intermeshing rotor concept and the lessons learned from the Focke-Achgelis 'Dragon' helicopter and it's descendants during World War 2. Seeing first operational service in the conflicts of Indochina during the initial stages of the ongoing Cold War, it was lauded for it's impressive infantry capacity (an entire infantry platoon (45 combat personnel) and a little extra) but was an easy target thanks to it's large size. For much of the conflict, it saw use as a transport to haul equipment and personnel from firebase to firebase, be within it's internal bay or underslung.
    • Sidenote: it should be noted that this design would later influence the CH-72 'Skycrane' super-heavy transport helicopter, which would pioneer having a module for various functions as a transport. The CH-72 design, however, is even taller and wider than the CH-62 series.
  • Name: DT-03 Scimitar 2
  • Type: Drone Tank
  • Mission: Infantry Support
  • Mass: 15 tons
  • Dimensions:
    • Length: 5.1m
    • Width: 2.2m
    • Height: 2.2m
  • Power Plant: 1x 7,500 kW Alenium Discharge Engine
  • Suspension: Torsion Bar
  • Motive System: Treads
  • Armor Composition and Thickness (fore/Sides/Rear/Top): Praetorian Alloys (aka Alien Alloys)/Iridium-Osmium Alloy/Titanium/Armor-Grade Biopolymer (150mm/75mm/50mm/50mm)
  • Armament:
    • Main: 1x 30mm High Energy Discharge Pulse Laser (400 kW per pulse) OR 1x 40mm Railgun (muzzle velocity 5km/s with a 1kg slug, KE of 12.5 MJ on impact) OR 1x 80mm Plasma Blaster Cannon
    • Coaxial: 1x 12.7mm HMG
    • Secondaries: N/A
    • Countermeasures: 2x 6-tube 60mm Countermeasure launchers with hybrid Smoke/Chaff/Anti-Energy Particulate
  • Electronics:
    • Communications: Xenonauts Drone-Sync Suite
    • Sensors: NV/IR/Digitally Enhanced Visual
    • Electronic Warfare: N/A
  • Top Speed (Road/Off-Road): 30 km/h / 20 km/h
  • Notes: The evolution of the Scimitar 1 used during the Praetorian Invasion, the Scimitar 2 is an evolution of the basic ad-hoc design. Designed to specifically support Xenonaut/Global Defense Initiative infantry in combat, it has become a staple of Xenonaut infantry squads, as each squad usually has one of them. The reason that the Scimitar 2 was chosen over the Hyperion was the fact that at the time of it's design, the alienium and the materials for the Praetorian's armor was only thought to exist outside of Sol (it would be later discovered that Sol had large sources of resources that the Praetorians wanted for their ever-expanding empire, but that was decades away), on the crashing Praetorian invasion force, or what few bases that were still left operational after the conflict. As the Hyperion used more alienium and praetorian alloys than the Scimitar series, it was mothballed until the resources could be found. This weapon system was first unveiled during the Somalia Crisis during the late 1990s/early 2000s when the civil war in Somalia went into fever pitch.
Sidenote: The middle vehicle is what the original Scimitar looked like, note the muzzle break is to limit damage to the lensing systems of the laser cannon:

  • Name: MBT-01A8 'General Williams'
  • Type: Main Battle Tank
  • Mission: Spearhead, Assault
  • Mass: 65 tons
  • Dimensions:
    • Length: 8.25m
    • Width: 4.5m
    • Height: 2.75m
  • Power Plant: Fusion Cell
  • Suspension: Torsion Bar
  • Motive System: Treads
  • Armor Composition and Thickness (fore/Sides/Rear/Top): Standard SolForce Light Vehicle Composite -ablative alloys, carbon nanotubes, various foam metals, diamond weaves, mango ceramics, polysilicate alloy, Iiridium-osmium alloy, molybdenum polyalloy- (250mm/175mm/75mm/100mm)
  • Armament:
    • Main: 105mm L/55 SolForce Armament Works ETC-TCPI Tank Cannon (-7 to +25 degree elevation with 20 degree per second elevation rate, turret rotation rate is 50 degrees per second)
    • Coaxial: 15.5mm ETC-TCPI HMG
    • Secondaries: 1x 15.5mm OR 60mm AGL on RWS mount
    • Countermeasures: 2x SolForce White Section HardKill Defense System 20mm micro-pulse lasers in CIWS mounts, 4x hull-mounted 20-tube 90mm countermeasure launchers, 4x turret-mounted 10-tube 90mm countermeasure launchers
  • Electronics:
    • Communications: SolForce White Section Standard Communications Array Mk 2 OR SolForce White Section Tank Platoon Command Vehicle Communications Array Mk 2
    • Sensors: SolForce White Section Standard Tank Sensor Suite Mk 2
    • Electronic Warfare: SolForce White Section Standard Small Vehicular Electronic Warfare Suite
  • Top Speed (Road/Off-Road): 80 km/h / 50 km/h
  • Notes: This is the predecessor to the A9 variant of the MBT-01 tank. It is the last SolForce tank to utilize an ETC-TCPI tank cannon and shares many of the A9's characteristics.
Well here are some more designs @bluepencil, I'll have to find a way to use my dad's scanner/printer/fax hybrid to get some of the basic designs out.
 

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Well here are some more designs @bluepencil, I'll have to find a way to use my dad's scanner/printer/fax hybrid to get some of the basic designs out.
Cool. Don't stress about it. Even MS Paint silhouettes would do. ;)
 

Aaron Fox

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Cool. Don't stress about it. Even MS Paint silhouettes would do. ;)
Well, while I work on that, I've got a (request/commission) IFV design that you might use as a basis:
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Still, It might take longer because I usually have a paper grid for my drawn designs...
 

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Aaron Fox

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Oooh. Like the BMP-3?

Just to make sure, unlike the BMP, it's the short barrel that's thicker, right? It's a low pressure gun/launcher?
Similarly, but the thicker gun is a plasma cannon (which uses a graviton or two to keep bolt cohesion over a longer distance, the base defense structure version of the weapon that was basically ad-hoc can target and hit a Praetorian ship up to 80km away) and not a grenade launcher. The thinner gun is a rapid-fire 'MAG' cannon that can use rounds with alienium explosives.
 

Aaron Fox

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@bluepencil, sorry about adding more designs to your roster, but my mind waits (sadly) for no man. :(

  • Name: Barracuda Block IV
  • Type: Light Attack Submarine
  • Mission: Search and Destroy, Sub Hunting, Fleet Picket, Patrol
  • Mass: 8,500 metric tons
  • Dimensions:
    • Length (Waterline): 120 meters
    • Length (Overall): 125 meters
    • Beam: 14 meters
    • Draft (Waterline): 5.5 meters
    • Height (Overall): 10.5 meters
  • Power Plant: Fusion Cell
  • Motive System: 2x Primary Water Jets
  • Armor Composition and Thickness:
    • Main Belt: 127mm SolForce Combat Submersible Composite Armor (alloyed and non alloyed metal foams, carbon nanotubes, diamond weaves, mango ceramics, polysilicate alloys, molybdenum polyalloy)
    • End Belts: 76mm SolForce Combat Submersible Composite Armor (alloyed and non alloyed metal foams, carbon nanotubes, diamond weaves, mango ceramics, polysilicate alloys, molybdenum polyalloy)
  • Armament (only as applicable):
    • Torpedo Bay 1: 8x 381mm Torpedo Tubes (4x Fore Starboard, 4x Fore Port) with 70 torpedoes and/or tube-launched missiles
    • VLS Bay 1: 1x 12-cell twin pack 533mm VLS
    • Weapon Bay 1: 4x forward mounted 90mm Light Hydrogen-Fusion Cannons in twin-link mounts
    • Countermeasures: 4x submarine countermeasure dispensers, 2x submarine decoy arrays, 10x MOSS style decoy torpedoes
  • Electronics:
    • Communications: SolForce White Section Underwater Communications Suite Mk 2, SolForce White Section Small Blue Navy Communications Suite Mk 2
    • Sensors: SolForce White Section Submarine Sonar Suite Mk 2, SolForce White Section Standard Blue Navy Sensor Suite Mk 2
    • Electronic Warfare: SolForce White Section Standard Blue Navy Electronic Warfare Suite Mk 2
  • Top Speed:
    • Surface (Max/Cruise): 45 knots/30 knots
    • Subsurface (Max/Cruise): 45 knots/25 knots
  • Notes: The Barracuda class submarine is a powerful light attack submarine for SolForce, and one of the measuring sticks used to compare between the various light attack submarines in service across the globe. The Block IV variant includes reverse engineered 'Hydro-Fusion' cannons instead of the blue-green free electron laser array as in previous blocks, making the class far more effective in direct combat despite the slower fire rate.
  • Name: Barracuda Block III
  • Type: Light Attack Submarine
  • Mission: Search and Destroy, Sub Hunting, Fleet Picket, Patrol
  • Mass: 8,500 metric tons
  • Dimensions:
    • Length (Waterline): 120 meters
    • Length (Overall): 125 meters
    • Beam: 14 meters
    • Draft (Waterline): 5.5 meters
    • Height (Overall): 10.5 meters
  • Power Plant: Fusion Cell
  • Motive System: 2x Primary Water Jets
  • Armor Composition and Thickness:
    • Main Belt: 127mm SolForce Combat Submersible Composite Armor (alloyed and non alloyed metal foams, carbon nanotubes, diamond weaves, mango ceramics, polysilicate alloys, molybdenum polyalloy)
    • End Belts: 76mm SolForce Combat Submersible Composite Armor (alloyed and non alloyed metal foams, carbon nanotubes, diamond weaves, mango ceramics, polysilicate alloys, molybdenum polyalloy)
  • Armament (only as applicable):
    • Torpedo Bay 1: 8x 381mm Torpedo Tubes (4x Fore Starboard, 4x Fore Port) with 70 torpedoes and/or tube-launched missiles
    • VLS Bay 1: 1x 12-cell twin pack 533mm VLS
    • Weapon Bay 1: 2x froward mounted 90mm Blue-Green Laser Cannons
    • Countermeasures: 4x submarine countermeasure dispensers, 2x submarine decoy arrays, 10x MOSS style decoy torpedoes
  • Electronics:
    • Communications: SolForce White Section Underwater Communications Suite Mk 2, SolForce White Section Small Blue Navy Communications Suite Mk 2
    • Sensors: SolForce White Section Submarine Sonar Suite Mk 2, SolForce White Section Standard Blue Navy Sensor Suite Mk 2
    • Electronic Warfare: SolForce White Section Standard Blue Navy Electronic Warfare Suite Mk 2
  • Top Speed:
    • Surface (Max/Cruise): 45 knots/30 knots
    • Subsurface (Max/Cruise): 45 knots/25 knots
  • Notes: The Barracuda class submarine is a powerful light attack submarine for SolForce, and one of the measuring sticks used to compare between the various light attack submarines in service across the globe. The Block III variant makes up a significant portion of the SolForce Blue-water fleet, and for good reason. With it's highly effective and flexible arsenal (for a light attack sub), it can do a variety of tasks and is most commonly seen as an undersea patrol craft across the myriad of undersea communities that dot the oceans under SolForce control.
 

bluepencil

Indentured Artist
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@bluepencil, sorry about adding more designs to your roster, but my mind waits (sadly) for no man. :(
I'm still waiting on a note of which of your designs share a common hull so I can make only a few base chassis and mod with turrets and things.
 

Aaron Fox

SB's Minor Junker Descendant and Hunter of Nazis
Author
I'm still waiting on a note of which of your designs share a common hull so I can make only a few base chassis and mod with turrets and things.
Oh, sorry, I'll get right on it.
 

Aaron Fox

SB's Minor Junker Descendant and Hunter of Nazis
Author
Well, here is a basic hullform that you wanted, hope it works out for you @bluepencil... The carrier and probably future ships might use the hullform creator from Springsharp though...
 

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bluepencil

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Well, here is a basic hullform that you wanted, hope it works out for you @bluepencil... The carrier and probably future ships might use the hullform creator from Springsharp though...
Here's a 'rough draft' of the hullform.



Feels kinda Frigate-y though.

[edit]

Not as thin as the reference drawing, but those are definitely frigate proportions. Might look bigger if I remove the bridge.

 
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Aaron Fox

SB's Minor Junker Descendant and Hunter of Nazis
Author
Here's a 'rough draft' of the hullform.



Feels kinda Frigate-y though.

[edit]

Not as thin as the reference drawing, but those are definitely frigate proportions. Might look bigger if I remove the bridge.

Looks decent enough... although the triangles represented the countermeasure launchers, sorry about that.
 

bluepencil

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Looks decent enough... although the triangles represented the countermeasure launchers, sorry about that.
I have no idea what that is supposed to look like. :unsure:
 

Aaron Fox

SB's Minor Junker Descendant and Hunter of Nazis
Author
I have no idea what that is supposed to look like. :unsure:
Since they're a mix of decoy, chaff, and flare launchers, basically oversized vehicular countermeasure launchers with a multi-tube rocket launcher?
 

bluepencil

Indentured Artist
Author
Updated frigate hullform.

[edit]
Though I suppose futuretech might not need a second scanning radar. Hmm.


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Is stealth shaping still important for your scifi warships?


Let me know which type of superstructure works better for your verse.
 
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