Well, how about you make it a variant of a DSC-304? It could be a smaller version.Originally Posted by ZakeD
Well, how about you make it a variant of a DSC-304? It could be a smaller version.Originally Posted by ZakeD
I cannot believe how long its taking me to design this ship. When I started I thought it was going to be pretty simple, add a few Anti-Aircraft missiles and some more rail guns and bam. Then I decided to add the AN/SPY-3 radar. Then I decided to add some ERA to the mix. *SIGH* The thing is evolving before my eyes.
Built by Site 4 for the SGC The Hermes Recon Class ship
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Hey, just means it'll be better when you're done, right?Originally Posted by Sam fisher
Thanks, I thought the Ion canons would just be one of the best way to introduce energy based weapons to our earth ships. I did the screens by taking screen caps from sketchup and just messing with them in paint.Originally Posted by cooky
Atlas RockOriginally Posted by Daryl Froggy
Atlas Rock is an asteroid that has been dug into and filled with hardware to create a base of operations and construction facility for Earth's expanding interstellar armada
Atlas Rock posesses one main cannon, which is dug into the asteroid's structure and so can only be aimed by repositioning the rock itself. The main cannon is incredibly powerful, propelling a tugsten carbide-coated ferrous tungsten projectile electromagnetically at a considerable fraction of the speed of light. It is capable of tearing clean through a Ha'tak-sized vessel in a single shot. It requires a few minutes to recharge between shots.
Atlas Rock is also armed with about a hundred secondary cannons, which are smaller and can be aimed independantly. Individually, they are capable of destroying fighters and medium bombers (ie. Al'kesh) with ease. They can also be used together against starships, usually suplementing the main cannon.
The facility is also equipped with huge stores of missiles, some nuclear-tipped, and also uses external missile drones for defence, which will usually take positions around the Rock for combat, and then return for storing in peacetime.
Atlas Rock has never seen combat.
Atlas Rock is capable of storing and constructing a large number of DSC-304s in dug out 'halls' in the rock. Currently there are three, but the asteroid can potentially accomodate hundreds. The halls are kept in zero-gravity and with no atmosphere, and are linked with the outside via reinforced tunnels. Atlas Rock can also use it's Asgard beaming technology to rapidly deploy the 304s from inside the rock.
The Rock can support a sizable quantity of engineers, scientists and military personel in a habitation structure dug into the rock.
At the moment Atlas is under construction, and many areas are unfinished, and many systems in Atlas Rock are very prone to faliure at inapropriate times.
Atlas is powered by many small naquadah reactors, each powering a seperate section. Due to the unfinished nature of the base the power grid is a very dubiously patchwork affair, and is prone to local power outages. Aditional naquadah generators can be brought aboard in times of combat. To charge the main cannon, all the naquadah generators feed into a main capacitor bank, cumulatively reaching large energy levels.
The Rock is propulsed by maneuvering jets positioned strategically around the facility, which are used to change orbit and orientation, and a hyperdrive (untested, and very probably currently incomplete) for emergency FTL travel. The Rock is not very maneuverable, and cannot dodge or evade enemy fire.
Hm... Not bad, not bad at all!Originally Posted by Wraith Scientist
Manufacturer: Oisin Industries.
Length: 6.75 Meters
Width: 4.95 Meters
Height: 1.1 Meters
Weapons: Vulcan M61A2. 2 external Hard Points, 700lb capacity.
Engine: Oisin Ind. Golnar Series, type II Ion Propulsion drive.
The R63 Fighter/Intercepter was the smallest known starfighter in the Milky Way Galaxy. 42 of the fighters would be deployed by the Air Force in 2006 for use as a quick strike fighter. It's small size limited the ships armaments, but it compensated by being the fastest and most maneuverable fighter in the Milky Way. Only Wraith Darts could outfly the fighter, and just barelly so. Its greatest asset was that it was small enough to fit through a stargate. The Air Force put this ability to great use against both the Ori and the Wraith.
By far its greatest moment to date came when 8 of the fighters deployed through the gate from the Pegasus Alpha Site defended the capital city of M7G-442 from a wraith culling while Daedalus engaged the hive ship in orbit. The R63 squadron would acount for 27 dart kills and 5 partial kills, while only loosing one plane.
Ironically, the R63 is the only fighter in U.S. military history that is not American. It wasn't even made on Earth. Origionally designed by one of Tech Con Group's few competitors in the Hebridan Starship Industry as an anti-smuggling and system patrol fighter, production of the R63 had been halted at only 42 units when Tech Con used its influence in the Hebridan Government to cancel the order. The Company that built it, Oisin Industries, nearly went bankrupt as a result. But it would find a use for the fighter, and in the process, aquire a new technology that would break TCG's monopoly.
After the fall of Chu'lak to the Ori Invasion, Earth sent a delegation to Hebridan in an attempt to bring them into the war. With Hebridan far from the path of the invasion and only one stargate in the entire nation, Hebridan felt that they were safe and chose to stay out of the war for the moment.
An Oisin executive, having learned of the delegation's efforts from a corporate spy inside TCG, contacted the delegates and offered to sell Earth the 42 fighters already built, as well as build more. Earth only briefly looked over the designs before deciding not to purchase the fighter, saying it wasn't heavily armed enough, and they had no means to pay for them anyway. That was untill one SG officer, and former 302 pilot noticed that the fighter's small size would allow it to fly through a stargate. This ability suddenly made the small ship highly valuable to Earth, and they agreed to purchase the 42 units already built. Payment would not come in currency however. Oisin pointed out that Hebridan could not stay neutral forever, but even when it joined the fight, it would be unable to project it's military beyond its local corner of the galaxy due to its extremelly limited hyperdrive technology.
Earth agreed to trade Oisin Industries a prototype hyperdrive, origionally built for Prometheus prior to the installation of the Asgard hyperdrive, as well as provide training in its technology, and in exchange, Oisin would provide earth with the 42 fighters, and as many spare parts as needed for up to 10 years. Oisin was quick to accept, and within a year, it would become the sole provider of Hyperdrive engines to the Hebridan starship market. Even TCG would be forced to use Oisin hyperdrives in its starships. TCG of course attempted to prevent the trade, but succeeded only in forcing Oisin to sell the fighters without weapons or sensors. Origionally built with OI's Perasch Class 4 sensor package and a twin barrel laser cannon mounted in a turret behind the cockpit, Earth would replace these with a Vulcan M61A2 cannon and two external missile harpoints on which were usually mounted AIM-120 AMRAAM missiles. The sensor package in the earth variation was a direct transplant from the 302 fighter.
A year later, Oisin Industries would sell 116 of the fighters to the Jaffa Nation, shortly after which the Hebridan Government agreed to honour its origional purchase order, especially since more in the Government were begining to realize that they couldn't sit out the war with the Ori for much longer.
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Wow, fantastic! It is nice to see some Hebridian-based designs, and the backstory is awesome. Well done!Originally Posted by cooky
I agree with AJT that is a very cool fighter cooky. I'd green you twice but the system won't let me.
Thanks guys. I was waiting for four weeks to see Space Race again before I started this one. Though it didn't help that much in the end. I may be doing some other Hebridan designs in the future.
Cool. Maybe we could have a design contest for a Hebridian warship... no wait I have a better idea we could design a Hebridian Fleet! Now that would be cool.Originally Posted by cooky
Indeed! Let's get started!Originally Posted by Daryl Froggy
Where the hell did you lean english and math?
PSL is percent of the speed of light. Percent means "per one hundred". if one wanted to say 0.01c they'd say 1 PSL, not 100PSL.
Please show proof of your interpetation of the meaning of PSL.
The expression comes from the Sci-fi show Andromeda (Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda)
You're young so I might overlook your mistake.
Now aAnubiSs, don't be so hard on him. He's a newbie, and still has much to learn. However, he still should have researched this beforehand.Originally Posted by aAnubiSs
i saw the Hebridan fighter and was realy impressed. great job cooky just the fighter the SGC could use.
i've been working on a light bommer-attack craft for a while now and have come up with a idea.
the A-302 ground attack fighter.
.this mud mover was launched on december the 23th 2006, at a secrete facility 30 klicks north of edwards air force base. no celebration awaited it just gathering of techs, a few words from its production director colonel Tom beck and a short by heartfelt speach by retired air force general George hammond praising the design, technical and production teams on a job well done.
the A-302 was developed to assist sgc ground teams and the planned 'space marine' Battalions against the ori and the wraith.the fighter also had to be able to combat enemy fighter in both space and inter atmosphere.strangley the craft went from planning to production craft in just 5 months is a remarkable short time for a fighter of the capacity. to keep production simple and quick no alien technology was used and the air frame is basicly the same as the f-302 thus sharing comon parts and matiance procedures . the A-302 does however have 3 main structual differences.
1) firstly the fuselarge was lenghtened by 76 cm and the wing span increased by 1.8m.this mod gave the new aircraft better handling in the atmosphere at low speeds .
2) the next mod cosisted of mounting a 30 mm GAU-8/A Avenger Gatling gun on the aircrafts centerline. the systems related to this gun were instaled in the f 302's cargo bay along side 2000 round of ammo. this gun was lifted directly out ot the A-10 warthogs. the gun remained unchanged apart for a oxygen feed to allow the gun to fire in a vaccum. the airframe had to be strenghened to handle the guns recoil.
3) the last modification saw the placement of 6 underwing and 3 under fuselarge hard points for carrige of a maximun 24,000 pounds of payload. two wing tip pylons carry 4 asramm missile for self defense.
the A-302 or 'spacehog' as it was known after it's A-10 brother has been deployed in several roles .
1) for carpet bombing the a-302 can carry 27 750 pound rockwell cluster bombs or 18 1000 pound slick/incendiary bombs and be escorted by f-302's
2) for ground support it can carry 6 mavrik/ 24 hellfire missiles missiles and 3 2,000 pound cluster bombs along with it's cannon
3) the a-302 has also been equipted to fight as a standerd interceptor,indeed the A-302's first mission was to assist the fighters aboard the odyessy fight of ori fighters which were assaulting a human convoy of 3 transports outbound to atlantis. it's avionics allow it to carry sidewinder, asramm, amramm, or even pheonix missiles. it can also carry nukes( up to 5 of them) ,additional gun pods,ungided rockets, LGB's, recon pods,flares /ECM /wild weasle equiptment,and buddy buddy fuel tanks, cruise missiles and is planned to be the first fighter to be equipted with the advanced tactial laser along with the f-302 and modified R63/ f-63 'gatehoppers'. the A-302 can also act as a mother ship for a predator UAV or it's more advanced but more compact brother the dominator.all this makes the space hog a truly devestating multi purpose attack craft.
the sgc currently has 40 A-302s in service . 4 serve on the odessey , 4 on the deadulus and a full wing of 12 serve on the new assult ship the titian.8 are attached to atlantis and another 12 are scattered around the galaxy at various off world bases . including 6 at the alpha site .current a-302 kills stand at 1 wraith cruiser, 7 darts comfirmed, 13 darts partial, 3 ori fighters comfirmed , 1 ori fighter un comfirmed, well over 1,000 confirmed ground kills for 7 craft destroyed , 10 damaged , 4 pilots dead and 3 unable to return to duty due to their wounds.the most heroic squdron is commanded by major Sam Janson.the wraiths as they call them selves operating from a forward air base on chulak the squdron , painted in it's distincitve tiger camo destroyed an entire ori troop beachead before being forced to pull out . the time this action bought allowed Sg's 1,2,5,16 and 19 along with 50 marines and 120 refuges to escape throught the stargate before the ori could capture them.
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I did. But the first time I saw that article on wikipedia I thought it said 0.15% C where it really says 0.15C. -_-Originally Posted by Andrew Joshua Talon
Hey, it's okay dude. Relax. It'll be fine.Originally Posted by ZakeD
Now then... Why don't you try designing a new Jaffa fighter?