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. All credit goes to Ostavia in regards for this beautiful design and concept of the airships in my world.
Nation: Alkirian Sky Kingdom
Role: Flying Fortress, Ship of the Line, Area Defense
Unique Features: Reinforced airship lining, over-abundant amount of cruiser-caliber gun batteries
The Alkirian Sky Kingdom lies to the north of the Central Authority, and controls a vast, mountainous region rich in natural metals. Due to a lack of spacious bodies of water, as well as having natural floating rocks and mountains in their country, their airships tend to look more like massive blimps that can gently touch down on flat fields or be moored side-by-side with a docking station.
What makes this ship unique is the reinforced blimp lining that is attached to the upper portion of the airship. It is a tough yet durable material slightly less comparable to the thick steel sides of most other modern airships, but it makes up for that perceived weakness by the overabundance of cruiser guns mounted on its sides. The ship mounts an impressive array of 8-inch cruiser guns and can deliver devastating broadside attacks against anything short of a battleship.
Also pictured are two Beaufort heavy fighters escorting the monitor-class airship (the Alkirians also use Beaufighters for their primary interceptor). Due to the frigid temperatures, Alkirian planes all use twin-engine designs, especially in cases of engine failures due to freezing, which gives them remarkable power in the skies of their country.