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Dreadnought I.C.A.S. Traflagar by Lionel23 Dreadnought I.C.A.S. Traflagar by Lionel23
Conceptual drawing of an Imperial Battleship-class airship by ~kakapoopie. All credit goes to him for coming up with this conceptual design.

The ICA Traflagar is the primary flagship of the Imperial Central Authority in my book I'm working on, the primary enemies of the Arcadian Republic.

Currently it is the command ship of Army Group South as the empire attempts to wipe out the Republic ally of Elysium (a paladin-descended nation). The story is set in a mix of World War 2 mixed with high fantasy (so magic co-exists with tanks and battleships, but no lasers or robots!).

Ship design based heavily off the famous 'Yamato' battleship, though uses a very unique skeletal frame design to make the ship lighter than she looks and thus more capable of airborne flight. The ship is armed with 3 'quad' 18-inch turrets, rivaling the firepower of almost all but the Republic's heaviest ships of the line.

In this drawing, the Traflagar is fighting off an allied airstrike before she can join her accompanying fleet, the intent of the plan to prevent or at least slow the arrival of such a heavily armed warship in an upcoming battle.
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SladeDrawn Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015
Really enjoying the artwork you've commissioned for your series!

But just curious: is the spelling deviation from "Trafalgar" intentional or is this a misspelling?
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Lionel23 Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Intentional, as this world is 'not Earth' so it has a deliberate off-spelling to invoke the original name for the reader, but in this world it is its own unique place.

And thanks for enjoying it!  I know a lot of people follow me for my 'pony' headcannon, so it's nice someone likes my alternate WW2/LOTR world!
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blackdog1232 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Hobbyist
:BombingEscape: Atomic Cock 
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Lambda11 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015
Can you post a wallpaper version? This is an AWESOME picture.
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SteamHead1880 Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks bloody epic!
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mrblouin95 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
if i paid some dreadnought with a check would it be ok ? :D (Big Grin) 
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:iconlionel23:
Lionel23 Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
Heh, what do you mean?
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:iconmrblouin95:
mrblouin95 Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
what i mean is if the ship was real. I would have want few of them. and also i think than the design is AWESOME!
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seventhfleet Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice airship I take it that this is a steampunk universe?
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:iconlionel23:
Lionel23 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
Sort of, think World War 2 meets Lord of the Rings!
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seventhfleet Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That cool. So on what basis is it like LOTR? 
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SpleeSpree Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
The only question I have is, why don't the planes just attack from below where the ship doesn't appear to have an angle of fire?

Still, this is an outstanding piece!
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Lionel23 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013

Being this is not in space, the reason is because torpedoes, rockets, and bombs deviate significantly when attacking from below (as opposed to attacking from above where gravity won't pull the weapon off course too much or stall out from such a steep climb).

 

Thanks ^^

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AdmiralMichalis Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
I do believe I am aroused by such a magnificently stunning vessel.
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dakzilla13 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Sounds like Last Exile.
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Flyntendo Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
It looks like the Anshar/Impetus from the second season, mostly due to the rudder design.

Lionel23, is there a full sized download of this masterpiece, may I ask? :)
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thebigpieman Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
I want such a ship. it would be magnificent.
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The-Iron-Warlord Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looking at this while trying to find ideas for aerial battleships in my universe has just taken my thinking to a whole new level!! WOW! I LOVE the way this looks! From what it looks like here, I'd be intensely interested in the story you're working on! :D It seems the Yamato always does a good job for inspiration for the most evil-looking warships, doesn't it? :)
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Lionel23 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
Hehe, indeed it does! This is one of my bigger projects I want to finish, hard to break in as a writer XD  Hope to someday!
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The-Iron-Warlord Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope so too! Good luck with it! :)
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templar127 Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
NICE! Terror in the skies!
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BioMutt70 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
i sure don't want to mess with that
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TheCsw19kjr Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
Its kinda how the Bizmark sank. only it got jumped by two allied ships instead of an air attack and later on it was sunk by a torpedo boat. Awsome ship :D I'd like to see a fleet of those in the air
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Lionel23 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
Heh thanks, check the rest of my gallery for ships being drawn in my world. Once the basics are down, I plan to have a battlescene drawn together to show what combat is like for the readers of my story ^^
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TheCsw19kjr Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
Awsome cant wait :D
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Pixel-pencil Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Student General Artist
The amount of AA fire and flak in the sky makes everything so much cooler. Also- did you use stock images for the airplanes?
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Lionel23 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
Commission work by kakapoopie! He drew it all I believe, no use of stock images. All done digitally.
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Pixel-pencil Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Student General Artist
Nice! The airplanes are just so flipping well done I couldn't help but wonder...
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JJPasadena Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
dope!
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EnergyPhoenix Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010
to bad the yamato's AA canonns didint help much agaist its enemy aircraft the traflagar seems to be having more succes atleast they hit a coupe of plains but i dont see wy the main cannons are fireing since such firepower is unessesery against small flying objects such as planes prehaps the traflagar is fireing aganst somthing else
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Elven-Samurai Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
Wow! :wow:

Nice work!!!
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onlyD-Rod Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Good work!! :thumbsup:
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USAF713 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
I like this concept, both as a picture and what I could visualize from your description of your world. I look forward to seeing this published on a shelf somewhere so I can read about mages blowing up tanks :D
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Lionel23 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
Aww wow thanks, I really hope to get it published as it's something you don't see much in stores.. WW2 fighting with magic/technology. Tons of those Dungeon and Dragons or Modern or Sci-fi settings out there.

Really appreciate the comment, look forward to me adding some more, have a few more to upload but the artists working on them have to make the last finishing touches... ^^
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The-Necromancer Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Now thats intimidating! Whoa!!! Truly amazing airship. I don't know what else to say, I'm just so very amazed by this!
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