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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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:iconmrblouin95:
if i paid some dreadnought with a check would it be ok ? :D (Big Grin) 
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seventhfleet Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice airship I take it that this is a steampunk universe?
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:iconlionel23:
Sort of, think World War 2 meets Lord of the Rings!
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:iconseventhfleet:
seventhfleet Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That cool. So on what basis is it like LOTR? 
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SpleeSpree 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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:iconlionel23:

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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:iconadmiralmichalis:
I do believe I am aroused by such a magnificently stunning vessel.
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:icondakzilla13:
Sounds like Last Exile.
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Flyntendo 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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:iconthebigpieman:
I want such a ship. it would be magnificent.
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