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Elysa Protectorate Battleship by Lionel23 Elysa Protectorate Battleship by Lionel23
H.M.S. Prince Vossen (foreground) along with her sister ship the H.M.S. Tantalus.

Commission work by :iconbrotherostavia: *BrotherOstavia, highly recommended to me by *Shimmering-Sword. All credit goes to Ostavia in regards for this beautiful design and concept of the airships in my world.

Nation: Elysium (Elysa) Protectorate
Class: Heavy Battleship
Role: Fleet Command & Heavy Anti-ship Gunnery Support
Unique Features: One of the few 'four barrel' turret designs used in the world. Extremely heavy armor in exchange for greatly reduced speed, unique heavy AA guns.

Illustrated above is one of the main heavy ships the protagonists have on their side during the course of the story and war. Based off the King George V battleships the British used during WW2, the Prince Vossen-class battleships are the height of Elysium's naval dominance and power. Armed with a total of ten massive 14-inch guns (4 rear and 6 front), twenty QF 5.25 inch gun (deck AA guns, 10 per side), and eight dual purpose QF 4 inch Mk XVI naval guns (mounted 4 to each side of the bridge, upper level); the Prince Vossen brings much needed firepower to any aerial engagement or duel.

At the bow of the ship flies a giant flag that shows off the emblem of their home country Elysium, while the various pennants and livery flown at the rear show the history of the ship, either in present or past. Those displayed are often comprised of the many houses and families that have been aboard and served her with great distinction and service - all in the name of the Crown. Emblazoned on her bow is an intricate design showing off the ship's name, as the ships of the Royal Navy of Elysium are proud symbols of the power and grace of the Crown wherever these ships might go.

While heavily armored, the ship does suffer from a slight design flaw. Due to the experimental and unique loading system used for their four-barreled gun turrets, the system is prone to suffering mechanical malfunctions. A single jam in any one of the turret's four main guns will jam the loading of all the remaining guns housed in that same turret (the two barreled turret is not subject to this problem). This problem was highlighted especially during the Battle of Red Ridge when the Tantalus suffered a gun jam shortly after firing it's opening barrage, thereby sapping the ship of 40% of it's firepower during the whole engagement.
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EarlAnnex Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The one coming out of the cloud looks simply amazing. Gives me the feeling that it's simply 'sailing on clouds', as it were. The other one es well-made, too.
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PofWhalesFEA61 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
How do the Ships detect range I've looked at these ships a lot and just realized they don't have range finders so how do the ships find range of enemy ships?
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Lionel23 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
By visual sight (using directors onboard).  Radar range-finding has not really been introduced into my world which forces these ships to engage in closer fighting.  As the story progresses, some of the largest ships will be fitted with radar but otherwise it is a rare piece of equipment in this world.
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Hunter2045 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
Nice.
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acerr85 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
Awesome
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AdmiralMichalis Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
PERFECT SONG FOR THIS IMAGE: [link]

Also, very good, I love the style of the ship itself especially the decoration of the eagle on the Prince Vossen.
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Vadamus Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It looks like the Starcruiser Titanic from Doctor Who
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galloway6204 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
Looks like a Cross between HMS King George V and Yamato
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Lionel23 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
Actually very good! The ship is really heavily influenced by the King George V ^^
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galloway6204 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
Oh god I love these!
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