Split "fighting" TP - Water Moccasin

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Split "fighting" TP - Water Moccasin

Postby Deadly » Sun Feb 22, 2009 4:18 am

Quite awhile back, I had started a model for the Split Geococcyx TP (hmmm...new name, 'praps?), which currently uses the much over-worked YT-1300 mesh.

The ships still works (for me anyway) as the Split TP, but with all the hybrid activity I thought I'd pitch it out there for comment before just replacing the YT-1300 mesh for the Geococcyx.

Here is an in-game shot:
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Thefollowing are just quick renders from 3dMax to give you a feel for what it looks like. As you can see from the above, in-game rendering dramatically improves it's appearance.
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Re: What is it...where do we put it?

Postby Hieronymos » Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:24 pm

She's nice..I like her. And Split fits well for owning race, as she's got a partial resemblance to Krait.

For starts, so we can call her something other than "the Split-ish TP", pick her a name from list: Rhino, Mandrake, Watermoccasin, Komodo, Roadrunner.

Opening observations:
a) her engines appear somewhat small for overall mass. As such she doesn't seem a good fit for the YT-1300 "TP/M3 Hybrid" concept, as the YT-1300 models' engines are huge compared to overall hull size. As such she could be pretty fast, but not manueverable.

b) she looks solid; like she's got a pretty tough hull. Also, if scaled properly the keel-like understructure looks like it could also possibly house 1-2 fighter bays (a possible TM?)

Initial proposal ideas:

I) Fighting TP: "frontier delivery service"...something tough, fairly well-armed [Main 3-4x, Up 1-2x, Front 1-3x, Back 1-2x], somewhat fast. Scrappy. Not great cargo hold.
II) TP/M6 Hybrid Capture Specialist: ..like a sl. lighter version of the Teladi..err, Whatsit (Cormorant?). She'd need possible scaling up for this role.
III) TM Capture Hybrid: docks 1-2 fighters, has marines + 'Pods. Would need scaling up for role.
IV) Small TS (to replace Krait; if she moves to TM).
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Re: What is it...where do we put it?

Postby Deadly » Wed Feb 25, 2009 2:11 am

The render's don't really convey the visual balance of the ship. The thrusters are actually quite prominent.

I'm leaning towards using it as a TP ATM.
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Re: Split "fighting" TP (Corvid?)

Postby Hieronymos » Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:58 pm

I'll cook up some "fighting TP" specs. What does Corvid mean?
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Re: Split "fighting" TP (Corvid?)

Postby Deadly » Fri Feb 27, 2009 4:59 am

Basically, it's the class of avians including birds like crows & ravens...

Here is the definition from Wikipedia:
Corvidae is a cosmopolitan family of oscine passerine birds that contains the crows, ravens, rooks, jackdaws, jays, magpies, treepies, choughs and nutcrackers.[1][2] The common English name used is corvids (more technically) or the crow family (more informally), and there are over 120 species. The genus Corvus, including the crows and ravens, makes up over a third of the entire family.

They are considered the most intelligent of the birds[3][4] having demonstrated self-awareness in mirror tests (European Magpies) and tool making ability (Crows) — skills until recently regarded as solely the province of humans and a few other higher mammals. They are medium to large in size, with strong feet and bills, rictal bristles and a single moult each year (most passerines moult twice).

Corvids are found worldwide except for the tip of South America and the polar ice caps.[5] The majority of the species are found in tropical South and Central America, southern Asia and Eurasia, with fewer than 10 species each in Africa, Australasia and North America. The genus Corvus has re-entered Australia in relatively recent geological prehistory, with five species and one subspecies there (see crows).
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Re: Split "fighting" TP (Corvid?)

Postby Hieronymos » Fri Feb 27, 2009 6:04 pm

Ahhh..that explains it. But corvid is not common usage, except perhaps to ornithologists. Kind of an avian kin to 'geocoxxyx'.
It's pretty obscure; not a lot of name recognition to go on. We're probably safer choosing slightly more orthodox names.

But from your post we can extract a few more Teladi names: "..rooks, jackdaws, jays, magpies.."
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Re: Split "fighting" TP (Corvid?)

Postby Deadly » Sat Mar 14, 2009 9:24 pm

OK...I'm easy on names.
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Split Watermoccasin TP

Postby Hieronymos » Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:17 am

Split Watermoccassin TP Class Armored Passenger Transport: here's a proposal for the newest TP: http://www.flatrock.org.nz/wolf/images/ ... _ftQtr.jpg
Price: MCr. 1.048 [80% of Iguana's price]
Speed: 142.83m/s [slow by Split standards]
Steering: 3.15 [sluggish helm compared to Iguana..]
Shields: 2
Shield Type: 25Mj [=50Mj total: average]
Shield Generator: 800 [hefty..]
Hull: 32k [double Iguana's]
Hardpoints(turrets): 4: Front/L/R/Back
Weapons: 6:
Front/Back 2x: Split M3 Turret: IRE,PAC,MD,PBE;
L/R 1x: Split M3 Turret: IRE,PAC,MD,PBE.
Laser Charge: 2,300 [..about that of an M4]
Laser Recharge: 55 [..about that of M4]
Cargo: 915L [avg; but about 80% greater than Iguana models]]
Hangar: 0
Marines: 10
Missles: same as Boa TM

Ship Description: "The new Split Watermoccassin Passenger Transport was originally designed as an ammunition transport, with a durable armored hull to keep out Argon mass driver fire. In peacetime she makes a scrappy, multipurpose frontier transport that can handle herself in a fight. Not as fast as the Iguana variants, her cargo bay is 80% larger. Four light turrets serve for missle and light fighter defence, and are powered by a weaponsgenerator uncharacteristically large for a TP class vessel. She can carry a fairly wide array of Split anti-fighter and anti-ship missles, giving her excellent long range punch. An excellent ship for the price, the Watermoccassin class is becoming a common sight in Split Border Systems."

COMMENT:

Done: Complete as per above specs.
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