Shop More Submit  Join Login
×
  • Art Print
  • Canvas
  • Photo
Download JPG 3284 × 2512




Details

Submitted on
December 30, 2010
Image Size
1.9 MB
Resolution
3284×2512
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
13,109 (11 today)
Favourites
283 (who?)
Comments
45
Downloads
282

Camera Data

×
Drakkar-Class Transport by Jepray Drakkar-Class Transport by Jepray
Due to Varangian Guard’s focus as a mercenary corporation being on garrison operations more than offensive fleet ops, one of the more common vessels seen in their fleet is the Drakkar-class transport. More than a mere troop carrier, a pair of these vessels can deploy an entire FOB (Forward Operating Base), including structures, perimeter towers, shield generators, barracks, DFac (dining facility), and the thousands of mercenaries and vehicles to man it in under four hours.
This phenomenal capability to jump in, hit dirtside and secure an operating base and LZ in just a few hours is what has led to Varangian Guard’s popularity. As such, these vessels are in high demand by other clients, and Varangian has made more money selling the Drakkar than any other vessel in their fleet.
Named after one of the largest classes of Viking longships, the Drakkar looks completely different unloaded than when carrying her cargo. The Drakkar is a scrawny waif of a ship without the modules maglocked to her hull, giving an indication of just how much she can carry
The Drakkar shown is carrying one half of a FOB. From bow to stern it is carrying the following on each side- one quarter of the circular command-and-control center that will be the base’s operating hub, one of four perimeter towers with integral shield generators, heavy and point-defense cannons, and missile batteries (shown here configured to defend the vessel on approach), three cargo modules containing troops, battlewalkers, vehicles, supplies, and general cargo, one of four fortified 2,500-man habitat module under the wing, and one of two dining facility modules in the rear. The companion ship will be carrying admin buildings and motor pool facilities in their place.
The Drakkar is neither weak nor frail. Eight heavy APPC turrets- four dorsal and four ventral- give it firepower rivaling a conventional destroyer-class vessel. Due to the modules attached to it, however, the Drakkar has very few point-defense turrets and no intermediate firepower, merely the big guns. This may seem like a design flaw or contradiction, but it was actually intentional. Carrying such heavy firepower means that the Drakkar does not require a destroyer escort, as it can dish out continent-busting abuse all on its own. It is vulnerable to fighters and smaller vessels, however, which alters the nature of the required escort.
Rather than deploying a handful of expensive destroyers to protect these transports, a squadron of four to six Valkyrie corvettes is sent to provide anti-fighter and close-quarters defense. As the Valkyrie is the mainstay of the Varangian Guard fleet, this gives them an edge over conventional ops planners.



Copyright 2009-2011 Dark Nova Games
This artwork and any image based off of it is the exclusive property of Dark Nova Games. All rights reserved. Any other use of these artwork images, without the expressed written consent of Dark Nova Games, is strictly prohibited. This image is copyright protected by United States and International Law.
Add a Comment:
 
:iconcommanderjake147:
CommanderJake147 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Student Artist
The detail is very nice!!!
Reply
:iconjepray:
Jepray Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much
Reply
:iconcommanderjake147:
CommanderJake147 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Student Artist
Also, I just love how you didn't just make a transport, but you made all the troops deploying!!!1
Reply
:iconjepray:
Jepray Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you:D
Reply
:iconlordomegaz:
LordOmegaZ Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012   Digital Artist
are those... mad cat clan mechs? (mechwarrior)
Reply
:iconjepray:
Jepray Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
no actually, its the Kodiak mech from DN [link]
Reply
:iconlordomegaz:
LordOmegaZ Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012   Digital Artist
oh!

but you must admit ti does resemble one so very small drawn :)
Reply
:iconjepray:
Jepray Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
yeah, It does, I've battled against that damn Mad cat many times playing Battletech... i never used it cause i always ended up facing it all the time... lol
Reply
:iconhotwaxonlobsters:
hotwaxonlobsters Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
Awesome. What's the length on one of these puppies?
Reply
:iconjepray:
Jepray Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
gonna have to ask Breandan on that one, its big as hell as far as i know...
Reply
Add a Comment: