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Hobart-class Destoryer 21C by Jepray Hobart-class Destoryer 21C by Jepray
Among the first jump-capable warships, the Hobart-Class destroyer was the pride of the Oceanic Federation's fleet. The first one rolled off the New Perth orbital shipyards in 2102, and the class served with distinction until replaced by the Artemis-Class in 2140 after the development of more stable and effective artificial gravity. The Hobart was one of the last warships in the field that retained the use of rotational gravitaty living quarters. Due to the power requirements of the early artifical gravity systems developed at the end of the 21st century, it was impossible to power the lasers and Gauss cannons while maintaining gravity. Since naval combat at that time often lasted days, crews would rotate through the gravitational sections for rest to prevent physiological degradation.
Armed with three double-barrel 450mm railgun cannons and eight potent pulse laser emitters, the Hobart's most potent offensive weapon was the 2,500mm heavy Gauss cannon spinal mount. As one of the handful of superpowers that rose out of the ashes of the Fall in the first half of the 21st century, the Oceanic Federation had established substantial industrial and mining operations throughout the Sol system, and was among the first nations to settle the newly-discovered habitable worlds in nearby systems as jump technology evolved in 2085. Many nations squabbled for mining and settlement rights, with such squabbles coming to blows more often than not. To protect their colonial expeditions, no less than six Hobart-class destroyers and eight Nichols-class frigates would escort every colony ship to provide the backbone of a colonial defense fleet.
Several Hobart-class vessels still remain in private collections, the Smithsonian Aerospace Museum orbital above Terra, and in the Australio-Pacifica Coalition- the nation the Oceanic Federation eventually evolved into- at the Museum of Naval Technology in the Dunedan orbital above Ganelon.



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Takashi-Kurita Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015
This is pretty cool.  I like realistic spacecraft art.  
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Jepray Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
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TheCH Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Did i put some of that messages, i must had being drunk or something, sorry.
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Jepray Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
?
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TheCH Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Student Digital Artist
for the stupidity and the rudeness of the comments, sorry.
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MasterOfGrey Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I do love these drawings, but the descriptions are what do it for me, love this one so much. (Not least cause I'm from Australia XD)
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Jepray Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:D The Aussie ships are some of the most advanced in this game, 2nd only to the main characters...:D [link] [link] [link] i think i will need to refit these for the third book...:D
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MasterOfGrey Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahahah, I remember those ships, very cool characters. :D I keep trying to get a bunch of friends together to give this Dark Nova thing a shot. Course they're die-hard DnD fans a couple of them, so dragging them away from fantasy into the realm of sci-fi is taking a while. :P
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Jepray Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
remind them that the gaming system is like early DnD, easy and fun to use:D
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:iconmasterofgrey:
MasterOfGrey Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahah, I might try that then. :D
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DavetheBlade Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now this is superb! Need to look back through your gallery. Always love your style and designs
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Jepray Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey, welcome back! Thanks!
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hotwaxonlobsters Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
Reminds me of the Nostromo from Alien and other "punk-tech" ships.
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Jepray Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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korblborp Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
how big is it, and which particular greebles are the LASERs?
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Jepray Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, what Breandan said:D
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Breandan-OCiarrai Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Professional Writer
About 150m (495') long. As for the lasers, if you look on the flanks, stern and bow, you will see a low-profile turret with a window instead of a barrel. Those are the port/starboard/ventral/dorsal laser emitters. The two spinal mount emitters in the bow are flanking the Gauss cannon port.
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korblborp Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
i suspected those windowed turrets were some of the LASERs, but they could just as easily have been sensor blisters or something.. and two flanking the Gauss cannon (rail or coil gun?).. that's six. description says eight...

does that length include the weird flap things at the end?
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Breandan-OCiarrai Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Professional Writer
1) Yes, length includes the directional vectoring panels on the engines
2) There are two cross-spinal lasers just below and aft of the midship railgun turret
3) Is your avatar spewing fire from its nipples, or am I losing my mind? o.O
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korblborp Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
i see what looks like a hatch, and what i thought was a thruster nozzle..

Callie Maggotbone, succubus social services office manager on Ugly Americans; she lactates fire when a demon baby's around....
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Jepray Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
LOL
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Xperimental00 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool, gravity blocks. I guess with that rather near-futuristic design it's quite primitive in your universe.
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Jepray Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
With a difference of a few hundred years, yeah, its a model T to our normal Formula 1 ships...late 21st century vs. 24th century DN current timeline...
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Xperimental00 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So like, is she still used?
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Jepray Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
no, its a museum piece now...
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:iconthech:
TheCH Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Student Digital Artist
It looks more like a civilian ship, you know a direct kinetic impact to the spinner and game over.
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Takashi-Kurita Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015
I imagine the first order they'd give when entering a battle, or in anticipation of entering a battle, is "stop rotation".    Just like how in real life ships will sound "general quarters" for the same reason. 
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TheCH Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Student Digital Artist
icic,
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Breandan-OCiarrai Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Professional Writer
Read up a couple of comments to my reply to Asurite, explains it.
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Jepray Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
well if you factor in the shear distances involved in a space battle at this tech level, unless the other guys asleep it would be very very hard to aim and land a round on the hab unit, cause your a few hundred kilometers away and the hab section is Spinning on the ship so it only occupies a spot for only a few seconds at a time...its like trying to hit a propeller blade from an idling plane from across the runway...
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TheCH Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I know, but still the spinner is the weak link in an impact to the ship.
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Jepray Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Well, it is the main part of the ship with people in it but it is armored enough to withstand micro meteor impacts and proof against most laser systems, all but a direct hit, and its up to the crew to make that as hard as possible. Honestly, all ships will have some form of weak spot, no matter how heavily armored and armed it is. Look at the Death star:D
play it as it comes, hope no one hits the hab module while your in it and get them before they get you:D
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TheCH Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
BUT THE DEATH STAR HAS A DEUS EX MACHINA BY WEAK SPOT :iconevilmonkeyplz: no reallyjust read Fiasco of Stanislaw Lem, and youll know that spaceship are flying fortress, also in BSG the Galactica takes 2 direct nuclear attacks
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Breandan-OCiarrai Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Professional Writer
true, but two or three Gauss cannon his will generally destroy the ship as a whole, so weak points are more or less moot. It's more of a game of don't-get-hit-or-die than how-much-damage-can-I-take-and-where
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TheCH Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Dude BattleSatr Galactica Two direct nuclear impacts.
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Takashi-Kurita Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015
Nukes are basically worthless in space, though.   The fireball and shockwave do almost all the damage.  Space = no atmosphere.   No atmosphere = no fireball, no shockwave.   

It would still do some damage in space, but only a tiny amount compared to what it would do on a planet.    
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TheCH Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Holy shit i read those messages was putted by someone else, anyway a direct impact would fuck the ship or the massive wave of radiation.
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Breandan-OCiarrai Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Professional Writer
oooooooooooooookaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay.... moving on, then
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:iconthech:
TheCH Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Student Digital Artist
YOU STARTED IT.
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Breandan-OCiarrai Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Professional Writer
grrr... hits, not his. This is what I get for typing with a toddler in my lap, distraction typos
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Asurite Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
It looks like those tanks near the thrusters would be a structural weak point. Hit them hard enough and you could cut a chunk of the ship off. Still looks like a good design for an early ship.
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Jepray Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Honestly any kinetic round would cause havoc to one of these ships. Hit it anywhere hard enough and you will first squash the hull then tear it in half... The Reaction mass holding tanks and the smaller hydrogen storage tanks are meant to be exposed, baring spending the mass trying to cover them only to have gauss rounds pop though and then having the side effect of the now blown tank blowing a larger hole in the hull... Spend less mass reinforcing the tunnel that links the reactor to the hull and just pray they won't hit the hydrogen tanks...:D

Thanks:D
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Asurite Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
Wait. . . If this thing has such weak armor and a quite visible weak spot, how is it that Naval battles lasted days at a time? Were shield just that dang good or were weapons really really inaccurate? I' think I would have trouble sleeping if I knew that the ship I was on could easily be destroy'd.
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Breandan-OCiarrai Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Professional Writer
This is one of a serious of "historical" ships from the Dark Nova universe, and is a LOT more primitive than the current tech of the setting. This is a warship from less than a hundred years from now. It takes hours to line the shuttle or a Soyuz capsule up with a docking collar just a few meters away, trying to hit a relatively small ship (150m or less generally) with a projectile only 18" in diameter at a distance of tens of thousands of kilometers is a SERIOUSLY difficult task.

With ships trying to line up shots on targets that were too distant to see without magnification, it took time to calculate the trajectory of the vessel, lock on, and fire. Lasers were almost guaranteed hits, but weak overall. Gauss weapons were powerful, but slow (relatively speaking, compared to light-speed lasers) projectiles that could be detected by radar, allowing for evasive actions. Then, the game would begin again.

Shields didn't exist at this stage of development, so the armour was a ceramic composite layered with carbon fiber ablative material. It could take a few hits from the smaller railguns (the big Gauss cannons like the spinal mount on this one would punch clean through the ship), and absorb a lot of abuse from the lasers, but the more mass the ship had, the harder it was to maneuver.

The fuel in those tanks is water, plain old H20. Shooting it won't blow it up, just cause it to leak. The hydrogen storage cells for the actual deuterium processing are inside the ship proper, and protected. Even with that, the tanks are still relatively armoured, though less than the whole of the ship. So, you wouldn't lose any sleep over going boom from the tanks, just smelly roommates in close quarters :D
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Breandan-OCiarrai Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Professional Writer
argh, "series" not "serious", that's what I get for typing at 0230
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dmaland Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As usual, an interesting design with details in all the right places.
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Jepray Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much:D
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Colonel-Eviscerator Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
Mmmm....you had me at gauss cannon. *sighs softly.* Deadly to anything without shields..
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Jepray Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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Breandan-OCiarrai Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Professional Writer
this is typical of a late 21st/early 22nd century warship, a period in which energy shields hadn't yet been developed. Both micrometeorite and hostile fire were a problem, requiring armour plating on even civilian vessels. Came in handy when an exploration vessel ran into a K'Thari warship and took fire, with the latter thinking the former to be a new warship of one of the other K'Thari empires (they had not yet discovered other races existed). Engagements in that era took place over several hours, even days, as ships jockeyed for position, lined up shots, evaded, etc. at distances of hundreds of thousands of kilometers. The idea of duking it out at ranges of a few kilometers or less was unthinkable to them, yet is common in the current setting of Dark Nova. Shields make a difference, lemme tell ya :D
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