Air and Space Photos from Alternate Worlds.

Discussion in 'Alternate History Maps and Graphics' started by wingman, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. CJD Well-Known Member

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    I do wonder where they came from though. The F-35 definitely looks like it's from a larger piece. Is it some kind of "pitch artwork" for the military? Personally I always weirdly liked that kind of stuff. It's usually futuristic without overdoing it.
     
  2. Pipcard I love Hatsune Miku

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    1957-08-31 - Hatsunia's Negi-B sounding rocket

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    1958-05-17 - Negi-C sounding rocket

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    1960-01-13 - Negi-D sounding rocket

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    Size comparison with Kronal Vessel Viewer (KSP mod):

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  3. trekchu Hangin' around since 2007

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    Jane's All the Galaxy's Fighting Starships (2399 edition) #6

    Name: U.S.S. Shran (NCC-1138-E)
    Type: Exploration Cruiser Post-Refit: Marine Assault Carrier
    Class: Galaxy - Class (426 of 500) Post-Refit: Galaxy 2-Class (1st of 12)
    Nationality: Federation Starfleet (United Federation of Planets)
    Service: Starfleet Service Date: 2373 - 2386/2396 - present
    Armaments: 11 Phaser Banks, 2x forward Torpedo launcher Post-Refit: 15x Phaser Banks; 6x Point Phaser Emitters; 2x Fore and Aft Torpedo launchers
    Speed: (Type 2 Scale) Warp 8 (Max Cruise), Warp 9.99 (for 16 hours)

    Initially, Shran started her life as one of the many late-production Batch IV spaceframes that were initially destined for the surplus yards and eventual scrapping, without having seen even one day of active service. That changed when the Dominion War broke out. Shran was hastily re-activated and spent most of the war with 1st Fleet, partaking in several major engagements. In 2375, just after the signing of the treaty that ended the war, Shran put into Utopia Planitia for repairs of lingering war damage and much-needed system upgrades. In 2380, the great reorganization of Starfleet began to be implemented, wherein the Starfleet Exploratory Division and Strategic Operations were massively expanded in both size and responsibilities, both expanding to Command-level organizations within the fleet while absorbing others. Still subordinate to Starfleet Operations, the new Starfleet Explorer Corps and Strategic Operations Command became home to Starfleet's spacegoing scientific arm and the Federation's battlefleet respectively. While this upheval within the Fleet caused a number of issues, it also did away with others that had in some ways plagued Starfleet since very early in Federation history, allowing for fewer design compromises for future ship and equipment development.

    One of the most well-known flaws that had been exposed during the Dominion War had been that on the ground, Starfleet had been heavily outclassed. To remedy this, a proper war-fighting Army would be raised for the first time in Federation history. Against all nay-sayers, the Federation Fleet Marine Forces where chartered later that same year.

    By 2390, most of those reforms had been carried out, and the FMF had become a valued part of the Fleet and saw their first combat deployments during the chaotic aftermath of the destruction of Romulus, among them evactuating the Federation Embassy and those of a number of minor powers during the final disintegration of central authority in Romulan space. Even though the Federation Council decided not to become any more involved in the ongoing Romulan Civil War, rampant piracy in and around the Neutral Zone by renegade Romulans and just about any sort of Criminal the quadrant had to offer saw steady, of low-level employment for the Marines. However the sort of conflict fought in the Neutral Zone turned out to be not the best environment for the Heavy Battalions, and since just about every Federation member species had a tradition of Light Infantry somewhere in it's past, the formation of the Marine Assault Groups was only a matter of time, and MAG One was officially stood up in 2392, and ended up being declared operational in 2393.

    Initially, the MAGs formed part of the normal FMF Field Battalions, though by design they were meant to operate independently. To that end, a transport was required that could also be operate independently. Such a ship would have to be durable and heavily armed, but designing one from scratch would take time, so instead the Advanced Starship Design Bureau suggested the use of mothballed Galaxy-Class spaceframes. Shran was the first one chosen for conversion and was officially re-activated for that purpose in late 2393.

    The conversion of the ship was a very extensive one. Science facilities were reduced by eighty percent, though the sensor systems were upgraded with the latest technology. The room freed up that way was converted to house MAG One and it's anciliary services. Shuttle capacity was heavily increased, though at the cost of having to add a large hangar structure between the Warp Nacelles and moving the main impulse engines to the lower aft end of the Engineering section. Armaments and shields were increased to match, in line with the Federation's shift to next-generation phasers and pure quantum torpedo armament.

    What emerged was a ship that followed function over form to a point that most considered the Galaxy-2-Class to be an ugly beast, but when she was paired with MAG One in 2395, the results were immediate, and today, Shran is merely the first of as of now, three completed ships, with at least nine more planned.


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  4. LordandsaviorKloka Son of Gondor

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    What’s Neith? An asteroid?
     
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  7. NK_Ryzov This Is Not A Custom Title

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    Ah, but I was imagining something more akin to Luna. Like, a big round rocky sort of moon. Not a tiny space rock.

    Neith’s mostly there to make colonizing Venus early, easier. The biggest hurdle for colonizing Venus (bigger than the planet’s surface conditions), is going to be raw materials. If you can’t get them from the surface, you have to import them from Earth or Mars, and that’s really too much hassle for the alternate 1970’s super space-race I have going on in Overheaven.

    But mostly, it’s a nice little “wink”. The main focus of Overheaven is the aforementioned space race and the consequences which stretch all the way to 2185, which is made possible by the Outer Space Treaty never being a thing. But Neith’s existence is taken for granted in Overheaven. Almost as a sort of “what? Are you saying Venus doesn’t have a moon in your TL? That’s weird” sorta thing. The idea is to imply that Overheaven itself is being written by someone from an alternate timeline.
     
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  11. Jedi Commisar So I'm a Well-Known Member now!

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    These look cool where did you find them?
     
  12. cortz#9 Obrltnt of Kampfgruppe Seelöw

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    On Pinterest, type concept aircraft on the search engine.
     
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  15. CJD Well-Known Member

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    Yeah that guy has a lot of good AH vehicles.
     
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  16. Inquisition Entirely Unexpected

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    From Shared Worlds: The French-designed Richelieu-class battlecruiser, produced for the United Earth Joint Command.
     
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  17. cortz#9 Obrltnt of Kampfgruppe Seelöw

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    Is that a two-seater Mustang?
     
  20. cortz#9 Obrltnt of Kampfgruppe Seelöw

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    Yeah looks like, crazy huh?