Deviant Login Shop  Join deviantART for FREE Take the Tour
×



Details

Submitted on
August 22, 2012
Image Size
387 KB
Resolution
5199×1959
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
617
Favourites
28 (who?)
Comments
16
×
Old and New by chaos-sandwhich Old and New by chaos-sandwhich
HMS Daring escorts the battle scarred Intrepid back home
Add a Comment:
 
:iconcolbmista:
colbmista Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
u got a separate sketch of the intrepid or is this the only one?
Reply
:iconchaos-sandwhich:
chaos-sandwhich Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i have some older designs of it, but i'm not sure where they are , i'm not very organised to be honest, though i'm sure i could draw it again , probably improve it slightly too
Reply
:iconferallion:
FeralLion Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool.

Love seeing multiple elements interacting in illustrations. Nice work =^^=
Reply
:iconchaos-sandwhich:
chaos-sandwhich Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks, i've since updated the design further, doubling the arc of fire given to the turrets horizontal traverse and increased the ships top and bottom turret ration by allowing the turret to pass through the center of the ship appearing at the top or bottom as needed, and resting in the middle for maintenance , and i increased the per turret armament to quad cannons instead of pairs

so i could now draw a scene with all three generations
Reply
:iconferallion:
FeralLion Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The topside and draft turret system is pretty cool. Makes sense to retract the guns during cruise operations. Nice, the quad barrel design isn't seen very often.

Having a wider arc of fire is nice to have considering the needs of naval warfare in a gun to gun engagement.

How many main gun mounts does she carry centerline?
Reply
:iconchaos-sandwhich:
chaos-sandwhich Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well the design is in flux all the time but the current version [link]
is fitted with 2 Quad 6 inch mounted in the gun sponsons
and 4 Twin 8 inch mounted in the body, one in the bow/chin one in the stern/tail and one forward and aft of the main bridge
Reply
:iconferallion:
FeralLion Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh I see now. Wow really love the retractable weapons system you developed! Ball turrets, didn't even think about that. Definitely classifies them as dual purpose weapons systems.

I like the 8" main gun concept. I use something similar on my warships.

This is a pretty beastly frigate, heavy armament in those 6 inchers, though you could probably get 40 to 70rpm out of each barrel. Boy that's a ton of firepower. Reminds me of the Brooklyn class CLs from WWII that were armed with fifteen 6" guns. The IJN noted in their combat logs that these light cruisers threw out so much firepower that the deck crews equated their small 6" guns to warship machine guns lol.
Reply
:iconchaos-sandwhich:
chaos-sandwhich Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks the ball turret was such a massive improvement over the box turrets ( however its forced me to come up with an all new loading mechanism)

and i love the sound of that , the 6 inch guns were a guess when i designed it, but its good to hear an example of them :)
Reply
:iconferallion:
FeralLion Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The spherical design gives the weapon system a good arc of fire in multiple sectors.

What is your loading system?

Ya I love history, especially if it's military weapons and logistics systems. WWII is probably my favorite but I also love modern and the age of sail.
Reply
:iconchaos-sandwhich:
chaos-sandwhich Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well at the moment its a clip system , doors on the rear of the turret open to allow a magazine to be loaded into the ball, or a belt feed to be attached, the system for articulating the ammo feed is rather complex, as the gun itself travels up and down within the ball to give optimum position when firing , crossing the equator resting ring as it moves ( might not make much sense but i hope to make it clear using diagrams)
Reply
(1 Reply)
Add a Comment: