Friday, 28 September 2007

Indomitable class Armoured Cruiser

The support to Isotx's Iron Grip universe continues to build, this time with the unveiling of the Rhamos Protectorate Airforce's Indomitable class Armoured Cruiser:

"One of the oldest cruiser designs in use by Rahmos, Indomitables are still very formidable vessels compared to most airship types employed by other nations. In addition to being among the largest vessels yet commissioned at the time of their introduction several decades ago, they featured lots of experimental technology for their day, such as advanced Stormreapers, stereoscopic rangefinders for the main armament, ducted lift fans to help keep the vessel aloft, bow and stern thrusters to aid maneuvering, and much more. Many of these technologies are now standard on Rahmos warships, though some of the innovations are already obsolete.



In contemporary times, the Indomitable is badly under-gunned compared to modern armored cruisers, and comparatively slow due to the small-diameter thrust propellers which, due to driveshaft positioning, can’t be economically upgraded. Most of the Indomitables have been refitted with triple 30mm antiaircraft turrets as pirates and rival nations have developed heavier-than-air flying machines. During times of peace, General Marshals often use these as flagships of “civil defense fleets” primarily composed of destroyers and unarmored patrol vessels. Against smugglers and pirates, the Indomitable is a very persuasive force. During wartime, squadrons of these old cruisers are often used as diversions and decoys and other high-risk jobs due to their depreciated value as compared to more modern and expensive ships.


Length: 216m
Beam: 30m
Armament: 22 x 150mm guns, 6 x 102mm guns, 14 x triple 30mm, 12 x 20mm, 1x biplane -torpedo launcher

Quote from Admiral Dorsin's radio call to the T6 Fleet: "if the encirclement fails, just use up the Cruisers to ram and bail out"?


Thanks to Tom for the link!

10 comments:

Daniel said...

Wow.... Wow.... Wow....

That is just..... Wow....

:-)

dfc

Zophiel said...

Well, that's just utterly stunning.

Don M said...

I must have one....)

Don

Daniel said...

Don M said...
>>I must have one....)

Just One? :-)

dfc

Don M said...

Daniel said...
Just One? :-)

dfc

I'm slowing down with age,
besides only one of these
in 15mm would be enough...)

Don

Tas said...

Ok, only one for 15mm then, but at least 4 for Aeronef methinks....

Bwahahaha

Don M said...

Tas said...

Ok, only one for 15mm then,

***Of course it would be more
of a game objective than an
active game participant!Unless
your talking the one off
mega-game or something for
a CON where the grandiose is
the norm....)


but at least 4 for Aeronef methinks....

***Completely reasonable....)

Don

Bill said...

***Of course it would be more
of a game objective than an
active game participant!Unless
your talking the one off
mega-game or something for
a CON where the grandiose is
the norm....)

Right! You forget that we
know you sir! LOL

Daniel said...

Bill said...
>> Right! You forget that
>> we know you sir! LOL

Now that was Funny!

dfc

Don M said...

Bill said...
Right! You forget that
we know you sir! LOL

Daniel said...
Now that was Funny!

dfc

***DRAT*** ;-)

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