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Judah14
Post subject: Uraga Class CV (and other Macross designs)Posted: January 28th, 2016, 4:31 pm
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Here is my WIP Uraga Class aircraft carrier from Macross 7 and Macross Frontier:
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While someone brought up drawing Macross ships in this thread, this is the first time that one of the large spaceships from Macross has been drawn in SB. As the reference drawings are fuzzy, I have to exercise some artistic license based on the written specifications of the ship.
I also think this is one of the largest ships to be drawn in SB scale.


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Post subject: Re: Uraga Class CV (and other Macross designs)Posted: January 28th, 2016, 5:32 pm
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Post subject: Re: Uraga Class CV (and other Macross designs)Posted: January 28th, 2016, 5:51 pm
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Judah14
Post subject: Re: Uraga Class CV (and other Macross designs)Posted: February 3rd, 2016, 12:45 pm
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Now, some aircraft for the carrier:
VF-11 Thunderbolt:
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VF-19 Excalibur:
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Judah14
Post subject: Re: Uraga Class CV (and other Macross designs)Posted: February 6th, 2016, 12:31 am
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The drawing is mostly done, I just need to add details such as missile launchers, CIWS, and the embarked airwing. I am planning to depict the class they would appear in the 2040's, 2050's and 2060's (which would be a hypothetical configuration assuming the VF-25 gets widespread adoption among the NUNS forces) eras.


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Post subject: Re: Uraga Class CV (and other Macross designs)Posted: February 19th, 2016, 3:27 pm
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For an update to this thread, as I finish the Uraga drawing:
Updated VF-25 Messiah (with catapult tow-bar):
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Dual Beam Gun mount (as seen on the Stealth Cruiser from Macross Frontier and Macross Delta):
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Post subject: Re: Uraga Class CV (and other Macross designs)Posted: February 26th, 2016, 6:05 am
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I have finished the Uraga aircraft carrier drawing. Now here is a representative Uraga from the late 2040's:
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length: 550 m
mass (standard): 25,000 t
speed: Sublight: 0.20 speed of light, Auxiliary Drives: Mach 5 (Mach 10 in space)
space fold (FTL) range: 50 light years if there are no fold faults
range: estimated 30 year life span, which can be extended with regular maintenance and overhauls
complement: 725 (150 officers, 470 enlisted, 100 pilots with the capability to accommodate another 100 personnel on special assignment)
propulsion: Main Engine: General Galaxy Impulse Drive Engine, Fold Engine: OTEC / Shinnakasu Fold System (auxiliary gravity field control system), Sublight Drive: OTEC/Centinel Impulse Drive Cluster, Gravity Control System: OTEC Advanced Gravity Control System
Sensors:
Electromagnetic wave sensor
Fold wave sensor
Multifunction radar array system
Communication systems:
Fold communication system (FTL communication)
Radio communication system (STL communication)
Armament:
4x Bifors antiship/antiair beam guns
18x Bifors laser CIWS
4x antiair missile silo launcher (10 missiles per launcher)
4x antiship missile launcher
Decoys:
IDECM (Integrated Defensive Electronic Countermeasures)
Aircraft:
65-75 aircraft (VF-19 Excalibur shown)
The Uraga Class Escort Battle Carrier is the next generation stealth carrier built to replace the Guantánamo Class Stealth Carriers. The Uraga Class, built with weaponry, armor and maneuverability comparable to a cruiser, is often used as the flagship of small fleets. At 550 meters long, the Uraga Class ships are much larger conventional spacecraft but still significantly smaller than the SDF-1 Macross or the later New Macross Class ships. The Uraga is built with a stealth composition and features a dual deck launching system for variable fighters; one deck running the latter dorsal two-thirds of the ship and an internal deck underneath with a launching deck in the forward third. This efficient deck design allows rapid deployment of multiple craft simultaneously and has become common on many UN Spacy carrier vessels.

These ships are rare among colonization fleets due to their high costs compared to the ARMD carriers but the UNG remains committed to replacing the older ARMD carriers one by one with Uraga Class vessels. As more Uraga Class Escort Battle Carriers are built, they are poised to become the mainstay combat and carrier ship for the UN Spacy. Many Uraga Class vessels are part of Earth's defense fleet in 2040 and are found serving as command ships for large groups of Guantánamo Class Stealth Carriers and Stealth Frigates. Several Uraga Class Escort Battle Carriers are also in active service with the 37th Long-Distance Colonization Fleet, serving as defensive stations docked to unarmed core ships such as the Riviera and Hollywood.

Sources:
Macross Mecha Manual Uraga entry
Sketchey's Statistics Uraga entry


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Post subject: Re: Uraga Class CV (and other Macross designs)Posted: February 26th, 2016, 11:35 pm
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A very big effort must have gone into this, but it looks bland, un-detailed and bare. I would suggest working on some more details

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Post subject: Re: Uraga Class CV (and other Macross designs)Posted: February 27th, 2016, 1:36 pm
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Still trying to get more details, as these ships do not get that much screentime in the anime and the references are equally bland:
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But still, I will try to make up the details be exercising (some) artistic license, such placement of hatches, portholes, antennas, etc. which are not shown in the anime.


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Post subject: Re: Uraga Class CV (and other Macross designs)Posted: February 27th, 2016, 1:55 pm
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I know, not that much of help, but this picture from the Macross Frontier versions at least might give you some ideas for color markings on the starboard side.
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