Looking great! I'm glad someone is paying attention to this oft-forgotten ship class.
thx guys for the specs and info , just need to figure out where to put the flight deck , my idea would be at the wides part where ad they launch and land side ways what u think
The novel "Pilgrim Stars" describes the internals of the Concordia-class in some detail - let me thumb through a copy tonight and get back to you on this one.
guys an idea i know in WC they are called torpedos and in the movie the tiger claw fired them exactly as a sub would have and even used a similar sound but basicly those are cruise missles right?
They're supposed to evoke the submarine or destroyer-launched torpedoes used in World War II -- Google for 'Mark 14 Torpedo' -- more than they were cruise missiles (they lack the wings and the more comprehensive guidance mechanisms that you assosciate with cruise missiles).
But I do think that a verticle launch system of some sort would be a good way to integrate them into this model.
I would think the potential for overlap could be high, especially in the case of the supercruiser and the original fleet carrier, but it doesn't really matter. With a navy so large, I don't see it as being that big of a deal. Each ship would have had unique service numbers and probably enjoy completely separate areas of operation.
We don't know of any overlap; the original TCS Concordia (the carrier) was destroyed in 2634, during the first battle of the war. The second, the supercruiser, entered service some time after the Pilgrim War (so after 2635) and was last mentioned in 2656... and then the third, the dreadnaught, can not have entered service before 2660 (most likely 2661).
Action Station ends with the suggestion that 'Concordia' is a proud name that, because of the first carrier's actions, be carried on to future ships. That in mind, it actually makes more sense for the movie Concordia to exist... otherwise they went over twenty five years without using the name for another ship (also, the Kilrathi Saga manual mentions a Concordia in 2656... which is before the WC2 ship could have been around).
Are you sure there weren't three forward turrets on that ship? If you take a look at the one next to her, which appears to be the same class, that ship has three turrets.
I will scan the side/top view in the Handbook to help with your turret placement.
1) Where in the canon is the Concordia class fleet carrier TCS Concordia established? Is it just the one line in WC4 where the carrier you raid is referred to as "Concordia class"? If so, could it just be that BW intelligence was wrong, and they thought there was a Concordia class (either a Confederation class dreadnought that was just colloquially referred to as "Concordia class" or a Concordia class cruiser) ship there, but it turned out it was something else? Or does the canon establish a Concordia class fleet carrier?
The name 'Concordia class carrier' does originate from Wing Commander IV, but the ship herself appears in the novel Action Stations.
2) Do we ever see or hear of a TCS Confederation? Or do we just infer that there was one from the class name? Is it possible that the Confederation class dreadnought we know as the "Concordia" from WC2 was originally named the "Confederation" while under construction, but when one or the other of the "Concordias" got destroyed, it was re-named the "Concordia" to honor the highly decorated ship that had just gotten destroyed? But "Confederation" remained the name of the class because (a) it stuck, and (b) it would be too confusing to have THREE Concordia classes?
It's possible, but it doesn't pass the 'why' test - we're not limited to there being only one Confederation-class ship in the fleet.