Well i am back with my never ending fiddling with the Concordia , now she has a little sister as well.
I wanted to make a a whole fleet of cruiser destroyer based on the Concordia design but i had no time what so ever , thanks to the things we do not mention i had a lot of time on my hands in recent months.
I addressed the last area (so far
) of the original Concordia i didnt like , which is the underbelly.
I also finished the smaller cruiser class ship which was used to design the Concordia class
I looked up ship class names from this forum but i know i dont follow the Wing Commander games neither in style neither in lore but her hope i dont offend anyone with my back lore for these ships.
I named her TCS Fortuna , a Tallahassee class cruiser.
a little bit of lore:
The Tallahassee class cruiser:
The Tallahassee class was the mainstay cruiser in the CONFED fleet (based on the movies i take the Concordia as the biggest capital ship like the super dreadnoughts of our time ) before the construction of the Concordia the biggest ships in the fleet. This is before Kilrathi first contact and it was considered "more then enough". It was used as a front line warship and could stand up to most known ships. Whatever it could not out gun it could out last . That theory would be proven wrong time and time again during the Kilrathi war .
It was armed with 6 x 14" main guns in 3 double turrets (they are some sort of energy weapon but the shots from the movie shows gun barrels so i use inches as caliber) the preferred gun type of the fleet that time.
Supplemented by 24 long range missile launchers , they are limited by the ships outdated targeting systems so the missiles inside are mainly used for planetary bombardment or space stations.
It was an older design so lot of the automation that took place since its design could not be implemented so it has in fact a larger crew complement then the larger Concordia class.
Hope you like it , comments and suggestion are welcome.
The Concordia class super cruiser:
The Tallahassee class was "more then enough", enough for what? no one asked that question.
No one except Geoffrey Tolwyn, raising the simple question how can something be enough against the unknown. He used political maneuvering, bribes, threats to push forward his plans for an all new class of larger super-cruiser class ship. Many considered him insane saying he manufactures fear and chaos to get his insane ship built. (Took some ideas from Admiral Fisher who pushed the design and construction of HMS Dreadnought and then the massive super dreads)
Risking even court martial if caught, or the project failed he rushed the construction of the new ship , thus the Concordia entered service in record time and more of her class were being built.
It was a huge drain on resources and opposition to the project started growing however when the Kilrathi war began and the Tallahassee class proved disastrously outdated all these voices suddenly became silent.
Based on the Tallahassee frame but being far superior it is a good 30% larger.
Its armament was way superior to the Tallahassee class consisting of 10 super heavy 18" guns in 5 double turrets
Supported by 32 long range missile launcher tubes , which coupled with the ships state of the art targeting sensors can engage anything from destroyer size and up.
It has a hangar bay and can field a wing of strikecraft consisting of Rapiers and Broadswords.
But its most powerful asset is a spinal mounted magnetically accelerated cannon (basically a rail gun) which has a large power drawn but it can deliver killshots to most enemy targets.
Its communication systems are second only to sector bases they make the Concordia and her sister ships ideal flagship for flag officers.
Due to heavy automation its crew complement is rather slim for a ship this size , its actually smaller then the Tallahassee classes.
Owing to the state of the art powerplant it can maintain speeds unheard of for ships this size.