Klavs has taken a little break from the fighters and bombers that he is most recently known for in order to recreate a very interesting and famous warship. The image below is his interpretation of a Wake class escort carrier such as the TCS Tarawa seen in Wing Commander End Run. These vessels began as transport ships but were upgraded into affordable fighter-carrying machines for a variety of special missions. It's really cool to actually see how a freighter may have formed the foundation of the ship in the concept art below. Although this version of the design is brand new, Klavs has actually had escort carriers on the brain since at least2005! You can read more about the Wake class in the WCPedia.
Working out a design for the Wake Class Escort Carrier. Scaling the WC3 Transport to about 300 meters gives a pretty good baseline, I think, with plenty of room for her air wing, given specialized containers. This is just a rough job but you see what I'm getting at.
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