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TFS Challenger by Norsehound TFS Challenger by Norsehound
Created on Commission for Shogunblade.

Listed Specifications:
Name: Liberty-class medium fighter carrier
Origin: Terran Federation/Stellar Combat Command
Manufacturer: L3 Naval Construction Complex, Lagrange Point 3, Earth orbit
Type: Medium interstellar fighter carrier
Control System: Bridge w/virtual control stations
Length: 760 meters
Width: 380 meters
Main Drive: 4 x 2.1 GW
Secondary Powerplant: 2 x 10,000 KW
Main Thrusters: 4 x Thermonuclear Fusion Engines
Verniers: 80
Acceleration: 4.0 g (maximum space acceleration); 1.5 light years per minute (faster-than-light capability)
Onboard Sensors: ECM, ECCM, fire control radar, hyperspatial distortion detector, infrared/ultraviolet, lidar, low-light, magnetometer, magnetic resonance lens, microwaves, motion detectors, radcounter, search radar, telescope
Fixed Armament: 20 x PD laser turrets, 10 x long-range anti-ship missile launchers, 8 X long-range anti-ship laser cannons
Additional Armament/Compliment: 540 crew, 90 officers; 400 fighter pilots/troops, 96 starfighters (4 squadrons), 4 personnel transports/shuttles
Defensive Systems: Screen deflectors, PD laser turrets
Equipment: 2 x launch rack systems, artificial gravity system, lifeboat escape system, interstellar communication system, satellite uplink, hangars (4), hyperspace generator
Commissioned: 07/10/2872 (TFS Liberty)
Ships of Class: TFS Liberty, TFS Challenger, TFS Endeavor, TFS Columbia, TFS Discovery, TFS Atlantis, 20 others in service

Some notes:

Fighter craft are dispatched by a central launch rail and recovered by landing pads on either side of it. Each hangar has a side-door for immediate access when the ship is in dock.

The second mast at the rear of the craft is a long-range FTL communication antenna. Due to the power of the device it has to be pointed away from the command tower to transmit (it is harmful to electronic equipment and living beings).

The four main anti-ship laser turrets have covers on them to protect the lenses. These retract when activated. The missile systems are on turrets (as requested).

Life-pod arrays are located in the superstructure to service the crew there. Crew evacuating in the hangar areas would attend to life pods in the hangars themselves (or launch on shuttles).

Main cargo for support services have doors on either side of the indent into the main hangar.

Enjoy :)
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:iconaction2234:
ACTION2234 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
What is this? Team Four Star builds a space ship. Awesome.
Nah just fucking with you. =)
Great art style. Keep up the good work!
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ILJackson Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Nicely stated out. Glad to see someone else doing that with their ships. That's a big, solid-looking carrier.
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Blackvertigo1 Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
Sorry. Only I am capable of fusion technologies and artificial gravity technologies.

watch this if you think otherwise: [link]
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:iconblindsyte:
blindsyte Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
hotness... all the design details are actually thought out. so great!
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Tamara-Hawk Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
Awesome! It's absolutely stunningly detailed.
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Norsehound Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
The client got a great deal out of this one :) but for a while there I thought it would become my most favored Deviation.
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Bekstorm999 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She is perfect :D
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BanzaiSquirrel Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
Very nice!!
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:iconflaketom:
flaketom Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
Such a sweet design!
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:iconhummakavuula:
Hummakavuula Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
Wow..that is very cool.
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:iconscrooge0:
scrooge0 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woaaah sweet looks awesome!
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:iconkarash-amerius:
karash-amerius Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice ship! Love the design.
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:iconmonkeyrum:
monkeyrum Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
Very nice! Is this a partial Sketchup render?
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:iconnorsehound:
Norsehound Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
There was some 3D assistance.
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:iconmajestic-msfc:
Majestic-MSFC Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice design, I rather like it! :D
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:icondjomally:
djomally Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
UGH! Amazing man!
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AresXVIII Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
interesting concept
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viperaviator Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very, very cool. Excellent work. You really did this ship justice. Also, thanks for including the Challenger logo. I'm honored.
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:iconnorsehound:
Norsehound Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
Shogun asked for it to be placed, and I thought that was a good spot.
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Wes-of-StarArmy Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the blue markings and the emblems and the machinery details (engines, weapons, electronics greebles)
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:iconnorsehound:
Norsehound Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
Well the Emblems apparently come from Shogun (for the flag on the conning tower) and Viperaviator ([link]), who did the patches (according to the file I got from Shogun anyway).
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hammer326 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
that is seriously awesome, non titanic carriers are one of the few remaining untapped niches of spaceship design. They're my favorite general ship class tbh. Great work!
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:iconnorsehound:
Norsehound Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
I think this thing is about half the length of a Star Destroyer. So it's a significant, respectable size but not small.
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:iconhammer326:
hammer326 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
I concur!
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:iconkulter:
Kulter Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
2 words: Holy sh**. This is some serious ship, nicely done.
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:iconnorsehound:
Norsehound Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
Thanks :)
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bagera3005 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
vary cool i did fighter design for it
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Norsehound Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
Shogun handed me the drawings for a reference when I was doing this.
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