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Republic Acheilus Frigate by Galen82 Republic Acheilus Frigate by Galen82
The Acheilus is the cumulative result of years of research and development for a well-rounded destroyer class ship. Working upon the flaws of the older Lancer class, the Acheilus is a deadly agile ship with low sensor profile giving the ship some level of stealth protection. Unlike other ships of her size, the vessel is armed with a single Cruiser sized main battery, giving the ship significant firepower. The ship’s unique hammerhead contains the latest in sensory as well as ECM systems, along with 2 rapid fire railguns kept at each end of the hammerhead. Powering the Acheilus is a single Bertling Stellar Drives Quantum reactor, and 3 BSS SB-14 Sublight drives. This makes the Acheilus one of the fastest ships of the Republic Fleet. A slight disadvantage of the design would be the lighter armor plates use to protect the ship. The standard medium armor plates were sacrificed in order to give the ship an advantage in speed and agility over other destroyer and Frigate classes. To make up for the lack of armor, ship designers added several point defense turrets at critical areas of the ship to shoot down attacking fighters and missiles. The Acheilus classes first saw combat when 3 destroyers were assigned to Task Force 5 under the flag of the RSV Evangelos that led the main defensive action over the homeworld of Zarini.

Length- 320m
Speed- .98c
Endurance- 150 days of stores
Aux Craft- 6
Complement- 420
Capacity- 500
Stealth- Limited Low Profile Stealth and ECM jammers
Armament- 20xanti-ship missile launchers
56x defensive missile launchers
28xPoint defense turrets
1x Main Turret Rail gun (Dual Cannon)
2x Rapid Fire Rail guns
Defense- light armor

*Done on Illustrator / Photoshop
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CaptainDorran Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Excelent design, but .98 c?? Is that it with or without some kind of space-time drive?? THINK OF THE TIME DILATION
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added to Sketches and concepts in Sci-fi Archives
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Achimstyle Apr 28, 2011  Professional
You see, as big a role as shapes do play, at some point or another you will have to develop the form and resolve related issues. That's the main thing for me missing in this series for me. Working in perspective forces you to do this instantly to some degree.
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Galen82 Apr 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
um, not sure what you mean dude.
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Achimstyle Apr 29, 2011  Professional
Orthographic views don't articulate form and surface sufficiently. What's drawn in a sideview, doesn't necessarily work in 3D.
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Galen82 Apr 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
that i do know. Just that i'm not good at doing 3d nor perspective views. The whole point of the series is just to showcase the side views of and a basic plan view of the ships of the fleet. When they get developed, all those issues u brought up will be fixed.
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XRaiderV1 Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really like this ship series.

nice work.
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HandofManos Apr 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looking very sleek and love the light work on this design
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Stdhm Apr 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it Love It
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miklosgo Apr 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice ship design.
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