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marauder648

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LIDAR echo reported
« on: 20 February 2020, 08:29:05 »
From - CDS Ironmonger
Location - Asteroid mining site 09a - RDB/0411 system.
Date - 20/02/3049
FAO - Scientist Robert (Eddison)

As was expected, the Ravens are using RDB/0411 as a testing ground for the new Aerospace fighters we have heard rumors about. Our Ghost Bear hosts were tight lipped about their holdings here and any goings on, their friendship with the Ravens seems as close as ever and none of the personnel here were willing to chat about the goings on. Once fully loaded up we were heading for the jump point when we got several sensor echos at long range. Due to the radiation and distance, the images are bare wireframes but it should be enough to go with for further research.

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Re: LIDAR echo reported
« Reply #1 on: 20 February 2020, 09:34:50 »
The Zulu looks to be of a good size (75+ tons) while the one on the bottom is a light fighter judging by the size of the cockpit in relation to the size of the fighter.
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Re: LIDAR echo reported
« Reply #2 on: 20 February 2020, 17:32:45 »
that bottom one looks a bit like the Banshee ASF from the old TVseries.. only less ugly.
https://www.sarna.net/wiki/Banshee_(Aerospace_Fighter_class)

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Re: LIDAR echo reported
« Reply #3 on: 20 February 2020, 17:37:14 »
that bottom one looks a bit like the Banshee ASF from the old TVseries.. only less ugly.
https://www.sarna.net/wiki/Banshee_(Aerospace_Fighter_class)
And more practical. Is it a Sabre IIC?
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Re: LIDAR echo reported
« Reply #4 on: 20 February 2020, 18:53:43 »
that bottom one looks a bit like the Banshee ASF from the old TVseries.. only less ugly.
https://www.sarna.net/wiki/Banshee_(Aerospace_Fighter_class)
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Re: LIDAR echo reported
« Reply #5 on: 21 February 2020, 07:16:54 »
The names give hints about their nature.

Clan second line fighters are named after stuff related to Alexander the Great. OmniFighters are named after warrior tribes/ancient tribes or stuff related to Ghengis Khan.

These two are the Zulu and the Mashona (A large group of indiginous Africans under many different tribes) so these are OmniFighters.

Speaking of which. Meet the nose section of the Crow.

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Re: LIDAR echo reported
« Reply #6 on: 21 February 2020, 08:47:53 »
That's a fairly large gun pod (with respect to size) under the cockpit/nose section
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Re: LIDAR echo reported
« Reply #7 on: 21 February 2020, 09:20:13 »
Its a large gun :D
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Re: LIDAR echo reported
« Reply #8 on: 21 February 2020, 13:49:29 »
Is that an escape pod?
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Re: LIDAR echo reported
« Reply #9 on: 21 February 2020, 14:03:33 »
Is that an escape pod?



*quietly* Close.

Full cockpit ejection system. Yes.
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Re: LIDAR echo reported
« Reply #10 on: 21 February 2020, 14:18:42 »
It is a great visualization of such a system  :thumbsup:
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Re: LIDAR echo reported
« Reply #11 on: 11 March 2020, 04:10:32 »


Tail gun camera footage from Lieutenant J Hooper's Lucifer. He and his fighters were part of a group that attacked inbound DropShips over Toland and our listening post was able to intercept this data feed and transmit it onwards. The footage cuts out three seconds later as the unknown craft turned with Hooper's fighter and destroyed it. Size estimates put it in the 80 - 100 ton bracket and it was able to keep up with Hooper's craft and turn with him.

I have attached the audio logs of the engagement and will forwards any further data we can get. Our compound has not been touched, but the Jade Falcon forces have taken this world.

We are running searches on any matching iconography and the 'skull' on the fighters canopy, but have turned nothing up yet. As the Falcons have not contacted us, we are unable to ask them about the fighters they had flying with them and why their markings are different from those we have seen.

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Re: LIDAR echo reported
« Reply #12 on: 19 March 2020, 09:54:46 »
That 'ejection system' reminds me of the ADFX-11F from Ace Combat 7, a superfighter which is actually a two-plane formation-a fighter and a micro UAV that can eject and escape with the main control system.  And the connecting 'neck' contains a Tactical Laser System...
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Re: LIDAR echo reported
« Reply #13 on: 19 March 2020, 11:49:33 »
This is great man; should I assume anything from the cross-thatched patterning on the armour?
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Re: LIDAR echo reported
« Reply #14 on: 19 March 2020, 11:55:02 »
I wonder, for which project is comissioned... Hope that it's a new FanTRO :D

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Re: LIDAR echo reported
« Reply #15 on: 20 March 2020, 02:21:09 »
This is great man; should I assume anything from the cross-thatched patterning on the armour?

Nope, its just a paint scheme :)
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Re: LIDAR echo reported
« Reply #16 on: 30 March 2020, 05:08:15 »


My Khan.

Good news, the Galleon Super-Heavy Freighter CSR Starwise Giant is now fully crewed and operational, and no problems have been found despite the ships age. The ore processing machinery easily fitted in her cargo bays and is in a working condition. We have already assigned Labour and Technician Caste workers to the ship for her initial deployment to RDB/0411. Once in position, we will have a ready made processing and refining base without having to ship anything back to Lum. Merchant Factor Tara (Meer) has proved most capable in organising the JumpShip and DropShip schedule as well as organising crews for the merchant ships.

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Re: LIDAR echo reported
« Reply #17 on: 30 March 2020, 07:24:49 »
I'm looking forward to seeing this finalized. :thumbsup:

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Re: LIDAR echo reported
« Reply #18 on: 30 March 2020, 07:55:30 »


My Khan.

Good news, the Galleon Super-Heavy Freighter CSR Starwise Giant is now fully crewed and operational, and no problems have been found despite the ships age. The ore processing machinery easily fitted in her cargo bays and is in a working condition. We have already assigned Labour and Technician Caste workers to the ship for her initial deployment to RDB/0411. Once in position, we will have a ready made processing and refining base without having to ship anything back to Lum. Merchant Factor Tara (Meer) has proved most capable in organising the JumpShip and DropShip schedule as well as organising crews for the merchant ships.

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I really like this. Support units really provide spine to the universe.
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Re: LIDAR echo reported
« Reply #19 on: 30 March 2020, 17:33:48 »

Looks very industrial, nicely done!
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Re: LIDAR echo reported
« Reply #20 on: 30 March 2020, 19:39:17 »
Oh, more goodies!

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« Reply #21 on: 30 March 2020, 20:48:52 »
"Amazing" only begins to describe Matt Plog!  :thumbsup:

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« Reply #22 on: 21 April 2020, 22:17:04 »


Tail gun camera footage from Lieutenant J Hooper's Lucifer. He and his fighters were part of a group that attacked inbound DropShips over Toland and our listening post was able to intercept this data feed and transmit it onwards. The footage cuts out three seconds later as the unknown craft turned with Hooper's fighter and destroyed it. Size estimates put it in the 80 - 100 ton bracket and it was able to keep up with Hooper's craft and turn with him.

I have attached the audio logs of the engagement and will forwards any further data we can get. Our compound has not been touched, but the Jade Falcon forces have taken this world.

We are running searches on any matching iconography and the 'skull' on the fighters canopy, but have turned nothing up yet. As the Falcons have not contacted us, we are unable to ask them about the fighters they had flying with them and why their markings are different from those we have seen.

Adept Farma


The fighter reminds me of the MIG fighter in the Clint Eastwood movie Firefox, and the message "Abandon All Hope" is a nice touch to the Chig fighter from Space Above and Beyond series.

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Re: LIDAR echo reported
« Reply #23 on: 22 April 2020, 02:55:52 »
Heh, the Zulu is based directly on the Firefox :D its just too handsome looking a craft to pass up from being battleteched up and used :D and yeah had sneak in a Space Above and Beyond ref somehow :D
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Re: LIDAR echo reported
« Reply #24 on: 22 April 2020, 03:05:59 »
I like them both very curious on freighter

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« Reply #25 on: 22 April 2020, 03:44:46 »


My Khan.

Good news, the Galleon Super-Heavy Freighter CSR Starwise Giant is now fully crewed and operational, and no problems have been found despite the ships age. The ore processing machinery easily fitted in her cargo bays and is in a working condition. We have already assigned Labour and Technician Caste workers to the ship for her initial deployment to RDB/0411. Once in position, we will have a ready made processing and refining base without having to ship anything back to Lum. Merchant Factor Tara (Meer) has proved most capable in organising the JumpShip and DropShip schedule as well as organising crews for the merchant ships.

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Were would one go, to get stats for this lass
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Re: LIDAR echo reported
« Reply #26 on: 22 April 2020, 04:02:14 »
Were would one go, to get stats for this lass

The fan made TRO for it is being worked on now :) Once its proof read it'll go into PDF production and when that's done, it'll be available for free download :)
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Re: LIDAR echo reported
« Reply #27 on: 22 April 2020, 16:33:28 »


The Titan II carrier DropShip CSR Masters of the Wind on patrol near Lum.
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Re: LIDAR echo reported
« Reply #28 on: 22 April 2020, 18:12:49 »
Wow, very nice!

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Re: LIDAR echo reported
« Reply #29 on: 22 April 2020, 18:24:10 »
The Titan II carrier DropShip CSR Masters of the Wind on patrol near Lum.
I do have to say, all the detailing really shows how big the Titan actually is, we don't see that in the original art.
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