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Odyssey by dsherratt74 Odyssey by dsherratt74
Silent and deadly he waits like the predator he was created to be. Born from technology long since forgotten but created with the tools of today. He is death, he is fear......
... and he is my son.

EDI

One more offering to the alter of mobile space-borne weapon platforms. I present the Odyssey class dreadnought.
The first of her type the CSV Odysseus is seen here in orbit around a dead world while a patrol of Talon CS-E and their charge, a Ulysses SWACs having completed a sector patrol, begin their return aproach to their home base.

TECHNICAL DATA
With a carlin of 1.9km and a displacement of 2,100,000 metric tons the CSV Odysseus is a monster of a warship. Armed with a devastating amount of firepower including (but not limited to) 66 AR-10 Launchers, 7 Heavy NGauss Cannons, 16 NAC 40s, 8 NEMP Cannons, and more than 60 NL55s. Screen Launchers, Bloodhound Probes, ECM suites and a multitude of non-capital class weapons give it enough firepower to rival a fleet of warships.

With more than 5500 tons of Lamellor Ferro-carbide armour (1000 tons on the forward arc alone) the Odysseus class can take incredible amounts of fire before succumbing to damage capable of crippling it. 

The CSV Odysseus also carries 96 Aerospace fighters made up of a combination of Talon CS-E Aerospace superiority fighters, Firestorm heavy fighters, Tigershark interceptors and a full squadron of Danica and Vorica "Dante class Omnifighters" along with other more common craft in its two exterior flight decks along with 60 SDS Drone fighters in the central flight deck. Additionally the forward flight deck is home to 24 support craft ranging from standard shuttlecraft to Ulysses SWACs recon patrol craft.

Four hull mount hardpoints give it the ability to transport cargo across the Inner Sphere while the four internal pressurized bays located towards the aft of the ship house a further four assault dropships with sufficient cargo space to support the repair and refit of two battalions of BattleMechs and Vehicles.

It is capable of extended operation for a period of 150 days before the food store for its small crew (less than 1200) are exhausted and, like EDI on the CSV Oberon, the CSV Odysseus is equipped with a Hypervisor system, called TAI, which performs many of the tasks that would usually be handled by the crew.
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This is an impressive ship in more ways than just its design.

It shows an artist who has improved to damn impressive levels in CGI modelling; from strong colour designs to now very detailed concepts; this shows that your skills have moved on in leaps and bounds. The hull greebles, the plating, and the overall feel is that of enhanced skills that have made this ship more pleasing to the eye, and more terrifying in its inception. The devil in the detail is very apt here – and what detail! It’s a joy to look over and see all the elements that make her what she is.

Other details are the scales of lights and the markings – this gives the machine volume to appreciate its overall mass and to me are the highlights (pardon the pun)!

Obviously there are influences from other ships from sci-fi; I can see traits of the Daedelus Class from Stargate SG-1, and the Battlestar Galactica from the same show. Not a detriment but an observation.

Smashing work sir :D
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MASCH-ARTDesign Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Very Nice. Looks very time consuming project and in a good way. I expect I will have to look at all your works of art
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noneofurbussiness Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
cool
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dsherratt74 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks glad you like it. :D
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Vumpalouska Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
Ahhh, the versatile "battlestar" design I've come to like: a ship capable of dealing damage with her own weapons and, at the same time, capable of launching and supporting a multitude of smaller craft. Who needs specialization when you can have everything in the same package?

The food stores of only 150 days seem rather small for a spacehip, though. The distances being what they are in space, I'd expect an interstellar ship carrying at least several years worth of supplies.
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dsherratt74 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That was exactly my thinking, a monster that can do it all. Glad you like the design. :D

As for food though, it's really not necessary for ships with a jumpdrive to carry large amounts of food as they mostly travel from inhabited system to inhabited system in just a few seconds and can easily get fresh supplies before or after jumping during the time it takes to recharge the engines.
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Vumpalouska Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
But what about the possibility of a large scale collapse of civilization, or a large number of systems becoming unusable as supply bases bacause of wars and blockades?
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dsherratt74 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We that would be an issue in many cases but with BattleTech as a whole it doesn't really happen. given the small range a ship can jump at a single time it's not tricky to travel to another system if the intended resupply point is unusable.
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joulester Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
Wow, this is excellent!
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dsherratt74 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. Glad you like it. :)
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Ezeikel77 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:jawdrop: :zomgwtf: 

that makes the ships I'm attempting to design look like gnats...
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dsherratt74 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you,I'm very pleased with the way it turned out. But I'm sure your ideas are just as good as mine. :)
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Ezeikel77 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha thanks so far I've designed four ships that kind of...well they are basically flying battering rams...
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dsherratt74 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Always an good idea that one. One I've explored myself.

I give you the forerunner to The Odysseus - The Oberon
She'd gone through 2 revisions so far

First Version

Second Version
dsherratt74.deviantart.com/art… (be sure to check out the video on this one)

Current Version (still WiP)
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Ezeikel77 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Those are just epic! I know what you mean though...my designs so far have ended with ships barely larger than the Kodiak shuttle in Mass Effect...and that's their main combat ships...
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dsherratt74 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now there's nothing wrong with small ships. Especially if they're effective at what they do. A few wings of a well designed ship can decimate much bigger things. I've done it in my BattleTech games with fighters destroying warships with just their basic weapons, and history also shows it to be true as well.

Size doesn't have to matter. Something can strike fear into your enemy and still be small. ;)
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Ezeikel77 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That reminds me of the Spartan who painted a life sized fly on his shield!


I know what you mean! I played Star Wars Galaxy at War and I always won defensive battles with only a few fighter wings and a command station...
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dsherratt74 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
never underestimate the power of a few dozen fighters....

Or some cocky moisture farmer kid and a T-65. :D
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MrWonderWorks Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This Reminds Me Of Ulysses 31.
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dsherratt74 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey I never noticed that before. Thanks for reminding me of that awesome show. :D
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MrWonderWorks Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
My Pleasure.
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Tyrranus Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
badass :D 
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dsherratt74 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, heh. You should know by now, I don't just design my ships to look nasty. They have to perform too. :)

But if you like this you'll love the new and improved Oberon. ;)
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hw-Chimas Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
The position of the squadron is not good.
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dsherratt74 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How do you mean? If you're on about a landing angle then bear in mind they are still several klicks away from their home base.

These fighters really are like gnats compared to the ship.
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dsherratt74 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep. It's a ComStar ship. Like almost all of my stuff here it's for use in BattleTech.
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acerr85 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
what year launched in
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dsherratt74 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It was launched in 3073 a year after the CSV Oberon completed its refit.

Of course bear in mind this is from my local groups AT where ComStar and the WoB continued fighting a shadow war after the Jihad ended until 3086
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The-Colonel-382 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
:jawdrop:

And I thought you couldn't out do the Oberon....

Man was I wrong...
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dsherratt74 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Odysseus. He makes Oberon look like a kids toy. But alas he has no ramming speed :(

Glad you approve though. :D
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