fact, I'm sort of leaning towards the idea that VicI and VicII were built as complementary designs. VicI was a missile boat, pure and simple, with comparatively minimal centerline gun armament. The shrouds were combination radiators and an elaborate system for protecting the prime armament, which are flank heavy missile launcher clusters set in the trench. Given your typical hull-hugging wars shield geometry, it's possible (or at least intuitive), that shields might be more effective when backed by tensor-reinforced structure. The shrouds basically are a method for extending the protection to as much of the missiles' vulnerable early launch phase as possible. Cold-launch within the small shield bubble extended by the wings, flicker shields to allow exit, then snap shut.
The more common and widely seen VicII was a gunboat version of the same hull, with a more standard armament of turbolasers, and the wings reduced to just fairings for radiator space to enable good firing arcs for the prime dorsal gun armament.
This makes SO much sense!
It is also a good way of making a legitimatize explanation of why the two ships look so similar, aside form saying they are just "kitbashes' of one another. I always figured those "X" wings where some sort of specialized launcher tubes.
As for your newest ship, LOVE IT.
The "New Class
ships from "Cracken's Threat Dossier" were some of the most horrific and amateurish ships ever put out by the SW Franchise. I mean, they look like they were done by some high school kid... And yet you can take those... Scribbles.. And turn them NOT just into "good" looking ships, but Consistent
ships, ships that actually resemble a coherent production line that appears related to each other. Which after all was the original concept of the "new class ships" project as laid out.
Also, a last note of the Victory...
A long time ago I found a fan made ship that seems to VERY closely resemble the original concept art, I won't post the pic in your thread, bust just the link: HERE
. Curious oif you had seen that around the web before or what your thoughts were?
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