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Dauntless-Class Aircraft Carrier

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Level 42 : Master Unicorn
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Hey, hey guys.  So you know all those deadlines?  Yeah, I kinda forgot about them.  But now, over a year after her creation, I present to you: THE FINALLY FINISHED SKYSHIP DAUNTLESS!  This thing has been lurking around in various stages of creation for a long time, and has gathered me a filthy amount of views and diamonds, so thank you all very much for sticking with it!  What can you expect now that I've finally finished this?  Welp, I can now start unashamed on my Celestial Chaos Starships, which I already have, as well as finishing up (in the spirit of finishing stuff up) a transport ship I started a long time ago and only recently revisted/remembered.  However, you didn't come here to listen to me ramble, so let's get to the good stuff!

Class: Dauntless
Type: Aircraft Carrier/Fleet Command Ship
First Flown: 3/26/13
Length: 258m
Width: 107m

Height: 51m
Armament:
  • Multiple Phalanx CIWS turrets. (nonfunctional)
  • Hull-Mounted semi-automatic TNT cannons (1.7 and earlier compatible)
  • Hull-Mounted Dispensers both semi- and fully- automatic.

Top Speed: Mach 1.2
Powerplant: 1 Mk. III Cold Fusion Reactor
Thrust: 2 Permanently-rotated nuclear thrusters, 4 additional rotating thrusters/
Lift: 4 rotating nuclear thrusters, 4 rotors.
Displacement: 100,000 tons.
Commissioned ships:
  • Skyship Dauntless
  • Skyship Vigilant
  • Skyship Valiant
  • Skyship Courageous
  • Skyship Vengeance
  • Skyship Invincible
  • Skyship Mistral
  • Skyship Resolute
Crew: 2,500 (300 officers, 1,200 enlisted, 1,000 air wing)
Operating Ceiling: 50,000 feet
Aircraft:
  • 55 F/A-26A Skyhounds
  • 4 V-35 Grayhounds (2 troop, 1 heavy cargo, 1 light cargo)
  • 1 AV-35 Phantasm
  • 1 Falcon-class
  • 3 UH-45 Seagulls


The Dauntless originated from a need in the Air Navy for a flying fighter carrier in the initial skirmishes against Iyecte, where the fast and maneuverable Skyhound fighters proved highly effective. Unfortunately, the limited-range aircraft could only travel so far from their bases, so quickly Skylord Brony began developing a solution. Part testbed for the Mk. III cold fusion reactor, part a proof-of-concept, and part over-the-top badass flying aircraft carrier, the Dauntless easily filled any role required of it. As a fighter carrier, the high aircraft capacity exceeded any contemporary vessel, and its effectiveness as a fleet command ship is still proven time and again today. While lightly armed, the ship was never designed for a direct combat role, instead built for hanging back and coordinating attacks while giving Alliance ships the fighter cover they need. The sheer size of the Dauntless aids in intimidating any enemy known, even Iyecte.

Serving as the center of a carrier task force, the Dauntless-class is the nucleus of all combat information, coordination, and communication as the fleet goes about its routes.  Lightly armed itself, the ship relies on its air wing and escort group to destroy any incoming enemies, however it is able to engage on its own in a limited capacity.   The cold fusion reactor, while powerful, is not as efficient as some of the later models, and is expected to be replaced by the Mk. VI currently in development for early starship designs.  Plans to convert one to space-capable form have been considered, but for now are essentially a background project.

The Dauntless is the symbol of Skylord air power.  Its large size, huge crew and aircraft complement, and intimidating firepower (from its forces and its escorts) are enough to send contemporary Earth nations fleeing, and to even make Minecraftian enemies like the Netherborn and Republic of the Dragon quiver a bit.  It is currently only available to the Skylord military and any civilians wealthy enough to afford one, (there have been none yet who have shown any interest) however a few airframes have been considered for export to close allies.  Currently, the large amount of resources and money required to build and maintain even one have limited their numbers in the Skylord Air Navy alone, and has turned off potential buyers.  No matter the coming events, though, the Dauntless will remain the center of Air Naval strategy, at least until the Defiant-class battleship shows up.
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5 Update Logs

Update #5 : 06/30/2014 2:42:25 amJun 30th, 2014

The whole thing is finally done!

Only thing I didn't include in the "What to Do" was the Petty Officers' Area.  Just couldn't fit that in anywhere I liked.  Sorry guys.
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09/27/2014 4:14 pm
Level 59 : Grandmaster Paladin
Rossky
How is it even possible I never heard of you and just found your profile because you subbed to me? :L
Your work is awesome !
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09/28/2014 2:42 pm
Level 42 : Master Unicorn
AirshipsEverywhere
How dare you go for so long on PMC without me finding you either?  Thank you!
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07/20/2014 3:53 pm
Level 13 : Journeyman Warrior
Ry1459
Great ships! When I first opened the world, all of the items frames and paintings came off. Do you know why?
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07/11/2014 3:39 pm
Level 64 : High Grandmaster Architect
jduartemiller
Ok, first of all, cool ships. You definitely have some great ideas. But i have to say, your username does not disappoint. I don't know why it amused me so much, but that alone just made my day
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07/02/2014 10:24 pm
Level 22 : Expert Engineer
Essex1943
Lol, Just wating for someone to fall off the catwalk next to the underlsung falcon
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07/03/2014 5:59 pm
Level 42 : Master Unicorn
AirshipsEverywhere
Ah the wonders of handrails. :)
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06/30/2014 3:14 am
Level 47 : Master Botanist
Sbia
ITS DONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
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06/30/2014 4:51 am
Level 42 : Master Unicorn
AirshipsEverywhere
IT'S DONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :D
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03/14/2014 4:08 pm
Level 27 : Expert Architect
DaxKlevlin
I always love the detail and backstory you put into your builds :3
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03/16/2014 8:10 pm
Level 42 : Master Unicorn
AirshipsEverywhere
Thanks!  One of these days I'm going to finish this ship.
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03/16/2014 10:34 pm
Level 27 : Expert Architect
DaxKlevlin
haha I say that every time i start a large build and then i usually post several smaller builds inbetween :p
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01/13/2014 9:51 pm
Level 13 : Journeyman Warrior
Ry1459
Are you going to release a world save after you've finished this? I can understand if you don't want your enemies to dissect certain parts of the ship to find weaknesses.
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01/13/2014 10:33 pm
Level 10 : Journeyman Dragon
ProtonCarrot
It's the whole thing :)
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01/13/2014 10:23 pm
Level 42 : Master Unicorn
AirshipsEverywhere
Was considering posting a world save. TBH, there isn't much that the enemy could gain from downloading the world, since they can just go ahead and download the schematic, not to mention the lack of any noteworthy tech outside normal TNT cannons.
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09/22/2013 2:24 pm
Level 22 : Expert Engineer
Essex1943
I can't download this for some reason D:
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09/23/2013 1:29 am
Level 42 : Master Unicorn
AirshipsEverywhere
Any specific thing going wrong, or do you click the schematic download button and it just quits on you?

Ex: MCEdit issue, schematic all messed up, etc.
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09/23/2013 7:10 pm
Level 22 : Expert Engineer
Essex1943
it says the file is not found or inaccessible
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09/24/2013 5:51 am
Level 42 : Master Unicorn
AirshipsEverywhere
Re-uploaded the schematic file. Should work now. I just checked it, and I had the same issue, so this should fix it.

Bear in mind, this is a 4 month old schematic. I've done a bit more, so you might as well wait, although feel free to download it if you want.
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07/21/2013 8:02 pm
Level 33 : Artisan Dragon
Maxzinus the Dragon
Hey um I borrowed your engines for the abattoir-class battle cruiser OK?...
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07/22/2013 3:00 am
Level 42 : Master Unicorn
AirshipsEverywhere
A little late to be asking, but sure. Go right ahead.
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07/22/2013 4:16 am
Level 33 : Artisan Dragon
Maxzinus the Dragon
Sorry but I was In MC Edite mode...
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03/17/2013 1:34 am
Level 47 : Master Botanist
Sbia
HOLY SHIT IT'S OUT OMFG I AM HAVING A PARTY THEN I AM FIGURING OUT SOME WAY TO BREAK IT
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03/17/2013 6:15 pm
Level 42 : Master Unicorn
AirshipsEverywhere
Calm down, there. The exterior may be done, but I've still got to do the whole interior, so it'll be a while until this is finished. I'll upload a schematic of how it is now if you want to play with it.
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03/18/2013 5:36 am
Level 47 : Master Botanist
Sbia
'play' being 'cover it with guns'
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03/20/2013 1:19 am
Level 42 : Master Unicorn
AirshipsEverywhere
There's a schematic for you. Knock yourself out! Most of the interior is empty, so you've got plenty of space for guns in the hull as well.
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03/20/2013 4:06 am
Level 47 : Master Botanist
Sbia
>:D:D:D:D
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03/21/2013 2:12 am
Level 42 : Master Unicorn
AirshipsEverywhere
How's the über-rearmament going?
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