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Fabius Class Assault Ship

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In case you haven't noticed, I've been doing a burst upload. This is based off of a drawing I made of one of the two classes of Roman amphibs, inspired by the San Antonio class of the US Navy. I really had fun with this build, from the general design to working with what interior is built to the camo pattern, I think this was one of the more fun waterborne craft I've tried. It was weird sometimes because this is a doomed class (see the lore section) but I think the end result was worth it.


Class: Fabius-class

Type: Landing Platform Dock Amphibious Assault Ship (Designation LPD)

Manufacturer: Flavian Naupegi (Portus Julius Naval Yards)

First Commissioned: 16/11/2007

Length: 270m

Width: 37m

Height: 61m

    • 1 RWT Dynamics 5-inch Autoloading Naval Cannon
    • 2 RWT Dynamics Mk56 57mm Gun Turrets
    • 48 Mk42 VLS Cells Capable of Holding RIM-162 Evolved Sea Dart Anti Ship Missiles, BGM-109T Tactical Tomahawk Cruise Missiles, or Mk17 Mod 3 Anti-Submarine Rockets (ASROC)
    • 1 RWT Dynamics Mk21 Rolling Airframe Missile Launcher
    • 1 RWT Dynamics Mk22 Mod 2 SeaRAM CIWS Missile Launcher
    • 3 Vulcan Phalanx CIWS Gun Systems
    • 6 Browning M2HB .50 BMG Machine Guns

Top Speed: 28 kn

Powerplant: 2 Uranus Technologies CC25 Gas Turbine Engines (25 MW each). 4 Uranus Technologies CM4 Gas Turbine Generators (4 MW each). Thrust provided by 2 Uranus Technologies MCE-25 Electric Motors (50 MW total)

Propulsion: 2 shafts connected to 4-bladed controllable pitch propellers.

Displacement: 26,000 Metric Tons

Commissioned Ships:
    • IRS Fabius (LPD 26)
    • IRS Scipio (LPD 27)
    • IRS Marcellus (LPD 28)
    • IRS Manlius (LPD 29)
    • IRS Cincinnatus (LPD 30)
    • IRS Agricola (LPD 31)
    • IRS Assanius (LPD 32)
    • IRS Vitallion (LPD 33)

Crew: 361 (333 enlisted, 28 officers)

Landing Force: 700 (633 enlisted Marines, 67 officers)

Maximum Range: 5,000 nautical miles

Cost: 150 million denarii (At $190 USD to 1 denarius)

Cargo Capacity:
    • 6 Main Battle Tanks
    • 10 Armored Personnel Carriers
    • 20 Light Utility Vehicles
    • 6 Amphibious Assault Vehicles
    • 10 Construction Vehicles
    • 9 Utility Trucks
    • 6 Infantry Fighting Vehicles
    • 1,000 tons of ammunition and supplies.

Auxiliary Vehicles:
    • 1 SH-80 Belgae Utility Helicopter
    • 2 Triton Naupegi Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) or 4 Triton Naupegi Landing Craft Utility (LCU)
    • 2 Triton Naupegi Mk4 Riverine Assault Boats
    • 2 Triton Naupegi 13m RHIB
    • 2 Triton Naupegi 11m RHIB

The Fabius class, named after Roman general Quintus Fabius Maximus of the Second Punic War, is a type of amphibious assault ship of the Imperial Roman Navy. As a Landing Platform Dock, it has limited aviation capabilities in exchange for a large cargo carrying capacity and an extensive well deck for smaller landing craft. The class was commissioned to replace the aging Antony-class LPDs as one half of a typical navy Amphibious Readiness Group, the other half being a Mithras-class Landing Helicopter Dock assault ship. Between the two vessels is one whole legion. The Romans do not have an Army and Marine Corps like many other nations, as every legion is essentially a Marine Expeditionary Unit. Self-sufficient and compact, they are tailor made for expeditionary warfare, and thus the Roman "Marine Corps" are really Army legions with additional training in amphibious warfare. The Aviation, Aviation Support, and Infantry cohorts are based on the LHD while the Fabius carries the Armored, Light Armored, Mechanized, Logistics, and Support cohorts. Together they can field an entire legion anywhere within six hours, even faster when the primary enemy is just across the Mediterranean. The camouflage pattern does nothing to disperse radar or infrared homing missiles, although electronic countermeasures and a stealthy shape try, and instead serves to help hide the ship visually from manually-fired shore based batteries, still a threat in the age of guided missiles. With powerful engines, a huge cargo capacity, and assault boats to assist in landing operations, the Fabius on its own can serve as a QRF in a box, and when paired with the missiles and railguns of a Zama-class, a Roman ARG can be a major pain in the tail for hostile forces.

Despite its capabilities, there are currently no Fabius-class ships afloat. When the Imperial Territories of the Skylords first began their assault on the world, the unlucky XII ARG with the IRS Agricola was one of their first victims. The Skylords and their airships, advanced weapons, and surprise quickly began to take over the world, throwing the major powers into disarray. Slowly but surely, the massive Roman Navy was eroded away by precision orbital strikes, airship ambushes, and naval engagements. However, three months into the war, Roman and Americati planners noticed that the ITS was spread dangerously thin. They decided to try defending by attacking, launching a major amphibious and naval assault on Black Reef, ten nautical miles off the coast of the ITS. Gathering a massive force of surviving Shogunate, Americati, and Roman warships, the fleet stabbed its way directly to Black Reef, even launching missiles and gunfire into the continental ITS itself. The end goal was to land troops embarked aboard assault ships of all three navies to cause some havoc on the Skylords' home turf. This shock unfortunately jolted Skylord planners to their senses, and a swift retaliation saw the wiping out of the assault fleet, including all but one of the remaining Fabius classes. The IRS Vitallion survived for an additional two weeks before it was sunk in the Battle of Portus Julius, its hulk maneuvered in an attempt to block Skylord access to the Roman base while it was destroyed to prevent its usage by the Skylords. The delay caused by the wreck of the Vitallion enabled Rome to "disable" two under-construction Zama classes and prepare her surviving warships for a last stand. In the Final Battle of Portus Julius, Rome ultimately lost after causing great losses to the ITS. Two days later, the city fell, and two weeks later, the last Roman legion surrendered. This signified the end of an era and the beginning of Imperial Skylord dominion, symbolized by the public Skylord scrapping of the remains of the defiant Vitallion.
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01/03/2017 5:17 pm
Level 38 : Artisan Engineer
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Totally sublime, lovely form...
01/02/2017 9:51 am
Level 21 : Expert Ranger
Matze337 avatar
Pretty impressive :)
12/26/2016 10:24 pm
Level 48 : Master Botanist
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heeeeyy that camo actually worked out really well
12/26/2016 8:36 pm
Level 59 : Grandmaster Architect
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An incredible work and also you can see the dedication in the description.
12/26/2016 7:35 am
Level 51 : Grandmaster Crafter
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Amazing design!!
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