The NARWHAL Class Destroyer is a close relative of the ORCUS Class Destroyer, both having been conceptualised and brought to life at the same shipyards. She shares many similarities to her sister vessel in terms of main hull design, but aft of that, the similarities end.
This particular ship is seen in its Arcturan Green Paint Scheme - as she serves in the green nebula of the Arcturan IV system.
True to her namesake, this vessel resembles the narwhal fish of Earth's oceans, with her long spear-like appendage in front.
About this creation
NARWHAL Class Deep Space Destroyer: SDDG-97
Propulsion: 2 x Figma Fusion Plasma Reactors powering 10 x vectoring thrusters.
Armament: 2 x Snellar LR-MAC Long-Range Mass Accelerator Cannons. 4 x anti-ship graviton torpedo launchers, 6 x "phalanx III" CIWS, vertical launch system for 100 Thoraks missiles, 1 x Thor's Mallet antiship ionic disruptor.
Launch Facilities: 1 x frontal launch bay for shuttles and scout craft.
Crew: 300 officers and enlisted men
AirWing: 20 pilots and 50 maintenance crew
Atmospheric Capability: Yes
In recent years, Fleet Command has been losing great numbers of men and materiele whenever large capital ships are lost in combat or disaster. Imagine the amount of effort, time, R&D, materials, men and training going down the drain in one fell swoop with every ship lost.
It is commonly lost upon the good men and women who serve aboard maritime and space vessels that they are cocooned within technology and hardware that has been manufactured by the lowest bidder. Such is the sad reality of any military procurement and tendering process. In the words of Sir Winston Churchill, battleships are like eggshells that hurl hammers at each other.
Until Earth Fleet can consistently produce cpaital ships that can tolerate punishment against equal or superior enemy weapons for long enough to perform her mission, the fleet is better off with smaller vessel that help limit engagement losses.
Super shapes and colours on these builds. I like how the hulls are smooth and not covered with greebles but are still interesting to look at because of the clever, brick-built shapes. The pods, clipped on to the main hulls, are a neat bit of design too. Excellent!