NEOS 'Genesis' Carrier . The 'Genesis' is a heavy carrier designed for transporting armies to planets of interest to the New Empire of Skaborr. Enjoy! .
While not particularly well-armed, the 'Genesis' has a massive cargo capacity, which can be filled to the brim with fighters, dropships, tanks, mecha, and troops. After the destroyers and cruisers finish the bulk of the naval combat, the 'Genesis' enters the system and unleashes its payload to a planet's surface. Shortly after, the planet switches to NEOS control.
The weaponry on the 'Genesis' is not enough to wage prolonged naval combat, but it is more than enough to hold off an adversary or two until the drop ships are deployed. Then, the 'Genesis' can jump out of range of the system and avoid taking serious damage.
The forward defenses include two point-defense light laser turrets, two medium laser turrets, and two heavy plasma cannons. While the massive plasma cannons look powerful, they are relatively standard as far as main weaponry goes. The size is due to the fact that all the cannons' systems are contained within the barrel. Power, cooling, and recycling are all held here to maximize the space within the vessel for troops. In fact, the cannons, if severed close enough to the base, would still be able to fire independent from the ship.
The main hangar bay is the most well-guarded area of the ship, apart from the bridge. Two point-defense turrets and a medium plasma turret/light plasma turret combo defend the hangar from enemy fighters and lower-tonnage cruisers.
What space is not dedicated to holding armies is used to hold fuel. The 'Genesis' has the single largest engine in the NEOS fleet, and requires large amounts of fuel to provide the thrust required to make the 'Genesis' one of the fastest ships in the empire.
The last thing you see before your planet gets taken over by the NEOS.
The following are some ships that were made by my younger brothers. They would love to hear some encouragement from someone other than their older brother. Enjoy!
Well, I must say that this was a fun build. At first, I had virtually no inspiration, but after a couple of sketches drawn up by the brother that built the first ship seen above, I ended up building a bigger and better ship than I could have done under any other circumstances. I hope you liked it! Thanks for viewing, and let me know what you think!