Hades Class Heavy Destroyer . Gaufran Proudly presents our first indigenous naval vessel, the Hades class Heavy Destroyer. Named after the Greek God of Death and the underworld, who wore a helmet that made him invisible. He was so feared that people never spoke his name, fearing he would wreak death and destruction upon them. Like their namesake, these ships are silent, deadly, and utterly invisible to most forms of detection. .
Front view showing the construction methods used on the hull. The Hades uses an advanced, trimaran, wave-piercing hull with four powerful water-jets, two in the hull, and one in each outrigger.
A top view showing the unique hull shape, and clean, stealthy lines, as well as the armament.
The main Armament is a pair of turret mounted 400mm railguns. The Hades uses these to pummel large enemy ships, as well as coastal fortifications and ground targets.
The bridge, showing off the recessed panels that conceal the sensors and radars. I love how the camo came out on this area of the ship. The ceremonial flags are removed for combat. This image shows off the ALDS turrets (in black RAM domes) which can melt enemy missiles form 30 km away.
The top of the bridge, giving a close up of the ALDS turrets and 27mm Tri-barreled Gauss CIWS guns. these have a ten kilometer range and a fire rate of 400 RPM.
The vessels stealth doesn't stop at clean lines and folding weaponry though. the whole ship is coated in an advanced composite RAM, that absorbs radar waves and insulates the ship's heat signature.
The 220mm Coilguns are for use against light ships such as frigates, or ground targets.
Here you can clearly see the shielded cooling vents for the fusion reactor, which help to mask the thermal signature of the vessel.
The Large Heli-pad. I now love SNOT techniques. The pad is protected by two more CIWS turrets in stealth pods. they should fold in, but yeah...
Although the standard compliment is two Sea Nester Troop transport Helicopters, the enormous Sea Griffon can be carried.
Guess which Helicopter I based it off.
The fragile build of the rotor.
The camo on the other side. The ship also uses a form of optical camo, whereby it tricks the lens of the eye, or cameras, into seeing what is all around it. this is most effective on ships or aeroplanes.
The camo continues acrss the deck. this was a pain, but totally worth it
All the Guns are in stealth turrets. This is sort of how the main guns would look concealed. In real life, there would be no gaps.
The hull shape from bellow. This was the hardest part of the build, especially making it rigid. (this is actually vertical)
The bulbous bow again.
The outlet for two of the water-jets. 6 small rudders allow it to sail into shallow water, while still turning on a dime.
Two weapons bays open up to deploy torpedoes, mines, depth charges or towed sonar arrays from an internal autoloader.
The intakes for the water-jets. The onboard fusion reactor powers an all electric drive system, that is incredibly quiet and powerful.
The Stern again. The Hull is coated in a rubberized material that muffles sonar. vents shroud it is microscopic bubbles that further disrupt sonar returns.
The Money shot. Hades unleashing the fury of tartarus on his (her) enemies.
Class: Hades Heavy Destroyer
Height: -above waterline- 28.7m
-below waterline- 11.5m
Speed: 38.9 Knots
Complement: 57 men
Armament: 2x 400mm railguns
2x 220mm coilguns
50x VLS tubes (Poseidon or Pegasus missiles)
7x 27mm Gauss CIWS
3x ALDS turrets
1x Sea Griffon Helicopter
2x Sea Nester Helicopters
In weapons bays:
-Up to 8 rocket propelled torpedoes
-Up to 24 depth charges
-up to 14 anti shipping mines