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Troika-Class Supercarrier by VoughtVindicator Troika-Class Supercarrier by VoughtVindicator
As you may have guessed from the fact that this is a pixel deviation drawn in the style of a famous ship lineart website, this is for my Nationstates country, Birkaine.

More specifically, it's the main workhorse of the Birkainian Naval Aviation, the huge Troika-class catamaran carrier accomodating 110 rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft of various types while not sacrificing its own armament, as it is equipped with 24 launch tubes for P-700 missiles, as much as an Oscar-II class submarine. It posesses extensive command facilities given that these carriers are generally in charge of the integration of the entire air defense grid over a fleet, as the navy is composed mostly of arsenal ships, which possess very heavy armament but don't have much in the way of sensors to target multiple enemmies or coordinate with one another to avoid overkill or targets slipping by. The large island is built in the middle of the two hulls of the ship, which is propelled by two nuclear reactors. Wherever one of the 23 Troikas currently serving is deployed, they act as flagship for other task forces such as amphibious assault groups and missile ship task groups. It has a displacement of 135,000 tons.

Scale is by shipbucket, needless to say. I used several bits and pieces belonging to other people to smoothen the process of drawing this, such as the aircraft elevators by McConrad's Ulyanovsk-class and the boat docks by Alvama.
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Ryan-Austin Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
I noticed that all of the aircraft are Russian. 
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VoughtVindicator Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, my nation is inspired by Russia
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Blue-Jedi Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
Wow, what a cool looking ship  :)
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artyom2013 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
*hypnotized by VV's profile GIF* YES MASTER, IT IS BEAUTIFUL...
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1234blah Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
where can i find this program?
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acelanceloet Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
woa woa WHAT
I have to warn you, this won't float very well. nor are you gonna be able to get both that amount of aircraft and weapons on board. neither do you want to.

the bridge is gonna be in the way of the landing of aircraft, and it's radar fit makes no sense, neither does the bridge structure

I would say, go back to the drawing board and look at real ships.
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VoughtVindicator Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How is the bridge gonna get in the way of the landings? The runways are on both sides of the island, in parallel with it. The shape of the bridge is pretty much a result of cramming extensive command facilities above the level of the flight deck since the blow-deck area is filled with hangars, fuel, crew compartment and missiles.
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acelanceloet Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
airflow. when the aircraft passes the island, it gets an blast of sideways wind (or it is take away real quickly) right at the moment the wheels reach the ground.
this is the reason islands are as small as possible.

also, if your ship is 130 m wide (by estimation) the entire structure can only be about 30 meters wide, as the aircraft need about 50 meters width to land (especially those transports, those might even need more) and that leaves a lot of deckspace that you will really need occupied.

also, it is not an good thing from damage control perspective. one hit at that position and you are doomed.
and there is a lot of other things wrong with it as well.
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VoughtVindicator Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, I see. Never considered it from an aerodynamic perspective. So the best would be to scale everything down a bit and remove some of the ship-to-ship armament.

What did you mean with the radar?
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acelanceloet Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
question: are you going to modify this ship a bit or? just wondering, as you seemed interested in my comments ;)
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VoughtVindicator Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wel, given what you said I'm not just gonna modify it, I'm gonna completely redo it. Thanks for the feedback of course
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acelanceloet Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha maybe that is the best indeed :P good to hear, and feel free to ask a few questions if you get lost ;)
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acelanceloet Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well, few points are good to be made.
- multihulls are ill-suited for carrier hulls. the large hangar deck means you need an huge area that is on top of the hulls, as high as 20 meters, which at the same time has to be 15 meters from the waterline to keep clear of waves.
multihulls are good for higher speed and stability, but the amount of usefull volume per displacement is, for carrier tasks, actually lower. you will have to place a lot of equipment above the actual hull that would be in the hull when you had an monohull. this is why multihull carriers never got further then concepts.
- keep an eye on weight. if we take this from the point that you have 2 regular carrier hulls there (and I suppose you haven't, the beam should be a bit less to get anything out of that speed) you could take about 130 fighter planes in hangar, fuel and ordnance. larger aircraft (transports) take more of this, so I suppose you would get about 100 on board...... not calculating in that huge weapon bay.
keep an eye on the kusnetsov, which is an true weapon carrying carrier, and see what they have sacrificed to let it do this.

so, let's just say that the 'nimitz type' is quite the edge of carrier design, and the reason every carrier since the forestal has looked almost exactly the same is because these are just an very good design! I do not see the need, nor the function, for an ship like this...... if you can pay an ship like this, you can pay an escort fleet as well, which will make your carrier more effective (only short range self defence weapons need to be carried, giving her more space for aircraft and all) and is cheaper to maintain, and is a lot more flexible then one super ship.

the radars.... are just not matching. look up what the different types do, how they should be placed, and how many degrees they cover (you have now some systems that only cover 180 degrees of the 360 degrees around your ship, for example)
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Yumaboy1814 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Ok how much to make this for real I will invest.
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VoughtVindicator Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, in NS each one costs aboyt six billion USD
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Yumaboy1814 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
I have 13 bucks were already making head way.
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dcmstarships Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
way cool carrier design
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VoughtVindicator Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot
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SGxFREEKILL Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The detail on this is amazing to say the least.
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VoughtVindicator Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot
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enc86 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
WOW! wicked design and fantastic details! very nice work!
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VoughtVindicator Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, appreciate the feedback
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VargenssonAlec Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
Damn man. This is cool.
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VoughtVindicator Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you think so
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VargenssonAlec Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
I know Birkaine is a made up state, but where is it?
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VoughtVindicator Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
[link]

In a made up continent
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VargenssonAlec Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
Nice man, what planet?
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VoughtVindicator Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's just a small region of an enormous earth-like fictional planet, everyone on Nationstates calls it "NSEarth"
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VargenssonAlec Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
Oh cool.
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AresXVIII Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
A very cool ship, with much thought for the detail!

Just two questions: why no waterjets?
an why such a steep bulbous bow?
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VoughtVindicator Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No waterjets most likely because in-universe they had taken enough risks with the design, as well as the fact using propellers would allow them to re-use the tooling used on other ships. Also, the advantages of pumpjet are seen as pretty marginal for a ship of this type.

Though the bulbous bow is probably my mistake. Gonna have to add a bow bulge to lessen resistance.
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AresXVIII Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I buy that with the waterjets, for me they are also rather unsuitable to warships, same for azipods, their chances of fasilure are bigger than those of normal propellers.

I am not sure about the bow, because it is a catamaran (I think 2 hulls?) I donīt even know if a bulge bow is suitable for them (because of the low draft of a catamaran). A last thing: I would add (retractable) stabilizers, because at least the SWATH type ships have issues with fast shifting of cargo, what could be an issue if you move fighters on the carrier.
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VoughtVindicator Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hm, where would the stabilizers go?
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AresXVIII Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
right below the 74 on the superstructure and right below the forward fuel transfer station, I would also say that the bilge keels should just exist between these two locations.
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Ostentatiousnessness Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
mines bigger XD
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VoughtVindicator Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Where's yours?
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Ostentatiousnessness Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
in my head, yes its as uncomfortable as it sounds XD
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Moriskov Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
Good sir, are these available for purchase in nationstates?
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VoughtVindicator Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, they would be, though through one-on-one deals since I don't have a storefront
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Moriskov Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
That's good!! I'll TG you later, your nation's Birikine right?
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VoughtVindicator Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Birkaine

[link]
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Moriskov Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
Sent you the TG. I must say your warships are impressive.
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ZhaneAugustine Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
Very cool, how long did you take to make it?
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VoughtVindicator Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, months, but that's because I stopped working on it for weeks on end, so I can't really tell you as I don't know...
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ZhaneAugustine Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
okay
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