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Offline Eishtmo

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The best justification I ever heard for it was that Cruisers were launched first and called cruisers because they're roughly the size of naval cruisers.

Aren't FS cruisers about the size of naval super carriers?  Okay, perhaps they're just a touch smaller.
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FreeSpace cruisers are bigger than biggest modern aircraft carriers in both length and width but especiall volume...

EDIT: Well, not perhaps in length when it comes to Fenris/Leviathan and Cain/Lilith. Rakshasa is kinda thin too, but this shot is a pretty good one. The thing is, I can't imagine the cruisers floating so they are at the very least a lot heavier than aircraft carriers...



At any rate I would say the reason for cruisers being smaller than destroyers, corvettes and frigate (Iceni) is the same reason that fighter/bomber wings are smaller than squadrons, while in our designations "Alpha Wing" would be Alpha Flight, being part of a Squadron, which is part of a Wing. It's either :v: didn't know the accurate military terminology of unit sizes (and ship types) in relation to each other, or (more likely) just ignored the modern definitions and went with what sounded cool and worked in the script and voice acting.
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Ooh, nice. :yes2::cool::yes:

I was thinking that a cruiser was meant for light duties such as convoy escort or quick-hitting attacks. Note that, apart from the Leviathan, the other Allied cruiser designations are quite agile for their size.

The destroyer is supposed to be a heavy hitter used for battling large ships or cruisers.

As for the corvette...it's a hybrid. And it reminds me of Chevrolet. :nervous:
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When I saw that image, the first thought that ran through my mind was, "That fleet is FUBARed."
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lol when I first saw it I thought Herra has too much time on his hands  :p

 
When I saw that image, the first thought that ran through my mind was, "That fleet is FUBARed."

If you'd ever play Homeworld, you'd know what a 'military parade' formation is, that task force was assembled to look nice on pictures.

And as for battlecruisers- other than the Kirov there was the USS Alaska (however it/she? and it's sister Guam were called 'large cruisers'), HMS Tiger and the HMS Hood to name a few...
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From what i was reading the Alaska class was designated a "Large Cruiser" not necessarily a battle cruiser. It was intended as a lets-make-do replacement for the battle ships lost at pearl. Its primary function was carrier escort and AAW cover.

Only 2 of them were completed and a 3rd partially completed but launched anyway, the plans for the rest were cancled

 

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lol when I first saw it I thought Herra has too much time on his hands  :p

It's not my render, it's IceyJones'. There are several other scale comparision renders...
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If i remember correctly from the FS Ref Bible or something like that it said that the Fenris was initialy the biggest space vessel constructed. Then came the Orion and the Levi .

So in theory it would make sence to name the biggest ship out there a cruiser.

Then came the Orion or a previous variant of the Orion which could eat Fenris cruisers for breakfast and they though "wow this thing can destroy anithing out there" lets name it a.....destroyer.....or at least thats how it would seem to me!


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Perhaps battleship doesn't sound nice for a capship with huge hangars, and supercarrier doesn't sound nice for a ship with huge guns...

Also- I agree with the 'cruiser destroyer' theory.


P.S. what would the FS equivalent of a 'torpedo boat destroyer' be called?
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Since FS cruisers are more or less equivalent to torpedo boats, I'd say "corvette".

 

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Meh id say more like friggate or something like that ! since friggates like the Iceni can pound away really fast really hard at almost if not all capships out there. I mean the Iceni is fas agile with a devastating forward ark beam placement. Jump in pound away then get out fast !

And as far as i can tel the Iceni is one of the fastest capships out there!
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Pounding hard and pounding fast is all well and good, but the Iceni wasn't built to duke it out for extended battles. Just crash through blockades from what i gathered of it's constant "on the move" style.
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Yeah well torpedo boats arent meant to duck it out for long with enemy ships either they move in fast bomb/torpedo the living lights out of the enemy then get out fast !

The Iceni may be a blocade runner but it is also a superb fast attack/strike warships with the beam firepower that would put the Aquitane to shame and rival the Orion.
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So the Iceni is actually more of a (albeit very heavy) torpedo boat than a torpedo boat destroyer.

 

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The Iceni is extremely heavily armored though.

 

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The Iceni is a pocket 'battleship', like the Lilith, but slightly bigger, faster, and better armored.
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And while we're at putting ships into classes, the Big 'C' and Big 'O' are pre-Dreadnought battleships in my books, while the Big 'S' and the Big Hat have something of a Dreadnought to them (the difference is in the fact that the C and O have 2 "calibers" of beams- direct and slash, while the S and the Hat have a uniform main battery, much like pre-D's had 2 calibers of main guns, and the D came out with an 'all big gun' layout).
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And while we're at putting ships into classes, the Big 'C' and Big 'O' are pre-Dreadnought battleships in my books, while the Big 'S' and the Big Hat have something of a Dreadnought to them (the difference is in the fact that the C and O have 2 "calibers" of beams- direct and slash, while the S and the Hat have a uniform main battery, much like pre-D's had 2 calibers of main guns, and the D came out with an 'all big gun' layout).


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