I'm saddened by the lack of knowledge of Thunder Force around here.
Speaking of which.....Sword Fleet LIVES
It's a mostly original design I made, but I did take a few inspirations of the scene of allied ships from Thunder Force VI for its general design. It is approximately 1.5 long and has a lot of battleship-like traits, notably the platforms on a mostly flat surface to eventually house its main and very scary guns. It'll be along side the Sabers doing orbital bombard, but unlike the Sabers, it has good broadsides too. It's called a cruiser, because I am reserving the big ship type for the Judgement Sword (or as I'll call it, the Sai class), which makes the Longsword look rather small.
PS it'll have more beams than you can shake an Ascension at. The source inspiration does a 9-beam broadside and I plan to up the ante quite a bit from that.
(I've got the strikecraft part of Sword Fleet done also. They're going to be the RVR-series of fighters, two of which I have completed).