Carries a sqadron of 116 fighters, 48 bombers, dozens of RADs (Robotic Attack Drone), Reconnaissance Probes, and 2 Dragon class Dropships.
Crew: ~3000 officers + pilots
Cruisers are versatile warships, larger than Destroyers but smaller than Battleships or Carriers.
They can fulfill a number of roles: patrol, escort... but they shine as a rapid response unit.
Armed with huge anti-capital projectile cannons you would expect to see mounted on much larger capital ships,
together with their impressive propulsion system, taking up about a quarter of the ship, and onboard fighter/bomber support
they are very capable and efficient if used correctly.
Modeled in Solidworks, textured and rendered in C4D. Part of a project to create a fleet of spaceships, and feature them in an animation.
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Credits to svenniemannie for his hull texture [link]
some other textures i used: [link]
model of turrets inspired by [link]
background from [link]