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On Patrol by The-Necromancer On Patrol by The-Necromancer
The biggest ships in the fleet, the Aero-Carrier can haul ten rotorcraft (airplanes) anywhere needed.
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DJP15 Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, awesome concept :D 
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Enrico1946 Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
this reminded me a picture from a popular mechanics magazine from the past.. only it doubled..
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The-Necromancer Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I know that one! Yeah, that was a bit of inspiration, actually. The other half of the inspiration was the multi-hulled airships of ~donaguirre.

I got a whole back story to the conflict between the Grand Duchy of Lynxia (this air carrier is part of their fleet) and the militaristic nation of Greater Valet. It culminates in an airship battle that is part Jutland, part Trafalgar. I give out little bits and pieces of that story from time to time, but I doubt I'll ever tell the whole thing.
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sovietloyalist Feb 11, 2011
this is a stunning drawing! I wish I had one of these!
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:icondonaguirre:
I picked up "Sky Captain and the World of tomorrow" on DVD the other day and this giant reminds me of the huge flying base commanded by "Frankie" (Angelina Jolie). The point is: yours is far more realistic. I wonder, whether the US ever considered a landing deck similar to naval carrier decks, when they came up with the Akron/Macon project. And no, I won't steal the concept :-).

Very nice imagination !
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The-Necromancer Jan 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh I adore that movie, even if "Frankie's" ships are HTA. The Hindenburg III sequence and the various other ships seen early in the movie are worth it alone. As far as the US Navy ever considering a flight deck on the top of an airship, there was no such interest in the 1930s. However, I remember seeing something from the 1950s with the Air Force wanting to do such a thing. Their design was mostly for mild press interest, and it wouldn't have flown.

I'm glad you like my design, and I'd be flattered to see what you could do with the concept if you'd like. I sometimes toy around with this design a bit yet, but I admit my artistic talent is light years behind what you do. Feel free to borrow from it if you want.
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Kerl-of-Fox-County Jan 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Now y'see, that would actually fly! And look great whilst doing it! :-)
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The-Necromancer Jan 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, it could fly. It would have to be huge as hell, but it would fly!
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Kerl-of-Fox-County Jan 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Aren't big airships the best kind? :-)
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