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Wings of the Dawn by MikeDoscher Wings of the Dawn by MikeDoscher
The Longstreet class carrier USS Wayne launching fighters at the edge of the atmosphere.
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BULLETPROOFCHEETAH Featured By Owner May 11, 2017
This old school heroic from bygone days...
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Gromgorefiend Featured By Owner May 11, 2017
love your work .
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Tristikov Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Really cool designs! I like it when more conventional types of tech are use alongside something fantastic like anti-grav.
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Anzac-A1 Featured By Owner May 10, 2017
Carrier looks like the Olympus Mons from COD Infinite Warfare.
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killerweinerdog Featured By Owner May 10, 2017
Interesting design. I take it the pointed end is opposite the direction of travel?
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner May 11, 2017  Professional General Artist
Yes. :)
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keight Featured By Owner May 10, 2017
Lovely work, Mike.
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theweeklymudkip Featured By Owner May 10, 2017
Love the old-school roundel!
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thanks. Only by accident did I discover the difference between the 1917 and 1919-1942 version. :) 
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Pachumaster Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
if they use anti-gravity tech, shouldn't the planes have VTOL capabilities? or do they use conventional propulsion?
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  Professional General Artist
The planes are using a version of the gravity engine, yes. There some trickiness involved in making small things got fast with it, as well as problems which arise from two areas of effect overlapping. It's easier to use conventional propulsion to launch small craft from big ones, as well as for steering and fine control.
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Pachumaster Featured By Owner May 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
hmm, you could drop them like bombs, ignore all aerodynamics since they won't be using lift anyways, and land/recouple to clamps at the 'bottom' vertically. in microgravity they should be able to couple and decouple like our spacecraft do.

though that does not look nearly as cool
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner May 11, 2017  Professional General Artist
If designed completely from scratch they might do something like that, but there's some strangeness: There's an offset to the 'center' of the gravity field that makes the intersection of two fields difficult to make precision maneuvers in, as well as launch and recovery being more difficult when in a natural gravity well. It's very much a set of technologies in transition.
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Pachumaster Featured By Owner May 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, that's why I suggested the smaler craft have enough conventional power to lift themselves (albeit with little delta v)
'Landing' on the 'underside' is actually safer. If a plane fails to land on a runway it could overshoot or crash into the runway, and the way this is designed an overshot landing would have the plane fall onto the engines, yikes!
If the plane failed to couple it would just fall off.

But as you've said it's transition. These guys were flying biplanes before the martians.
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Zgerken Featured By Owner May 10, 2017
A very nice piece, I really love your style.
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