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Noble-Class Supercarrier by Afterskies Noble-Class Supercarrier by Afterskies
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Noble-class Aircraft Carrier
Class: Supercarrier, (Carrier Vessel/Nuclear)
Hull Style: Trimaran Tumblehome
Length: 1336 feet
Width: 395 feet
Height: 256 feet (from waterline) 300 feet (with draft)
Draft: 44 feet*
Tonnage: 128,000†
Speed: 52 knots
Aircraft: 118†
Boats: 4
Freefall Lifeboat Launch: 2
Ship's Force: 3420†
Air Wing: 2380†

11 30mm Shield CIWS
10 25mm Mk3 Rapier Defense Autocannons
11 .50-cal Dagger ROADS
7 NRAM-32 Longsword (24 Missiles each)
40 VLS Tubes
64 Cluster Countermeasure Packs
180 Active Anti-Torpedo Decoy-Explosives
6 Active SONAR Decoys, towed
14 .50-cal Machine gun posts
2 Torpedo Tubes
Full Command Electronic Warfare & Deterrence Suite

Power & Propulsion
Power Source: 3 A2H2 875Mw PWR
Back up Source: 3Mw Diesel Generators
Battery Back up: 24 Hour life, 6 for propulsion
Propulsion: 6 Asimov Engineering CV-2 Azipod Motor-Propulsors
Secondary Propuslion: 4 Internal Asimov Engineering CV-2 Motor-Propulsors
Tertiary Propulsion: 24 Azipod-mounted Quad-Jet/Positive Displacement pumps, 8 Maneuvering & Docking Motors, 2 Tertiary Jet Pumps, 2 Bilge Pump Assemblies, 3 Scoop Pumps

6 Aircraft Elevators
6 Weapons Elevators to Flight Deck
6 Weapons Elevators to Hangar Bay
6 Aircraft EMALS Catapults (Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System)
2 Five-Wire Traps
2 Auxiliary Aircraft Nets

*Pending speed and load
†: Denotes ideal specification

The Noble-class carrier is an extensive refit to the older Citadel-class carrier. While still quite similar in outer appearance, the Noble fixes internal problems not foreseen with the Citadel and creates an entirely more streamlined lifestyle for the crew. In addition come more advanced and better ventilation systems. The entire ship maintains heating and air conditioning systems suited to maintaining a comfortable living condition in any environment the world has to offer it, as well as better particulate filtering and dehumidifiers.

The A2H2 Reactor plant is, as well, a further improvement, utilizing ideas both from crews of the Citadel on how to make the plants more serviceable and to help with maintenance. It adds several new reactor safety systems, refits old ones, and makes the entire plant far more of a sailor's dream to operate and speed up qualifications by making the overall design more simple, effective, and powerful. The A2H2 utilizes a two-loop Pressurized Water Reactor, each powering four large turbine generators to power an all-electric propulsion system.

Coming from the Citadel's success with the six-elevator, six-catapult, two-trap system, the Noble still uses a centerline island, but utilizes a larger bridge to make up for the sacrificed space from utilizing the island for island space. The windows on the island also allow for old-school visuals of the flight deck in addition to the many cameras. The added two elevators are necessary in assisting in moving aircraft about the flight deck during Flight-Operations (FLOPS), taking into consideration the ability to land twice as many aircraft as a typical carrier while also launching the same volume as it's predecessors. These covered elevators also provide an added degree of protection from both enemy munitions and prying eyes, allowing for normal flight-deck preparations to be performed relatively outdoors and rapidly launching the aircraft from a safe location, in the event of war, high-seas, or a black-operation.

In addition, each of the external elevators sports a crane which can reach as far out as seventy-feet from the edges of the boat, and as far in as near the center-line of the carrier, where cargo can be rapidly transported by internal ceiling-bound cranes or mobile cranes. The crane's support arms are imbedded beneath the flight-deck, fixing it in place. In the event of a failure of the primary and secondary hydraulic locomotive drives of the elevators, the crane can act as a tertiary lift, albeit slow. Unlike the Citadel, this crane is far better protected and it's support more internal.

The propulsion system itself is the largest advancement; the addition of a new azipod aft - meaning that the two most centerline azipods do not maintain a full range of motion - as well as using the same engines for six internal engines, allowing for speeds that would normally be considered ridiculous for carriers so large. The six internal engines have some vectoring to their discharge as well, allowing for lateral motion of the carrier, allowing for docking without tugboats and for increased maneuverability. The azipods themselves allow for turning so drastic that, were the Noble not trimaran, it would cause severe listing.

Ideal aircraft complement is denoted as being 118 aircraft; the ideal figure includes allowances for several COD aircraft, AWACS, and eight to twelve helicopters, the remainder of aircraft expected to be fighter-sized.
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Hellomon100 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015
Waspus Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
darklord86 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015
LJ-ATCTION-360 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014
impressiveCURSE YOU! 
viperarmy Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Student Artist
I love looking at and studying war ships. Wow I love your drawings
Ryan-Austin Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
Maybe the US Navy should design their future aircraft carriers after your design, with your permission of course. 
Afterskies Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
This design is rather impractical for modern times and there are a number of reasons why the US Navy won't go any larger than they currently are.
ejamel2000 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazingly detailed.
highwindwarrior1988 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
how much crew??
Afterskies Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Ship's Force (Traditional Crew): 3420
Air Wing: 2380

The Air Wing also assists with general ships operations and less-technical tasks, like the crew's mess, damage control, security, et cetera.
Shard9101 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Loved it so I much I ordered one. :D 
Afterskies Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Haha, thanks!
Wisky-08 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
The Republic of Antarctica wishes to contact construction of 5 of them 
Hunter2045 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
jmozynski Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
hello nice ship
MacPaul Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
Wouldn't have that many guns with different calibre.
Afterskies Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Just three. One's for CIWS and two different for surface defense.
Messenger-Of-Chaos Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice detail, you even got the Zebra fittings down. :)
Afterskies Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
If I could get a better resolution picture (which, if I remember correctly, would come out to over 1Gig in size), you could even see the tack numbers above the hatches. Note the frame-scale I have at the bottom.
HandofManos Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great work Afterskies! I do love the modern look and information you have added. One of your best pieces so far!
Afterskies Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks. I've been working on it for months now.
zekodyl Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student Artist
Katamariguy Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
Aircraft complement?
Afterskies Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Included in the description; 118 aircraft, ideally. Obviously if it's housing a UAV Wing, it's going to be higher, but if it's housing any number of Osprey-like VTOLs it's going to be lower.
Ideal aircraft complement is based off of two helicopter squadrons, two or three AWACS, and two or three Carrier Onboard Delivery aircraft, the remainder being fighter-sized aircraft.
Afterskies Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I did just add it to the body of the description as well.
Jon-Michael-May Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional Writer
Nice. The level and sheer amount of detail are both very impressive.
Afterskies Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks, I put a lot of love, time, and effort into this thing.
Afterskies Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Just uploaded an even higher resolution version. Now you can actually make out some of the smaller text I've got on there. Still can't read the tack-numbers above the doors, but you can tell they're there.
CrimsonFALKE Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is fucking epic
Wes-of-StarArmy Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great work and very detailed! I like how you implemented my suggestion of a color coded internal diagram, it helps me visualize the lives of the sailors in there, which brings this to life.
Afterskies Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Yeah, it's extremely hard to do with a carrier. I took that suggestion, but as I was working I realized, "Oh, shoot, I can't get everything in here." Almost the entire carrier, from a side view has storage space or berthing space throughout. I just tried to give a general idea.

Hopefully I can get a more detailed version up so you can actually do stuff like read the tack-numbers above the doors.
Afterskies Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
That, and it's difficult to decipher what should be stuff like "Weapons" spaces. Because control spaces would fit in with the Command and Control. And offices? Heavens, that gets complicated. All of the little spaces here and there, and ventilation plenums?
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