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2062 USS Lexington AC by Unlimitedguy 2062 USS Lexington AC by Unlimitedguy
53 years from now, the world is celebrating the end of the six year long WWIII. The constant melting of the ice sheets gave way to sea combat like never before imagined. Nations have an arms race for battleships for the fight for ice caps witch were up for grabs after the UN decided to start a settlement in Antarctica in 2056. Many southern nations protested on NATO's involvement of lands that were out of their legal reach. This stirred a conflict that took place above 5 miles of water. Ships had to serve as mobile bases as supplies were hard to reach to combat zones. This called for faster, stronger and more stealthy ships. Hundreds of vessels were sunk in the battle until treaties were arranged.

The war is over, the United states' relationship with the enemy alliances is still at an unease. To be prepared for any other conflicts of the same sort, the Navy goes to the drawing board and comes up with this 8.9 Billion dollar baby. It is a multipurpose ship, mostly an aircraft carrier that can accomplish 100 knots. It also has an advances system of elevators and hangers that house the most advanced drones under deck. One take off, and one landing runway allow quick deployment. The ship accomplishes such high speed because of a nuclear power core under the landing runway. The ship will serve for another 30 years patrolling the American colonies near Antarctica.
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jazzaman22 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
this is very cool but sadly would work as an aircraft carrier not so much because of the runway but because it sits WAY to high in the water meaning it would have awful body roll and become a very dangerous place to land planes on but looks cool!
Afterskies Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
It's not so much that it's too high, it's that it's not wide enough. Putting two of these side-by-side and bridging the flight deck (as well as extending it over the bowsprit) between the two would make it much more effective. You don't typically want the aircraft to be landing in the direction of the tower, in case of emergency landings, wave offs, and general screw-ups meaning they can easily take out your entire command crew.

The artwork is very good, but it seems like it was made as a tribute to Halo-vessels rather than practicality.
spartan1273 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
I like the ship design, but there is one thing you should know. Modern aircraft carriers have the diagonal runway so that landing planes do not risk running into the other aircraft and blowing everything up.
xyz-dbz Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
can you make another one with this flag :[link]
Anzac-A1 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
Not bad, have you thought about adding a long-range railgun for artillery purposes?
MrJumpManV4 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i didn't catch this one before, i like the turrets tho, very nice design overall.
HexusDemon Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
Thanks for allowing me to add your art to :iconparasitezeta:...

If you do more art for the Military I would like you to become a contributor for my group!
Messenger-Of-Chaos Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
At first, I thought this was a spaceship. Keep up the good work! :D
spyderrock48 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009
A comment froma weapons type guy, your ship seems to have some limited AA capability, i realize you have drones, but you still have a certain amount of time that it takes for them to get up, and some stuff such as the PHALANX gatlings ( a more futuristic ersion of course) or some sea-sparrow missle launchers ( again something more futuristic, im just giving a modern example ) or the RAM-112 system
spyderrock48 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009
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