Warship Wednesday–Ark Royal Class

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The Ark Royal-class are the largest and most modern supercarriers in the Confederation Navy.  First projected to carry a full air group of 3 fighter and 3 attack squadrons, the air group’s composition was changed in 3051 to 2 fighter, 2 attack, and 2 mecha squadrons.

Ships in the class are as follows:

Ark Royal

Shinano

Ticonderoga

Taranto

Intrepid

Illustrious

Austerlitz

Waterloo

Hiryu

Borodino

Bonhomme Richard

Baekgang

Naupacturs

Eurymedon

Nisa

Tangdao

 

When naming the carriers for the Confederation Fleet, I’ve gone far and wide for “battles most Westerners may have never heard of.”  The Confederation is basically a polygot of the Earth’s current nations.  Odds are someone from the Eurasian Sector is not going to care too much about Sharpsburg, while the Anglo-Saxon shipbuilders aren’t going to go into obscure Korean conflicts looking for inspiration.

The reason I chose Ark Royal for the class-name was my friends’ Mekton campaign revolved around a mecha carrier of that name.  The one and only time the GM allowed me to play the OPFOR, I damn near killed her.  (“James, the point of the exercise is to give them a struggle, not kill them all.”  “Then they should have thought about their strategy more.”)  To quote the centaurs in an online game I play, “I promise a painful end…“.

Of course, now that Chris Nuttall has a sci-fi series of the same name, everyone will think I’m taking a swipe at him.

 

2 thoughts on “Warship Wednesday–Ark Royal Class

  1. Mark

    Love it! I served on board HMS ark royal (mk 5) this made me chuckle 😂 I must get around to reading Chris’s books ⚓️🚀

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