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HMS Agincourt by Kaiser-Conti HMS Agincourt by Kaiser-Conti
The Agincourt class battleships (consisting of HMS Agincourt, HMS Poitiers, HMS Crecy and HMS Black Prince ) are the strongest ships in the entire Royal Navy, and a response for the German vessels -SMS Baden and SMS Bayern. They are also the most bizzare vessels in the Navy- they have 12 turrets of the main calibre installed on them!

Nevertheless they still are considered by the British as the most "British" ships of all vessels in the entire navy (First lord of the Admiralty even laughed that they are more British than Britain herself :P )

The project was kept in a deep secret and the first two british vessels were almost done when suddenly the French fleet gained a new battleship of the Bienfaiteur class ( [link] ). that monster held an incredible firepower. It was a real strike for the British pride. ( 3 years earlier the French launched their huge space base -> [link] )

the First Lord of the Admiralty , ambitious lord George Hamilton demanded serious improvements in te currently built ships to surpass also the French giant Adacieux, but the war budget didn't have enough money to include all of Hamilton's ideas...instead of increasing the calibre of the guns , the War office decided to increase te number of turrets on those ships..This was the beginning of the new bizarre battleship class...

when they were ready to "launch" the prime minister demanded to give them names that the French could easily find offensive, and understand that Royal Navy won't resign from it's position. the French ambassador was kindly invited on the ceremony. all guest were astonished by the size of the giant battleships including the German ambassador ( he even said that if the British still launch such enormous ships ,then soon in Germany there won't be any bicycle - the only thing made of iron and steel will be battleships of the Imperial Fleet)

soon Queen Victoria baptized the new ships. They received names : Agincourt, and Crecy after the English victories in the Hundread years war. when the French ambassador heard those names he went completely mad and left the ceremony.

another concept for the project executed by me and :iconjanboruta:

I think it's my last ship concept ... anyway I hope HMS Agincourt is a worthy project from this series :)
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WWII44 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
Are those standard naval guns or are they kinetic weapons(guns that fire projectiles via electro magnetism)?
Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
It's actually a terribly old concept art mate, but from what i remember, I had a discussion on the matter with a friend who's a physics & austronomy nerd. He claimed that in space the projectile shall not follow a parabolic trajectory that is the result of gravity's impact that is observed on earth. Instead a fired shell shall have a straight trajectory, without losing velocity (unless it hits something and therefore explodes). Trying to keep the universum idea as simple as possible I found the explanation to my satisfaction, so the answer would be: standard naval guns they are I guess.
WWII44 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
I see, with my space ships(like this one for example [link]) have what are called Mass Drivers for their main armament which have coils of heavy metals in the gun barrels and fire solid metal projectiles at high velocity via a strong electromagnetic burst, the projectile flies so fast that it will explode on impact with any solid object(be it spaceship or planetary body). The also have smaller projectile canons that work on the same principal for their secondary armaments.
RedWinterwolf Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008
How did I not see these before?!
...Beautiful Oo -worships the hayday of British Engineering-
All gone now, eh chap? Still, fantastic design!
stranger37 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
interesting ) cant say that i like it tho (just not into this particular style of steampunk/parapunk or whatever it is)
gromcrusher Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2007
nice idea! great picture :D
i like it!
Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2007
hehe thanks for recognition ;)
koplio Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Masywne, latajace, niebezpieczne. Budzi szacunek :)
Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2007
ghihihihi :fuzzydemon: mam koszzzmicznego drednota i nie zawaham się go użyć! :fuzzydemon:

danke ;)
koplio Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dreadnoughty sa piekne :) zwlaszcza te 40dziestkowe
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