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Zealander

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[[Basicly, I'm attempting to create a place where people can place their designs, be they Clanker or Darwinist, or a mix of both.]]

The Pamphlet of Designs of an Unknown and Dubious Manner

    The Almanac, or 'ADUDUB' as it is known is Aerospace circles, is a small booklet created by American Engineers Orville Wright and Harry Hawker as a world wide reference to the smaller vessels that are not often known. These Airships are not the frontline Darwinist Armarda H-Breathers or lumbering Clanker Warships, but Merchant Marines, Gyrocopters, and small ships. The ADUDUB features many famous and infamous Aerospace vessels and is always open for new additions for the next edition!

Table of Contents
Darwinist

Clanker

Hybrid
- The Hydra, a Privateer in the Service of the Royal Air Service.
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Zealander

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The Hydra
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2011, 03:10:52 AM »

[[Picture to go here once I find the cable for my scanner]]

The Hydra, a Privateer in the employ of the Royal Air Service. A former Ayr-Pyrat before the Great War, the Hydra was created from several derelict ships but the base of it comes from a Royal Navy pre-Dreadnaught, the HMS Dominion. The rich plundering of the Far East gave the scavengers and thieves the opportunity to create their own Airship, so thus with plundering of a German Hull, Austro-Hungarian Engines and Darwinist Cannon, the Hydra was born.

The Hull of the Hydra’s Armor is 160-250mm thick, however as much of the ship is at angles, this is easily doubled if a direct shot impacts, however the engines and the turrets are 300mm thick. This is because during an aero-battle these are the first to be targeted. Even the weight of this armor, the Hydra can travel at almost 23kt, or 26.5mph. This is considerable speed considering the speeds for common warships of the size, or larger.

The Hydra would be classed as a light cruiser if it was a true Air Service Warship. Armed with nine 12-inch and twelve 10-inch with an abundance of machinegun blisters, the Hydra is able to fight off any light aggressor and has the speed and manoeuvrability to outrun the stronger enemies.

She has a crew of 530, not include the 80-strong ground force that the Hydra employs, thanks to its upgraded lower hulls. She has the capability to ground-drop troops using special Darwinist creations built by His Majesty’s boffins as well as scout gyrocopters.
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