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Glorious Dawn; an 18th DSF Battlecruiser
The Glorious Dawn integrates more new technology and weapons into its design than any other new ship in the history of the Tri-Planet Coalition. This Queen of the Spaceways was built based on technology from allies and enemies alike, but mainly from the brilliant minds of thousands of scientists throughout the TPC. Additionally, one was transferred to the Galactic Expeditionary Marines under a "Lend-Lease" Act initiated several years ago. It was proudly rechristened the "Stargazer II" Many contend that the Glorious Dawn-class vessels form the foundation of a 19th Fleet, but more established minds say that only Battleships, not battlecruisers, found anything. Read more about the 18th Deep Space Fleet and join to fulfill your destiny today! http://mocpages.com/group.php/6080
About this creation
When the Fleet Command saw the ambitious plans for the GD-class ships, many scoffed. Proponents overruled the doubters, however, and the development went forward on what would be an astounding ship that pushed all doubt from the most obstinate mind. Everything from the layout of the ship to the bolts that fastened the chairs down was brand new. It was battlecruiser with the frontal firing arc of a dreadnought; yet the forward target profile of a destroyer. It was a thin-skinned tin can (comparatively); yet had the shields and countermeasures that would make most planetary defenses turn green with envy. It has a deceptively peacefull look; yet boasts over nine separate and deadly weapons systems.

The Glorious Dawn's greatness comes from its half-shell bow that houses eleven different scientific systems including shield emitters, long-range sensors, ladar, electromagnetic detection, photo-chromatic detection, and primary and secondary targeting systems. This storehouse bears the image of the Brotha's skull; the most feared beast on the planet Incron.

Equipped with beyond-visual range targeting systems, the Glorious Dawn uses variable condensing beam emitters on its central turret to counter light dialation over extreme distances. In fact, the GD's first recorded kill was against a pirate heavy cruiser that did not raise its shields when they detected the GD, believing themselves to be out of weapons range. They would have been right, had they been facing any other ship. The first hit took out the pirate's shield generators, second and third ignited the fuel stores and blew the ship apart from the inside-out. The only visual evidence that the GD ever saw of the pirate was the flash of a distant explosion. After that, no pirate ever again underestimated the 18th DSF.

Additionally, the Glorious Dawn utilizes point-shielding systems. Meaning that the shields idle in low-power mode until the computers detect a hit coming. Maximum power is focused at the very point that the beam will hit, thus extending the life cycle of the shields. The shields will not activate if a shot will miss the vessel by more than one meter.

Forward facing armament is composed of
1 heavy turret
1 medium turret
5 light turrets
2 heavy torpedo launchers

Rearward-facing armament is composed of a single heavy turret that is the most powerful carried on the Glorious Dawn. Additionally, the two medium turrets on the side can traverse to provide for rear defense.

Even though the Glorious Dawn is lightly armored doesn't mean she can't slug it out one-on-one with the biggest ships around. When attacking a flotilla, the 'Dawn "Crosses the T" and flanks the formation at maximum cruising speed. Firing all her weapons at a single target can be devastating enough to take out a battleship in one pass, using a volume of firepower vast enough to overwhelm its shields and all. Simple rinse and repeat these slicing attacks until sufficient damage has been done to make the enemy retreat or be destroyed. The 18th's allies, the UNE, has nicknamed these attacks the "Barracuda Formation."

























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Alex Storm
  August 14, 2012
I like how everybody around says they have a super ship that's the best, at least since everybody is so good, we can't ever lose ;)
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  August 14, 2012
Quoting Alex Storm I like how everybody around says they have a super ship that's the best, at least since everybody is so good, we can't ever lose ;)
What's the point in building a ship if you don't have personal faith in it?
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  March 19, 2011
Quoting Danny Morgan I swear I comment on this... Anyway, very nice work. If I remember right, these didn't get destroyed by the dying Aor, I think only 1 or 2 of the Dawn breakers were, and this one only damaged...
Which is slightly upside down, because the DB is bigger and more armored than the GD-class is...
Quoting Rabid Goldfish Hmm, how did I miss this one? I seem to be missing quite a few these days. Anyway, fantastic design. The turrets are magnificent, and the hull looks to be shaped perfectly for ramming. I love it! ^Blub^
Probably because it's over a year and a half old. Yes, actually, I wanted to bring that out. More like a battleaxe. And thanks, btw!
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  March 19, 2011
Hmm, how did I miss this one? I seem to be missing quite a few these days. Anyway, fantastic design. The turrets are magnificent, and the hull looks to be shaped perfectly for ramming. I love it! ^Blub^
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Spaztastic the Diabolical
  March 18, 2011
I really like the design and everything, but... shields? 23rd century? Ask Awe what he thinks.
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  March 18, 2011
I swear I comment on this... Anyway, very nice work. If I remember right, these didn't get destroyed by the dying Aor, I think only 1 or 2 of the Dawn breakers were, and this one only damaged...
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  March 18, 2011
Quoting Spaztastic the Diabolical I really like the design and everything, but... shields? 23rd century? Ask Awe what he thinks.
Did you happen to check when this was posted? I hardly understood the theme at that point. I doubt the shields were taken into effect in the CR.
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  February 13, 2011
Glorious! The shape is very interesting! Wch reminds me...
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  June 6, 2010
So we have a common interest in turret design ours are looking very different. I like your design very much because of this. I should have a look at it some times to come to new ideas. Well done. And the shape is great. I like the front view with the batteries turning to the viewer.
Ultramarine .
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Matthew McKay
  April 16, 2010
Awesome ship 5/5
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  April 16, 2010
Nice, great description too, I like that about the long lasting shields, great job
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  February 7, 2010
Very cool mini mate...
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  January 22, 2010
Me, again the group is up. Come and join and HELP ME OUT WITH A GROUP PIC PLZ! It's called "The legonian republic forces and the 18th deep space fleet - allies" C U round!
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  January 22, 2010
WOW, fabulous job mate! Im now back on MOCpages with a new PC and Windows 7! (Brilliant) anyway, come over to the LRF sometime, send us a few posts and MOCs. Anyway, what I was thinking is I can set up a group which is for both LRF and 18th deep? whaddayouthink? Let me know okayz? ~{Will}~
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  January 19, 2010
Quoting John Dawn great build, Can't wait to see a U.N.E. ship
I'm sure I'll get around to that some day... lol
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  January 19, 2010
great build, Can't wait to see a U.N.E. ship
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  January 12, 2010
I can't believe I missed this MOC. Tremendous firepower as depicted in my favorite pic of this ship http://www.mocpages.com/image_zoom.php?mocid=153198&id=/user_images/14536/12533024751 Great build!
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  January 7, 2010
This is really really cool! it reminds me of the old Tri-fighter mixed with UFO warp wing starfighter!
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  January 5, 2010
Awesome, this ship reminds me of the battleships in R-Type, I love those things. I may try to build one some time.
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  December 9, 2009
Great job! I can't wait to see the U.N.E. ship you are going to build later.
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  October 16, 2009
Very cool and original design! Love it!
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  October 7, 2009
Looks like we've got starships covered...
  October 6, 2009
I AM JEALOUS. By far the best youve ever made(and thats saying alot). I cant wait till I have my battleship building skillz. Im working on them. None of mine have been good enough to post. Id be laghed out of my groups.
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  October 3, 2009
I like this ship loadzzzz!! I think it time for me to build some sort of micro battleship.
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  September 22, 2009
Nice little dash of micro-scale you have going here. I definately like that front. The rear is also good, and that command bridge is superb. Excellent job here.
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  September 20, 2009
A very good microscale model, the outline is fluent and the details are right on spot. I too like the use of the quartercircle parts up front, they give the cruiser a big bad attitude.
Ultramarine .
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brandon emmert
  September 19, 2009
thank you for the comment!
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  September 19, 2009
I like almost everything about this...
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  September 19, 2009
I like almost everything about this...
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  September 19, 2009
Quoting corey lopez Its nice to see people still use the alien pieces( best space sets ever in my opinion). The part I find best in this moc is that you got the 1/4 circles pieces to fit sideways without the big gap.
That was the toughest part about this ship, those pieces only connect in one place right under the traversing turrets on the sides.
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  September 19, 2009
Very intricate design, looks great, and deadly!
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  September 19, 2009
Its nice to see people still use the alien pieces( best space sets ever in my opinion). The part I find best in this moc is that you got the 1/4 circles pieces to fit sideways without the big gap.
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  September 19, 2009
Quoting Bernardo BLITZ Silva awesome! i love this kind of ship, with a BIG front filled with guns and a the rest of the body more thin, im workin on fleet for th MAOX too, btw whats that glowing effect called? in photoshop of course
Oh, hey, my friend says that it's the smudge tool. If you read my other comment...
Ultramarine .
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brandon emmert
  September 18, 2009
great, just great. can you check out my new zombie moc?
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  September 18, 2009
Amazing! Simply amazing!
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  September 18, 2009
awesome! i love this kind of ship, with a BIG front filled with guns and a the rest of the body more thin, im workin on fleet for th MAOX too, btw whats that glowing effect called? in photoshop of course
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  September 18, 2009
Whoa, that's some cruiser. I liked the bottom turret the most idk why but it just called to me. Great build and a fine addition to the 18th.
 
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