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F.C.N. Sanford
Futuron Confederate Navy Guided Missile Escort Destroyer DEG-870 F.C.N. Sanford
About this creation
"Carried on divine wings, she soars to the highest reaches of the heavens."

The Goal After my beginning experiments on the Inferno, I wanted to build a ship with a full interior, as well as have a more realistic purpose and logical design.

The Story As a new prototype vessel, the Sanford Class was a departure from the standard Futuron naval design of large, multi-role warships. However, the smaller size and simpler armament allowed for many more of the class to be produced. In combat, the Sanford Class proved very effective in long range strike and support rolls. Unfortunately, the Sanfords performed very poorly in close combat, due largely to the lack of heavy armor and ineffective range of the four dual deck guns.



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   The F.C.N. Sanford shown here leaving port on her maiden voyage under escort from the S.P.S. Inferno.



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   The Sanford leaves the Inferno for open space trials.



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   Because of the increased Blacktron threat of cloaking technology, the Sanford is fitted with extensive detection and sensor equipment on the bow, stern and dorsal sail.



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   The Sanford closes on a 1979 derelict Suburban.



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   Shots of the aft sensor and radar devices.



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   Inside the forward compartment two specialist monitor the various thermal and radar displays.



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   In addition to the shown breakdown, the Sanford also divides along its midships for easy storage.



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   The bridge is sunken into the main deck to limit its visible, and targetable, profile.



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   In the rear of the bridge are two tactical stations.



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   On both port and starboard sides, ladder wells lead to the lower decks.



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   The dorsal sail provides additional structure for sensor equipment, as well as the primary deflection shield generator.



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   I tried to get away from the all to cliche method of using large wheels as engines on large ships. I rather like how they turned out.



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   The crew berthing sits adjacent to the engine room and can sleep six crewmen; or up to eighteen if under wartime conditions.



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   Naturally, a clean head and hot shower are essential to good morale aboard any naval vessel.



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   Along the port and starboard sides are machinery spaces that house the gearing for the four turrets.



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   The Captian's quarters (above) is almost spacious, but the Junior Officers' quarters (below), which sleeps four, gets a little cramped.



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   Another shot of the berthings and also the two ladder wells that lead up to the bridge.



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   A missile bay is open and ready to fire a Planet Strike Cruise Missile.



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   The missile room has four variable pitch missile launchers and can carry up to twelve missiles - eight in the racks, four in the launchers.



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   The stern houses cargo space and a small galley.



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   A crewmen inspects the transport container from the monorail. Behind him is various firefighting equipment.



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   There are four dual purpose deck guns, one above and below each wing. The turrets are geared to knobs aft of the wings.



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   The deck guns were designed as a dual purpose weapon for offensive and defensive roles. However, their poor rotation rate, short range, and fraility in combat, led many captains to avoid close combat at all costs.



Comments

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  September 23, 2010
Great piece of work here! I like that bridge section. Well done!
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  November 26, 2009
Wow ! This is simply brilliant...
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  November 26, 2009
Back for another look, I love this ship!
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  August 28, 2009
Wow...
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  August 13, 2009
The Sanford is simply awesome, The multi-layers and amount of detail is phenomenal. The kaleidoscope of color with so much of the black intermixed with the white is a bit hard on the eyes in some views, but who am I to talk, when many of the 2 foot high spires of my Lego Coruscant are 2 and 3 colors? Beyond that, which is not meant as a critique but an honest observation, the design and amount of detail, to say it again, are incredible and a feast for the eyes to look at closely. I'm adding you to my favorites and look forward to viewing more of this, and your other creations. Oh, BTW, what are you planning to name the next ship in your line? The Lamont? LOL
Steve Hickman
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Ryan Mitchell
  May 19, 2009
Give me instructions! NOW!!! Awsome Moc!
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  January 10, 2008
this ship is phenomenal! excellent color and every part of this ship is great.
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  December 17, 2007
Thats big! good work mate! *sigh* i should make a big ship too.but check out my creations too,but dont expect too much!
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  November 24, 2004
This is an amazing MOC!
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  August 26, 2003
The model strikes at my confidence. It just so beautiful, it makes me rethink my ability as a Lego builder. Nice job.
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  August 20, 2003
totally awsome!!!
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  August 19, 2003
Holy crap! Wow... How? 2...2 capital ships? huh... ohhh! wow...why... this...this is aawwesssome!
 
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