A snapshot of life on the flight deck of the next generation Supercarrier, Ark Angel, CVN-105.
About this creation
CVN-105 - "Ark Angel" Class Super Carrier.
Crew: 2000, with 1000 air-wing.
Propulsion: 2 x Fusion Reactors powering 8 x Ultra-Sonic Bladeless Vectoring Propellers.
Aircraft: 60 x "Scimitar" TAFs, 40 x "Raven" Heavy TAFs, 20 x "Sprinter" Interceptors, 8 x "Cobra" AWACS, assortment of Tilt-Rotor Craft and Helicopters.
Armaments: 6 x "Phalanx II" CIWS, 6 x Octuple AA Launchers, Vertical Launch System for 64 Missiles.
Here, we see our guest aliens - the Ventusians, on a pilot-exchange program. G'kor pretends to look dutifully impressed by the human hardware even though it reminds him of vintage machines his grandfather flew 2 generations ago on Ventusia. Somehow, he knew his Human Pilot Counterparts on the Ventusian supercarrier back in Ventusia would be drooling over the advanced alien technology.
In fact, G'kor was more amused with the elevator, preferring to ride it up and down several times than to pilot the "state of the art" Scimitar...
Piled up in a corner are 5 Ventusian Gravitonic Bombs - fearsome weapons that cause a point collapse in space-time to create a mini-black hole, with gravitaional forces so great it can rip apart almost anything in its wake. Today will be the first time a Gravitonic Bomb will be deployed by a human craft in what has become a friendly technology transfer from Ventusia to Earth...in exchange for the secret recipe to Mango Pudding - something the Ventusians could not replicate despite their high technology.
The Carrier Air Wing: 1) Sprinter STOL (Short Take-Off and Landing) Interceptor Prototype, 2) Scimitar Trans-Atmospheric Fighter, 3) Cobra AWACS.
With each successive generation of supercarriers, the command superstructure has been deliberately made smaller in order to reduce visual and radar signatures. Coupled with Entropic-Wave Generators (another Ventusian innovation), and radar absorbent paint, the supercarrier merely presents with a radar cross-section the size of a row-boat!
background plot: the human's first experiments in their early version of the gravitonic bomb, aka 'gravimoronic bomb' (to avoid venthusian trademark infringements and their famed lawyers), resulted in a moon of jupiter turning into mango pudding. the venthusians, try as they might, could not replicate this.
kenneth, excellent detail. the venthusian's are particularly keen on your wide depth of field photographic technique-rumour has it their single compound eye can't do 3D very well...