The LUCAS class vessels stand for: Long range Unsupported Capital Assault Ship. I built this for my son and as such, have decided to name the ship after him. As you can see, I have drawn heavily from Soren Robert's fantastic creation - I just couldn't keep my eyes off it...
The LUCAS class dreadnoughts are stand-alone vessels, a one-ship force of nature. It is designed to go toe to toe with a battle group...and survive. It's main objectives are the elimination of the enemy's heart of the battlegroup - their supercarriers. As the name implies, she is capable of conducting her mission without any support if necessary - being armed to the teeth, with 2 fighter wings to embarrass any light carrier and 4 trans-warp engines with enough propulsive force for any ship twice her mass. Mix it all up into a single hull and you get pain staring down your alley...
About this creation
LUCAS class Dreadnought - Long range Unsupported Capital Assault Ship
Width: 190m (widest point between engine subframes)
Propulsion: 12 x Ingelsson Fusion Plasma Reactors powering 6 x vectoring thruster. 4 x Auxiliary impulse drives.
Armament: 1 x Vllandok V4 Long-Range Phased-array Ionic Cannon with directional/focusing Collimators(yield rated at 900 Giga Terrons). 8 x anti-ship graviton torpedo launchers, 8 x "phalanx III" CIWS, veritcal launch system for 512 Thoraks missiles, 50 x Lovant Planetary assault missiles (interchangeable with 50 x unmanned drones).
Airwing: 50 x Raven Mk2 Trans-atmospheric fighters
Launch Facilities: 1 x frontal and 2 x lateral launch bays for fighters, 1 x mega-bay for cargo vessels and 1 x frigate (aft of main bridge, between engines 1 and 2)
Crew: 450 officers and enlisted men
AirWing: 100 pilots and 500 maintenance crew
(Optional): 1 Regiment of Marine Expeditionary Ground-pounders
Atmospheric Capability: Yes
The LUCAS, seen alongside the Shiva Class Strike Carrier and the much smaller Exelion Frigate for scale.
Quoting Mikey J
Fascinating and intimidating. The white and yellow look great together, how long did that take you?
This took me about a week, give or take a day or two. I had to rebuild the inner skeletal frame as my earlier version had structural integrity issues. Also, was held up with parts shortages until I received my bricklink orders :)