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The Accomplice
The Mikrosheise Naval Militia's first watercraft: the Accomplice, a front-line anti-aircraft charger
About this creation
As of November 2007, the Accomplice is the first craft to be operated by the newly-established MNM (ironically the same initials as the chocolate candy): The Mikrosheise Naval Militia, a branch of the MMF. The Accomplice is a front-line “Charger”, constructed to meet opponent ships and aircraft head-on with twin anti-aircraft canons, two torpedoes, and six lightweight canons. With five units in operation and five on order, the Accomplice is a very reliable sea craft.

Though tests have proved that it is too tall for its length, the cabin consists of the gunning room, the pilot room, and storage. Because missions rarely last for over three hours at a time, food and bedding is not necessary (a crew usually consists of four sailors, a mate, a navigator, and a captain). Note the communicative antennae and radar atop the cabin.

This blurry photo shows you the rear end of the ship with the door leading to the storage room and the ladder to the upstairs pilot and gunning rooms.

The stern of the ship. Unfortunately, the MNM is working on a low budget, and parts of the engine room must be on deck to allow room for the inflatable life rafts and torpedo capsules. The stern’s twin canons are very affective, though firing angles are limited due to the “thing” in front.

The anti-aircraft canon(s) may be operated manually, from the pilot room, or even automatically thanks to a heat-sensing system on the barrel of the guns. These canons have a range of 2.568 miles across, or 1.12 miles up.

The windows of the pilot room unfortunately jut out like a cargo tanker. The MNM hates it, and plans on replacing it with a smaller and more defensive windshield (though they are bullet proof).

The Accomplice design originally started out with a smaller hull, but the required equipment on each vessel was too compressed on the original hull. Thus, the Lego Company’s Police Boat proved much better as well as more affordable.

I myself am not a big fan of sea vessels, but building the Accomplice was fun. The pilot and gunning rooms are actually in the same compartment, but separated by a couple of feet. Can you tell which is which?

The Captain of Unit 2 poses for an inaugural photograph after his crew and ship goes off on a dangerous mission, never to return.

This is a similar view you might have if you’re trying (in vain) to stop an oncoming Accomplice. The MAF currently operates five vessels with a total crew of five captains, five mates, five experienced navigators, twenty-five sailors, and forty crewmembers-in-training. The MNM is awaiting the introduction of a new vessel, perhaps a scout ship, into its fleet soon.



Comments

  January 27, 2008
Due to your threat to attack the C-Quadrant defenders in the name of the LIU, we have no choice but to send our Vast Armies and unstopable Battlefleets to wage war on your puny civilization. You will die. Resistance is useless.
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  January 26, 2008
Dude thats awsome especeally the glass on the top
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  December 24, 2007
banazi!!!im admiral yamato of the old imperal navy i wish to be allies with you in exchange i will provide naval forces for the use of your ground troops
 
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