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CSSC Saphira Submarine Aircraft Carrier
A mammoth beast, the CSSC Saphira can hold hundreds of aircraft, and can fire torpedos and missiles with deadly precision.
About this creation

The Saphira was created as a solution to the 'Carriers are Easy Targets' problem: She can launch aircraft as a carrier and attack as a submarine. She also acts as a mobile HQ for Commonwealth HighCom. A note on her size: That transparent piece on the conning tower is the bridge, which is as big as a family bungalow.

Side. The two 'engines' you see on the side actually are housings for many smaller engines; the casing controls the water coming in the front (the engines are impellers) and the rearward thrust. Rudders are built into the casings.

Rear, showing missile tubes (four missiles per stud) and the twin sonar arrays, which also contain radar for surface use.

Multiple-vector torpedo launchers. Note: whilst each 'nozzle' contains twenty torpedos, there are no spares; once they're fired, they're gone until the sub can restock at her custom-designed port at Hsarvagard Naval Dock.

View of bridge, missiles, and SORAD (SOnar RADar) arrays.

Wonder what this is.....

Voila! The launch bay. It's nearly as long as the sub !

At the rear, you can see the Flight Control Deck/Command Deck. The runway is long enough for two Jumbo Jets to take off from.

But wait! There's more....

Auxillary Launch Bay/VIP Landing Zone. Both launch bays can be used for amphibious assaults (landing craft, amphi-APCs, transports, etc.)

Overall, I'm rather proud of her. Hope you enjoyed!

Note: The second ship of the class, CSSC Archimedes, is under construction, as well as CSSC Vladivostok, number three.



Comments

 I made it 
  December 8, 2011
Quoting Jay Rhum I love the concept and design! No offense but I think the take off and landing surface are too low(I would say underwater). But this project gives me idea for the future! Gigantic idea! Because the aircraft carrier is a too good target, y'oure right! =)
My idea is that the deck doors act as ramps that also block the water. Plus this thing is massive, so the decks' depth is decieving! (Look for Josh Guilberts' P224 B-84 bomber. This can carry four or five!)
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  December 6, 2011
I love the concept and design! No offense but I think the take off and landing surface are too low(I would say underwater). But this project gives me idea for the future! Gigantic idea! Because the aircraft carrier is a too good target, y'oure right! =)
Lord Commissar Wolf
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Josh Guilbert
  November 28, 2011
Matthew this is already an aircraft carrier there would be no need for an airborne carrier part of the reason I scrapped my P.224
 I made it 
  November 28, 2011
Quoting Matthew McCall Looks great, and has a nice amount of detail. I saw you said something about an airborne varient. Are you really planning to make a flying version of this?
Oh! I forgot about that! I've been busy with school.... sorry!
 I like it 
  November 28, 2011
Looks great, and has a nice amount of detail. I saw you said something about an airborne varient. Are you really planning to make a flying version of this?
Lord Commissar Wolf
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Josh Guilbert
  November 18, 2011
look great really well made
Lord Commissar Wolf
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Josh Guilbert
  November 18, 2011
We'll have to see what it look's like.We wont use standard fighter jet's on it.Mainly mach 2 parasite fighter's
 I made it 
  November 18, 2011
Quoting Josh Guilbert look great really well made
Thanks! Hopefully the airborne variant will proceed as planned.... fancy ordering one?
 
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