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Paladin Class Bomber by Orpheus7 Paladin Class Bomber by Orpheus7
The Paladin class light bomber was developed during the First Great Conquest War (FGCW) by OmniCorp to counter powerful ion defence shields used by GenCorp forces on planets, moons and asteroids. The fast and agile Paladins could penetrate the shields and unleash their devastating payloads of AP (anti-proton) grav bombs and torpedoes on surface targets such as hardened emplacements and bunkers. With four self defence rapfire particle turrets and four seeker/torpedo launchers, they did a fair job of fending off opposition deck fighters ... to a certain point. Unfortunately, they were not shielded themselves, which made them vulnerable to heavy defensive fire - although Paladin pilots developed strategies to use terrain to mask their approach wherever possible.

The Paladin class has been retired from most corporate navies, although many are still found in the Rim, serving with smaller start-up companies or with pirate armadas.
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CBT-Boilerman Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
I like all of the ship artwork you have posted Orhpeus7 but this bomber is my favorite. Like others have said I like its WWII aircraft feel. I has a form follows function look to it that I really like.
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Orpheus7 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
Thanks very much for the comment. I hope to do more inspired by WWII bombers as I agree that they were really cool. Have a good one.
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hw-Chimas Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Have I ever asked you if you mod Homeworld 2?

btw, some of your ships makes me remember Yamato...
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Orpheus7 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
No you haven't and no I don't. Haven't seen much of Yamato but it's a compliment to have my stuff reminding people of other movies/art. Thanks. And thanks for the comment.
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NotXRAY0128 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah the cockpit does look similar to both the hind and the lancaster
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Orpheus7 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Both awesome aircraft. Thanks for the comment.
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NotXRAY0128 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sure are! The Lancaster was my favourite WWII era bomber!
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jorun1981 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
Really great design. Somehow the cockpits remind me to a russian Mi-24 Hind helicopter.
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Orpheus7 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
Thanks. Yes, it does a bit, although its cockpit was actually inspired by the cockpit of the Lancaster bomber in WW2.
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jorun1981 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
Ah yes I thought the whole time about the other part but I couldnīt remember the name.
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