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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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ManganMan Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Student Photographer
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Orpheus7 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
=P (Razz) 
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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  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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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VoracticTempest Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009
Nice design, very detailed, I like the World War two-ish looking design of the cockpit and gunner seats. Good job.
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Orpheus7 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the kind words. Yep, I was inspired by WWII bombers, particularly the German and Brit bombers.
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ForceOfReason Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009
thats cool.
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Orpheus7 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you again. Your comments are much appreciated.
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ForceOfReason Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009
no problem
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math-san Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009   Writer
Dude, this looks awesome. :D
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Orpheus7 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a mil. It's appreciated.
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math-san Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009   Writer
Your whole gallery looks awesome, actually. :)
Watching you :D
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JediArtisan Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
thats really cool. I actually came up with a similar ship not too long ago
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Orpheus7 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the comment. Nice gallery by the way.
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JediArtisan Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome and thank you very much.
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Aeoline Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009  Professional General Artist
clean lines. great work.
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Orpheus7 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the comment.
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