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 Post subject: Last of the Omegas
PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 8:37 pm 
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With Earthforce producing newer ships with true artificial gravity there just isn't any call for
the old Omega Class Destroyers, but the few that remain have been assigned as escort
vessels for Earthforce 1.

This is the E.A.S. Guardian, the most advanced of the Omegas still in existence. The hull
armour has been upgraded, weapons and engine output has also been increased to that
particular technology's limit. Though old fashioned this ship is still considered a formidable
foe to potential enemies.

This ship is sporting a new version of the Earth Alliance presidential seal that I plan to put
on my new Earthforce 1

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 Post subject: Re: Last of the Omegas
PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2015 9:52 am 
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This is absolutely amazeballs!


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 Post subject: Re: Last of the Omegas
PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2015 3:18 pm 
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Very pretty, a battlewagon aging gracefully.


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 Post subject: Re: Last of the Omegas
PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 5:29 pm 
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exsqueeze me but there was hundreds of omegas in EA, i am not sure they are all retired, i mean most, they are cheaper to maintain then most of the newer ships,

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 Post subject: Re: Last of the Omegas
PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 8:23 am 
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That would depend on how many years have passed since the introduction of artificial gravity, and assistance from the interstellar alliance to make new ships faster and cheaper to build.


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 Post subject: Re: Last of the Omegas
PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 5:41 pm 
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While I acknowledge that the Omega class would never stay on top, I believe it would be a long time until the Omega Class Destroyer is finally retired from military service and even then I think it would continue to exist is some form or another in the civilian sector

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 Post subject: Re: Last of the Omegas
PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 6:07 pm 
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well if hyperion was introduced in 2220's early, 20s and it remain in service even at the time b5 was decommissioned, so Omega would probably remain in service even till 2290s maybe even early 2310s , but not in the same numbers they were once during the civil war and drakh wars, as Warlock and other new classes take over, still i like this variant,

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 Post subject: Re: Last of the Omegas
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There is a lot of space wasted to the rotating mechanism that is useless once artifical gravity is introduced, also Delenn states that the rotating gravity means Earth ships are slower, with the new tech why keep slow ships.


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 Post subject: Re: Last of the Omegas
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50Stone wrote:
There is a lot of space wasted to the rotating mechanism that is useless once artifical gravity is introduced, also Delenn states that the rotating gravity means Earth ships are slower, with the new tech why keep slow ships.


and why replace them, if omega still have rotation section, and no upgrade as new gravity engine, its quit useful ship, capable of dealing with drakhs even centauri, and two would most definitly be enough to beat even Sharlin warcruiser,

Omega is powerful ship, if replacing the mid rotation with gravity, you would have even more powerful ship, so upgrading it instead replacing is cheaper and yet you still have large number of quality ships, i think Canis or someoene else did the Omega without rotation i think it was Theta variant, dont really remember,

So in short, if you still have hundreds of Omegas that are cheaper and still powerful ship why not simply improve them, cheaper then building large amount of Warlocks,

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 Post subject: Re: Last of the Omegas
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Don't forget Galactica was eventually succeeded by later ships. *cough cough* Mercury *cough cough*

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 Post subject: Re: Last of the Omegas
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Unless the other races keep building better and faster ships leaving the Omega behind.


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 Post subject: Re: Last of the Omegas
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I think that once Earth fields ships with artificial gravity it will be similar to how the major fleets quickly abandoned pre-Dreadnoughts in favor of Dreadnought type battleships. The spin gravity and no gravity ships will be quickly replaced and either relegated to mothballs, sold to client states, or demilitarized and sold to qualified civilian third parties.

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 Post subject: Re: Last of the Omegas
PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2015 6:06 am 
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Turning into one of those "regret this" drawings


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 Post subject: Re: Last of the Omegas
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Don't regret it, it's a very pretty ship.


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 Post subject: Re: Last of the Omegas
PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2015 10:55 am 
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It's a good drawing, and very plausible that the Earth Alliance kept it in service, possibly during/just after the Drakh War. By then I'd imagine they'd need all the ships they could get.

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