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FF144-IW Airborne Carrier by Edarneor FF144-IW Airborne Carrier by Edarneor
Painted for the "Flying Fortress" contest at :iconconceptworld:
- around 15 hrs
- pencil sketch, Photoshop.
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The story:

After the sudden worldwide temperature drop, which scientists now connect to a decline in solar activity, in some twenty years the sea level had drastically decreased, exposing vast new, previously underwater, territories, and sparkling a new wave of massive armed conflicts over the possession of those lands.
It had also made the use of aircraft carriers (indeed, most of the navy) highly impractical, since all the major straits between continents had been eliminated, leaving large fleets scattered around the world or sealed off in vast newly formed inland seas.
The military quickly responded by the development of the ASAC - air-stationed aircraft carriers, which could serve as the base of operation for jet fighters anywhere, regardless of terrain or borders, remaining stationary at high altitude, impervious to enemy forces.

The formidable FF144-IW (144-aircraft capacity, IW-interchangeable weapons and tracking systems module), named after the famous B-17 - "Flying Fortress" is considered the best of its class, and the most versatile as well.
It may seem bulky at first, but the stealth capability is dropped in favor of larger carrying capacity and long range missiles which effectively deny any direct attack on the craft.
The suspensionless magnetic rotor system holds the blades in place with the help of superconductor electromagnets and rotates them with magnetic field fluctuations, thus eliminating any friction and lowering the energy consumption, enabling the ship to stay airborne for months. Several docking bays situated in front and in rear allow simultaneous fighter launch and landing. The latter is fully automated, due to enormous speeds involved, and small tolerances (the hangar is some 5 inches wider than a fighter's wingspan).
The cylindrical top of the carrier is plated with HESC (high efficiency solar cells) which not only account for its energy consumption, but also allow to refuel the fighters with hydrogen fuel synthesized on-board, while the opening bottom doubles as a bomb/cargo compartment, which can dispense airborne infantry, parachuting vehicles, explosives, cargo* or indeed anything you wish to land on your enemies' heads.

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* e.g. a musical instrument, preferably black one with three legs and a lid.
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:iconscottahemi:
ScottaHemi Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really unique machine! nice :D 
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, man! ;)
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:iconkingoob:
KINGOOB Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
Amazing! Truly 1 ups SHIELD's Heli-Carrier :D
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :) The most fun part is that i never ever seen SHIELD's carrier when I painted this :) And then I watched the movie, and it's like OMG someone's already been thinking of this :)
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:iconkingoob:
KINGOOB Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
Nice :)
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:icontschawox-aly-zyvuhk:
TschawoX-aly-zyvuhk Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
interesting concept
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! :)
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:iconel-jorro:
El-Jorro Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Awesome...love the concept!
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Great news! :)
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:iconthe-last-dragon-kni:
The-Last-Dragon-Kni Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow... Its like a floating City... Its amazing
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
pretty much...
thanks
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:iconthe-last-dragon-kni:
The-Last-Dragon-Kni Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome
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:iconjailgurdnegative:
jailgurdnegative Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist
haha.. awesome! it has a sci-fi yet fantasy feel to it.
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
great :) thanks!
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:iconjailgurdnegative:
jailgurdnegative Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist
you're welcome.
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:iconrajasegar:
rajasegar Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great piece of work.
Thanks for sharing...
Featured in Inspirations at hangaroundtheweb.com
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
no problem, and good selection of artists too! :)
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:icondsil:
DSil Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Student General Artist
What the???? That's terrifying. It's like a flying centipede.
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
hehe :) kind of...
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:icongoat89:
goat89 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
WICKED!!! Hope to see more?
A series? :D
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
may be... stay tuned ;)
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:icongoat89:
goat89 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
Will do!!!
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:iconevoluzione:
evoluzione Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool idea! :D
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks :)
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:icondragon-keeper04:
Dragon-Keeper04 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
this is fucking amazing. *dies*
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I hope my next pic can bring u back to life ;)
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:icondragon-keeper04:
Dragon-Keeper04 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
yay!
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:iconmax-cccp:
Max-CCCP Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
классно рисуешь
оригенально!
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
пасиб :)
а ты не комментил раньше? а то ник знакомый :)
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Max-CCCP Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
непомню может писал может и нет) а ты проверь))) работы свои
все
я в контакте
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:iconmurderen:
murderen Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
Do you mind me using this for a custom Yu-gi-oh card? I will give you credit for the Art.
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
as long as you give credit, and it's non-profit - it's ok :)
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:iconmurderen:
murderen Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
Its non-profit of course cuz if i could make money of my cards i'd be rich XD
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:iconabigbat:
abigbat Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
such a sick painting mate.
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hey, nice of you to drop by :)
Thanks!
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:iconabigbat:
abigbat Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
No worries, it's a great piece :)
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:iconblindviolinist:
BlindViolinist Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
Nice!
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks :)
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:iconzaku1986:
zaku1986 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great design and very nice description.
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
glad to hear! :)
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:iconjesse-the-art-maker:
Jesse-the-art-maker Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
Amazing!
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot! :)
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:iconjesse-the-art-maker:
Jesse-the-art-maker Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
i actually like your digital signature as well. ive been really stressed out as to how to make my own thats as simple and infinite as yours or lets say Adam Hughes's "AH!" digital signature... So do you have any kind of back story you can tell me about how you made up yours? It might help me make up mine to! Thanks man!
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
No problem, there is some back story indeed. I was just thinking about a fantasy alphabet, scribbling lots of different characters, you know... :)
And when I finished, I though, heck, why not use one of them as my signature, so I picked the one I liked best, and here we are :)
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:iconjesse-the-art-maker:
Jesse-the-art-maker Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
thanks. the more i look at your signature the more things i see. i see a "VO" with a slash through the V... then i see a "V6", like a V6 engine... then i see a stick figurish man, with the little circle as the head... and so many more... so what actually is it? what does it stand for? your initials i presume?
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
nothing in particular. as I said - it's a fantasy alphabet
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:iconjesse-the-art-maker:
Jesse-the-art-maker Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
i see...
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:iconpsconcepts:
PSconcepts Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Student Photographer
Good work!
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I see your signature says you need a spaceship, why not settle for an airship, hehe ;)
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:iconpsconcepts:
PSconcepts Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Student Photographer
Well, I was thinkin about going to mars..:)!
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