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Shigesaki Heavy Industries R&D

Discussion in 'Community Creations' started by Leon026, Jan 5, 2014.

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  1. DJB Systems Trainee Engineer

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    Leon026

    We are pleased to announce the successful trials of the Phantom D2 Fighter Platform.

    The ship was thoroughly tested yesterday in combat servers and outmanoeuvred all opponents.

    This vessel was used to oust a griefer on my server who eventually rage quit also.

    This craft is hyper manoeuvrable, and an excellent asset to the fleet.


    There were 2 modifications required to adapt this vessel to our fleet:

    1. The downward strafe caused by sustained fire has been remedied by relocating one minigun to the upper part of the vessel.

    2. We had to adapt the landing gear for horizontal docking.

    Therefore - DJB Systems is proud to be affiliated with Shigesaki Heavy Industries as its primary supplier of space weapons systems for the foreseeable future.

    We are also currently in the market for the following vessel classes:

    Heavy Fighter

    Bomber


    Pocket Corvette


    Regards

    DJB Systems
     
  2. Wybo Trainee Engineer

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    Haha, that's a brilliant test for a fighter ship. I must say I really enjoy to read how you guys cooperate :D

    I'm sure there are more ship producers who would be interested in having their ships tested by an independent tester.
     
  3. DJB Systems Trainee Engineer

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    As a matter of fact Sir, we would be very interested in trialling your range of Tug Vessels for Port Manoeuvres, have you linked them to the Steam Workshop?

    Regards

    DJB Systems
     
  4. Leon026 Apprentice Engineer

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    This is most excellent news, and Shigesaki Heavy Industries is most glad to have been able to conclude this mutually beneficial business transaction. We are very pleased to hear the news of less-than-moral pilots getting what they deserve.
     
  5. DJB Systems Trainee Engineer

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    As our defence budget is currently in review, we have been making use of the Phantom D platform to temporarily fulfil other roles outside of its operational designations.

    This mainly includes retrofitting alternative payload configurations, the hull of the vessel is not altered as it already performs exceptionally.

    We are currently operating the following variations.

    Phantom D - Standard variant as supplied by SHI

    Phantom D-M - Removal of 2x lower gatling guns and the addition of 1x Rocket pod has led to the development of this temporary 'M' (Multi-role) variant until a dedicated replacement can be sourced.

    Phantom D-T - Removal of all weapons systems and an additional cockpit. This defines our 2 Seater 'T' (Trainer) variant. This particular model will be maintained in the fleet permanently to train rookie pilots to handle the high manoeuvrability of the Phantom series.

    All variants perform exceptionally in the field, and will continue to be operated until suitable permanent replacements can be sourced.

    We are currently reviewing small attack craft from various institutions, but based on the flawless combat test results of the Phantom, and it's proven adaptability, SHI is a favoured contender to sieze the next series of contracts to be announced soon.

    DJB Systems
     
  6. Leon026 Apprentice Engineer

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    APR16 1352UTC Press Release


    Phantom G/1 // http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=215823735
    Shigesaki Heavy Industries is proud to announce the new upgraded version of our Phantom series: The Phantom G/1

    The upgraded variant boasts the following modifications:

    - Redesigned hull to meet the latest propulsion system requirements (avoids engine damage)
    - Improved recoil dampening systems
    - Improved flight stability
    - Weight reduction to 10,466kg


    Trade Negotiations with DJB Systems Continued
    Successful negotiations with DJB Systems following a classified and private tour of DJB Systems shipyards, Shigesaki Heavy Industries is proud to announce that the Phantom F series (classified modified variant) has been approved for full licensing and independent development by DJB Systems.



    Other Related News
    Trials continue for the Claw Mk.III
    Blueprints being laid for Rapid Reaction Frigate Mk.II
    Blueprints being laid for Recon Corvette (SOC)
    Trials undergoing with catapult launch designs


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  7. Leon026 Apprentice Engineer

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    Shigesaki Heavy Industries unveils new upgrade package for the Phantom:


    Phantom G/2

    Fully modified internals to accept the new conveyor system, the Phantom G/2 boasts all subsystems accessible via one single cargo container - making it fully functional in high-stress carrier and rapid response environments at the cost of a slight weight increase. The G/2 still maintains trade-mark low-silhouette pincer design to minimize structural density to avoid enemy fire, and continues to utilize rear-mounted landing gears for rapid deployment purposes.

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    Claw Mk.III

    Fusioning leading Phantom technology, the Claw Mk.III is undergoing testing phases to increase subsystem efficiency. Boasting similar performances to the Phantom, the Claw Mk.III boasts significant firepower upgrades. Currently unavailable for public testing.

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  8. Leon026 Apprentice Engineer

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    More work being done - using both Phantom and Claw technologies, and having succeeded in making a fairly efficient subsystem design where all weapons and generators are accessible through either one of the cargo bays.


    New prototype fighter, name to be decided.

    Edit, now named "Shrike", available here: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=252117241

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    And the Claw Mk.III-2, currently being upgraded and tweaked. Basically a strike fighter with 5 miniguns and 3 rocket launchers.


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  9. Leon026 Apprentice Engineer

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    More Updates!

    Previously prototype fighter, now named "Shrike", is now available: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=252117241
    Claw Mk.III now available: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=252120596
    Phantom G/2 now available: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=252120380


    NEW! "SNECMA" Industrial Frigate : http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=252118164

    Based on the very hull of the previous Rapid Response Frigate (RR-F), the SNECMA is a repurposed industrial flagship using the modular RR-F hull.

    Features:
    Full integrated conveyor system
    Wide easy-access collector system
    x4 Large Cargo Modules
    x6 Refineries
    x6 Assemblers
    Medium sized landing pad to accomodate a mining ship, or transport ship
    Very wide internal atrium and CIC, leaving space for further modifications.



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  10. Leon026 Apprentice Engineer

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    Shigesaki Heavy Industries unveils a new concept fighter! ((while jumping on the bandwagon))


    The "Headhunter" fighter prototype, based on the 'Shrike' subsystem layout.

    Currently weighing at about 15.5 tons, will undergo weight cutting optimization.

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  11. Leon026 Apprentice Engineer

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    Couple thoughts regarding that design, and after much thinking, I'll be scrapping it.

    Adding the Dragon maneuvering thruster and those forward wings inreased my weight by 4,000kg. From a fighter to go from 11,000 to 15500 just for cosmetic reasons is a little too much for my taste. i think people should make cool looking designs, but I also want my designs to be state of the art in performance. And for that some things need to be sacrificed. So I'll start working on the Phantom, Claw and Shrike designs again, especially the internal subsystem designs. I think that part requires some work.

    I have a survival mode built Light Corvette that I'll be sharing in the days to come. Something im very happy with so far.


    Speaking of which, what are your guys' opinion on connectors and batteries on small ships? I feel connectors are incredibly bulky.
     
  12. Volthorne Apprentice Engineer

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    Have a talk with Embershard about balance optimizations he could make to the Dragon RCS thrusters (though IIRC they're supposed to be heavy to prevent tiny-rocket-sled abuse). The Dagger wings, on the other hand, are pretty much what you can expect weight-wise from a similar volume of light armor blocks.

    Connectors are very, very bulky indeed. If you're okay with doing manual reloads you can always use a small container + conveyor system for ammo and either the connector or micro-connector from the Sanchin Corp hoverbike mod for recharging the batteries (unfortunately they don't work with the default conveyor system).

    Batteries, on the other hand, I would highly suggest getting Embershard's Arc Cells, as they are much more space-efficient (and a couple kilos lighter) than the regular batteries while maintaining the same capacity. Also they look amazing. You could also wait to see what Darth comes up with - I know he was working on a 1x2x2 (arc cells are 3x1x1) small ship battery, although that's as much as we currently know.
     
  13. Leon026 Apprentice Engineer

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    I'll definitely have to take a look at his battery mods. That said, wouldnt you need a connector to recharge them?

    The current design does indeed require manual reloading from the cargo hatch. I guess one of the most glaring drawbacks to my design. The idea of replacing the generators with batteries to save space was an idea... But the question remains on how they would get recharged, and you would need a conveyor system regardless for the ammunition.

    Much food for thought.
     
  14. Volthorne Apprentice Engineer

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    Not necessarily. You could have a couple small reactors specifically for the purpose of self-charging the batteries, or you could build them to be "hot-swapped" via merge blocks (I'm less fond of this one since they don't always work like they're supposed to, and you'd need a special-built vehicle to change the batteries on top of everything else).
     
  15. Leon026 Apprentice Engineer

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    Here we go - the Shigesaki Heavy Industries "Reaver" Corvette (Built during Survival Mode, copied into Creative)


    Requiring a new fast attack and patrol craft, Shigesaki Heavy Industries has answered the challenge, and unveils its "Reaver" Corvette. Popular by mercenary crowd and special strike operations unit, the Reaver Corvette excels in light scout duties, but especially in harassment and skirmish warfare. Although it can also be used to provide close protection escort thanks to its two miniguns, and 3 dorsal/belly mounted missile turrets, its chin-mounted forward facing attack rockets provide an excellent opening salvo to cripple a target ship before going for the kill.

    Fast, highly maneuvering and incredibly aggressive looking, this one-man Corvette is aptly named the Reaver.


    Features:
    - Fully connected conveyor system for all its weapons and power generators
    - Includes both Connector (one on each side) and Small Cargohold (belly) to enable multiple re-arming systems. The Reaver can benefit from automatic reloading using Connectors, as well as a more manual over-ride
    - Battery for that extra juice. Can be recharged through generators or connectors when linked to a station
    - Antenna for rapid relaying of hostile targets


    Accessible at the nearest SHI Shipyards: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=302802625



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  16. Leon026 Apprentice Engineer

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    August 20th 2017 Press Release: New SHI Fighter Craft

    Shigesaki Heavy Industries is honored to unveil its newest fighter design: the STILETTO.

    Boasting next-Gen development technology, this hybrid-core fighter fighter craft brings everything a user would want - all in the SHI trademark package: light, fast, and hyper-maneuverable.


    Features of the Stiletto Mk.1 :
    Phantom G2 class weight : 12,700 kg
    x2 hull/conveyor linked miniguns
    Hybrid battery-power generator power systems for increased volume:watt efficiency
    Modular "Merge" Hardpoint system for multi-mission capabilities


    The Modular "Merge" Hardpoint system is a new feature on the next generation line of SHI spacecraft. The hardpoint system allows a complete plethora of additional equipment that can be utilized on this new fighter craft, allowing after market customization and module for various mission requirements.

    Example of such can include:

    Carrier "Gravity Catapult" launch system
    "Storm" Rocket pod system
    All-weather battery recharger
    Long Distance travel-capable solar sails
    Station/Atmospheric landing gear systems

    Normally all these features simply weigh the craft down. The SHI hardpoint system simply allows the user to jettison such equipment when no longer required.

    That multiple launch rocket system for anti-capital ship combat weighing you down when engaged by enemy fighters? Instead of carrying it around, simply jettison it and engage fighters with the Stiletto's superior agility!

    SHI knows you won't be disappointed.

    Available at your nearest SHI space station: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=303273598



    ((May mess around with the nose to get something a bit more aggressive looking))


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    (Above: Stiletto with example Carrier-based catapult launch adapted system with additional rocket pods during a anti-fleet strike operation)
     
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