THE SAN FRANCISCO-CLASS ASSAULT CARRIER BRINGS SERIOUS FIREPOWER AND CARRIER-CAPACITY TO THE FEDERATED STATES OF AMERICA
Another instalment for the constantly expanding FSA fleet, today we see the San Francisco-class Assault Carrier ready for service, a vessel with a solid carrier capacity and some impressive guns, packed the always popular Devastating Ordnance. Featuring a choice of Generators or a Rocket Battery, the San Francisco can play as a dependable Carrier anchoring a point in the fleet or as an offensive gunboat, putting out firepower equivalent to a Battle Cruiser.
|The placement of the Generator at the rear is a nice choice, but I wonder at the practicality of flying through a hail of rockets!|
|The powerful Fore Guns of the Battle Cruiser are one of the main attractions of the Assault Carrier, bringing Devastating Ordnance to a fleet that usually relies on turret fire|
|Yellow was chosen for the tiny flyers as I wanted a new colour for the new squadrons - specifically they would represent Dive Bombers, flying out of the sun to drop their payload|
|The Carrier features a choice of Generators and a Rocket Battery - not pictured is the Sonic Generator, which I have not yet painted|
|The San Francisco may have more in common with the latest generation of FSA vessels, but still fits in well with the older, larger Fleet Carrier|
|The Assault Carrier alongside the other recent addition for the fleet, the Annapolis-class Battle Cruiser|
|Length-wise, the two models are very similar|
|Overhead, however, we see how large the San Francisco really is, as befits a mighty Carrier|
This vessel also gave me the opportunity to work out a new yellow scheme for the tiny flyers as well, which will be useful for future squadrons. Watch this space for some more, smaller Mercenary Carriers painted in the FSA colour scheme, and some Dive Bombers in yellow livery.
Thanks for reading,