/r/spaceships

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The subreddit for everything spaceships!

/r/Spaceships is for anything related to spaceships, space planes or any craft used to get to or travel in space. So if you have a favorite spaceship or want to argue about Star Trek or Star Wars? then this is the place for you!

Rules

  1. Keep posts spaceship/sci-fi centric
  2. Nothing NSFW (obviously)
  3. If it's not yours, credit it properly
  4. If you're promoting something, message a mod first
  5. Enjoy!
  6. All posts must be sourced from https://squabbles.io/s/Spaceships

Due to the API changes put in place by reddit reducing the possibility to use third party applications, all content must be initially posted on an alternative replacement where third party applications are welcomed. Accordingly all posts that are not initially posted to then cross posted from https://squabbles.io/ will be deleted.

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/r/spaceships

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Untitled Corvette - (Me in Blender)

I've been working on a game as a hobby and as part of this I've been trying to work out a design philosophy for the ships in it. I was going for a modern military meets semi-plausible far-future but I am not sure this is unique enough to not just look like BSG-Deadlock or from that new Fallen Frontier game.

Sorry about the poor quality of the render was well, I am very new to 3d modelling - would greatly appreciate any advice as well!

https://preview.redd.it/eavvl6911xrc1.png?width=1126&format=png&auto=webp&s=fc7f488323dd987dc893d554f44c9486369b8d2e

14 Comments
2024/04/01
19:05 UTC

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Top 10 Space Simulations to Play in Virtual Reality!

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2024/03/31
16:55 UTC

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The Helldive | Helldivers 2 Fan Animation

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2024/03/31
10:46 UTC

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The Pirk - A light frigate from the Helioarchy Consortium

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2024/03/28
21:04 UTC

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Which is the most iconic on screen spacecraft?

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2024/03/27
15:17 UTC

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Battleship from the Darkest Star Game

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2024/03/21
21:21 UTC

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What is your favorite spaceship classification system?

https://preview.redd.it/l7il0exvhppc1.png?width=1440&format=png&auto=webp&s=9481b0eb994e935fb0adf8527a94847ab321c9be

Recently, I came across this YouTube comment on a video about the possible roles of frigates in space combat - "Corvettes punch down, Destroyers punch up, Frigates swing at anything in sight. Battleships don't punch. They bodyslam. Cruisers are a one-ship fleet. Carriers sit back, take a smoke, and let others fight." I take that to mean that (in this person's view, at least) corvettes are anti-fighters, destroyers are anti-capital, frigates are multi-role, and so on.

I love the variety of classification systems out there. One of the most in-depth that I've seen is Winchell Chung's system from Atomic Rockets (a hard sci-fi site; if you're into that, you've got to check them out). It uses a triangular (or ternary) plot to classify ships based on the percentage of mass that's devoted to propulsion, offense, and defense. For example, a ship that's 30% weapons, 50% propulsion, and 20% defenses would be classified as a frigate.

On the other side, the most creative one I've seen comes from the old hard sci-fi space combat game, Attack Vector. There, ships are classified by the type of propulsion systems they're equipped with, here simplified by the number of dimensions (or vectors) they're able to easily traverse. There usually isn't much overlap between the vectors, since the propulsion methods and equipment requirements are wildly different and there are wildly increasing costs to adding more stuff. So someone might take a V1 shuttle to an orbital platform, then a V2 cruiser to a space station, then a V3 generation ship to the next star system over.

  • V1, One-Dimensional Orbital - Equipped to move between a planet's surface and its orbit; essentially a single dimension (up/down), though there's obviously more of a curve to the trajectory IRL
  • V2, Two-Dimensional Interplanetary - Equipped to move between planets within the same star system; describes the roughly two-dimensional orbital plane in almost all star systems
  • V3, Three-Dimensional Interstellar - Equipped to move between star systems in three-dimensional interstellar space

What are your favorite systems?

26 Comments
2024/03/21
15:32 UTC

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What’s a good app or program to draw or illustrate spacecraft

Hi! I’m new to the group so I apologize if this is irrelevant. I was just curious if there was any digital art programs or app good for drawing out spaceships or creating designs.

3 Comments
2024/03/13
02:39 UTC

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Advice for fun star-fighter designs

Hi everyone,

I’m in the process of designing a hero ship for a YouTube series.

I want to design something really fun and light-hearted. But, before I got too invested, I thought it would be good to run some of my ideas past some people with a bit more experience in this space.

Does anyone know any communities I could reach out too, or people I could chat to about this?

Thanks :)

9 Comments
2024/03/11
10:06 UTC

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Top 6 Forgotten Space Simulation Games to Play in 2024!

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2024/03/09
17:36 UTC

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Analog horror idea

Series’s name: Voyager 3 Plot: the year is 1983, 6 years after the successful launch of voyager 1 & 2, NASA wants to launch a third voyager but unfortunately got canceled but did it really got cancelled, in this series voyager 3 never got cancelled but instead was put as a top secret United States mission, because NASA noticed a unknown object coming from the asteroid Belt and could pose a threat to humanity, so NASA decided to use voyager 3 to see this possible threat is? But soon they will realize that the unknown object could have greater threat to the humanity or could end of all humanity!

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2024/03/08
23:40 UTC

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Realistic Space Ships Rant

Hello,
seeing that space is 3D why do all Spaceships get designed so Ship like. No question it looks good but except for a few examples like the Imperial Floating Ball in Dune 2 or the Death Star most space ships are Flatt which provides and incredibly ineffective design for space combat seeing that especially heavy batteries are often limited to the top and front. Like the normal Flatt or spear formed design looks good but they often feel really ineffective in a realistic space battle.

21 Comments
2024/03/05
14:36 UTC

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I need some feedback please.

So I do not have any images yet, I am still working on making some art for this, but I would really like some feedback on the ideas I have for some original human spaceships that I am using in a story.

My universe tech level is kind of a hybrid of Andromeda, SG1, and Babylon 5 if that helps anyone.

Destroyer - Thug Class (Class name open to change)

1800m long 260m wide 140m high

50 Particle Cannon turrets, class 8. 36 Point Defence Guns, class 7. 8 Missile Launchers. 4 Torpedo bays 2F 2A. 1 High Yield Particle Cannon class 12 (Battleship main cannon) built into ships hull (space battleship Yamato?) and 1 Hanger housing 24 craft (Drones, fighters etc)

I know the ship is big, it was with the idea of many generators/reactors needed to power the ship and the space for the hanger, and IIRC the ISD is about 1600m as well, so mine is just a bit bigger.

Yes I know ISD is technically a Cruiser.

9 Comments
2024/03/03
20:44 UTC

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Top 8 Upcoming Space Simulation Games in 2024!

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2024/03/03
17:31 UTC

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Is there a name for this style of "grungy"/realistics-looking spaceships? I think a lot of the posts on /imaginarystarships look too "clean", not really realisitc.

40 Comments
2024/03/02
18:15 UTC

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Star Trek: Bridge Commander - Featuring the NEW Legacy Mod!

0 Comments
2024/02/26
17:38 UTC

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Are there any good tv series or movies with spaceships?

Some I like: Star Trek: the original series, enterprise, voyager, etc, Star Gate:sg1, atlantis, universe, Expanse,

the passengers, Alien movies, Prometheus, Covenant,

any other?

299 Comments
2024/02/24
05:37 UTC

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EVE Online Faction Warfare Starting Guide 2024

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2024/02/23
00:58 UTC

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