The Planes of Savannah

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The Planes of Savannah

Written by Spartan Chris | Tags: ,

The Savannah Class Sky Fortress is one of the most complicated war machines the Federated States of America has built to date. A host of rigid balloons have been tethered together and supported by innumerable gravity defying contraptions, and all to keep this giant carrier floating above a battlefield.

Federated States of America - Savannah Class Sky Fortress (Top)

Federated States of America - Savannah Class Sky Fortress (Top)

Its armoured compartments and flight decks are home to all manner of deadly weapons and fighters ready to let fly into battle. It is truly an awesome behemoth and any opponent who comes face to face with this carrier should prepare themselves for a fight to remember.

Federated States of America - Savannah Class Sky Fortress (Front)

Federated States of America - Savannah Class Sky Fortress (Front)

Even among the FSA this beast has a deadly reputation, as only the FSA’s top aerial aces are assigned to the Savannahs, as the task of landing the agile P-8 Prowler fighter plane on the offset lower deck proved too much for green pilots to achieve. This has led to the moniker of ‘Savannah Hunter’ becoming synonymous with ‘Ace’ among the airfields of the FSA. Thanks to the acrobatic pilots of the FSA this double decked flying monster is a most powerful weapon in the FSA’s arsenal.

Federated States of America - Savannah Class Sky Fortress (Underside)

Federated States of America - Savannah Class Sky Fortress (Underside)

Zeppelin aircraft carriers are fun to put together in your mind, the Prussian Imperium Sky Fortress is a great example of this. It is, after all, a pretty mad concept and any solution to putting a flight deck on a balloon is going to be interesting. When I had to think about putting two decks on the Savannah, well it was always going to be a challenge. That said, I hope the final design pleases FSA commanders out there. Tethering multiple balloons to the sides and bottom of the decks gives the whole thing a hulking, sprawling mass that hopefully intimidates their opposition.

Federated States of America - Savannah Class Sky Fortress (Rear)

Federated States of America - Savannah Class Sky Fortress (Rear)

Federated States of America - Savannah Class Sky Fortress (Side)

Federated States of America - Savannah Class Sky Fortress (Side)

Federated States of America - Savannah Class Sky Fortress (Top)

Federated States of America - Savannah Class Sky Fortress (Top)