hello again, loving all the ship designs posted here.
After actually playing my empire a bit I've made a couple more ships.
Stingray Class Escort Corvette
The I.A.N needed a small ship class to patrol the space lanes for pirates and the borders of empire space. The command deck is mounted under the bow of the ship. Weak alone but powerful in groups, the stingray is often deployed in offensive engagements into hostile territory as well. Organized into flotillas, they are usually deployed on the flanks of Wolf Packs, ahead of the main assault force to test the enemies relative strength, or assigned to escort Transport ships to hostile planets. They are often the first and last line of defense in the I.A.N.
Harbinger Class Invasion Ship
Naturally when you meet new life forms you want to kill them and take their stuff. This was the driving theory behind the Harbinger Class and answered the question, but how do we get our troops there? The harbinger Class has no offensive or defensive systems for space combat, it relies on escort ships to protect it to its destination. What it lacks in space guns it makes up for in hardware and troops carrying legions of troops, columns of armored vehicles, and fleets of atmospheric aircraft. The design is meant to instill fear into those on the ground, shortly after the ship hits atmo the massive hanger doors open spewing dropships and vehicle lifters into the skies of the unfortunate planet, one of the few winged designs in the I.A.N the fire and smoke coming off the wings after breaking into the atmosphere makes it look quite terrifying. Seeing one begin the landing operation on a planet lets the inhabitants know, this is the harbinger of their death.
(I love how the hanger turned out on this one, defiantly my favorite part of this ship. The AFT transport module got glitched and scaled itself larger than i had it which took away from some of the detail and makes it look out of place. Ill probably fix it later.)