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The Victoriana's Revenge by Smaggers The Victoriana's Revenge by Smaggers
The Victoriana's Revenge - a clipper of the Bomb Bay Tea Company in full sail.

Hybrid prop/sail powered to maximise range. The engines heat the air around the hydrogen cells for extra lift, and the sails can be angled to provide the same.

Angling sails and steering the beast in three dimensions is quite a challenge, so this has a task-specific version of the Babbage/Lovelace analytical engine to make the job easier. It's a "fly by pipe" system, and makes the ship surprisingly agile for such a large vessel.


The whole of the rigging can be folded along the flanks for docking and maneuvering in tight spaces, though it's not a quick process.

For defence it has a number of 20 pound guns in rotating nacelles, and the rigging can be electrified in case of Air-Kraken attack.


This is the second version of the image. the smoke direction has been tweaked and the colour balance has been polished a bit.
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:iconckosacranoid:
ckosacranoid Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Professional Photographer
cool ship.
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linseed Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
A great idea and brilliantly executed, very nice indeed.
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TarienCole Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Very nice. My crew of airpirates will have to find this ship. ;)
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OctoberV Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice! Never thought about adding sails to an airship XD
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JARM13 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet work .
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TK769 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like how you combine fantasy with familiarity.
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GreatWallStr Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009
This is REALLY good! :D In one of my (rather amateurish) stories a Solar Elf who is a member of the High Council (in charge of technological developments, to be precise) is stationed in the Far North, and uses a large Steampunk Blimp to travel. I kept trying to come up with ideas for SOME sort of blimp, and after all my efforts I still never came up with anything nearly as amazing as your design! xD Don't worry, I wont use your idea in my story-- I would never steal someone else's work. I just wanted to tell you that I was VERY impressed with your design, and the entire concept is brilliant! :D Very excellent work, and I expect great things from you! :)
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Smaggers Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009
Feel free to use the idea, no worries.
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GreatWallStr Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
Are you sure? :O
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Smaggers Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010
Yeah, go for it.
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