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Cannon construction by AdamBurn Cannon construction by AdamBurn
So in an attempt to show off how ridiculously big the ships in the game Novus Aeterno are I made this painting of a huge gauss cannon being constructed. As you can see its pretty big. Also when out of ammunition it has the option to fire an assortment of famous landmarks... That might have just been a dream I had.

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:iconphoenixend:
PhoenixEnd Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
Colonel O'Neill: "A BIG HONKING SPACE GUN!!"
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twynky3 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm assuming it's a:
Bass cannon

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dpierce970 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
The copper wiring on the exposed bits of the barrel indicate to me that this is a rail gun, so why is the interior of the barrel rifled? Besides that, this picture is pretty amazing. Keep up the good work!
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AdamBurn Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
More of a Gauss cannon which is slightly different form a Railgun in that it has no rails and is a cylindrical barrel, the rifling is purely aesthetic though regarding a Gauss cannon it may actually do something.
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NoiseTheory Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
That MAC canon can rip a hole clean through a Covenant capital ship. With coordinated fire from the Athens and the Malta nothing's getting through this battlecluster in one piece.
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EnteringTheNethery Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
Nice
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SomeRandomMinion Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
"And here we have the Westinghouse Class-1 Gauss Super-Railgun. This baby fires a 900-ton slug of depleted uranium-titanium alloy, magnetically accelerated to 70% light-speed. The kinetic shock from the impact can gut a ship from bow to stern instantly. And if they somehow survive, the impact can throw them wildly off-course, leaving the enemy open for another salvo.

Maximum effective range is 850,000 kilometers."
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
Maximum effective range? It's space. There's no friction in the void. It goes on at the same speed and momentum until it hits something, whether in the next day or the next ten thousand years. Targeting range perhaps?
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SomeRandomMinion Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
Point taken. :P

Besides that mess-up, how was my omake?
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
Great! I shudder to imagine being hit by a shell THAT big at 70% speed of light...
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SomeRandomMinion Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
Thanks!
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PhoenixEnd Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
To be truthful a maximum effective range in space combat for a kinetic weapon would instead be translated as 'the range in which the round is able to hit the target before the target can evade'. For example, lets assume the round travels 70% speed of light like you said which would be approximately 20,985,472.1 km/sec. Lets also assume the enemy ship will have something like emergency thrusters at its sides for evasion. The response time for a ship to evade will be approximately 5 seconds. The first 1-2 seconds will be the sensors detecting weapon's fire and the officer in charge reporting (or shouting), the next second will be the Captain or commander reacting to the report and ordering emergency evasion, the last two seconds will be the ship firing off its side thrusters to move the ship out of the course of the round. All in all about 5 seconds.
So 5 times 70% the speed of light which will be 
104,927,360.5 kms. So anything within that distance will be considered the Maximum effective range in which a round can effectively reach its target before the target can evade or react.

Though I got to say 70% the speed of light is freaking ridiculous. At that speed and with a 900 ton round it will easily destroy planets.
I meant the Super Macs from Halo fire at only 4% the speed of light with a 3000-ton round and they give off a equivalent of 51.6 gigatons of TNT. Thats only at 4%. How much will a 70% round do?
The Shipbourne MAC of the Infinity was enough to crack a planet. And they are suppose to only be within the kiloton to megaton range.

This thing will be placed on a goddamn ship. Not a defence platform with large generators on the ground but a cannon on a ship. -_-
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generalderpy014 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
Exactly how large is the spaceship!? This cannon looks like it could one shot an imperial star destroyer.
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Owlfeathers0117 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
Nice, that is most definitely a very big cannon.

P.S. Not to be picky, but gauss guns should be smoothbore, the rifling doesn't really make sense.
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ryobb Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
if on our world (?) build this. it is going to need holy shit loads of energy to use. when fired, i don't want to begin fantasizing what kind of damage it caused
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entauri Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
"Sir, we've run out of ammo. What should we do?"
"We have no other choice men, load the Liberty statue!"
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Icenake Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Student General Artist
lol XDD
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tarnvogL Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
oh fuck, thats huge O.O
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Malcho1234 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Big guns... Me gusta.
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SoFDMC Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice touch with the welding sparks, like the real thing.
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Triumviratus Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Another reflection of the ever growing demand for destruction.
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Reohajj Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
I would call it "The Continent Breaker" cause that's what it looks like it does.
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juraleona Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
It is really awesome, but i dont get the point why it is threaded. If it is a magnetic accelerator it should be smooth bore.[link]
But, whatever, really good looking cannon in my opinion. [link] I like background part where a giant electromagnet is visible.
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xxVectorZeroxx Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
the first time i saw this i was like, oh the beginings of a ships frame....OH HOLY SHIT ITS A GUN.
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GermanPete Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Well... firing landmarks... if it's a magnetic accelerator everything containing steel or other magnetic metal should work...
"We're out of ammo!" - "Take that satellite..."
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Pyrotactick Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
"HOT DAM DIGGIDY DAUWG!!"
"*stares at the weapons control panel* now I'm not good with computers but I know that means out of ammo...*taps on the screen under the munition meter for the gauss cannon*"
"LOAD THE EMPIRE STATE BUILDING! WE DON'T NEED IT ANYMORE!"
"Aw crap the Cpt. been to the mini cooler again hasn't he..."
"YUP *hick* SHSHHSHSHSHSUUUUUUURE HAAAVVEEE *collapses*"
"Drag his body out of here and pray that he goes sober one day..."
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malovence Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
"QUICK HIDE THE COOLER! THE CPT'S AWAKE!"
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Pyrotactick Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
"**** IT'S TO FAT TO BE STUFFED INTO THE COMPRESSOR!"
"Throw it in the cannon!"
"WAIIIT...*Cpt. opens cooler and pulls Jack Daniels out and Vodka* Okay I'm good."
"...really?"
"Yeah really...*in calm voice*...aren't you going to fire it?"
"Yeah-"
"too late...*fingers already on fire button*"
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malovence Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
*Owner of cooler: "Where's my booze?" BANG "Damn it."
*guy 500 miles away: starts raining, "Huh?" Tastes the rain, "IT'S RAINING BOOZE! Quick guys get some buckets!"
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Pyrotactick Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
AHAHAHA! see this is why we shouldn't interrogate people, just make it rain booze on their home country and they'll say anything...or you could just buy him a six pack.
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malovence Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
booze rain, definitely booze rain.
cheaper then buying a six-pack.
better using the neighbor's stash
even better to use an enemy's stash
even MORE better to use a enemy neighbor's stash
speaking of which*leaves the house, goes through the enemies backdoor, finds the booze. Loads it into a truck, then loads it into cannon
hey I'm back, now, which country deserves the booze? wait hang on, *sets up a lawn chair and passes a bottle through the screen
ok, now where should we this thing?
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Pyrotactick Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
"......Hungary?"
"No they didn't do anything to us...they're pretty harmless."
"Huh yeah...I don't know I'm clue less."
"We could shoot it on the ship."
"...huh..."
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Zhangx Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
Sooooooo big
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jokamo Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Student
thats what she said
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Ayz0n Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice cannon.
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Tallon-1 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
omg thats a railgun!? :O
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jokamo Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Student
yo dawg i herd you like cannons, so i put a cannon in a cannon and stapled it to a bigger cannon!
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AdamBurn Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
That would would perfectly
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storm-bunny Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Wow! ... Simply WOW!!! Scary and amazing together. Great attention to detail. I love the feeling of mass. I would also wonder how they would get it into space and think it would make more sense to construct it maybe in a construction yard in orbit around the planet, but that is just me :) I really love the picture though :) I would imagine this be used for the big capital fights, and that small fast space crafts would probably be a pain to try and track with something like this.
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Chizek Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes but then we got to the part where we were deciding how to visually develop planets in the game. We decided to leave everything as planet side constructions.
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shadow-nova Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
on a side note wouldnt it make more sense to assemble those things in orbit as theyr so big? beyond that logical glitch looks excellent thou the visible coiling and wiring seems odd to me i suspect thats more of an artistic choice than anything.
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AdamBurn Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Test firing in atmosphere is one reasons they might construct them on world, the other may be built in space
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Neok4 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
When it doesn't work right, they realize only after they've been defeated that someone forgot to plug it in...

Really though, that's cool. I love the scale of it all.
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ageroth Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
Lol firing landmarks. So what caliber would this be? 50M barrel?
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AdamBurn Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah sounds about right
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Shadowdymond11 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is genuinely terrifying...
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someguynobodyknows Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Also useful ammo: Slightly bent UNSC Frigates.
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AdamBurn Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I think the Washington Monument would make a great AP round
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Legiondude04 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
To quote Arthur, King of the Britons, when he confronted the Killer Rabbit of Caernabog: "JESUS CHRIST!"
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AdamBurn Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe :ahoy:
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