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Space Battleship EDF Andromeda by Tzoli Space Battleship EDF Andromeda by Tzoli
My favourite space battleship design the EDF Andromeda from the anime Space Battleship Yamato.
Recreated this technical drawing using the few drawings available about the ship as well as many models both built or 3D and adding ideas on my own as well. Every information is on the text next to the ship.

Technical diagram can be found here:
tzoli.deviantart.com/art/EDF-A…

The Andromeda class was part of the first generation of post Yamato designs of space warships providing the necessary firepower to defend the solar system and Earth from any foreign enemy fleets. Compared to the Converted Yamato, Andromeda have thicker armour, stronger shields and heavier weaponry but due to the quick design work to create a new Cosmo Force, not all of the experiences of Yamato's journey to Iscandar were included. Meaning a lighter Anti Strikecraft defence and bottom blind spots for weapons. and such the ships had to rely on more on fighter crafts and specialised anti starfighter ships like frigates and corvettes.

Even with these shortcomings, the Andromeda class is vastly superior to the Yamato with her 20x 50,8cm and 8x 40,6cm Shock Cannons The barrel-less variants of these weapons provide somewhat less firepower and range due to the lack of amplifying EM conduits usually located in the long barrels.
The missile weaponry composes of anti ship torpedoes and multi warhead-missiles. These are while different weapons as the torpedoes designed for anti ship duty and the multi-warhead missiles against starfighters the size of these weapons are the same so it is possible to load them in the different launchers in the dock. The standard loadout is 10 torpedo launchers (4 in the nose 6 under 2nd centreline turret) and 12 missile launchers but this could be changed in the dock to 18-4, 16-6 or 22-0 setup depending on the mission and possible enemy forces composition.
The Wave Motion Cannons of Dispersion type works in two firing modes:
    - Firing a coherent beam of Wave Motion Energy able to devastate smaller fleets in one shoot or seriously damage if not destroy heavily armoured space stations
    - Firing a a single beam which separates into multiple smaller beams before reaching the target something like the AA shells of the WW2 Yamato's 46cm cannons with each smaller beam is as strong as a shot from a shock cannon. This firing mode ideal to damage or destroy large amounts of loosely positioned enemy ships.

To generate enough energy for the new weapons systems as well as for the twin Wave Motion Cannons and Wave Motion Engine, the ship's main power generator unit is a refined, improved and slightly larger variant used on the Yamato as well featuring and extra smaller one. Auxiliary energy is provided by the four Fusion Reactors each one mounted in the 4 secondary engine gondolas. The ship have 4 engines systems:
Main Wave Motion engine providing the primary source for sub light and warp speeds
4x Secondary engines in gondolas to provide extra boost or low speed travel
4 Auxiliary engines in the lower forward hull section just below and behind the wings.

Defence is provided by the thick 46cm Armour plates designed to withstand Shock Cannon energy shots, but the ship also provided with two Wave Motion shield generators similar to the prototype used on the Yamato.

The ship class carry a large component of starfighters ranging from Space Superiority Interceptors like the Cosmo Zero to standard multi role starfighters of the Cosmo Tiger type and heavier strike craft of the Cosmo Rhino type.
Apart from strike craft the ships could carry Shuttles for goods and personal transport, Reconnaissance and Exploration boats to conduct various missions from search and rescue, scouting, research and exploration.

Various fleet colour patters can be seen here:
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If somebody asks I can provide a blank lineart to colour it themselves.
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:iconxandimus:
XandImus Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015   General Artist
SO MEGA TOTALLY KOOL-O-TAZTIC MOST UBER-IT-LY! l_l
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Tzoli Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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Kodai-Okuda Featured By Owner Edited Aug 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent job.  Love it.
It is my understanding (according to the Cosmo-DNA facebook page) that the 2nd Space Battleship Yamato 2199 series is coming out (no time-frame was given) and that a re-imagined EDF fleet is rumored to be making an appearance. It will be fun to see what the new Andromeda looks like if these rumors turn out to be true.

Again, Kudos on a job well done. :)
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Tzoli Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
I've read similar on an anime forum as well, and indeed would be great to see the detailed work they could achieve like on the Yamato!

Check back sometime soon and I will upload fleet colour schemes for the Andromeda
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Kodai-Okuda Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you sir, I will.
Also, if you are so inclined, please check out my gallery, my ships are not Yamato, but they were inspired by the SF of the 1970s and 80s from both the US/Europe/UK and Japan.
An example of a Yamato style ship of my SF would be the Kurita.

kodai-okuda.deviantart.com/art…

Again, you did a fantastic job.
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Tzoli Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed you have based your designs on them. But why you blocked the replies?
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Kodai-Okuda Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Too many trolls at the time I uploaded the image.
I allow comments now on my newer uploads.
I may open comments on the older models in the future, but I haven't gotten around to it yet. :)
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Tzoli Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see
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PeachLover94 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Student General Artist
"My friends, the 'Great Experiment'. Andromeda, ready to begin trial runs..."
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nichodo Featured By Owner May 22, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Nice use of the words that Kirk used to describe the Excelsior :D
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Tzoli Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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XandImus Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015   General Artist
:thumbsup::)
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NezumiYuki Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Ah so desu!
Now I see why you have an interest with UNCF-EDF Andromeda lately. =D

Any thoughts of a registry number and name yet? =D
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Tzoli Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well in the 2199 series Yamato is described as BBY-1 so Battleship, Yamato class 1st ship.
Any new ship (Musashi? Shinano?) would be BBY-2 and BBY-3 respectively.
So Andromeda would be BBA-1 Andromeda but this would cause problems with similar class names like Atizona or Akira classes.
So I think I stay with BB-xyz and EDF Andromeda, depending on how many capital ships to be built between Andromeda and Yamato
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NezumiYuki Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Ah very good, and best of luck deciding a name and number
and proceeding with the construction of your fleet, Admiral Tzoli!

=D
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Tzoli Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
While that would be nice, I prefer making technical drawings so this is the Andromeda herself. Maybe we saw her in the next Yamato series (2200?) in the coming few years.
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Hunter2045 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015
Nice.
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GalaxyRailways2199 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd recognize Leiji Matsumoto's designs anywhere. It's the Andromeda from the classic Space Battleship Yamato series >u<
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Tzoli Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed, especially if you check her side marking :)
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Danisaiah Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
now that i think about it, Where are the hangar bays?? :|
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Tzoli Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
From what I've seen on models, apparently there are openings between the secondary engines and one larger ramp, similar to the EDF Yamato's on the underbelly at around the same position as the side ones
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Niribur Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cosmo Navy!
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Tzoli Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep
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XandImus Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015   General Artist
neat!  
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Danisaiah Featured By Owner Edited Jul 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
its the "Thing" the red one with its front alike to this one?????? that one?????????
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Tzoli Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yep :)
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Danisaiah Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
BOOYA!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
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