June 2019 Newsletter

Welcome Spiral War Fans to the June 2019 Spiral War Newsletter.

First off, let me welcome you to the inaugural Spiral War Newsletter.  I do apologize for not getting this started sooner, but life had a way of pushing this onto the backburner.

We have a lot of exciting events and happenings in the Noble Storm world.  I hope you are all as excited as we are here and we look forward to your feedback.

News

The biggest news first, the On Dagger’s Wing Audiobook is available now.  Production of the On Dagger’s Wings audiobook completed in April, with the author completing his review in mid-May.  The audio files when went to ACX-Audible for final review with a release date of May 31st 2019.

www.Spiralwar.com is live again, keep checking back for more regular updates, news and events.

Progress

Hell’s Razer is coming along with some major progress in the last couple of weeks.  That includes moving a storyline to Book 6 and completing 4 chapters. That puts us on the final rush towards the finale of the book.

Announcements and Appearances

Harley’s Heroes Grand Central Toy Show

Spiral War Author SF Edwards will rang in the summer at Harley’s Heroes Grand Central Toy Show June 8th and 9th at the Tucson Mall.  There was over 10,000 sqft of toys, comics, and book vendors.  As an added bonus, anyone who bought a full set of 4 Spiral War Novels received a free 1:60 scale Spiral War model prototype.

MegaMania

Spiral War Author SF Edwards will be at the Pima County Public Library’s MegaMania Event on July 13th.  There he will be signing copies of Spiral War Novels and will be sitting a panel on Writer’s Block.

TUCSON Comic-Con

Spiral War Author SF Edwards will begin the holiday season with Tucson Comic-Con  November 1st, 2nd and 3rd at the Tucson Convention Center in downtown Tucson, AZ.  The biggest comic-con in Southern Arizona, be sure and stop by for all the fun and surprises sure to be in store.  

Other News

The STL files for a full set of ACHES armor worn by the characters in Spiral War are now in SF Edwards’ hands, or hard drive.  The first prints are going well, starting with the helmet. Keep an eye on SpiralWar.com, the Spiral War FB Page and Group for progress.

We at Noble Storm are also debating offering up the STL files for Spiral War Craft for sale.  If you are interested please go to the Spiral War Group on Facebook and Vote.

Carry on Spiral Warriors.

Links and Social Media Pages:

Website:

www.spiralwar.com

Facebook:

Page:    https://www.facebook.com/SpiralWar/

Group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/SpiralWar/

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/s.f.edwards/?hl=en

Feral-F Bomber Starship Registry

Starship Registry Data

“Say bomber to anyone in Confed space and they will typically picture the venerable Feral Bomber. That’s for good reason, the beasts have been in service for over two centuries, are still in production, and there is no end in sight to that. The Feral is here to stay and on flash in the pan bomber that has come along has unseated it from its throne. Sheol, I trained on the same Feral-E that my father and Grandfather flew, if the model hadn’t been retired and scrapped my son would have flown it too, assuming the war hasn’t ended by then.” Major Brin Strat after the taking of Fortress Valkyrie.

Name:
ASF-524 Feral-F
Class:All Environ Heavy Bomber
Manufacturer:Anulian Space Forces
Mass:47.56 Tonnes
Length:101 Metra
Span:90.56 Metra (Flight)
60 Metra (Landed)
Height:23.66 Me (Flight)
32.5 Me (Landed)
Engines:
Thrust (max-torch):
3- Firestar-A Plasma Pulse Drives
111-333 G-Tonnes each
Power Plant:2-Fusion Reactors w/ Fusion Battery Backup
Max Acceleration:7G
Afterburner Acc:21G
Max G Load:26G
Hyperspace:Bore Reactor Hyperdrive
Max Yaw/Pitch/Roll Rates:60/75/90 DPS
Shields (Fore/Aft):
150/150 DSR
Armor (Fore/Aft/Flank):30/35/32 HAR
Weapons:3: GM-60-4-M(300rds)
5: P-T-32-G Turrets
Missiles:60: XAM-27X Missiles
20: Gravity Bombs or
6: SAW-XXX class Heavy Torpedoes
4: Underwing Hardpoint Stations
Torpedoes:12: SAW-XXX class Heavy Torpedoes
Decoys:60 Standard Type
Transatmospheric:Yes
Crew:6
Cargo:Heavy
Craft Compliment:2: S-5000 (piggy back)
Duration:150 Decs
SSD Class:I

Designed as an interim bomber to face the original Gorvian threat, continuous upgrades and redesigns have kept the Feral Bomber in continuous service for over two centuries. The modern Feral has been so heavily redesigned over its lifetime that is bears little resemblance to its original form, maintaining only its trademark triple hull design.

The life of the Feral is so long due to it’s excellent design and ability to have numerous sub variants on the same basic space frame. The Feral-F was introduced immediately following the Battle of Tamkin’s Star replacing the Feral-E model. Visually the Feral-E and F are visually indistinguishable from the exterior. Beneath the skin they are two entirely different beasts. The entire avionics suite was replaced including an advanced ECM suite more powerful than even that on the E.3 ECM variant.

Common Variants:
F.1: bomber,
F.2: Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR)
F.3: Electronic Counter Measures (ECM)
F.4: Tanker
F.5: Spaceborne Warning and Control System (SWACS)
F.6: Special Operations Combat Insertion Craft (SOCIC).

Ships or bases with lay up facilities can order field modification kits to convert F.1 models to any other variant except the F.5.

ASF Model 524 Feral-F
All Environ Heavy Bomber
Bandit Raider Squadron
53rd Bomber Wing

Registry Key:

1- Pulsed Plasma Reaction Control Array (typ)
2- Wing Fold Joint
3- P-T-32-G (Dual GP-77-8-G Turret) x5
4- Firestar-A Reverse Thruster/Thermal Vent x6
5- SSA-216P (Forward Sensor Array)
6- Crew Escape Hatches x4
7- Firestar-A Thrust Control Vanes
8- ESG-94G EMT Shield Generator Control Spinners x2
9- ESG-94G Ion projectors/Graviton Focus Modules x8
10- Central Fuselage Bomb Bay
11- Lower Crew Access Hatch
12- Torpedo Loading Door x2
13- SSA(T)-215N (Torpedo Targeting/Guidance Array)
14- Atmospheric Control Surface (typ)/SSA-218D (Omnidirectional Sensor Array) x2
15- SSA-218E (Omnidirectional Sensor Array) x2
16- Cockpit (4 Place)
17- Primary Crew Access Door x2
18- Heavy nose armor
19- GM-60-4-M (300rds) x3
20- Main Landing Gear/De-Grav Generator x4
21- Stellar Hydrogen Intake/Thermal Exhaust Vent x4
22- Torpedo Launch Tube Doors x2
23- Firestar-A Plasma Pulse Drive Array x3

Detailed Images

Forward Cockpit Interior, lights off.
Cockpit Interior: Aft Looking Forward
Cockpit Interior, Forward Looking aft into Central Bomb Bay.
Top Detail with Shield Generator Access Doors Open
Weapon’s Bay Doors Open
Landing Gear Deployed
Firestar-A Engine Exhaust

Additional Images/Example Color Schemes

Upcoming Pages

I have begun the process of compiling the existing Alien Races sheets to add them as pages into the Technical Database. The first step was putting together the chart of all 38 named Alien Races in the Spiral War Universe, unfortunately after a day of working on it, and saving my drafts I did something that completely wiped out all the work I had done. That was beyond frustrating so I am looking at having to rebuild the entire page again.