another hour or so on the design. Additions are the hollowed out cargo bay and retractable (animated) sliding covers. this allows the Jaeger to be closer to the waterline, lowering the ship’s center of gravity and making it far more stable. Also the Jaeger is shielded form weather conditions and can be worked on without interruption should the need arise.
Another change i made was to remove four of the helipads, and to move two more of them further astern. this was initially because they collided with the doors of the Jaeger bay, but upon reflection it was unnecessary. Helicopter can not be safely and reliably stored upon helipads on a ship like this for any extended period of time, and need their own dedicated support ship for those needs. So I’ve decided that a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship would accompany this vessel, and that CH-53E Super Stallions would b used for life (they are actually rated to lift more than Chinooks).
The hull was also adapted to remove the inward bulging form the length of the ship. later i’ll find more references for how the bow and stern should look.
And finally i’ve given the ship a name:
Jaeger Mobile Launch Platform USNS Over The Rainbow (T-75)