Nimbus Mk.1 Airship

Rated 4.0 from 24 votes
Category Flying Machines
Theme Modern
Size Large
File Format .schematic
Submitted by GameBreaker
Posted on August 28th, 2014 11:13 AM EST
Download(s) Has been downloaded 811 times


Length 110 Width 27 Height 33


The Nimbus-class of airship was a medium to large size multirole capital airship designed to fulfil the tasks of support gunship, ground attack, strategic bomber, high altitude surveillance, and maritime patrol.

The Nimbus is operated by a crew of 12 players, but can be skeleton-crewed by as little as 4.

Weapons and Armament:

Main gun:

1x Obsidia M428 self-loading cannon.
This is the ship's main armament, mounted on the top front section of the hull. It has a an estimated range of over 200 blocks and is semi-automatic. Fire controls for this weapon are in the Navigation Tower and the Main Bridge.


14x Broadside Barrage cannon array. (28 total).
These are self-loading cannons operated from the Main Bridge. They have an estimated range of 50 blocks and are best used fromt 25 blocks onwards.

50x Automatic Fireball HMGs. (100 total).
Each side of the ship's hull is embedded with 25 automatic guns on the upper and lower sides. These are also controlled from the Main Bridge.

Defensive Armament:

1x Hydra Multicannon. (7-barreled auto fireball cannon)
This remote-operated cannon array is mounted facing backwards in front of the ship's tail. Best used for counter attacking fighters and interceptors.

2x Automatic Fireball HMGs.
Pointed backwards in the lower deck.

4x Lava Veiled Dispenser HMGs.
Pointed forward in the lower deck, can be loaded with Arrows for ground attack.

Anti-Ground Armament:

10x Automatic Carpet Bomb TNT Racks.
Located in the Lower Deck, used for carpet bombing large targets.

Additional notes:

> All weapons are fed via Droppers and can be safely loaded from the inside with the exception of the Main Gun and the Hydra cannon array.
> Broadsides are internally armored with a layer of slabs for additional protection.
> Windshield in the Main Bridge and other major glass parts are double layered.
> Crew quarters is in the far rear, each chest contains custom armor.
> Command blocks (4 of these) are located in the Main Bridge and Navigation Tower.

Place on airfields or in mid-air for best effect.

IMPORTANT: Several blocks such as Stairs, Dispensers and Droppers may not rotate with the rest of the schematic if it is rotated, mirrored or flipped.

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Comments (4)

So what mods was this created to be used by?   by stevenzweir91
on September 7th, 2014 12:26 AM EST

This design was made for the Movecraft mod, seeing how many other airship designs work with it. I'm not sure if anyone can write a .craft file for mine though.
  by GameBreaker
on September 7th, 2014 10:58 AM EST
Very cool! The design was great, and kind of reminded me of Mass Effect ;). Keep up the good work!!! 5 stars
  by seventy6
on August 30th, 2014 01:32 PM EST

Thanks. Glad you liked this.
  by GameBreaker
on August 31st, 2014 10:13 AM EST

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