The significance of the design was being one of the first truly successful dual-mode types. Its adoption moved the initiative towards smaller, faster types and revealed the vulnerabilities of current fleets to same.
An illustration from my upcoming book 'Spacecraft of the First World War.' It's the war *after* the War of the Worlds.
Technical notes: Made almost exclusively with Photoshop CC 2018, taking advantage of the new brushes. I began with a low poly proxy made in 3ds Max.