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Quad VTOL Concept by Ferain Quad VTOL Concept by Ferain
A design-Concept for a Quad-Rotor transport aircraft, done as practice. Got inspired to do this after seeing a model of something similar, but wanted to have a realistic take on it. There's also some actual concept-illustrations for designs by Boeing floating around the web, but I only came across those later.

I'm a big fan of military aircraft, so this was a lot of fun to do. I still need to practice the technical perspective more though, the rotor-blades were a pain to draw.
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:iconmoosyman:
moosyman Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015
Hey im making a game and it seems that you would be great for drawing vehicles and some UAVS for it. Right now I dont have a budget, but if youre willing to work with me ill give you a percentage pay of the buisness once its done, or pay in any way you choose(not exactly, but im seriously looking and so im really flexible for the pay right now). If you are thinking about this, please email me at moosymantheboss@gmail.com
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ThatTwiniGuy Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015
Do you have any specs for this?
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Ferain Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015  Professional Artist
No, since it's fictional I did not think about actual specifications or the likes.
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Spartan198 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 26, 2015
I think Bell is actually in the early stages of developing a C-130 sized tilt rotor and has been for a while now, so while you may have designed this yourself, the concept isn't fictional per se. Plus, a similar aircraft appeared as a transport in Tom Clancy's EndWar (really underrated game IMO) released back in 2008.

Not trying to be an asshole, this is awesome work, but I felt compelled to bring that up.

Edit: Found it, the Bell-Boeing Quad TiltRotor: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bell_Boe…
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ThatTwiniGuy Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015
is that an original cockpit design? I feel like I've seen it before somewhere but I can't put my finger on it..
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Ferain Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015  Professional Artist
I took inspiration from lots of places...Ch-47 Chinook Helicopters, C-130 Hercules planes...V22 Ospreys....a bit of everything, really.
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abbas-dastpor Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015
VERY WONDEFUL.
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templerman Featured By Owner Edited Apr 20, 2015
An excellent conceptualization of a medium sized  VTOL transport. I think that the USMC and Army would like something like this, that could replace a C-130 and carry its same load. The military is looking for a stealth transport, more likely jet, but this would work well on carrier based Marine Expeditionary force operations, especially if it could be scaled up enough to carry a Humvee like vehicle. This is not a criticism simply an observation. I am not an aeronautical engineer, so I am not sure, but don't you think that even with the tilt rotor system you would also need vertical stabilizers and/or rudder systems on the stern? This is an excellent piece of art-work and a great effort. Best of luck on your future endeavors.
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Ferain Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Professional Artist
Thank you! You do raise some good points and I might revisit the idea at some point. But back when I drew this it was enough of a challenge to get it to look like this, even though it still has some flaws. 
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acebird1234 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing job on this vtol aircraft 
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:iconferain:
Ferain Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Professional Artist
Thank you!
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acebird1234 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your welcome 
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ElSqiubbonator Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015
There's actually been a quad-tiltrotor before. Google Curtiss-Wright X-19.
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unnsunghero Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015
Great looking Lady You've drawn there !!
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Dlordtesh Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
Looking good!Would you be interested to participate in an innovaive desgin project as an artist?
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Ferain Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Professional Artist
Thanks! That looks like an interesting project, but I just got hired full-time as a designer and am moving abroad so I have no time to take on more work.
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Dlordtesh Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
You are flattering me!..)
That's fair enough!Good Luck with your dream-job.You certainly deserve it!
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MMDFuph Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw the same thing on 'Act of War: Direct Action'
I think it's called a 'V-44'
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Bundeswehr88 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
This is a great concept. I'd like to see the Chinook be replaced by this.
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n00bmodders Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Student Interface Designer
reminds me of the crafts from Edge of tommorow, Nicely done!
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Ferain Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Professional Artist
Well, this was inspired by a mix of the Osprey and and some "what if" concept art of realistic quad tiltrotors flying around the internet, Edge of tomorrow didn't even have a trailer out at the time. 

I'm glad you like it!
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mattking16 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
awesome
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SomeRandomMinion Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
Oohh, nice! Love the design of the fuselage--looks big, yet sleek.
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USSZumwalt Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
Got a couple problems with it though.  A) the engines seem at big, they look like they are actually sitting on the ground.  B) I highly doubt the Marines would utilize something so big.  Maybe as a replacement for their KC-130 tankers but that's about it.  Still, excellent job!
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Ferain Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Professional Artist
Thanks!

Blame the engine's appearance on my poorly placed shadow, they have about as much Ground-clearance as the Osprey's when tilted up. 

As for the size, I intended this to be a replacement for the Superstallions. Of course, how that would fit on an amphibious assault ship is anybody's guess ^^
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Emilion-3 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Impressive.
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Kioko-the-Pirate Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
With as much trouble as they had getting the dual-rotor osprey to work properly, I can only imagine how hard it would be to get this to work. Still a very cool concept and very well drawn.
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wanabenightfury Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
great I like looking at this on my game called TOM CLANCE ENDWAR FOR THE x-box and I do think the osprey does look kind of cool in the game this one looks better like way better I think ........... yea it does
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Warhammer9 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
Yea,got shredded in half down the center,bad design flaw,needs to be thicker between the wings
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benracer Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
One was in TF3
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NektannNeightyFour Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
Yeah, except it had the tail of a normal Osprey.
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Artem-7401 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Osprey has grown! Nice concept! 
But what about tail unit?
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bear48 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Professional
very nice work
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Josh-Finney Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is an awesome design. Great concept! Nice work.
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:iconferain:
Ferain Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Professional Artist
Thank you! It was inspired by a few concepts I saw floating around the web. Glad you like it!
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FastFlyer01 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013

This is awesome; this looks like the quad tilt-rotor in the Transformers Dark of the Moon movie where Captain Lennox and his crew wing suit into Chicago after Starscream destroys it. Great job!

 

I look forward to seeing future versions of other modern day military vehicles.

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werdnasremos Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
Ooh I'm liking this. Liking this very, very much!
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Darnok219 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Y U no jet engines?
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Ferain Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Professional Artist
Wings generate lift by moving forward. When the jet-powered VTOL hovers, the wings generate no lift, which would mean the engines have to do it all by thrust alone and that would consume way too much fuel. Rotors make more sense.
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Agramsch Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Thats cool, nice draft
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lkmk Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this looks really cool!
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