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Raptorian Avian by Hydrothrax Raptorian Avian by Hydrothrax
I've got a whole bunch of these little guys I painted within the past month so I guess I'll start spamming 'em, hah
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TheOfficialLobst Featured By Owner May 31, 2017
I never thought anthro planes could look this good...
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DracoPhobos Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Student Filmographer
hahahh I saw these dudes on ze Tumblr, and I love this one, the cyan is super nice~

do the numbers on his butt have any special meaning?
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JRDude205 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
So freaking awesome! 
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Small-Brown-Dog Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017
Start spamming then, I love this stuff :)
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Gusindor Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Student General Artist
I can't explain why, but for some reason I find this one really cute.
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GrummanF-14 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017
What is the size equivalent of this creature to modern airfighter jet?
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Rasgriz-1 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
I'm curious, too.

And what sustains it?
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
GrummanF-14 Rasgriz-1 
They are very close in size to actual fighter aircraft (although un-piloted ones may be considerable smaller if no life support for a pilot needs to be designed into them.) This particular one is very Viper-like so I'd say it's only slightly smaller than a regular F-16.

As synthetic organisms, they are quite reliant on the support network of whichever human military they belong to - regular aerosaurs run on similar fuels as their regular aircraft counterparts. But the ones that aren't spliced hybrids/have a fully taken-over biomech body, can synthesize their own fuels from organic matter (hydrocarbons and alcohols.) The problem however is that they have very little auxiliary space for "raw fuel" and fuel synthesis can take a long time, considering how much a jet like this uses for even a short flight! And they are pretty vulnerable when grounded. So it's ironic that the "apex predators" of machines are pretty much helpless without their human support. Smaller, simpler vehicle biomechs are far better suited to living as "rogues" and are the more common survivors in the Post-Earth world. Any surviving "wild" avians would have down-sized themselves a lot and you'd see mostly "drone type" derivatives.
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Rasgriz-1 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Is there a story, series, or something where I can follow the lore more closely? It sounds like there would be.
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
It's off-line. In the future I may post more about it though once I get more focused (I need to pick a few story-lines (1-2) from what is a pretty open world setting to tell it right for the public audience. It comes across as too scattered otherwise.)

If you use Tumblr, I occasionally make lore posts on there, but again there isn't much public yet. hydrothrax.tumblr.com/
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GrummanF-14 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017
Ah so then they're more closely based on the JSDAF F-2(Japanese variant of the F-16)

And I see... So some of these Areosaurs will still have to relie on human upkeep in order for them to fly and stay alive while on the ground.

And of the areosaurs that are based upon air craft that are used in the roles of Search and Rescue like the UH-60 Jayhawks that the Coast Gaurd uses, Would those aerosaous be able to carry EMTs and one or two Rescue Divers plus any survivers that happen to be pulled from the seas?
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Hydrothrax Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Their design would absolutely allow for passengers and SAR use - most "biomech" designs will just use the processor isolated, and built into a mechanical "non living" body, which means that autonomous vehicle control is something that happens far earlier in this timeline than ours. Space saved by not having any pilot could also make more room for equipment and crew, as well as even better flight stability when extracting people. It's risky however and is never implemented much beyond military and some commercial use because of how...potentially volatile these hybrids and their processors can be. (Since they were extracted and modified to adapt to new bodies from previous complete biomechs, they have an ability to assimilate material, and there are rogue cases of a processor re-claiming a body.) It's a technology that the humans adopted, not something they developed ground-up, so their understanding of these intelligent beings is limited.
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GrummanF-14 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017
Okay and yeah that would make sense avionics catch up to the point that they have the same if not faster reaction time of a human pilot it would be far more logical to remove the pilot and all of those input controls and replace them with what would be more useful in those places.

And I see so only military use of aerosaurs as S&R missions. Although if you say that they might want to re-claim a body. It makes me think of the Philadelphia Experiment that was conducted by the US Navy back in WWII.
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GrummanF-14 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017
Yeah I'd like to know that too.
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ChaosPhantom444 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Nice bird
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LightConcorde Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
BIRB
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CreativeRed Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah, that looks really cool!
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