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Pursuit Deterrence Vehicle
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Published: September 1, 2018
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I didn't set out to make another vehicle powered by an old prop plane yet here we are.

Back when I did the Wasteland Scout ( www.deviantart.com/legato895/a… ) the vehicle was based around the idea of strapping wheels to a plane however this one started as a vehicle designed to only shoot and attack backwards.

If I were to do this one again I'd use a car frame for the rear facing turret. Oh well.


Link to Timelapse ( www.youtube.com/watch?v=suOCmb… )
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RRaillery's avatar
This is spectacular. It's hard to choose my favorite details, but I especially like the chain drive from the propeller shaft and the little parapet on the front of the gunner platform for the No.2 to lay behind.

As much as I like the idea, I don't believe the rear-ward facing rocket pod would work when this vehicle is moving at the speeds it looks like it would be capable of. Upon launch, the rocket would have to change velocity from moving backwards to forwards to speed that would supports is aerodynamics before it hits the ground.

Regardless, you've brilliantly accomplished your "vague look of functionality" and it would be hypocritical to say I don't strive for the exact same goal, regardless of physical limitations.
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Legato895Professional Digital Artist
the vague look of functionality is all i seek!

I know that canceling out speed is why jets can't fire missiles backward effectively- however, if this thing made it up to 80mph I don't think it would have too hard a time firing some stuff off the back.... but what do i know!

anyway, it makes me so happy to read all the details you touched on. i often suspect that most people don't really pick up on the little functional details i sweat over :D
RRaillery's avatar
Rockets =/= Missiles, but anyway I just watched your timelapse and I enjoyed seeing someone else's design process. In so many others it seems like the idea pops out fully-formed and all that remains is coloring between the lines. However, your 'design journey' seems to mimic my own in which you start with a rough idea of how you want it to come out, but through actually building drawing you notice subtle impracticalities and maybe go back a few steps after rethinking. Or, occasionally, take an entirely new direction from your original idea.

It is fascinating to see the concept 'pinball' around within the design process before it finally channels into its ultimate form.
arenafighter's avatar
Awesome! Looks like something from a Weird World War 2 Game! Keep up the Superb Work!
Bulletrider80s's avatar
Bulletrider80sHobbyist Artist
Damn - this looks great!
Legato895's avatar
Legato895Professional Digital Artist
appreciate it :)
darkdruid1206's avatar
Interesting design story :D also really cool vehicle :)
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Legato895Professional Digital Artist
appreciate it! just linked the time-lapse recording also so you can see a bit of its evolution
darkdruid1206's avatar
Ill be sure to check it out :D
Littlefoot010's avatar
Littlefoot010Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very interesting design. May look like a souped up pile of spare parts but it is functional nonetheless
Legato895's avatar
Legato895Professional Digital Artist
a vague look of functionality is almost always my goal, so mission accomplished! 
Fistron's avatar
FistronHobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
Littlefoot010's avatar
Littlefoot010Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very interesting design. May look l I keep a souped up pile of spare parts but it is functional. Very cool!
Littlefoot010's avatar
Littlefoot010Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I meant to say it may look like a souped up pile of spare parts. Go home autocorrect your drunk
JadoKast's avatar
Tail end Charlie. Nothing wrong with that.
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Legato895Professional Digital Artist
had to look up that term and glad i did!
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TheeartistkidHobbyist General Artist
Looks powerful!
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