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Netherlands Coast Guard VTOL

VTOL search and rescue design, in dutch coast guard colors. Sketchup 3D
Thanks for 800+ faves guys!
Inspired by the Bell X-22 and the dutch coast guard.
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buried-legacy's avatar
Nice work. But i envision this being used in more then one role
Marrekie's avatar
Yeah me as well. I was actually considering to do a firefighting version. 
buried-legacy's avatar
Yeah. I can also see the thing being coverted to bus work ambulance detail and survallance.
Kaslito's avatar
Nice design! 
1randomword's avatar
if we had these "US Coast Guard" i would of gone aviation instead of engineering 
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LeroyRon's avatar
Fantastic work!
ACIDlC's avatar
Wow, Dat is geweldig! Het zou geweldig zijn om ze zien rond te vliegen! :D
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danowgo's avatar
just drone real size  :3
SRSmith's avatar
This is really cool, and it looks like something we could actually see in service in the not too distant future. I love futuristic craft built from a realistic point of view! Nicely done!
Marrekie's avatar
Thanks for the positive words! :)
scifilicious's avatar
Great... the ''KNRM'' wish they had this:P
Marrekie's avatar
Haha, indeed. Seriously though; IMO VTOL's should be standard issue for coast guards. Unfortunately, such aircraft (like the V22) have huge price tags.
scifilicious's avatar
yeah just as dredging the canal once in a while, so they can actually go on a rescue with their boats :D
they cut down the economy at all the wrong places, anyway cool design, looks very plausible
GoldenSim's avatar
Sweet design !
Borg-Man's avatar
Awesome design! I sketched a troop transport once that isn't far from this design. How'd you get the textures so smooth?
Marrekie's avatar
Hey man. I'd love to have a look at your design. Is it included in your gallery? The textures are actually 3d intersection in the model which were colored in orange / blue. =D
Borg-Man's avatar
Ah, I figured as much. Texturing in SU isn't the easiest of things eh ;) It's not in my gallery, I'll upload an updated image of it soonish, so for now here's an old render :)…
fumblequill's avatar
Smooth design.
Wouldn't mind having one of those. =)
Makes me think of the Orcas of the C&C game.
Is the lower part thought to be detatchable?
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I was indeed hoping the design would suggest that =D
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