NAT ::: ALtronian Fighter/Personal Craft
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Updated 2011 05 15. - again
(Done completely in Photoshop....)
I plan on 3 more views eventually:
But for now it works. I will have a full write up on the ship later. Would also love to do a normal Human fighter for compare, modern day, as well as game setting fighter (high tech).
I have been designing this craft since the early 1980's....
More coming, just need sleep. (ZZZzzzzz....)
Since I showed the NAT on one of the drawings I thought I give a better view. [link]
Also a lot of varieties of this craft I have done, but this reflects my current thinking. Even so, the varriations are all similar to this.
The craft is a 2 seater, only one is needed. The back seat is either for bagage or Gunner if in combat mode.
They also sport RODENT drone support for land operations. Stored on the rear top engine section.
On both sides are storage compartments.
Inner controls are similar to a Altronian Command Chair, if not more suited for flight combat and high speed agility manuevering.
Unknown to many there is a emergency GATE door to the BattleCON or craft that deploys them. This allows for crew shift changes without need to dock, and other options....
(This other dimensional aspect of the craft allows for 'rooms' inside this rather SMALL craft, roughly the size of a home. )
The weapon systems are actually compact and yet very 'effective'. They sport a EDMD system, 6 mini defensive batteries, and forward cannons, along with the rear gunner port.
BTW, I do not recall really WHY I called it a NAT.
Yes there is the association with Gnat bugs.... anoying things... but I recalled calling it this "Non-artillary Traveller"
In game it made most humans assume it had no guns, where as the Altronians were more likely saying it did not have PRIMITIVE projectile weapons. That in fact... its very deadly.
When the players realized this, after thinking they could get away with a easy score, there was much changing of the pants for 'fresh' clean pairs....
(Yeah, I tend to be over the top, I am just funny that way...)