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Space 1999 - Swift 1
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Published: February 15, 2019
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The Swift was a support ship used by the Moonbase Alpha team responsible for storing Earth’s nuclear waste on the moon.

Like the Eagles, the Swift has nuclear powered engines as well as chemical fuel landing rockets.

This Swift has a crew of 4 and indefinite range and endurance, and is armed with 2 x missiles.

Space: 1999 was created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, and was first broadcast in the UK in 1975.
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MrWonderWorks|Hobbyist Writer
Bill can you do the ThunderBird 3 version of the Swift?
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ArthurTwosheds|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Also the two large top ranks were not on the original model. They were added late in the day just before filming began. 
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Skorpychan's avatar
I love the design of this. Really want to make one in Kerbal Space Program, or at least something similar. It seems so much more convenient than a conventional rocket, and more stable on touchdown as well.
I mean, sure, you have to make that finicky switch between the rear engine and the belly engines, and you'd probably need a second cockpit for it, but it'd be worth it for less tipovers.
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MensjeDeZeemeermin's avatar
Oh, PLEASE do a Hawk! They were my favorite.  These are GREAT.
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Claveworks's avatar
It's on my list.
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eltf177's avatar
Is this the Swift from BRIAN THE BRAIN or the Super Swift from THE BRINGERS OF WONDER? IIRC Alpha did not have any of these, nor did they have any Mark IX Hawk's (they did in the comic and magazine however).

Beautiful drawing none the less, thank you!
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ArthurTwosheds|Hobbyist Digital Artist
The Swift is from Brian the Brain. They were never based on Alpha and were unarmed. The deep space mission they were involved in consisted of a mothership and four Swifts. It is only slightly larger than an Eagle. 
The Superswift is a much larger vessel that left Earth on a rescue mission to Alpha in the Bringer of Wonder. 
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eltf177's avatar
And Tony mentions that the Superswift was still on the drawing boards when they left earth.

THE BRINGERS OF WONDER remains one of my favorite episodes...
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Claveworks's avatar
Yeah, I think this was Earth-based, but I am way outside of my range of knowledge right now lol

Oh, and thanks! :D
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Now that I think about it, Tony says the Super Swift was still on the drawing board when the moon left orbit...
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