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Saquist wrote: »
It's not a sexy design and why have wings in space but it's a unique mesh on these forums.
Saquist wrote: »
... why have wings in space ...
Elowan wrote: »
With small thrusters on the outer wings turns in space would be faster. It's all about inertia.
Also mounting weapons on the wings provides a wider field of fire.
That and (as already pointed out) it was designed to be flyable in an atmosphere as well as space.
lennier1 wrote: »
Strange, I've always considered the Hammerhead, the Starfury and the B-Wing the most beautiful space fighters out there.
wibble wrote: »
Because they where used for space and atmospheric combat. And to the sexiness: I like the balance between hard looking technical dedeails and the organic shape what makes it totaly sexy in my eyes. I'm sorry for nagging, but B5 was started in '93 and Space in '95.
Liked that show too and always love to see something from that. And it is a nicely done modell. Are you planning to use it somewhere or was it just for the sake of doing it?
TALON_UK wrote: »
Also, talking about classic starfighter designs I'm surprised the X-Wing hasn't been mentioned, one of the most iconic designs out there.
Klavs81 wrote: »
Thanks guys, I agree some of the details of the show were deeply flawed, but the acting, stories and execution really something special. I always wanted to see a reboot of the concept that did away with the silly Ground Troops/Pilots switch of the week, made the AI's something really interesting, and took us back to a place where our first steps into space were nearly our last and the only thing between humanity and devastation is the U.S. Marines.
It's fun developing the pet idea that orbital space carriers were invented to avoid the vulnerability of seagoing carriers with all the force projection of a modern carrier. The piloted Hammerheads were developed after the AI wars proved the vulnerability of unarmed combat aircraft. Hence their 'throwback' 1990s fighter jet aesthetic.
Placed in deep space combat that they were never designed for, the Hammers nonetheless prove effective in keeping the alien menace at bay, yadda yadda yadda.
Also, F-18 style landing gear.