Special Operations Dropship variant of the A-61b Peregrine.
About this creation
Northrop Grumman UV(Utility VTOL) 610 Night Hawk II
This is the larger variant of the A-61b Peregrine. Used by the USCMF Special Operations Task Force, its primary role is troop transport. An elongated spine carries a small pod designed to hold cargo or up to 6 troops. This pod can be dropped with the troops to provide them cover or soldiers can make aerial drops without releasing the pod. In the event of an emergency, the pod can be ejected by either the pilot or troops inside the pod. Weapons systems have not been altered drastically; the hedgehog grenade tubes have been deleted and the CIMES (Close In Missile Elimination System - modified CIWS) is standard in place of the counter measures suite. The most significant change is in the engine cooling systems. All cooling fins and intakes have been deleted, yet the new engines produce nearly 33% more power and noise volume has been halved.
Overhead - pod not equiped.
Pod attached to the hull.
CIMES - an extensively modified version of the Phalanx CIWS tailored specifically for aerial use. It is linked to the ships AI and all RADAR feed and is completely autonomous.
Rear landing gear mechanism
Rear landing gear up
Pod crew - the two blue and white packs are medical kits.
You are getting better and better in very short time. This is your best sci-fi MOC. I like the aggressive shape - this isn't a ship you wanna see coming after you. Your work on functional details is impressive, too. Keep'em coming!
It looks great. The sleek curves are a definite win. It also reminds me of the drop pod/carrier in the preview for a new game called Section-8. Please tell me if I'm right or else it'll be bugging me for awhile. Keep on building ~ Nowhereman
This is without any doubt one of your best MOCs! if not the best, I really impressed by that smooth curvy design of this ship, and that little Pod really deserves 5/5 by it self, the whole MOC deserves about 6/5! High quality MOC and great photos quality as well, just keep building my good friend >>> peace.. Fofo :)