While the Kerykeion Mark II made an excellent ground trooper, its verniers did not provide it with enough thrust to take to the air. Its successor, the Kerykeion Mark III, had limited flight capabilities, but with a flight ceiling of only 300 meters it was hardly a substitute for a proper fighter. Thus, Corusa Industries also devised an all-purpose air superiority fighter, the Streik Falken.
Designed to serve in a wide variety of aerial combat roles, the Falken prioritizes speed and firepower. Its primary arms are four plasma cannons, one mounted on each of its wings. It also carries quad beam submachine guns along its nose, much like most ATs.
The thrusters of the Falken are sufficient to give it a top speed unmatched by its competitors, while its four wings allow it extreme turning capabilities. The Falken is also capable of attaching additional weapons pods to its underside, allowing it to serve as a bomber or long-range striker.
The Falken's lower wings are actually detachable funnel pods, Corusa Industries' first foray into remote-guided weapons. While detached, the funnels have enough energy onboard for four shots each before they are required to dock with the Falken for recharging.
Over 400 Falkens were produced during the war - afterwards, the remaining units were retrofitted with Baryonic Drives, further increasing their flight speed and power output.
Quoting Knoll grey
the design is cool, how often do you build in real lego instead of LDD?
I'm a college student, and as such don't have access to my full array of parts, which is in a couple of big bins at home - I have real versions of the Mark II (in black, with Voltekker armor), the Mark III (with all the equipment and accessories I've shown), and an Archer. Due to, again, being a student, and therefore on a limited budget, I currently build exclusively in Digital Designer, then purchase the models I like. Should I acquire a steady source of income, I might start building with real parts again, but the things I post here will likely continue to be digital for the forseeable future, for the better picture quality if nothing else. Once the last two chess pieces are completed, I'm considering purchasing the parts in bulk for a full set.