The workhorse of the Fleet, the Iron Guts Class Dropship is versatile vehicle filling roles from air support to transporting supplies and troops to battle zones.
About this creation
The Iron Guts Class Dropship is one of the fleets most sturdy and reliable ships, able to take vast amounts of damage without impairment to basic functions and easy to repair when something does break. It was built to be extremely versatile and so is equipped for a wide variety of activities. Most often, the ship ferries troops to and from battle zones, assuming a support role after unloading its soldiers. The nose is equipped with a huge amount of sensors so that the pilots don't have to be exposed. The pilots sit just behind the heavily-armored nose of the ship in an even more secure area.
Employing its massive dual rocket launchers (mounted on either side of the nose) the dropship blasts heavily armored targets into a fiery oblivion.
Between the top machine gun and the engines are advanced solar panels that allow the ship's electrical systems to run on as little as the perceivable starlight on a fairly clear Earth night. Unused energy is stored in batteries inside the ship. The ship also has a gas generator that draws from the ship's main fuel tank that can be used if necessary.
All of the machine guns (one on each wing tip and one on top) have 360º rotation, allowing them to eliminate targets in almost any position.
The door swings down to form a ramp, allowing troops to disembark with ease.
A final shot showing off the powerful engines that allow the dropship the speed and agility of a much smaller craft.
This is my attempt to build in microscale. I've had this idea for some time, but came up with most of the details of the story just now and I had no idea what those clear tiles and were going to be until I posted this. The Fleet is some military force that I just made up. If anyone could think of a name for alien enemies of the Fleet that would be good, as, after trying, I can't figure out what to call the race that they will fight.
i could so see an army of these. there is nothing bad i can see on it, which can't be a bad thing, and i like the way everything is intregrated into the design
I like it
January 23, 2011
Guns, rockets, AND a ramp! What’s not to like about this ship. You should build a small wing of these transports, and dispatch them to quell an uprising in a tiny city someplace! Your photos are clear, and your pieces are clean. Often I notice that with the tiny ships, dust shows up clearly. Not in yours. Good work. Attack!