this is my third version of the scorpion helicopter from james cameron's AVATAR.
this is also my entry in AVATAR building contest.
i don't expect to revisit this moc again except to add three propellers to each set.
on a side note this is my first moc of 2011.
About this creation
AT-99 Scorpion Gunship is the heavily armed gunship counterpart to Samson and is similar in role and appearance to the AH-64 Apache or Mi-28 gunships. Dual co-axial ducted-fan rotor systems with a total of four prop-rotors each with three blades lead as the aircraft's primary proplusion. It drives on redundant fuel cells. Twin turbine generators driving counter-rotating annular ceramic motors. It is equipped with radar and sonar generators. It is armed with hex-cluster pylon-mounted .50 caliber rotary chain gun systems that can rotate a full 360 degrees with 700 rounds per minute cyclic rate of fire as close range primary weapons. The Scorpion has two pair of stub-wing pylons to carry its armament. Scorpions carry 190 TK-411 WAFAR (Wrap-Around Fin Aerial Rocket) rockets in ten 19-tube rocket launchers. The use of the rocket varies according to the warhead that can range from tactical applications to impact-based sensor systems. Eight Hawkeye NPB-9 Hellfire (Helicopter Launched Fire-and-forget) missiles are used to engage air-to-air targets in conjunction with the nose-mounted sensor suite. The tail doubles as a rear stabilizer
Quoting Josh Cooper
And the black stripes, while not necessarily from the movie, look really good, and could be like how they designate the leader of a squadron of gunships or something. Cool stuff man!
Ya the black stripes were not Going to br there orignaly but ldd lost the right colors so that is what I did.
Nice Rick! A bunch of little details that were overlooked before are shown here. I like the way you did the sides better, and you addedthe sensors, improved the rockets and some of the rear area. Great job, 5/5