The Firebreath is a Very Low Orbit (VLO) and high atmospheric fighter. It is both fast and well armoured. Its long tail makes it very recognisable.
About this creation
Going for the kill. The Firebreath is the first thing I built in this colour scheme that I am completely happy with. This is expecially nice since the parts I used come from a ship that I consider a complete failure.
Top and bottom view. I like the greebles on top and the little VTOL-thrusters on the bottom. Inside the tail is a retractable landing stand.
Front and back.
Let's give the statistics guys some data here:
Speed (atmospheric): 1350km/h
Speed (orbital): 45G
Operational time (patrol mode): 4.5 hours
Operational time (combat mode): 2.5 hours
Engines: 6 (2 orbital, 4 atmospherical)
VTOL thusters: 7 + 2
Weapons: 8-barrel minigun
Length: very sufficient, thankyouverymuch
A happy pilot and a closer look at the greebles.
Same as the splash image, but without the background. I like the sleek sides, which gives it a well-armoured look.
Backside (high and low).
Another close look at the body of the ship. Really loving that big exhaust in the centre.
Oh yes! The landing stand extended from underneath the tail. It fits neatly under there and it makes it stand pretty steadily.
Right up my alley this. We may be similar in our sci-fi nerdiness; that mixture of art, creativness, engineering, and wish-it-were-real backstories. Anyway, I agree with you on the sleek, armoured sides. To add to it (the comment) I'd say what I like best is the greebly top in between the sleek sides. Yummy. Also, you managed to use the old (old!) wedge, yellow tint canopy - which usually makes any ship look retro - without making it look retro. It looks bad! One last thing.. I love its story, but I'd like to know more: What its common missions? Does it drop down like a bird of prey on unsuspecting targets? More story details!
Very nice use of the huge gray slopes on the sides. I have been tinkering for ages for a good use of them. They go very well with the canopy; I might copy that technique someday. Thanks for sharing, now go build the Marvano thing!
Very nice! I especially like the thrusters underneath the belly, and the non-centrical position of the main gun. WHat I dont understand from the description is, if the vessel has any atmospherich capability? Anyway this one is MUCH better than the "meh?"! ;-)