The compact Hornet gunship may be small, but it packs a real whallop. Powered by 4 vectoring turbofans, it is extremely agile.
About this creation
With 4 multi-vectoring turbofans and an extremely high power to weight ratio, the Hornet is able to perform manoeuvres and achieve angles of attack unheard of in conventional rotor aircraft.
Rotor diameter: 12.5m for main units, 3.5m for rear auxiliary units.
Empty weight: 4500kg
Loaded weight: 9,000 kg
Max takeoff weight: 15,433 kg
Powerplant: 2× Tycon T3000 rated at 2500kW
Rotor systems: 12-blade main rotor x 2 units, 4 blade tail rotor x 2 units in non-orthogonal alignment
Never exceed speed: 520km/h
Maximum speed: 450km/h
Cruise speed: 350km/h
Combat radius: 700km
Ferry range: 3000km
Service ceiling: 30,000ft
Rate of climb: 20m/s
Power/mass: 0.55 KW/kg
Guns: 1× 25mm × 113 mm (1.18 × 4.45 in) MX125 Chain Gun with 1,200 rounds
Hardpoints: 6 x pylon stations on the stub wings, for assorted range of anti-armor, anti-air guided missiles, and dumb-fire rockets.
Quoting Gab BOIDOT
0 studs + 3 principals colors + 2 great propulsors design = 5/5 !!
Thanks for the kind comments! Lego is such a great medium of expression, it allows me to be lost in my own world. I've never been more blissful than when building MOCS. Having said that, I would one day like to build the Hornet in grey...just need a few more trips to the local Lego store....