After the Enoleans had opened trade negotiations with the galactic senate, the mining rights on Enolea 4's primary moon which was abundant in the rare mineral ore 'Belamite' (used in the production of starship Jump engines), it became necessary to protect the Enolean interests and the best way this was achieved was with a show of force.
It all too soon became clear that the Enoleans were to be overrun with corporations and conglomerates wanting to establish mining rights so the Enolean government commissioned the construction of a vast defence fleet consisting of, amoungst other classes, the 'SIDRA' class Heavy Assault Fighter.
TheSidra is slighly larger than the JAFFREY but is considerable better armed making it the prime choice for protecting the mining facility of Enolea 4's moon.
Normall found in threes, the 'SIDRA' fighters make up the heavy firepower of the Enolean protectorate with the extremely agile 'JAFFREY' class fighters being relied upon for speed and recon duties.
This is the second in a list of fleet designs set aside for the Enolean protectorate so watch this space for more Enolean starcraft coming soon!
Another great creation Bob. I like how it is closely related to the Jaffrey fighter. I cannot wait for more of these creations. Oh, yes! Please check your email for us. I also have some messages for you.
Very unique design. It's got a slightly bulky feel to it, which works nicley for the heavy assault theme. Love the head-on shot with the pods and the rear arch so nicely illustrated, too. It'd be fun to see some of your stuff with some photoshop work, as your MOC's have a real sense of believability.