The NCA Lightning Interceptor is our newest air superiority fighter. Its swept wing design gives it high speed tolerances when maneuvering.
The forward canards are to help it keep the nose from diving. They were necessary as part of the conversion from a space fighter to an atmospheric one.
It is armed with two dual 30mm autocannon pods under the wings. there are also 4 copperhead air-to-air missiles.
Note the two small .762 cal guns embedded in the canards. The canards (and guns unfortunately) break away and the entire cockpit pod ejects. This feature is shared with the Warhammer. The pilot can then deploy chutes and fall to the ground much more safely and out of reach of stray bullets.
Great design. Zach i am currently bulilding an assault SHIP on LDD carries a full (122 troop) Spaceborne (drop capsule)Company. I already have most of the ship planned out, but would like to see if we can collaborate in designing two shuttles for non drop capsule insertions and troop evac, recovery. it will need on standard (moonbase compatible docking port, I have some designs in my head i can email you. let me know
Quoting Rafael Acevedo
I am honored. Love the intakes an the missiles
Coming from the guy whose ship inspired this, that means a lot. And JWG, Did you mean F19? Google images' results for F19 resemble this a lot and your right. I see the similarity a lot even though I've never seen an F19 before.