Fall in love with a delightful classic airplane of Islandasia aviation: the Pristine! It's a real beast in combat and a true beauty in air shows.
About this creation
Please welcome a true classic aircraft of Islandasia aviation: the Pristine, formerly known as the Alternative.
The Pristine (originally labeled as the Alternative) was the first aircraft to be used by the IAF (Islandasia Air Force) in 1945. Though it appears to be long since out of date, a number of restored models are still used as trainers and on brief scouting missions. Ever since its origin, it has been known as a reliable, mass-producible military aircraft. The aircraft was renamed the "Pristine" in 1996 in memory of the founder of the Pristine engine company who is applauded for being the designer of the Pristine's unique engine and propellers.
The Pristine's unique landing gear, though unretractable, feature excellent shocks and absorb nearly any level of impact upon landing. The single-piston engine has an automatic starter and - int the past - boasted a very unusual yet deadly design: two rapid-fire machine guns that were mounted on the tips of the propellers. While firing 20 bullets per second, the machine guns rotate along with the propellers. This design proved to be quite successful - and terrifying - in combat. Though artificial guns are still mounted as decor, the actual weapons are no longer used because of the high danger they posed for airfield crew. Atleast sixteen members of the Islandasia Air Force have been unintentionally killed by flying bullets from the Pristine's propeller-mounted guns.
When the Pristine was first released, it was single-maneed. Today's models are double-manned with one pilot on each side of the aircraft. The drawback to this configuration is that the two pilots cannot communicate visually. Today's models also feature an autopilot and self-guiding system.
A strong strap holds the pilot in his seat. It might be noticed that the pilots cannot see where they are flying. It can be guessed that the original models were very hard to fly; in fact, today's models are configured in a way that the pilots cannot physically see at all. Their helmet visor is equipped with a virtually-created vision screen. Radar and other navigational systems, as well as the aircraft's manual control board are placed directly in front of the pilot. In case unconsciouness overcomes a pilot, an automatic CPR will activate upon detecting unconsciousness.
A stranded pilot who is lucky enough to retrieve this kit intact will be in possession of a good ration food and water, along with handy navigational, homing,and communication devices to contact Headquarters.
Though no longer purposefully used in combat, military Pristines are still equipped with weapons just in case. New versions of the Pristine still maintain the 1940-era fuselage to fool enemy aircraft in anticipating an easy victory. But sights can be deceiving, can't they?
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NATIONAL AEROSPACE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY OF ISLANDASIA