Long time...welcome back. This is my newest MOC...the Orbital Dropship OD-8 Scorpion. Inspired by many sources such as: HALO, ALIENS and AVATAR, I always wanted to make a dropdhip using Olive Green and Dark Blueish Gray. No criteria was set for this MOC, mainly a free build. About 2 weeks to complete (5 hrs each day) making this my biggest creation yet. See individual pics for specific dropship details. As always I welcome your feedback. Thanks for looking and rating my creation. Enjoy!
About this creation
Top Right view. Troopers call the OD-8 a "Flying tank". Armored on the outside with Titanium plating and inside with hexcore composite inside.
Top Left view. Super-heavy retractable landing gear struts allow the OD-8 to land in rough terrain. This view details the "cone of protection" for the Tail Guns Turret.
Front view. Loaded to the teeth in front with one 20mm Machine gun (Nose Gun Turret), 4 30mm Cannons, 2 Phase Disruptors. Aft has 2 20mm Machine guns (Tail Guns Turret).
Left Side view. 2 Fusion Turbines power the OD-8 with an overboost capability, VTOL and exo-atmospheric capabilities are standard.
Front Cockpit detail (Gunner Co-Pilot & Main Pilot). 1st in command, the Main Pilot controls all flight operations of the OD-8. The Gunner controls weapons systems, Nose Gun Turret and acts as a secondary Pilot being 2nd in command.
Nose Gun Turret detail. The Nose gun is controlled by the Gunner via Helmet movement. A 20mm Machine gun with APT or EX ammo.
Aft Cockpit detail (Navigator Co-Pilot). The Navigator is 3rd in command and controls GPS/Orbital navigation, aircraft sub-systems and Tail Guns turret.
Crew Compartment detail. The OD-8 can hold up to 8 Troopers (1 Rifle rack each). Additional weapons include 2 HMGs and 2 ARs that are stored between Navigator and Lead Trooper.
Storage Lockers detail. 1 coded locker per Trooper for personal equipment.
Loading Ramp detail (Aft). Provides rapid deployment and/or extraction of Troopers. Ramp is controlled by Navigator, 2nd Lead Trooper or Point Trooper.
Tail Guns detail. The Tail guns are controlled by the Navigator via fire-control screen. Dual 20mm Machine guns with APT or EX ammo.
RSD Hatch detail (open). The RSD (Remote Sensory Drone) is controlled by the Lead Trooper and/or 2nd Lead Trooper.
RSD detail. The OD-8 carries 1 RSD for Reconnaissance (Intel), Sentry (Defense) and/or Attack (Offense) operations. Sensors include: Infra (heat), Ultraviolet (night), and X-ray (transparent).