Introducing the HC/DSF173.
Known throughout the galaxy simply as Mjollnir.
About this creation
Named after the mighty hammer of Thor, this fighter is capable of both low altitude and outer system combat missions. Due to its high cost of operation and almost constant need for support vessels, it it used mostly for planetary defense and high profile escorts.
HC/DSF173, or the Heavy-Class Defense and Strike Fighter, model 173. Manned by a single pilot, this vessel requires a high level of skill to operate. But put into the hands of the most skilled pilots, it is among the deadliest battle cruisers in the galaxy.
The craft features a six wing design for maximum maneuverability, both the top and bottom pairs of wings fold flat onto the middle wings for landing.
All weapons systems are mounted on the crafts wings.
The two fixed wings feature two next generation Vulcan cannons used for atmosphere level operations. the Gatling style solid shell weapons work well against soft targets on the ground as well as against vehicles. The fixed wings also features 20 auto-guided missiles that can be programmed to seek out heat, radiation and even light. These missiles are a high explosive shell with a small nuclear core for maximum target destruction.
Across the six wings of the craft are the main weapons, 28 high heat proton laser cannons. These rapid fire cannons are on the cutting edge of fighter armaments.
The landing gear are externally mounted, and lock onto the hull during flight.
The fuel cell access is located though a hatch on the top of the craft.
The cockpit features a balance between viability and protection for the pilot, no escape pod is available for this model, so a skilled pilot is a must!
The cockpit opens on a hinge, but I had to remove the cockpit for the sake of the photo.
The underside of the cockpit, it is clear to assist pilot in his field of view.
The pilot seat.
And finally the thrusters. The vessel features one main thrusters for forward movement and two auxiliary thrusters for steering and an added boost to speed.
Quoting Alex Mac
Six wings? I haven't seen a ship anything like this since the ARC sets came out, but I would buy this over one of those.
I'm not familiar with the sets you're talking about, but you probably wouldn't be particularly happy with this one, the problem being is that the wings are very fragile. I had to put the back together everytime I moved them. In the original design the wings were fixed and smaller, it worked much better, I might rebuild that and post it. Thanks for the comment!
Quoting Stormbringer .
That's one chunky ship! But the larger the ship, the bigger that blast.
I started this moc with my heart set on six wings and the cockpit the way I did it. The biggest problem is that the six wings made the body of the ship quite tall, but the cockpit was still nice and compact. Looks a little weird in retrospect, but it was the first MOC I had done in about ten years.