The red and green lights thing.. that's taken from actual aircraft and ships. It was to aid navigation at night when it was difficult to see if a craft was approaching or not and whether it was turning.
[Right-of-way lights - A red light will be mounted on the left or port side of the craft and a green on the right or starboard side. In a situation where the paths of two watercraft or aircraft cross, these lights help each crew determine the other craft's direction and who has right-of-way. When two craft have crossing paths, each sees a red or green running light. The one on the port side of the other, which must yield right of way, sees red, while the one on the starboard side of the other, which has right of way, sees green.] (taken from wikipedia)
I love the ship, especially its lack of a clear windscreen. There must be lots of data projected onto the inside for the pilot to use. Did you know that your red and green lights are on the wrong wings? The space turtle robot is genius!
it s too bad you don t seem to have trans-yellow cockpit, it would have completed this piece well, as it has everything else right, still a nice piece, I ll be having myself a 'vic viper' soon, as I bought a used lot, and lately found I had the most important parts, I don t have the instructions, so it will be an original like yours!