Both a dropship and a high-altitude plane, the X-30 is designed for reconnaissance missions as well as some fighting. it features four rotating engines for landing and takeoff control, two exhaust turbines for extra lift and a big jet engine at the back for high altitude cruising. The weapons include: an unmanned machhinegun turret on the top, an MG poking out of the hull and a single rocket. The ship has cargo carrying capabilities and is also able to transport troops if necessary.
About this creation
Made as a celebration of my first creation on Mocpages, the X-22 Wildfire . It's called the Black Phoenix because it rose from the ashes that remained after the Wildfire.
With this MOC, I just let my brain roam free to create whatever it wanted. This thing took almost three weeks to gradually complete, and while it isn't detailed or even well made, it is exactly what I want it to be. Besides, my real life creations don't really get as much recognition as my digital ones.
The build began with the cockpit, where I tried to achieve a line as smooth as possible on the front.
The rear. All engines can be seen.
The MG mounted on the side of the hull. It's operated by the people inside the craft and can be retracted if possible (not demonstrated).
The ship brakes with the front engines as to prepare for the landing
Landing gear extended. While the front leg is awesome and detailed the back ones are just rods
The door to the ship. It folds down to offer access to the crew compartment
The machinegun turret on top.
The top side of the ship - lots of vents and such things. You can see the two cargo containers on the back part of the ship.
The rear with lowered engines
Detail of the main engines.
The downwards pushing turbines on the bottom of the tail.
Size comparison to your average street chicken vendor.
hey! that s me, when I used to be a chicken vendor back in the days! lol, great craft, lots of details and nice touches, it s great you made a landing gear, it s like the natural evolution of helicopters, well done Alex!
5/5 :D I dont know what is your standard for detail amount, but this ship is so nice ... It reaches the very balance between todays and futuristic war machines. Also proportions of ship are very nice, wings, engines or cannons are not too big or not too small. Also composite cockpit is so nice :D
As a guitar soloist I know that after you learn basics of play it is good to sometimes just let your mind fly and sometimes it rewards you with a beautiful result ... as in this case :D Good job I must say :D
Very nice dropship, it has a unique shape. The cockpit brings to mind a World War II bomber. And the downward thrusters on the back adds realism, which I always welcome. Plenty of weapons too! I suppose you had to build this out of your tank parts, didn't you? :(