Based off of Clay Atchley's HAV-1 and Halo's Pelican, this single seater is capable of high speed low altitude maneuvers carried out on airfields, enemy artillery, etc.
About this creation
Based off of Clay Atchley's HAV-1 and Halo's Pelican, this single seater is capable of high speed low altitude maneuvers carried out on airfields, enemy artillery, etc. What I really liked about Clay's design was the cockpit orientation, so I designed my own aircraft around his cockpit. I utilized a few techniques that I picked up from MOC pages I've viewed, and a few of my own. This one was a blast to build, and I plan on making a Pelican sized version for troop transport. As I have used all of my pieces on all of my creations, that will have to wait until I bore of the status quo. Check it out, and let me know what you think.
Straight on shot showing how modular Clay's cockpit design really is.
The AH-90 with thrust vector nacelles in take-off postion.
The single man cocpit is quite spartan, but hey, war doesn't require cupholders, now does it? This also shows off the Hellfire missle pods located on each side of cockpit.
This shot shows the intakes for the forward thrust jets, needed for forward propulsion as the AH-90 transitions from VTO to traditional flight.
The AH-90 in Carrier Stowage Configuration, for transportation on LHD class Naval ships.
This shot shows the thrust vents for the forward thrust jet in main fuselage. Also gives a nice quarter view.
This is a more direct shot of the forwrd thrust vents. It is contructed with a vented exterior for a bit of heat dissipation, harder to track with RPGs.
Just a nice quarter shot to show the overall symmetry.
A shot of the 50cal tucked under the chin. It is equipped with a targeting computer that is feeds direct information and sighting to a monacle in the pilot's helmet.
An updated view with better color coordination.
The updated wing design with folded carrier configuration.