The MAF's latest unit: the Circuit, a side-kick of the Tranquilizer, used to maim enemy weapons
About this creation
The Circuit is MAF (Mikrosheise Air Force)ís latest and most advanced design up to this point. Like the Tranquilizer, the Circuit began its life as a test vehicle for teleportation, which is a big subject in Mikrosheison at the moment. After the craft proved its wide range of capabilities, it was assigned a place in the MAF as a side variation of the Tranquilizer, performing the same tasks as its brother: maiming the main weapons of enemy units until the slower, heavy-duty equipment comes in to deal with their now-helpless opponents.
The Circuit (nicknamed the "Circuit Rider"), like its brother, is powered by ibeam rockets . . . two, in this case. The Circuit is a single-manned vehicle, yet is very easy to operate, thanks to its levelers which keep it in the air, and symmetry sensors on each corner of the aircraft to keep it from flipping during a mission. The Circuit can exceed a cruising altitude of 1,300 feet and a top speed of 212 mph, though the aircraft rarely surpassed 100 mph during a mission.
The Circuit is quiet enough to sneak up on enemy targets, and then maim their main weapons by means of a few devices I developed: two rapid-fire machine guns (the horns), and two light-fitted canons. With these weapons and the vertical stabilizer (the tail), the Circuit coincidently (and ironically) resembles a scorpion. And youíre wondering why the Circuit has headlights? Ask yourself why cars have headlights.
The photographer was lucky to be shooting down the barrel of an empty canon. And youíre wondering why the pilot doesnít have a windshield? Thereís no room! But fortunately he is strapped in tightly, except when he switches to evacuation mode.
The Circuit, as you already know looks like a scorpion, is actually a pretty sleek aircraft . . . even better than the Tranquilizer, in my opinion! Like the Tranquilizer, the Circuit never fights alone . . . only a mass numbering 50-100 at a time can get the job done successfully.
A proud pilot stands next to his Circuit. Though homecoming pilots after a battle are rare, training is much more enhanced than with the Tranquilizer, due to the fact it is lighter and thus harder to handle. No, the Circuit cannot land in a cross-wind.
If you havenít figured it out yet already, the Circuitís chassis is comprised solely of the back half of a three-wheeler. Fortunately, I have a lot (and even more are on order), so the MAF is expecting a total fleet of 80 Circuits, 80 pilots, 160 mechanics, and 120 back-up pilots by March 2008. The point is that the Circuit IS going to replace the Tranquilizer at some point in time, both because of expenses and durability.
Hanger B at MAFís headquarters is comprised solely of Circuits and Tranquilizers. Notice the extreme size differences! Which one would YOU like to pilot? I'd take the Circuit, if you don't mind me saying so.