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Nine Inch N.H.A.A.L.E.
A heavy fighter with a big cannon and some missiles
About this creation
The Nine Inch N.H.A.A.L.E.

Neutronikwurks

Heavy

Anti

Armor

Longrange

Eliminator



The name says it all. It's a heavy fighter, and the whole thing is almost exactly 9 inches long (excuse me for using such an archaic and obsolete unit of measurement). This ship is more tactical than the Sayonara. Its missiles are smaller, but it has more of them. The color scheme is less than perfect at best, but I have done my very best to at least make it symmetrical. It's roughly gray accentuated with bright colors (i.e. orange, red, yellow). Enjoy.



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   The N.H.A.A.L.E, bringing all weapons to bear.



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   Forward armaments include four plasma cannons (two on each side of the cockpit) fed by engine ducts (yellow tubey thingy), and twin vulcan guns. We'll get to the missiles and the big gun later.



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   Engines: two sheathed Neutronikwurks aerospike powerplants. Inspired by the powerplants envisioned for the X-33. The engine concept was tested, but the actual ship was never built.



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   Detail of the engines. Note the thrust vector plates.



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   Oh, there are the missiles! 4 TIMs (Tactical Intership Missiles) per bay. Missile bay deployment mechanism inspired by the Phalanx by Mark Sandlin.



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   The undercarriage. maneuvering jets just below the cockpit control yaw.



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   I added springs to the landing gear to make landings nice and soft.



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   The main cannon turret. I call it the

Bi

Axial

Discharge

Active

Shield

Suppressant

Cannon. I'm working on an acronym though. ;)



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   Ever wonder what would happen if a disgruntled electrical engineer, a demon, and a trucker got together to make a cannon? Me niether! But this cannon is probably close to what they would make. It's all black and has red "wings", chrome pipes, a sophisticated tracking system, and V8 decals.



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   Chrome pipes are good.



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   The missile launcher tube "wings". This cannon's effect on shielding is devastating, but it does virtually nothing to armor (hence the name "shield suppressant"). To compensate for this, and to live up to the ship's name (N.H.Anti.Armor.L.E.), I installed missile launcher tubes loaded with four TAAMs (Tactical Anti Armor Missiles). They have shiny points that rip through armor.



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   Here, you can see the TAAMs (nearly identical to TIMs) in their launch tubes. There are no studs or anything to hold them in place, but they stay in there quite snugly. Did I mention chrome pipes are good?



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   Interior shot. The pilot sits in front. The pilot flies the ship and is responsible for the forward weaponry.



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   The gunner sits in back. He basically operates the cannon turret and does guidance for the missiles. Both pilot and gunner have relatively comfy chairs.



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   This is the first cockpit I designed from the ground up with lots of computer screens and ergonomics in mind. If I didn't take these things into consideration, the crew would probably be sitting on the floor with little more than a joystick.



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   Most of my other ships have cockpits that had to be retrofitted with this kind of nice stuff. The gunner's station is small and a bit cramped, but nonetheless equipped with several control and output interfaces.



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   The crew and their proud ship.

Hey, who took my 50% off coupon for missiles'R'us?

Hope you enjoyed my presentation of the Nine Inch N.H.A.A.L.E.



Comments

 I like it 
  January 21, 2009
Cool! It has a very durable, heavy look about it. Nice acronyms too! Thanks for commenting on my GR-33 Bull! Peace - Patrick
 I like it 
  November 12, 2006
I don't like that colour scheme much, but its a good ship, great band! 5/5
 I like it 
  January 15, 2005
Very nice design. All of your stuff is great, but the color schemes should be better controlled. Granted, that is often difficult when using Bionicle parts... anyway, nice job!
 I like it 
  November 21, 2004
my only objection is that you used to many colors which make your moc seem "unfocused"
 
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