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XAC-90 Fury Light Support Helidyne
Close air support is often a helpful aid for commanders deeply embroiled in urban fighting.
About this creation
The Fury is an atmospheric-only craft, unlike the similarly used AE-45, which is capable of exo-atmospheric flight and limited low gravity combat. The XAC-90 is thus only able to provide useful military support while deployed, unless you count firing from docking cradles as a lightly armed turret a useful occupation. The type is barely able to kill terradynes, and only then with the proper ammunition; as a turret its only ability would be the killing of marines, missiles and improperly protected pilots, and believe me, an exodyne that can't protect its pilot from 15mm machinegun rounds cannot be trusted to protect him from meteorites either.




The Fury is equipped with a gyro-stabiliser to allow it to fly with its swivel mounted engines. If the craft was not so equipped, it would be a conventional aerodyne, albeit an uncomfortable and small one.

As it is, the design is very fast, approaching scout hoverdyne speeds with a tailwind.
However, as stated above, it is small and uncomfortable to fly, with the pilot in a prone position in a cramped space. Exiting can often be a painful experience for a green flier.




The weapons are four 15mm AEMG-66 heavy machineguns from Zenarms, each with its own three hundred round magazine. Thanks to the miracle of modern chemical propellants, the caseless ammunition used is compact as well as powerful, and both solid armour peircing slugs and fragmenting explosive rounds are available for perusal. Many Fury equipped units have their ground crews load the magazines for the top MGs with AP and the lowers with the explosive tipped variety for adaptability. Urban combat does not give one time to switch between ammunition types, so shooting both at once is quite useful.
The weapons are mounted in twin mounts, one on each side of the fuselage. The reverse side of the mounts, that is to say, the non-owwie-hurtey ends, are fitted with very bright lights.




Ta-da! As you might guess, landing is no problem with the onboard flight computer, but getting out, on the other hand...
Normally the craft are landed in cradles aboard an atmospheric dropship, but the more experienced pilots and their newbie worshippers often land sans cradle in a dangerous and officially banned maneuver. Pilots carry both their own emergency compressed air supply and communications system with them, in their helmets. The visor is intended for protection as well as flight, as optical systems on the canopy transmit visual information directly onto the visor. The canopy was only included in the design sheets after test pilots began developing claustrophobia during tests. It also helps with rescue operations, as the type can be shot down easily and knowing if the pilot is alive or dead tends to help save much-needed effort...




The XAC-90 Fury Support Aerodyne is well known as an urban fighter, as it can hide in surprisingly small spaces (as a rule, if a squad can fit, so can a Fury) and is both extremely agile and aware, as thanks to the visor devices a Fury pilot can see all around him without moving anything but his eyes. You might think they would tend to fat, but many Furies were shot down and their pilots killed because the fliers were too fat to get out. Slimness is a helpful aid to survival in all forms of combat. Actually, escaping from a XAC is easier than getting in or out the normal way, so a lot of pilots use the emergency egress methods when in a hurry to leave.

Despite its agility, Furies are still easy to destroy with the appropriate weapons, so they often keep as low to the ground as possible. Despite its shortcomings, the Fury is popular with pilots and ground troops alike and hated by enemies as it can spit out a fair amount of solid material in a short time, utterly shredding infantry and light vehicles.



Comments

 I made it 
  February 11, 2009
You misunderstand; small mecha things are harder than large ones, often. The word I used (large) can be swapped out for any word that means 'great', 'wonderful' etc. Basically, I expect something good from you in the future, and from what I have seen of your work, you should be able to deliver.
 I like it 
  February 11, 2009
Ready neat looking. Oh, and I am unable to make large sized mechs because I'm not a kid wth a whole lot of buckets filled with LEGO pieces, I only have one medium, large, sized bucket, and it's not even full. So, sorry I can't meet your standards, I just try to make them look as best as I can.
 I like it 
  February 6, 2009
The design is very sleek and simple. Good job.
 I made it 
  January 12, 2009
Actually it's less of a fighter and more a ground attack craft. See, my designation system is affected by what things are supposed to be; aerodynes are similar to modern aircraft and sometimes space-worthy, exodynes are space-only and helidynes are much like a helicopter, instead using thrusters or a similar device to fly. They are basically just fancy names for various aircrafts. Also, it's more coffin-like than compact. You know, originally it was supposed to be twice this size. I tried having the pilot sitting in the front, but it looked too much like a guppy; the thing was intended to have a sleek, predatory look, so that was out. Then I saw an empty space in the tail section, and the rest is history.
 I like it 
  January 5, 2009
I like how you managed to make a small but excellent fighter! I love engines and cockpit and turrets, I mean, I love the overall!
 I like it 
  January 5, 2009
I love compact ships, and this one is really compact ! Nice build, it looks good.
 
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