"Sunburst" - Striker-Class Fighter . AH! My eyes!... . Yellow, folks!
Yeah, this is another spaceship. I'm kind of in a phase right now, don't mind me ;)
There are probably more images than this creation warrants, but I couldn't decide which ones I'd take out so I included all of them ;)
Let me give you a brief tour of the Sunburst, a small, but well-armed fighter that has a pretty impressive level of agility. Perfect for those quick in-and-out jobs that you often come across in a universe of derring-do.
It really gets its name from the positioning of the rear fins and directional engines. The central engine packs a wallop from an acceleration standpoint, but those beauties on the fin ends make for a ridiculously small turning radius.
Not only does that array of blue panels look awesome head-on, but it also represents a top-of-the-line deflector shield and radar-jamming equipment. No one's going to see this guy coming, but even if they could, good luck getting through that shield.
The profile is sleek, to say the least. Makes it super hard to hit.
The five rapid-fire laser cannons, double twins and a single frontal cannon that can aim at targets independent of the others. Sure, that includes a level of multi-tasking for the pivot/gunner, but it's mostly run by AI anyway, so big deal.
Okay, I'll admit it, on the ground with the landing gear engaged, it does look a bit like a caterpillar. I assure you though, this is no caterpillar (once it gets off the ground and folds the landing gear up, it's nothing to joke about).
Eh, already seen this. Moving on...
The cockpit is a newer design that allows for a more vertical position for the pilot. Definitely makes for a more comfortable ride based on how much that guy's smiling.
Or maybe he's smiling because this thing doesn't require a helmet to drive. That little compartment above his head automatically initiates life-saving measures upon loss of oxygen or in case of emergency ejection. The controls fold out to make exiting a bit easier (though it's still a bit tight).
Yeah, he's pretty proud of this thing. Though my guess is that he's just showing off his designer limited edition garb and is being annoying. Whatever, I won't judge.
That's a snazzy got-to-have-it fighter if I've ever seen one.
And that's it, friends. Please stay tuned for my next creation, probably an entry for Round 2 of the TEPBC contest. Brick on...