It still the original landing sequence. It uses a separate set of sprites for the landing. I haven't figured out where that is yet.How does the landing sequence look? WC1's Claw seems to have an open deck while it looks like the bow of the Academy TV's Claw is enclosed. Or is the landing sequence using its own bitmap and not the sprites we see in-flight?
Ahhhh...the Advanced Hellcats as mentioned in the WC4 novel. In my Head Canon they have an upgraded powerplant which allows them to sport dual Particle and Heavy Ion Cannon, with expanded weapons bays for a total of 8 missiles. Along with increased maneuverability and speed. It also laid the groundwork for the Bearcat."After the war, the boys over in R&D and Special Projects started slapping a cloaking device on anything with wings. They were obsessed with trying to close the gap between us and the fur balls; even after their disarmament at Torgo they still had a big lead on us in cloaking technology. So when we heard Douglas was shipping us a new model of Hellcat to test out we were a bit...skeptical is probably the best word for it. But when they brought us the first Black Cat we saw this was really the first step forward.
The cloak itself hadn't changed much, it was still a huge energy hog and it's heat dissipation curve still lagged way behind the Kilrathi's mid-line models, but the hull plating was something totally new. It was a brand new neoferro-carbon composite that absorbed incoming radar/lidar signals or simply reflected them off in a different direction. It could fly in a limited stealth mode even without a cloak engaged - and with the cloak active we were able to sneak up to the sensor nets along the Kat's border, tail a patrol or convoy, and zip away unseen. It was the first time we ever had anything like parity.
Unfortunately we couldn't do anything about the Hellcat's giant intakes and the big ol' engines, which really cut down on the Black Cat's stealth profile, the hull can only do so much. It was obvious to us then that we needed something new, even an Excalibur couldn't make full use of the new hull plating - and she was designed for a cloak out of the gate. So that's when Admiral Tolwyn stopped by my office and asked me to start drafting a new heavy fighter, something that was fast, mean, and could use the new hull and cloak to it's full potential..."
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|WC1 Ship||WCA Replacement||Alternate|
|Drayman||Achilles Destroyer||Priv1 Drayman|
|Diligent||Byrd||Priv1 Drayman (not used above)|
|Hornet||Hornet (shown here)||WCA Epee, WCA Ferret|
|Raptor||WCA Ferret? Hellcat?||???|
|Ralari||Ralar (Omni ship)||WCA Ralari (Defiance custom)|
|Snakeir||Ralar (Assuming use WCA Ralari above)||???|
|Sivar||Ras Agn Sivar|
Mien Gott! You live and breathe! Glad you're back.That's one gorgeous fighter, DI! The twin-seater cockpit reminds me of the RL Super Hornet's. It seems to be a bit longer than the regular Excalibur, in a way that makes me think it would be a pretty interesting frame for a bomber in-universe. The FB-22 to Excalibur's F-22. A fighter I think a lot of Wingnuts would love to fly.
Heh heh, you bet I'm alive, more lurking than anything else at the moment, but I'd definitely be glad to get back in the action if you want to see the craft alive in either of the mods. :-PMien Gott! You live and breathe! Glad you're back.
Yeah it's about 1 meter longer, it looks longer than the D model because it isn't as tall, the engine nacelles are swept back a bit more and the main gun pod was moved forward so the neck isn't as long. The tandem canopy gives it that illusion as well.
It's basically an F-14, a fleet defender whose job is to engage bombers at range but is good in a dogfight. it's slightly less of a multirole fighter than the Vampire. At least in the head canon anyway.
While @Pedro is providing quality digital entertainment to the masses, I needed something to keep my skills sharp. So I revisited my WCP-ized version of the Excalibur. I decided to make it a demonstrator, similar to the Super Tomcat or the F-20 Tigershark in the real world. Designs that, for any number of reasons, were never purchased. In this case it's sort of a missing link between the F-103D's you see in Secret Ops, and the unseen Arena Wyvern variant.
Initially I was going to add these images to the fun little fiction I put together, but I'm not really that crazy. Well, ok maybe I am. So we have the launch tube test from the TCS Mistral Sea circa 2683, an initial flight test image with an Excal D circa 2682, and images taken of F-103 EX #7 in its forever home aboard the TCS Victory museum (along with Tensabarriers of the future (tm)) in 2701. As always enjoy, and C&C welcome.
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The wings seem much wider than in the previous model. Not gonna lie: I'm in love with this. Like the F-35C is much less ugly than the A and B version thanks to its wider wings, it makes one hell of a good effect on Dragon.It looks too much like Klingon Bird of Prey for my taste. But I did another version for the remake, check out wcrespace.com under the media section for the turntable.