One of our newest Crius.net posters, Plasteel Skull, is already a big fan of WC Pioneer. He's got a talent for drawing, so he created a couple of concept art sketches for possible cockpit layouts. It's always neat when Wing Commander fans use their abilities to create physical works of art to celebrate the series. The differences between his Terran and Kilrathi designs should be obvious, and both are quite detailed. The Jalthi-inspired design has also been number coded to describe the different areas.
I tried to imagine how a predatory race could design the cockpit of its fighterz and this is the outcome. Numbers:
1. This could be something like autopilot or ready to eject indicator.
2. MFD (everything with a hatching means its a place for something to be displayed)
3,4. That's pretty clear - shields and radar. In case of radar I wonder whether it would be too difficult to make it from red-hued, transparent glass.
5,6. Those jewel-like set of lamps (one red and the other green) are fuel and power level indicators.
7. Rudder. I imagined it could take the shape of Sivar's blessed hand and hold a warrior's palm.
8. Kilrathi warrior code on engraved platinium plate - so they never forget to kill. :P