Ryan Aerospace Industries, used several untested technologies with tried and true weapons to create its living ghost. The AG-33 uses a unique thrust vectoring system combined with twin gravity wells to act as the main method of lift. This system allows for a large sum off ammunition and advanced systems of radar and Lidar without needing to have a high output reactor similar to dropships and exo/endo-atmospheric fighters. Revenants serve as a combination of F/A-18s and AH64. The Revenant serves the EFMC and IMSF as a support gunship and air superiority fighter. The gunship can turn on a dime as fast as a 21st century gunship can turn its turret to bring the 4 barreled 30mm rotatory cannon on a target. All AG-33s can mount an advanced tracking module capable of increasing its air to ground attack range and with its multiple hard points mounted on the wings and canards can allow for a wide range of missiles and rockets besides using the internal storage rack. Ryan Aerospace's entry into support craft is one of the more lethal weapons an MEU strike force can deploy. The Revenant is superior is maneuverability, acceleration and maximum speed to the Serkin Specter, and many crews of Revenants have a hard time figuring out if they are CAS pilots of fighter pilots. Federal Military Forces as elite as the Interstellar Marine Strike Force to the Planetary Defense Force usually cross train pilots between fighters and the AG-33 Revenants. While all Revenants come with "Electric ink" active camouflage it is rarely beyond level 2, giving the flight crews an easy time in not having to ground a gunship for paint jobs every time a different combat situations arise. To conserve space on frigates and destroyers the Revenant features compact but durable landing gear, and folding tail sections.
GAU-13A 30mm auto cannon with 500 rounds
1- FR 3 fusion reactor with 30MW of power
Maximum G-force 9G
Loaded Weight: 61,000 lb (27,700 kg)
Reminds me of the GDI VTOL Orca's from 'Command and Conquer'.
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Yes that is very true, although these units also fly support of much larger ships that are also providing CAS, like the Warrior or Hue class Frigates
looks like a helicopter with no rotors.
Hahaha, i imagined you saying that unenthusiastically. It really is a practical design, after reading the description, it would make for a great combat support vehicle. Actually with the rotors out of the picture, it would make the thing safer, wouldn't have to worry about a tree or building as much as normal, the rotors of a heli, if they just tapped a building, could be catastrophic.
You got that right but honestly comments are better than no comments. Well yeah its much safer than helicopter although the draw backs of the design is the lack of a turreted cannon.
What do you mean, you could mount a turret cannon on it, can you?
you can but that the pilot would have a much harder time flying and it would have to be reduced to 20mm and that doesn't really have the rate of fire or power to do much to alien armor.
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as for not making the gun in a turret it has improved accuracy over other designs
From front to back its additional hard points, flight control sensors to assist inflight maneuvering (turn left turn right) in confined or very hot airspace followed by wings/control surfaces.
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Nice. Love the looks
It's a cool concept overall, but the only thing I'd change is to add a small lifting fan to the middle of the tail for some extra stability while hovering or making slow manoeuvres. Just sort of a backup in case those complex gravity well devices decide to kick the bucket and the thing doesn't suddenly flip out of control.
I have two small NOTAR thrusters, but the vertical stabilizers cover them from immediate view. Or should there be a larger single fan
Yeah, I was thinking something like a large singular fan. But if those small thrusters are capable of supporting the same sort of weight, then I guess the fan wouldn't be needed.
Well technically they don't do a large sum of work or use much power. Unless it is hovering and making tight turns. As for all the energy if the G-wells fail their power is diverted automatically to the thruster engines and it can limp its way out of the fight.
thanks I sort of got the idea out of mass effect and those tank things of yours
Why thanks I guess
Well its a bit limited in comparison fire power wise, its mostly the technology keeping it in the air.
dame this is bad ass!!!!!!!!!!