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Flying Battleship 'Hammerhead' by SoFDMC Flying Battleship 'Hammerhead' by SoFDMC
Ultra-heavy assault gunship designed for month-long deep penetration operations into enemy held waters and wiping out enemy fleets and armies on land.

Red color of fuselage inspired by red gunship in the video game Raptor: Call of the Shadows. Role in warfare inspired by the PBY Catalina "Black Cats" from Call of Duty: World at War. Symbols and characters are cameo appearances from other video games.

Update 2/1/2012: Shadows and Lighting
Update 16/1/2012: Shadows and lighting editing
Update 13/2/2012: Reflection on windows, birds and stray animals on base

Version 2 here with new tank and updated textures: [link]
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SAMASzero Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014
Truth be told, this thing doesn't even need guns.

The materials it would have to be made of to keep from collapsing under its own weight would make it invincible, and the propeller lift needed to move it would blow any force away. :)
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SoFDMC Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have decided on a better design without the ungainly main propeller blades. Those cut off any chance of firing above the edge of the spinning rotors and present other problems.

It would have similar propulsion to the Orca series of aircraft from Command and Conquer: Tiberian Sun, or the side turbines on the sides of the bad guy Colonel Quaritch's aircraft in Avatar the movie. The turbines will be smaller and more numerous to increase the redundancy factor so it won't be too easy to just shoot off a few turbine fans to bring down the craft. They can also independantly swivel so they can control rate of forward, backward, sideways acceleration.

In doing so the space occupied by the main rotors will give way to anti-aircraft weaponry to take out attacks from above. A major improvement actually.

Since late 2013 I got a dawn to dusk job so I haven't had the energy left in me to dedicate to drawing since. A waste really. Miss those days unemployed when I worked 36 hours into the night and the next day non-stop fuelled only by passion and coffee, to get stuff done like "Badass Soldier".

Which is why I curse the monetary system that has made us the only species to have to pay to live on the planet we were born on.
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Lucus-FeriaaA Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist
That's a pretty heavy motherfucker over there, haha !
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SoFDMC Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Check out version 2 
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Lucus-FeriaaA Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist
Will do !
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SoFDMC Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The side guns that remind one of an AC-130 armament and the small gun pod at the nose of the craft are more defensive than attacking. The huge size of the craft and mass/inertia makes turning on a dime difficult.
The aim is to cover as many attack angles as possible. To further ensure survivability, 3 of these helicopters go in a wolf pack to attack heavily armed fleets head on, while large squadrons of smaller Allied craft swat out the enemy interceptors from the sky. [link]

The tail gunner pod at the rear, the 200mm (est) gatling cannon, and the twin 1800mm (est) main guns are for quick disemboweling of ships with standard ship armor (in this universe probably as thick as a number of feet).
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TheElevatedDeviant Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
That is one of the most ridiculously heavily armed helicopter/flying battlecruisers I have ever laid my eyes on. :)
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omnifan Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
BLOODY.......F@#%ING......HELL
:headbang:
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SoFDMC Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Version 2 of this drawing has been released. [link]
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xyz-dbz Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
unfortunately i dont have any points :(, but i can give you a llama badge?!
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SoFDMC Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I saw the Llama badge and thanks for it. But I would still prefer some points instead.

By blowing up the image to A3 size, a lot of details that need correcting have showed up, so this is quite a project in itself. I can't upload a drawing with so many obvious errors into deviantart this way.

If you check out the price its around $7 for the most basic set of points. My donation pool is empty and no one seems to care, so some points would be greatly appreciated. If you can't then maybe you can talk some friends into donating some. Doesn't matter how big the donation is.
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xyz-dbz Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
wow but wish you could done this huge res
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:iconsofdmc:
SoFDMC Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How big would you have liked to see it in pixel dimensions? The current size is 2338 x 1700.
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xyz-dbz Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
as high as you can take it to
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SoFDMC Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am working on it, at 5910 x 4170px i.e. A3 size, then I will upload it here.

I am adding the textures of the gunship from [link]

If you can spare some points, it would be appreciated.
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templar127 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
Overkill! FTW!!!
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SoFDMC Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks mate. The ultimate expression of overwhelming firepower.
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templar127 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
YEAH! XD
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canadian-weapon338 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
gayer then aids
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Alighierian Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Student Photographer
well, it's a nice design, but practically it wouldnt work i think
the sheer weight of the heli would be the biggest problem, finding engines suitable ('small' enough, yet powerful enough) is a problem.
a more practical solution would be jet boosters, less space consuming and most likely less 'fragile'
(it might not be so hard to hit 1 rotor and destabilize the craft, whilst if you hit a booster, a backup one can take over)

(was meant as a reply, but if you hide comments, they cannot be replied to)
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SoFDMC Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Appreciate the frank opinion.

A lot of realistic assumptions were thrown into the wind so I could have more free rein in drawing this up, especially the obvious problem of propeller damage.

But I can say the engine is powered by an exotic power source similar in nature to nuclear power. The issue of damaging recoil and vibrations from the main guns is solved by advanced form of Metal Storm(TM) or possibly railgun technology (look up the Metal Storm technology from Australia).

The faction behind this vehicle is in many ways like WW2 Soviet Army. The M1 Abrams look-alike on the right is made in large numbers, without our world's advanced targeting systems, with average armor and a diesel engine.

Some ideas on improving the coloring/toning/texturing/light&shadow would be great. I used only standard Photoshop CS5 brushes but being new at this I know its a long road ahead.
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Alighierian Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Student Photographer
yea, i understand a lot of things are just 'forgotten' when designing a thing like this =D
(and i know about metal storm, weapons which can fire up to 1.6 mil rounds / sec)

and the only thing i can say about the technique applied and how to improve: practice makes perfect
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SoFDMC Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am working on another drawing of this craft so I am adding your suggestions of the jet boosters into that. Probably around the area between the tail turret and the front row of caterpillar tracks, hidden by the sponson above the Humvee.
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SoFDMC Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And it seems despite the high rate of fire Metal Storm (TM) technology has recoil much reduced, although propellent is used and hence the problem of gunpowder fouling is still there.

Railgun technology wouldn't be a problem and in economies of scale might be cheaper and safer when firing shells the size of Humvees.

It avoids dangerous propellent and chamber explosions and complex auto-loading mechanisms, the reason why Iowa-class battleships were eventually retired. The drawback of Railgun tech the banks of energy cells needed to power the magnetic accelerator.

I guess its a matter of gaining more experience. Thanks.
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Alighierian Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student Photographer
omg are you insane!?!?!!! this is awesome!!!
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SoFDMC Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. I had this realization that if something unpredictable happened to me, no one would know I had these ideas in my head, and that's what motivated me to spend about five months doing this, most of them deciding which would be the best angle to capture a helicopter powerful enough to be a WMD in its own right.

I realized rather late that side views from a distance wasn't going to cut it, and I had to go back to the beginning and start over with this drawing. The most tedious part of the whole thing had to be the co-axial rotor and the way light and shadows formed on it.
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SoFDMC Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really want to say a big thank you to everyone who favorited, downloaded, commented and viewed my works, it gives me the strength to keep on drawing.
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Gunnut51 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
"YOU tell him that he's parked illegally!"
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GrimSheeper Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
Looks like something an Ork came up with.
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Pyrotactick Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
Dear Santa....
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BadassBlastoides Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
Holy crap.....
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SoFDMC Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I noticed your avatar has that Pokemon character Blastoise, the idea of having two cannons with one on either side was partly inspired by it.
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BadassBlastoides Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
And, that I spelled "Blastoise" wrong.
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