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December 30, 2011
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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. :)
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.
Lucus-FeriaaA Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist
That's a pretty heavy motherfucker over there, haha !
SoFDMC Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Check out version 2 
Lucus-FeriaaA Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist
Will do !
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).
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. :)
omnifan Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
SoFDMC Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Version 2 of this drawing has been released. [link]
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