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Slamfist by MOAB23 Slamfist by MOAB23
The Hale/Attack/Cargo - Model 30 'Slamfist', is a unique variant of high subsonic heavy ground attack and transport aircraft used by the Escean Air Force and Navy.

Unlike previous or comparative aircraft of this type, the HAC-30 is an amphibious plane, giving it the ability to land both on paved or water runways to refuel or rearm. Introduced in 2101, this aircraft is equipped with a tandem 'hollow delta' wing design that elimintates the need for a tail, retractable float units and overwing engines to avoid seawater ingestion. The fuselage is fitted with a knife-edge keel and blister tanks to help support the aircraft in the water.

While the Slamfist can carry up to twenty soldiers its primary role is that of a heavy weapons platform. Retractable doors on both sides of the fuselage permit internal weapons to move into position on either side if required, with the weapons themselves mounted on rails and turntable units. Slamfist aircraft are typically equipped with eight individual systems, including two fuselage and two bow-mounted 40mm Repeating Railguns, two 20mm Rotary Railguns, a 200mm KAP (Kinetic, Accelerated Projectile) Cannon, and a weapons bay built into the keel, which may hold standoff cruise missiles or guided munitions. The inclusion of forward-facing bow cannons and belly weapons bay was to give the aircraft the ability to strafe a target at high speed instead of always assuming a relatively slow and vulnerable circuit.

Crew: 10 (Pilot, Co-Pilot, Fire Control Officer, Electronic Warfare Officer, Loadmaster, 5x Aerial Gunner)
Length: 52m
Width: 48m
Height: 9.77m
Loaded Weight: 115,312kg
Powerplant: 4x Hermes J450 Turbofans
Maximum Speed: Mach 0.9
Range: 3,450mi (Unlimited with sea/air refuelling)
Combat Radius: 1,260mi
Service Ceiling: 45,000ft
Rate of Climb: 5,200ft/min
Armament: 4x 40mm KR-65 Repeating Railguns, 2x 20mm KR-81 Rotary Railguns, 1x 200mm KAP-210 Cannon, 3,000kg of Internal Weapons.
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Mr-Dr-Sweetness Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
So it is a transport/gunship?
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MOAB23 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
Yep. Cargo/Gunship/Seaplane.
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caiobrazil Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
man, this thing is armed to the teeth. and, if it doesn't work, you have 20 soldiers to drop off...

awesome job! always liked amphibious aircraft. also, ace combat inspiration much? =P
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MOAB23 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
Thanks :D

Also, in a considered plot scenario, ends up dropping something a little more substantial than troops alone ;)

Hehe. It's been a while since I played the older AC games like 5 and 0 on account of switching over to a PS3 and PS4, but I do remember that flying monstrosity from Zero. I've seen a few other works of similarity that jogged my memory and helped with the wing design.

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Shockwave9001 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You make some of the most awesome shit I know of.
This is no exception :D
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MOAB23 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
Cheers, mate. That means a lot :D
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Faquinou Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
I love the exhausts which make your craft look like a stealthy nighthawk! :D Great for avoiding those pesky SAMs... ;-)
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MOAB23 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
And avoids sucking half the sea through the turbines =P

Many thanks :D
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Bartimeas-Voltaire-P Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Student Artist
drop it like it's hot...
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MOAB23 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
Rain the pain.
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