The Swift alternative model for 7705 Gate Assault with my own slight variations.
About this creation
Introducing the Exo-Force Swift Variant-01, a lightweight fighter craft with a variable wing configuration. The Swift is propelled by two MCF SuperSpeedThrusters mounted on pivots. This type of 'rudder like' propulsion control, combined with the variable wing configuration allows the SV-01 to perform some astonishing feats of aerial acrobatics, including, and not limited too, near-90-degree turns, controlled stalls (dropping out of the sky), tight barrel rolls and vertical corkscrews.
Designed primarily for atmospheric flight, the SV-01 is also at home in the cold vacuum of space. Eight small MB MicroThrusters placed strategically around the fueselage and wings give this craft the same agility in zero gravity.
Armed with two guided missiles and a pivoting laser cannon mounted between the front nose cones, the Swift Variant-01 can infiltrate enemy airspace, take out strategic targets and be gone before the enemy realises, ready to take out any fighters scrambled after its initial attack.
After I'd built all of the Swift that I could according to the official instructions, it looked half-finished - I wanted to use those tan 1x2x6 bricks for something when it occured to me that they could be intakes of some kind. These moved from the bottom, to the sides and finally to where they are now after trying numerous SNOT techniques to mount them on the underside, none of which looked any good. I settled on this because it appeared to 'connect' to the engine and it was reminiscent of old Macross/Robotech design.