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U-11 Shark ("Walrus")
Do not fly this unless you feel like endangering yourself and those you love. Please rate & comment! Feedback is welcome.
About this creation
This fairly cumbersome, slow, oversized, and generally awesome cargo freighter is practically obsolete, but is still popular with former pilots on account of its dependability and toughness.

Backstory: The U-11 Shark, called the Walrus by pilots on account of its tusk-like landing struts underneath the air intake, has been in service for much longer than the AF-18 Peregrine. It is much sturdier than the newer fighter, and this is probably the only reason it's still used. However, it is hard to control, and it's likely that more units have crashed than have been shot down. (It is unique in that novice drivers with permits are not allowed to pilot it, period.) Lift in atmospheric surroundings is supplied by a large turbojet fan. Hussell and Muir, Inc., the creator of the Peregrine, was mainly an engine manufacturer before it branched into general fighter assembly, and the large air intake was made by that company. Forward thrust comes from comically small pulse engines. Miniscule blasters are visible on the tips of the vertical wings.

This model is upgraded with a sweet little hood ornament, too.

The lift fan. NO TOUCHY while running!



The air intake. Also NO TOUCHY while running!



All I need to say here is that these are some of the most greebly greebles I have ever made.



Side view.



Rear view. Needless to say, this junker ain't real fuel-efficient. (I think it looks best from the back, but hey, that's just my opinion.)



Front view. The flight manual for the Shark says, on page 21: "You should never see this view of the U-11. Because of the unstable nature of the antimatter-based propulsion system, the engine is prone to starting on its own.

"--This entry in memory of John Felton and Dennis Hofstadt, photographers for this manual."



Underside. (I have no idea what that little propeller thing is for. But it looked cool, so here it is.)



Just chillin' with the canopy up, waiting for someone to try and break the law.



Engine cooling flap up.



The obligatory aerial view of the Walrus.



Thanks for lookin'. Have an awesome-tastic day!



Comments

 I like it 
  June 17, 2011
This isn't too bad, but the shape has a hickup or two.
 I made it 
  April 14, 2010
Quoting Toa Code awesome-tastic
Yes!!! You are the first to actually say "awesome-tastic"! You win--well, absolutely nothing. But thanks anyway!
 I like it 
  April 9, 2010
awesome-tastic
 I like it 
  February 26, 2010
Cool engine.
 
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