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AD-11E Sickle Hover Dropship
When troops need to get around the battlefield quickly, they take to the air in the AD-11E Sickle Dropship. It is the ESC equal to the BlackHawk Helicopter.
About this creation
The AD-11E VTOL Dropship, or known as the Sickle to troops, who have been dropped then looked up to see the Sickle cut loose with its weaponry.

The foreward hover turbines rotate on their support booms to provide directional thrust for hovering, or foreward or reverse movement. Seen here, the AD-11E's hover turbines are turned to provide hover.

The underside of the AD-11E, showing the bow mounted weapons, two 145mm Autocanons (which fire self-propelled shells for reduced recoil), and a .5 calibre gatling gun. While using the Sickle's hover capabilty, these weapons are extremely potent, especially while rotating the dropship.

Along each side of the Sickle is a 5-round rocket launcher for heavier targets, further adding to the offensive capability of this aircraft. The landing gear fore of the craft fold up along the ammo holds of the autocannons, providing additional protection to the ammo, while the aft gear fold up against the cabin door, locking it in place.

The Sickle as seen resting on its landing gear, though the Sickle does not need to land on the gear. The gear give the necesary height for the loading door to lower, or for underhull maintenance.

The cabin loading door lowered as a ramp for troops to load and offload. The Sickle can carry a full Marine 6-man squad and their gear.

The pilot inside the bow cockpit. Sickles are often used for medivacs. The full face visor see on the helmet here give a full face headsup display with tactical data.



Comments

 I made it 
  April 26, 2011
Quoting captain pugwash This looks far more practical than my dropship, well done. A really sleek design too.
Thanks. It's a really old design, so it's no longer assembled, but I was thinking of making a newer version, streamlining it even more.
 I like it 
  April 26, 2011
This looks far more practical than my dropship, well done. A really sleek design too.
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  November 7, 2010
me too! nice creation!
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  March 19, 2010
Nice work, I love the colors!
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  March 19, 2010
I like the concept; pretty sweet ship overall too.
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  March 19, 2010
Awesome VTOL. An nice features too.
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  March 19, 2010
I'm in the process of planning for my own dropship, and it aint too easy. Nice job on the form of this one, and good use of those turbofan parts.
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  March 19, 2010
I just planed to do something like this :-) very nice design.
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  March 18, 2010
Fantastic job on the articulated engine, and an interesting color scheme as well! -Danny
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  March 18, 2010
All stats aside, this is pretty awesome, the colours are a little bold for a military aircraft, not for a police craft though.
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  March 18, 2010
While this is a great build, I think the stats are a little unrealistic. Two 145mm auto cannons? The M1A2's main gun is 150mm, and that thing kicks like a mother. Now what would happen if you put two of those on a helicopter? Nothing good, I assure you. Again, it's a pretty cool ship, but still...
 
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