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AVATAR on Pandora--- Aerospatiale SA-2 Samson
"The Aerospatiale SA-2 Samson is a human light ducted-fan craft designed to carry out mostly non-combat missions. The Samson is armed with door guns, detachable rocket pods, and is the workhorse of RDA operations on Pandora. It is used to transport cargo and personnel to and from isolated sites."
About this creation
Corresponding text bellow each picture.

Quotes from http://james-camerons-avatar.wikia.com/wiki/Aerospatiale_SA-2_Samson



Front view.

"Samson has been in use on Earth for decades. Its various trial runs in Antarctica, the Himalayas, and Honduras proved the aircraft could fly well in thin or thick atmospheres or in extreme temperatures with minimal maintenance. When the RDA needed a reliable and sturdy aerial workhorse aircraft, they naturally chose the field-tested Samson and hardened its electrical systems to prepare it for the rigors of Pandora."



"The rear cargo doors are normally left open for flight operations on Pandora, resulting in the need for Exopacks for any occupants in the cargo area."



"The cockpit is separately pressurized at 0.3 psi, to prevent leak-back of toxic gases and the flight crew can operate without them even with the rest of the aircraft depressurized. In the event of an uncontrollable influx of toxic air, there are emergency breathing masks (BIBS) plumbed to each of the [] seats."



I thought the movable tail piece feature was cool but since the Samson didn't really have it there aren't any really quotes for it. This is where it fits best though.

"As a utility craft, the Samson's primary defense is its speed and maneuverability"




"The armaments usually seen on the SA-2 are a pair of door-mounted MBS-9M Hydras, or M60 Machine Guns (which are also capable of being fixed forward to be remotely operated by the pilot)"...

Both sides of the Moc can rotate individually up, down, and side to side.



..."and missile pods on pylons immediately aft of the cockpit."

Yes they are flick fire missles, and YES they fire!



"An alternate configuration is one Hydra on the left pedestal and a 30 Caliber Machine Gun on the right pedestal."

This turned out to be a beautiful shot.



"The Samson uses a pair of ducted fans"...

The ducted part is better visible in other pics, but this is a good shot of the exhaust end.



..."with coaxial propellers, increasing the lift efficiency while granting excellent maneuverability. Both fans are capable of rotating independently backwards and forwards. Left and right movement is possible by changing the speed of either one of the fans; the Samson moves forward by rotating its fans horizontally. As a result, the Samson is incredibly maneuverable."

Here you can sort of see the intake and propellers again better seen in some of the other pictures.



The interior of the cockpits back half. And look another soldier!



The removable front form behind the pilot.



The two parts next to each other



An areal shot of the entire Moc.



My are next to the Moc for scale.

For those of you still not convinced this is cool take a look at this vid.
http://www.movieweb.com/movie/avatar/samson-featurette

Keep your eyes open

--PT

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Comments

 I like it 
  September 2, 2010
cool! This looks exact like the movie version of Aerospatiale SA-2 Samson and I like the wings and that there is enough room for minifigs. By the way.... would you have a look at my newest LOTR MOC ( Boromir ),please ?
 I made it 
  August 31, 2010
Quoting Johan Piera Wow excellent work. Lots of details which is nice. I think the tail could be a bit thicker. Other than that it looks great. Love the blades; very original idea!
Thanks for taking a look and I really did like your air hanger project.
 I like it 
  August 31, 2010
Wow excellent work. Lots of details which is nice. I think the tail could be a bit thicker. Other than that it looks great. Love the blades; very original idea!
 
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