MOCpages : Share your LEGO® creations
LEGO models my own creation MOCpages toys shop Arctic TernFantasy
Welcome to the world's greatest LEGO fan community!
Explore cool creations, share your own, and have lots of fun together.  ~  It's all free!
Arctic Tern
Possibly one of my favorite planes I have built to date!
About this creation
The Arctic Tern was a plane that popped into my head after seeing a new and wondrous plane built by the incredible JonHall18. I started off as a single-seat sea plane in white and dark red, but started retooling it rapidly until eventually it became a two seated tan and white wonder. In summary of my builders commentary, I freaking love this plane

Now on to the story.

The Arctic Tern was developed by the Sky Pirates shortly after the war with the Baron started. They needed a good quick maneuvering warbird that could not only keep up with the Baron's best aces, but also go deep into very cold territory to do battle, and what they came up with was the Arctic Tern. A two seater with one cockpit facing the rear for observation and emergency take over purposes, this aircraft is like nothing else in the Sky Pirate arsenal. She is capable of operation at temperatures of up to -50 below farenheit, and can take a turn like a dream. The two men who fly her are some of the best in the business, and are personally responsible for 50 air-to-air kills and countless ground ones on the Arctic front.

Stats:
Speed: 400 MPH
Climb: 390 MPH, due to losing very little speed with twin props and being exceptionally light.
Dive: 410 MPH, again due to being light she doesn't gain much going down.
Armament: Two heavy machine guns, 70 caliber, and one optional rear gun, as well as the possibility of being outfitted with dive bombs, torpedo racks, or normal bombs. She is shown in her scouting phase.
Crew: 2
Armor: Experimental/classified.

Now on to pics!

Side view, I love that profile!

Rear:

And finally, a bird's eye view!



Forgive me for the white background, as it makes the pictures a bit tough to see, but I did it on purpose to demonstrate the practicality of its color scheme. You can see how in the Arctic this plane would be insanely hard to spot over land, if not utterly disappearing for anyone above.

I hope you enjoy her as much as I do!



Comments

 I made it 
  December 6, 2010
Quoting ccy 8086 Nice build, just one suggestion, the darker back ground color will make the photo better.
Thanks for the tip, I may have to try it sometime:)
 I like it 
  December 3, 2010
Nice build, just one suggestion, the darker back ground color will make the photo better.
 I made it 
  November 27, 2010
Quoting Parrington Levens cool, seems you are a fellow plane / fighter enthusiast...
Yeah, I love the old fighters, some of my favorite planes:) Thanks both of you for the comments!
 I like it 
  November 25, 2010
Not bad... Not bad at all.
 I like it 
  November 25, 2010
cool, seems you are a fellow plane / fighter enthusiast...
 I made it 
  October 23, 2010
Quoting Romy British Hey Jake, WELL DONE !
Thank you, this is one of my favorite planes I've built:)
 I like it 
  October 23, 2010
Hey Jake, WELL DONE !
 I made it 
  October 20, 2010
Thanks Jake H., glad you like it!
 I like it 
  October 16, 2010
I completely missed this! It is a great plan, and I can definitely see the resemblance to some of John's stuff.
 I made it 
  October 16, 2010
Quoting That LDD Guy This one is pretty cool!
Thanks, glad you like it!:)
Jake Savage
 I like it 
That LDD Guy
  October 15, 2010
This one is pretty cool!
 
By Jake Savage
Add to my favorite builders

7
people like this. See who.

2,018 visitors
11 comments
Added October 5, 2010
 


LEGO models my own creation MOCpages toys shop Arctic TernFantasy


You Your home page | LEGO creations | Favorite builders
Activity Activity | Comments | Creations
Explore Explore | Recent | Groups
MOCpages is an unofficial, fan-created website. LEGO® and the brick configuration are property of The LEGO Group, which does not sponsor, own, or endorse this site.
©2002-2014 Sean Kenney Design Inc | Privacy policy | Terms of use