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LEAP
Not another dropship or gunship, it is a LEAP. But I need a better name. Any ideas?
About this creation
LEAP or Landing Evacuation Assault & Protection

A LEAP is a bit of a hybrid. Not a dropship because it doesn't deploy troops or vehicles, but not quite a traditional gunship either. Think of a LEAP as a bit of a "dropscort" or a vehicle that escorts dropships to secure LZs.

I thought about naming this one the Harpy or Gryphon, but not really sold on either of those, so if you have a suggestion let me know.

Basic details:
VTOL style aircraft with 4 main engines
1 30mm Gatlin-gun (similar to that on the A-10)
3 50cal guns built into gunners' nests
2 auto-control fully rotating turrets
Crew: 5-6

This ship was the result of 2 ideas I had:
1. I created the rear engines for another aircraft, but decided they would work good for a VTOL, so I slightly modified them and used them for the LEAP.
2. I wanted to create something with a gunner's nest and actually started the build around that. I could have been a landcraft, but as it took shape, I went for a VTOL.





















Sorry about the white-on-white for the photos.



Comments

 I like it 
  March 5, 2013
Haha thanks:) ill give credit for it. Did you ever think of a better name for it Zeiro...
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  March 3, 2013
Quoting Chuck Maynard Wow! This is great. Well designed, greatly built... if you are able to afford the parts after you recount what you've got, then cudos. Hey... kind of a strange question, I've been trying to think of a sort of "air ship" (if you could call it that) but I can't think of one... would you mind if I use this big old thing in my comic? It'd be real fun to draw a lego as a real vehicle zeiro...
Thanks. Feel free to use the ship in your comic. If you want, you can give credit, but not a big deal if you don't.
 I like it 
  March 3, 2013
Wow! This is great. Well designed, greatly built... if you are able to afford the parts after you recount what you've got, then cudos. Hey... kind of a strange question, I've been trying to think of a sort of "air ship" (if you could call it that) but I can't think of one... would you mind if I use this big old thing in my comic? It'd be real fun to draw a lego as a real vehicle zeiro...
 I like it 
  June 16, 2011
Awesome! Imagine this in real lego!
 I made it 
  March 21, 2011
Quoting Kyle Brickshipyard Super cool digital build! I don't normally comment on LCAD designs, but this drop ship looks hot and worthy. Would love to see it in real bricks if possible. My fav parts are the 4 engine blocks and the mid section with gunner.
Thanks. I am considering it, but I priced it on LDD and it was about $250 USD. I have to see how many of the parts I have and then see if it is too expensive to build.
 I like it 
  March 21, 2011
Super cool digital build! I don't normally comment on LCAD designs, but this drop ship looks hot and worthy. Would love to see it in real bricks if possible. My fav parts are the 4 engine blocks and the mid section with gunner.
 
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