Another shelf hog that finally sees the light of...MOCpages.
I wanted to make something that looked like a home-make Monster Garage vehicle. It had to be zoomy and look like it could fly apart at any moment. Ta da!
One shot, no drawings, I just felt along and used the pod racers from Star Wars Ep 1 (cringe) as my inspiration for redneck hover vehicles. Like everything I make, it's quite fragile with the front and rear halves held together by a single stud.
Also known as the ‘Recce Rocket,’ the origins of this vehicle design remain remote. First seen during the Second Jinan War, the design proliferated between sides and was obviously an ad-hoc attempt to provide fast reconnaissance support. Easily assembled from the parts of several common vehicles found on Jinan, it remains a cheap and effective recce vehicle able to get in and out of forward operating areas at high speed.
Its only protection is indeed its speed. Unarmed and lacking armour, the Rocket is made of tubing and sheet metal to keep weight down to a minimum. This basic tube frame is harnessed to the powerful Rolls Royce Gryphon ram-jet engine used on civilian high-speed couriers and mated to a rudimentary polarity drive. Air foils provide additional stability and compensate for the weak polarity drive.
The most expensive component is the surveillance suit that remains stowed in the centre frame during flight. With no second crewman, the information gathered is relayed back to a UAV or command post within range. The driver then moves on to his next position making this the best ‘snoop and scoot’ recce vehicle used by Network forces.
Unfortunately, the rudimentary design and weak polarity drive mated to a powerful engine makes the craft a challenge to drive at high speeds, ergo the nickname ‘Turbo Coffin.’ Also, being unarmed and lacking armour, if found it is easily destroyed if the driver can’t use speed and skill to shake off the attacker and get out of range.