Captain Günter Engels-Martinez in his customised DT-88 Vampire.
Based in coastal Äquator, the Vampire was used extensively in night operations against the New Orient Alliance over the South German Ocean. Its deep fuselage was shaped to allow the Vampire to land on a calm sea and be picked up by a carrier submersible, thus extending its already considerable operational range.
About this creation
Front view clearly showing the Vampire's tri-engine, dual-rudder layout, as well as its armament. From left to right: a Valkirie high explosive rocket, three Luftkampf air-air missiles, two rapidfire heavy machineguns (belt-fed from high capacity magazines), three armor-penetrating rockets and a second Valkyrie high explosive rocket.
The three-engine layout meant that the DT-88 could sustain considerable damage and still be flown by a skilled pilot on only one and one third engines.
Captain GÃ¼nter Engels-Martinez and his customised DT-88 Vampire.
Designed as a long-range fighter, the DT-88 Vampire had a more spacious and comfortable cockpit than many of its contemporaries.
It even had space to stow a small amount of personal luggage, which Captain Engels-Martinez typically chose to fill with his personal sidearms.