X-wing re-volved sounded cooler. Besides, X-wing evolved has been done already. The swept wings are my favorite part of the thing.
Left, heat-seeking missile pod. Right, Gatling gun.
I designed the pods to be interchangeable, so you could optimize the payload for special missions, but I only ended up making two pods. *slaps forehead* Me and my delusions of techie specification grandeur. Oh, and the flaps are air brakes.
I ditched the goofy little engines and went with the Ferrari V-12 option. Heh.
The swept wing really turned out well. You can't see the hard points where the wing attaches to the body. Blue in the engines.
The extra pods in the back with yellow cones are fuel pods. Those engines are gas-guzzlers, man. Good thing this ship is supported by a military budget, 'cause gas is up to twenny bucks a gallon. There's still inflation in 3024, you know.
The obligatory pilot shot. Wait a minute.. that's the same guy! You used the same guy three times! That's right, Johnny-boy. The Neptune Project directors are cheapskates.