A heavy support/transport craft. This is the approved version of the PT-4 Prototype Vortex Dropship.
About this creation
It may be ugly in appearance, but it makes up for that in performance. This vehicle was created by the United Colonies Marine Corps, and you can tell because they took a design that was practical, not good looking. The "box" design of the troop compartment allows it to be filled by many passengers, the many armaments on it make it a great ground-supporting vehicle, and the rotary engines are great for manuevering.
Here you can see the chin-gun. One heavy rotary machine gun, and two lighter 50 millimeter cannons.
The cockpit's exterior.
The cockpit's interior.
Observe the large 105mm cannon. There is one on each "wing". Also, see the indentation in the bulkhead? That is actually a...
SLIDING DOOR! I think I am the first to perform a working sliding door mechanism that can be controlled and isn't just picking up a block and putting it in another place. Probably not, though.
H for Haze!
Here, you can see how the engine can rotate and change its angle. You can also see the lift/tactical cable that extends from a compartment hidden in it.
The ramp begins to open...
And a hover bike stored inside is revealed.
The large interior is shown here. Maximum storage is thirty with weapons and a hoverbike. Maximum without weapons or a hoverbike is forty-five. The box design is very useful. The prototype actually was able to detach the cockpit with thrusters from the troop compartment which would actually "drop" to the ground. I took that feature out because the compartment broke into pieces after the "drop" and the passengers all died XD
A view from the top.
From one sliding gunner door you can see the other. Machine gunners usually sit here, strafing the ground with their deadly .50 calibur bullets, adding to the extreme arsenal.
"It's a dangerous job, but somebody's gotta do it," the machine gunner says, barely containing his grin under his combat visor.