This is a Mid-sized space superiority fighter demonstrator. The AP-90 (AP = Advanced Prototype) is an unarmed version used expressly to demonstrate the potential capabilities to the various military organizations. The demonstrations are often via the space racing circuit, where many aerospace companies create prototypes and race them to the glee to of the space race circuit fans and the military. Typically the ships that place well are at the least considered for future development as military vehicles.
The AP-90 is designed for long range, high maneuverability (in both atmosphere and space), and ease of maintenance.
Retractable landing pad
Movable tail section
Odd, I've no idea how this escaped my notice. I really dig this ship. the extended engine pods and the angles used to demo them are astounding. Can I ask, did you find a way to make it sturdy enough for swoosh?
I was browsing your creations, and when I saw this one, I knew I had to comment. It's got such a lovely shape to it, and those engine pods are just fabulous. I absolutely love how smooth the whole thing is! Fantastic work sir!
That's an amazing piece of work! I Really like the engines, and the shape in general!
Hey, btw, care to take a look at one of my creations and leave a comment? :) Always intresting with a comment from a really good builder.
Afraid I don't know Lisp, or even what that is, but I know a great design when I see one. Very original shape. Please give my page a glance. Sometime I'd love to hear what a Boeing engineer thinks of my models. Thanks for the inspiration.
NICE! Glad to see a new one, Brent! With such a great design and all that functionality, you'll have MOCers arguing like sports fans over light beer about which is better. (Personally, I'll go with the "looks great" side.)