Am-Space 'Javelin' Starfighter . For those AFOLs who are kind enough to follow my posts, that they are saved from entering a Poke-MOC induced coma. Enjoy! . Thanks to Parrington Levens and his GAIA theme for the inspiration.
The 'Javelin' starfighter is a light, versatile American vessel that is cheap and easy to produce, yet packs a punch. After all, we Americans like two things: money and explosions.
The maneuvering engines double as missile pods. Very useful in a dogfight.
Twin particle cannons on the nose of the craft also aid in taking out enemy fighters. 'Javelins' excel at fighter defense due to their weaponry, maneuverability, and size. A medium-sized vessel can carry hundreds of these craft in their hangar bay.
Three thrusters for getting places quickly and turning around even more quickly when things go wrong.
Being a short-range fighter, the cockpit has no need for leg room, or even its own atmosphere. The pilot is given four hours of oxygen and minimal survival gear.
The real prize, however, is the 'Javelin's assault payload.
Two "Habenero's Revenge" Thruster Buster warheads. These extremely volatile and experimental weapons are specifically designed to destroy a cruiser's engine room by entering the thruster ports and detonating. As the 'Javelin' pilots say, "It burns coming in, and it burns going out."
There you have it, my first fighter in ages. Go easy on me, if there are two things I'm bad at, it's building in multiple themes at the same time, and building starfighters. To all the AFOLs that are reading this, there is still hope! I will grow up again one day, and start building sci-fi instead of cartoons. Bear with me, people. :)
Thanks for viewing, and long live GAIA!