Heavy Lift Gunship
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The Valkyrie is equipped with 2 plasma energy reactors (mounted on the fuselage) that generates plasma for the 4 primary wing mounted engines. Each engine has 3 inlets/outlets, thus the confusion over 12 wing mounted engines. Exhaust vents are mounted on the engine modules and across the body. The primary engines have thrust vectoring, and can rotate on the wing mountings, providing thrust in all 3 axes. The exhaust vents provide instantaneous boosting for rapid manoeuvring as well as for orbital manoeuvring. The use of plasma generators reduces the quantity of fuel required.
Since the weapons are magnetic based (Gauss cannons), ammunition weight is also reduced (no casing or charge required, only the actual explosive warhead). Additional ammo can (and usually is) stored in the internal cargo bay. There are also 5 laser point defence nodes (for shooting down missiles and bats). Although father loads of optics on the body so the midgets inside can see all around.
Yes folks i have measured the size of the ammo, the feeds, etc. And there is space, ive physically drawn blocks of it. This model may not be realistic in today's sense, but taking into account the significant weight reduction that technology yields (carbon fibre/alloys), i would like to think it is reasonable within the century...
The rear missiles drop before they launch, so no they wont fly into the front wing... -.-
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2 x 100mm Gauss Cannons
6 x 50mm Gauss Guns
12 x AT Missiles
24 x GP Missiles
2 x Jericho Mass Ordinance Missiles