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    Icon IDW #40: Gunship

    Topic: Gunship


    Background: Unsophisticated firepower packed in a heavily armored, fast moving aircraft/ spaceship. As I went through the past IDW topic I noticed that military themed topics were favoured above others, so here's something to chew on.

    Brief:

    1. Design a gunship..simple as that
    2. It not only needs to carry only weapons, but must also be able to deliver a squad of troops close to the front and give them the necessary assistance.

    Deadline: Monday July 30th

     


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    I'm in.

     

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    now THIS is what I am talking about!

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    What do you mean by "unsophisticated firepower"? Catapults? Non-modern/futuristic? Why oh why limit the fun?

     

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    Sounds fun, I'm new to this website so this can be a warmup ;}

     

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    OLD WORK!!!!!

    IDW #40: Gunship

    IDW #40: Gunship

    this are the troopers ,who are dropped right into space,after the gunship broke the hull of the target.
    call them demon soldiers,because of their funny wings.
    IDW #40: Gunship

    this is old work,just drop it for inspiration.
    take me to poll if the rules allow that,i won't mind if not.

    Last edited by fughi from yuggoth; July 22nd, 2007 at 05:28 PM.
     

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    no offense, but this is a place for new drawings that were created due to the topic.

     

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragon4lunch View Post
    What do you mean by "unsophisticated firepower"? Catapults? Non-modern/futuristic? Why oh why limit the fun?
    draw it quick and submit before they tell us!!!

     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Legato View Post
    no offense, but this is a place for new drawings that were created due to the topic.
    no problem.

     

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    here is a concept, very weak i would say
    IDW #40: Gunship

    fughi from yuggoth, would you mind if do a piece based on your concept? your concept is very detailed and original

     

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    IDW #40: Gunship

     

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    Guns

    Quote Originally Posted by dragon4lunch View Post
    What do you mean by "unsophisticated firepower"? Catapults? Non-modern/futuristic? Why oh why limit the fun?
    I think maybe the unsophisticated part means no lazers and photon blasters etc. etc. ? Maybe just common gunpowder type projectiles like big ass cannons and gatling guns or whatever etc. I hope this is the case anyway, gonna try my best to submit something for this.

     

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    just a fast one from me...

    DODGE VIPER-Gunship

    IDW #40: Gunship

    love that damn car... don't ask how i come up with this stupid idea...well..its still a big WIP, not a finished design or anything and unfortunately I dont have time to finish it until the deadline...

     

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    Quote Originally Posted by White Wolf View Post
    just a fast one from me...

    DODGE VIPER-Gunship

    IDW #40: Gunship

    love that damn car... don't ask how i come up with this stupid idea...well..its still a big WIP, not a finished design or anything and unfortunately I dont have time to finish it until the deadline...
    nice! there are two things conceptually however i would like to make note of however:

    first, a gunship is more of a helicopter, or something that packs omni directional firepower, while this give more of a "fighter" feel

    and second, it needs to be able to ferry troops into combat (per the reqs)

    i like the ship tho

     

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    Dragon4lunch: Just to clarify this little issue: "unsophisticated" here means that it shouldn't be too subtle I was thinking of the A-10 Warthog when writing the brief, and instead of some fancy rockets or laser-guided bombs the weapon this aircraft is most famous for is that big gun under its nose. So no worries, it's not in the brief either

    White Wolf: As Legato already mentioned, it should also be able to carry and deploy troops. Keep that in mind please

     

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    Nice topic!

    I started working on it today, here is what I got so far:

    IDW #40: Gunship

    IDW #40: Gunship
    (Work in progress)

    Someone told me that fixed canons on a troop transport dont really make so much sense, so I will probably remove those.

     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Friso View Post
    Nice topic!

    I started working on it today, here is what I got so far:



    Someone told me that fixed canons on a troop transport dont really make so much sense, so I will probably remove those.
    its ok as long as the troops have a firm stomach... i can't imagine diving runs would be too fun in the back with your buddies puking all over ya

     

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    White Wolf: I dunno 'bout it looking like a Viper.....more like a Raider....

    So in this particular instance "unsophisticated" means basically throwing tons of lead at the targets....yay!

     

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    Yes I agree it is pretty much off-topic ....don't worry I wont develop it for the poll... but thanx for the advise... forgott about the the fact that it has to carry troops..

    But good to know that a gunship is a helicopter-sort of thing...thought its a plain combat airplane...

     

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    Quote Originally Posted by White Wolf View Post
    Yes I agree it is pretty much off-topic ....don't worry I wont develop it for the poll... but thanx for the advise... forgott about the the fact that it has to carry troops..

    But good to know that a gunship is a helicopter-sort of thing...thought its a plain combat airplane...
    well, when i came into the thread, the only concept of a gunship i had was that of a helicopter, but i guess if you wanna be fair, the AC130 gunship... is a gunship as well *gasp!* (and its the only airplane to mount artillery to boot)

    i don't know why i automatically assumed it was a vtol type of setup, but if your gunship, plane thing can hold troops i guess its still good... but i have no authority on the matter

     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Legato View Post
    ...i don't know why i automatically assumed it was a vtol type of setup, but if your gunship, plane thing can hold troops i guess its still good... but i have no authority on the matter ...
    That's right although the gunship should also have the ability to put those troops quickly into combat close to the frontline, so vtol is a logical solution here. Other approaches are welcome as well though.

    Another example of a gunship is the one from the Star Wars films (2 and 3) with the Clone Troopers in it.

     

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    here's my entry. i got a bit carried away with painting it.

    the TZ51 is designed to drop down from the orbit of a planet to deliver troops safely into a hot zone. it has very little maneuvering capability inside the atmosphere, but this is more than made up for by its firepower and extremely fast vertical take off.

    IDW #40: Gunship

     

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    This looks pretty interesting, I think I'll join in.

     

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    Here is my WIP so far... hopefully Ill get a chance to fix it up a little... If not it will have to do...



    I forgot to mention the top cannons swivel up and down...

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    and here is some quick marker work...

    IDW #40: Gunship

    Good Luck to all!

    Last edited by Looped_Warrior; July 27th, 2007 at 08:39 PM. Reason: Images were not showing... Fixed for now.
     

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    Hi...I'm new here.

    IDW #40: Gunship

    My contribution

    The Hydoch aerospace TN-120 "Cicada". Designed to operate in pairs, the Cicada is equipped with automatic projectile weaponry and many hard points for exterior mountings. Though reliant on mostly obsolete technologies, the redundancy of the craft means it can take a beating and still maintain altitude. The standard crew is 8, but with marines the Cicada can transport up to 20.

     

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    Final entry

    Big thanks to yoitisi for making this happen folks.

    j-88 JackRabbit
    Assault Transport

    The j-88 Is an Assault Class weapons platform with full troop transport facilities.

    1 High payload main cannon at the front. Drum fed, high velocity
    assault cannon with automated liquid cooling system. Armour Piercing rounds as standard.

    2 High payload omni-directional machine guns at the rear

    2 Medium payload AA/AG Rocket pods at the front

    Low payload guided bombs as standard wingtip armnament. Can be upgraded to scatter bombs, bunker busters etc. as required.

    Can carry up to 10 standard infantry troops, 6 heavy troops or 1 small vehicle

    IDW #40: Gunship

    Will give crits/thoughts in the poll

    ATA

    Last edited by ATAnderson; July 29th, 2007 at 01:47 AM. Reason: Update to Final
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuth View Post
    Hi...I'm new here.


    My contribution

    The Hydoch aerospace TN-120 "Cicada". Designed to operate in pairs, the Cicada is equipped with automatic projectile weaponry and many hard points for exterior mountings. Though reliant on mostly obsolete technologies, the redundancy of the craft means it can take a beating and still maintain altitude. The standard crew is 8, but with marines the Cicada can transport up to 20.
    i wanted to call mine the cicada

    guess im gonna have to go with locust!

     

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    Gunship, my take

    So...I only saw the title "Gunship" and this idea popped into my head. Of course, upon seeing the other ideas here I believe I did deviate a bit from the brief, with its magical sail-flying abilities. But here it is anyway.

    IDW #40: Gunship

    ohjay's sketchbook

    So here we are but no cigar
    idiots and electric guitars
    You're hiding, keep riding
    from acid to zen and back again
     

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    *NOTE* if the picture isn't showing up the link should still work - i don't know why the image is on the fritz!

    ok, heres the final image*

    the iberian is a close support gunship allowing flexible firepower to be delivered from the blowing dunes of the desert to specific windows and rooms in urban environments.

    the two forward guns are anti-infantry guns designed to tear through soft targets and lay down suppressive fire.

    the two rear guns (folded back while not in use) are of a much higher caliber and fire sabot or explosive rounds, designed to bust hardened targets.

    the cockpit canopy is made up of armored plates, the crew of 3 (pilot/gunner/gunner) are not only surrounded by a visual depiction of their external environment via monitors but also have a full frontal helmet display. video is gained through hundreds of small optical devices scattered around the hull while high definition multi-spectrum feeds are delivered through the 4 dome cameras, and each gun's dedicated sighting array.

    main propulsion is gained via the wing mounted turbo blowers and primary lift is achieved through a combination of these and the two rear mounted turbo blowers.

    the rear compartment can house 6 fully combat ready infantry who are protected behind armored shutters.

    IDW #40: Gunship

    Last edited by Legato; July 31st, 2007 at 02:58 AM.
     

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