S-113 Viper

After Heliconia was invaded, several of its border cities which were important industrial centres were lost. Heliconian High Command comissioned several new planes to respond to this threat, one of which was the Viper. Designed to be made quickly, by hand, with materials readily available, the frame was a monocoque construction with wooden composite covering, making it both light and strong. Vipers would be scrambled to defend Heliconian airspace and prevent further incursions into their country. In this repect they were a great success, their speed and powerful weaponry making short work of any enemy fighters and bombers they encountered

 

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  • Alex W 3y

    Maaaaan. I'd love to see all of your aircraft on a giant airbase... Designed by you.
  • Stefan Schindler 3y

    Great design, I love it!
  • The Angus one 3y

    <3
  • vegeta25 3y

    Great job again!
  • Off_Route 3y

    So mesmerizing, I actually began to wonder why you didn't bother showing "the front." :-D Fantastic outside-the-box work!
  • Stephen Pakbaz 3y

    I meant to comment on this is much earlier, but I was a little busy moving across the country this past month. It is indeed a fantastic model that I can relate to for reasons that are obvious to you. Also, I have added a note that should answer your question about my plane. Your MOCs were a significant inspiration for my first sky-fi model. Keep up the great work!
  • Becheman 3y

    This is brilliant
  • captainsmog 3y

    You're my god for designing planes!
  • Aaron Knox 3y

    Really beautiful shaping and color usage. I think the propeller looks a little small, though.
  • Doctor Mobius 3y

    This is insanely cool!
  • Cameron 3y

    This is so awesome! The colors are amazing.
  • El Barto 3y

    Great design! And the lighting is perfect!
  • Crimso Giger 3y

    This is intense !
  • Ben 3y

    Dude, THIS ROCKS!!
  • Carlos Soto 3y

    I - N - C - R - E - D - I - B - L - E

    Hooray for Steam-Punk!
  • Nabeel Hilmy 3y

    Amazing! Love the details like the wear and tear/battle-damage.
  • Boyfromvalley 3y

    This particular one reminds me of the anime film The Wings of Honnêamise.
  • Jeff Fennel 2y

    Awesome man - the Shinden lives! Love all your stuff - thanks for sharing!
  • LegoBuilderPaul97 2y

    Battlestar galactica much? the name and nose look like the "viper" from BSG.
  • Jon Hall 2y

    LegoBuilderPaul97 ha ha ha, no never. :)
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