The Dragonfire VTOL Gunship was developed and mass produced by the European Union in late 2029. Earlier concepts intended to replace the Eurocopter Tiger were abandoned in 2021, in early 2029 the EU was however forced to replace it, because it stood almost no chance against the superior agility of small DARKWATER Gunships. The result of combining the prior research on VTOL Gunships with recent studies on DARKWATER´s Talon Dropship, was finally leading to the high priority mass production of the heavily armored and armed VTOL Gunship Dragonfire. When first deployed, the craft was proving itself to be a hard target due to thick armor and multiple active countermeasures. According to EU intel, Bomber and Recon versions will enter production as well.
While I wanted to make a new EU VTOL for a while now, this was still a rather spontaneous project. It took me a week to build and I had to order a few parts to complete it. The color scheme was somewhat inspired by Carter and therefore is quite different from my last EU VTOL (I did however try to include the core element of it, a white underside). The stand is the same as the one of my AH Hellhound, which got a new one. The frontal sensors feature a Brickarms U-Clip and Monopod.