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Viper UCAV by EricJ562 Viper UCAV by EricJ562
The Viper is the European Space Union's commonly used UCAV in the 28th century. The aircraft boasts a sophisticated AI and also can receive direct human input desired. Typically during the occupation of Mashara/Friesland and Kush, the aircraft was used for close air support duties. It is a multirole system and the four underwing pylons can accept a variety of ESU weaponry. There is a fifth centerline hardpoint that usually mounts only a refuelling pod allowing the aircraft to act as an airborne tanker. Typical endurance is two hours depending on profile.

This aircraft was featured in my ebook, Eagle Hammer (Amazon: [link] | Smashwords: [link])

Selling and Commission Work Online Portfolio: http://ericj562.daportfolio.com/ I offer a range of ebooks for sale: Amazon.com: Battlespace Vol. 1 (Not my book, but one of my stories is in it, "Tussle"): http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008GXA602?ie=UTF8&tag=hupa08e-20&linkCode=shr&camp=213733&creative=393177&creativeASIN=B008GXA602&redirect=true&ref_=as_li_ss_sm_fb_us_asin_tl&creativeASIN=B008GXA602 2/4 Cavalry: A New Hope http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003UNLMFG/ref=as_li_ss_sm_fb_us_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=hupa08e-20&linkCode=shr&camp=213733&creative=399837&creativeASIN=B003UNLMFG -Paperback: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1467952141?ie=UTF8&tag=hupa08e-20&linkCode=shr&camp=213733&creative=393177&creativeASIN=1467952141&ref_=sr_1_1&qid=1322756680&sr=8-1 2/4 Cavalry: Operation Rockslide http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00433TAS8/ref=as_li_ss_sm_fb_us_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=hupa08e-20&linkCode=shr&camp=213733&creative=399837&creativeASIN=B00433TAS8 2/4 Cav
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CJManson Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
It reminds me somewhat of the Sky Knight UCAV used by the Allies in Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3. Don't know why though. Must be because of the forward swept wings.
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EricJ562 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Probably, though that wasn't a reference unfortunately...
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MisterArtMaster101 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Can I ask you something? Can you do a request for a fic I'm doing? It's from a universe I'm working on that depicts a far future 'everything has changed' Earth waging war between three 'super alliances' that make up the three super powers. Every other nation is essentially balkenized.

The US, what is now the European Union, Russia, India, Eygpt, a Israeli/Palestinian alliance, and several other countries make up the Union of Free Nations. Arguably the least grey guys in the conflict.

Iran, China, and Pakistan make up the major powers within the Shino-Islamic Coalition. At the time of the conflict they have let their 'WEST MUST DIE' stick grow into essentially a fundamental goal. China tries to be more professional than the Iranians and the other 'WEST MUST DIE' freaks.

South America is the center of powerful megacorps after they failed to take control of various first and second world countries in the northern hemisphere. While not officially in control of these countries, the backstage is essentially these corps' playground where they control everything. The Corporatist Commonwealth wants the corporations to take over the world... but the majority of the people are smart enough to try to topple them in the northern hemisphere.

This request is a Union design, so its more armored compared to the other powers and has an impressive armament that includes two 37mm 5.75km/s automatic coilgun called an auto linear cannon, three micro-missile bays, two large missile bays, one medium missile bay, two small missile bays, a UV tuned Free Electron Laser that can take out any aircraft short of 'flying aircraft carrier' design Titans (then again these are fusion powered anti-grav propelled and comes only in 'a flying mountain of guns' config with sensor and visual stealth systems and shielding), four UV-FEL point defense systems, and a 50mm 5.75km/s auto linear cannon for those pesky bombers.

This aircraft can fly at Mach 8, maneuver at Mach 6, has limited inertia dampening systems tied to the engines, uses a COFFIN system to maximize protective capability with 3D awareness, has a fuel cell to power its powerful ECWM suite, cross-spectrum micro-wave capable sensors that includes IR and non-vaccum UV wavelengths, and a powerful fire control computer that has 'to horizon' capability.
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EricJ562 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Send me a note and we can go from there...
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MisterArtMaster101 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
I'll send it over.
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EricJ562 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
okay, I sent a note back anyway with something of a start
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MisterArtMaster101 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Pretty good work FYI, and may I say just keep it rolling.

Did a request a while back with Mike and I've not been disappointed. We're going to be working together for some time if life doesn't stop us.
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EricJ562 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Sounds good, gotta keep busy :D
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MisterArtMaster101 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
Yep, now to write my story! [evil laugh]
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EricJ562 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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