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Another contact commission down, and the last one of the vehicle set. We are moving on to robotics now :)

The design for this one is taken from an old sketch of mine, some of you may remember. Modified to biometals taste and cleaned up, it came out well.

For :iconbiometal79: ~biometal79

Contact designs are not for personal or commercial use, no derivative works please.
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:iconsolgravionmegazord:
SolGravionMegazord Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool!
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:icongameoutcast2:
Gameoutcast2 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014
looks like a heavily modified A-10 Thungerbolt
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:iconbonextool:
boneXtool Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
ill test this build out in a couple days and tell you haw she fly's
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:iconduandutoit:
duandutoit Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Is that from batalian wars 2 i think? Its a game. 
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:iconodst105:
ODST105 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015
Its not from Battalion Wars, but I enjoy the fact that someone remembers that awesome game.
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:iconleonitus:
Leonitus Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
Looks like a futuristic design of the A-10 Thunderbolt II
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:iconcialmci:
Cialmci Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
just about to type that!
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:iconpatronzero:
PatronZero Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
Swift and deadly, a nice set of features for anything offering air support.
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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:iconrealmwright:
Realmwright Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The "traditional" look is very cool. Well done.
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:iconbishopsteiner:
BishopSteiner Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
nice update to the Warthog
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:icondj-jaraxxus:
Dj-Jaraxxus Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
reminds me of the bomber that flies around from Ratchet and Clank 1 on Novalis, reminds me of Ratchet and clank in general, this is cool
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:iconbebberino:
Bebberino Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
Now this is awesome, I know the sketch and well like this even better. Very nice
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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:icondemonbadger777:
demonbadger777 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
Holy ordinance! 
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:iconkitsune494:
kitsune494 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
I'm guessing you got your inspiration from the A-10 thunderbolt
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:iconbiomutt70:
BioMutt70 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
a relief for the good guys, bad omen for the enemy
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:iconadventsend:
ADVENTSEND Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Awesome, that gatling cannon on the chin reminds me of the A-10
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:iconodst105:
ODST105 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
That is not an aircraft,that is a tank with wings on it
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:icongrasshoppede:
grasshoppede Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015
Damn right
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:iconbbtomahawk12:
bbtomahawk12 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
i like the design. Question, did you think of the aerodynamics of it? Although you it the Tank Hunter
(which is a cool and bad-ass name that shares the heritage of the A-10 Thunderbolt) you are sacrificing performance for firepower
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:iconsokolniki:
Sokolniki Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
The A-10 itself sacrifices Speed for firepower, stability and lower stall speeds. It is actually remarkably maneuverable however.
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It's scifi, so I don't pay too much attention to practicalities.
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:iconsopophorix:
sopophorix Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Fantastic!
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:iconkawatta:
Kawatta Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks like the natural evolution of the A-10.
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:icontemplar127:
templar127 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Future A-10 FTW!
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:iconarklyte84826:
Arklyte84826 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Looks more like a future version of A-10/Su-26 hybrid to me:|
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:icontemplar127:
templar127 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
yeah I guess.
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:iconarklyte84826:
Arklyte84826 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
That was just my personal opinion.
Hybrids of standart USSR and Nato equipement and vehicles? Sounds like something China is doing now...
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:icontemplar127:
templar127 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Now that's messed up. :o
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:iconarklyte84826:
Arklyte84826 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
but it's happening. And no one is trying to answer how(and from whom:)) they get those technologies.
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:icontemplar127:
templar127 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
China must have connections with its neighboring countries.
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:icontdmaniacxc626:
TDManiacXC626 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Now this is the very definition of BAD ASS!
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:iconapolyon07:
Apolyon07 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice!
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:iconmechanut721:
mechanut721 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist
ITS THE HOG!!!! I WANT IT!!
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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:iconreverseinreverse:
ReverseInReverse Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Would I be correct to assume that hatch along the centerline holds a lifting fan? Close air support is one of the few areas an F-35-esque VTOL system would prove very useful in.

I kind of wish the watermark weren't there, but commissions are commissions!
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I had to watermark my Contact work because they were being stolen too often :(
This one doesn't have vtol capacity. Winged flight aircraft don't have much armor so it wouldn't be practical to come to such a stop as vtols do for landing or takeoff. Such maneuvers done in film and games like BF3 are very unrealistic.
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:iconwackyadhie:
wackyadhie Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
An A-10 with bad ass attitude!
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
And huge engines.
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:iconcaptainlackwit:
CaptainLackwit Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooohohohohohohooooo..! That's like a MEGA A-10! So damn sexy, i LOVE it!
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconmexicanpanda91:
MexicanPanda91 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Tank hunter? Don't you think thats a little restricting? With all that ordenance that thing could level a small town all by its self. Maybe even a medium town. So I would like to offer tha nam of "Bad Day", cuz if this shows up, your going to have a very bad day. :)
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Well an A-10 is sometimes called a Tank Buster, that was it's purpose as a cold war design. Almost any combat aircraft can make ground strikes, ones like this which have a large gatling/auto-cannon also have the special ability of taking out armor with it. Doesn't mean that's all they do though.
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:iconionosphere-negate:
Ionosphere-Negate Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
It's like an A-10 on steroids.
I bet the main gun is a 5-barrel 40mm Bofors. Jesus Christ.
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
lol
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:iconarklyte84826:
Arklyte84826 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
hybrid of a10 and su26
that's the way china is getting their new prototypes (mixing usa and russian designs)
ohh... great work by the way
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Good ol China, absolutely no respect for intellectual property.
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:iconarklyte84826:
Arklyte84826 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
if you would have to choose to fight war fair or to win fast and with minimal casualties, what will you choose?
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:iconshimmering-sword:
Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Often if it is possible to win a war cleanly it can also be done quickly (being the side likely to win is the key point here). It's acts of desperation by the losing side that dirty things and drag it out. Another point is that usually tactics used to try finishing a war quickly by breaking the enemies spirit usually fail, like bombing cities in WW2.

So I choose both :D Fighting and winning a war quickly and cleanly, at least to some ends.
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