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Fire Bird Orbital Defense Aerospace Gunship by EmperorMyric Fire Bird Orbital Defense Aerospace Gunship by EmperorMyric
Fire Bird Union Of Worlds Aerospace Defence Craft:

Overview:
The Fire Bird is a revolutionary new design for the Unions PDF forces. A combination of an anti-orbital platform and aerospace aircraft the Fire Bird can deter orbital assaults and destroy any landing forces. More of a ship than a aircraft the FireBird is operated by 20 crewman who work alongside a sophisticated AI. The Fire Bird is powered by a fusion reactor and can indeed never need to land, it flies literally on the edge of space and its armoured super structure is more than capable of stopping space debris impact. If not then the Fire Bird also has a medium shield generator that can protect it for a large amount of time. The Fire Birds primary role is to destroy drop ships and other craft entering the atmosphere. The Fire Bird also carries weapons that can engage escorts but it is not armed for anything bigger. The weapons available to the Fire Bird are 2 Hellfire ML mounted on its top hull, 2 Spearhead Drone weapons launchers also on the top hull and an experimental Maser cannon. The Fire Bird is also armed with multiple point defences including lasers and heavy cascade cannons to destroy fighters and a Hellfire ML on the underside. An escort squadron of Firestorms accompanies the Fire Bird at all times. The Union also deploys these when they are attacking a world as the Fire Birds underside ML can be used to launch missile attacks on the surface and can if needed be modified to fire nuclear warheads. Speed is another advantage of the craft as it can with its inertial dampeners fly at Mach 7, thanks to the non-existent air drag.
Capabilities:

Armament wise The Fire Bird mounts
2 Top side Hellfire ML
2 Bottom side Hellfire ML
2 Top mounted Spearhead drone launchers
1 Experimental Maser cannon
Numerous pin point defences (cascade cannons, Laser Projectors)

Defensive measures and armour wise The Fire Bird is equipped with 180mm of Quantum lattice plate with a mark 4 shield generators on top of that to help protect against attacks from orbit and other air craft.

Electronic abilities wise the Fire Bird mounts a hacking array and a missile and smart ordinance destruction package which detonates ordinance close to the Ship. It also carries numerous flare and chaff launchers and also is equipped with a dead man’s weapon if required. When activated the Fire Bird can cause a massive EMP burst which will destroy all enemy aircraft in the vicinity though this also includes friendlies and so is hardly used apart from in last ditch scenarios.

Speed wise the Fire Bird is Unbelievably Fast able to go up to Mach 12 though it usually operates at Mach 7 for combat, its turning ability is limited due to speed but flies at the very edge of space. It runs on a Mark 8 Fusion reactor which powers 2 Hyper pulse jet engines modified for edge of space use.


while this is technically not an aircraft in a sense of purpose this is found in the Union air core.

Fire Bird design and Union of Worlds belong to me :iconemperormyric:
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks like a black blade merged with a black bird of prey!!!

Looks lethal!
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:iconemperormyric:
EmperorMyric Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Student General Artist
thanks man! means alot!

The idea came from Ark Bird from Ace combat.

I thought hmmm if its effective against asteroid fragments perhaps i can make my own and have it as an effective planetary defense against smallish ships so i did XD
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JB1992 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That name fits perfectly! Looks epic Myric! =D
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EmperorMyric Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Student General Artist
thanks man!
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:iconjb1992:
JB1992 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
=D
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darklord86 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
Cool!
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:iconemperormyric:
EmperorMyric Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Student General Artist
thanks! this is actually the updated design, the old looked quite bad XD
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darklord86 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
They all look great to me!
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DrakenhothRepublik Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This is preaty neat looking.
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:iconemperormyric:
EmperorMyric Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks man!
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:icontarget21:
Target21 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
Dig the new look.
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:iconemperormyric:
EmperorMyric Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Student General Artist
thanks! yea this looks more... well more!
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Target21 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
Dakka from above!

Oh and I have my Laser Tank and Ballistic missile truck ready. Just need to upload them.
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:iconemperormyric:
EmperorMyric Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Student General Artist
excellent cant wait to see them!
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daniellandrom Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this looks like the white bird from ace combat four
to quote a move: "coincidence, i think NOT!!!"
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:iconemperormyric:
EmperorMyric Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Well considering i have never played ace combat it must be a coicncidence (i really want to though) whats the white bird?
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daniellandrom Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
it was a symbol of peace between osea and yuktobania(the two main countries in the game) after the last belkan war, and later, when the belkans secretly ignite a war between osea and yuktobania, osea arms the white bird with a laser to destroy enemy naval forces
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EmperorMyric Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Fair enough. This isnt anything to do with ace combat. But it can be used in this rolw is nessecary
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daniellandrom Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i got the name wrong, i meant arkbird ^^;
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:iconemperormyric:
EmperorMyric Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student General Artist
no worries
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daniellandrom Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
here's a link to a picture of the arkbird: [link]
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:iconemperormyric:
EmperorMyric Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student General Artist
It dosent really look that much like mine...
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daniellandrom Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
it looks like the white bird from acd combat 4...
to quote a movie, "coincedence, i think NOT!!!"
lol, that was funny...
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TenebraesRising Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student General Artist
This is Very Impressive, is it Piloted? or is it more based on Autonomous Drone Tech?
Either way it's Very cool, and it looks like it would be Devastatingly Effective.
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EmperorMyric Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student General Artist
yes it is piloted by 3 airmen who have sufficient living space aboard the craft, but they work alongside a very advanced AI that handles targetting and all background systems as well as its advanced sensors.

I forgot to put a firestorm on there for scale! basically this thing is HUGE far bigger than anything we have today :)

more tuff like this is coming soon 3 other craft all flying wings are gonna be being deployed. all of the massive, stay tuned!
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TenebraesRising Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student General Artist
That i will.
I've plans for a Few Extra Craft, Wing type fighters as well. but my Art Procedure is a bit slower then most others on the GFA so it might take awhile to get them out.
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:iconemperormyric:
EmperorMyric Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student General Artist
Thats very true but with you its ALWAYS worth the wait :-)
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TenebraesRising Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks man! ^^
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EmperorMyric Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student General Artist
:-)
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Target21 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
So...it's a big shuttle basically that engages ships, aircraft or enemy troops on the ground. Correct?
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EmperorMyric Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student General Artist
yes though it is more akin to a bomber, as it dosent have any transport capacity whatsoever
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Target21 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Ah..
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