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Full Mobilisation by Chrisofedf Full Mobilisation by Chrisofedf
The Raptor is a cross between a transport plane and a flying fortress, and serves as the EDF's mobile command. It is armed with a deadly array of missiles and pulse cannons, ablative radar absorbing armour, and space for any necessary aquatic or ground vehicles. It is equipped with a small slipstream drive which allows it to travel at Hypersonic speeds and a troop lift which allows it to quickly deploy crew and light vehicles onto the ground while hovering. It also has limited aquatic ability so it can launch from the EDF's undersea HQ.

This was the first serious vehicle I ever designed back when I was 15. It was meant to be the villains ship from a Thunderbirds fan film I never quite ended up finishing. When Guy and I began creating EDF in 2006, I knew I had to use this design again.
Looking at it, it has all the hallmarks of been designed by a 15 year old, huge tail fin, massive wings etc. Almost like a hotrod Thunderbird 2 designed by Apple. Thats probably why I quite like it. Here is pretty much the original model, heavily cleaned up in photoshop and the original Microsoft paint textures updated a tad.

As we never finished the first EDF pilot and "Vanguard" it's only appearance to date is in "Into the Abyss". Its launch sequence is here [link] and a rather cool action sequence of it going head to head with a nuclear submarine: [link] ... Be kind we where 17 year olds :)

Made with: Metal
Alien technology
Simply 3d
Vue 10
Particle illusion.
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UnsungBlood Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it! The back-story is a bit fantastic for my blood. But it looks cool and pretty realistic. Very similar to concepts I see from NASA. And I love a giant flying fortress.
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Chrisofedf Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Cheers :D
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LordOmegaZ Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013   Digital Artist
thunderbird 2!... i mean!, a Raptor!
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Rekalnus Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent, thought I could see a touch of Gerry Anderson as I saw this. The tails reminded me of the old FireFlash craft. But its using some modern BWB features too.
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Chrisofedf Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thanks, theres a lot to be inspired from :)
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templar127 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
AWESOME!
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arenafighter Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
Very Cool! feels Almost like that Flying Carrier from 'Ace Combat 6'!
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Alberticorico Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very cool work i lke the desing of each ariplane
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Armondikov Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
Yeah, that would go stunningly well in Thunderbirds!
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LordTigeron Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
Cool!!
the first thing I thought of was the planes from the new Captain Scarlet
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