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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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MASCH-ARTDesign Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015  Student Digital Artist
good works, fanstastic
Chrisofedf Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Cheers :D
FeroxX-Gosu Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Can i ask you what software do you use for the modeling?
Chrisofedf Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Nowadays Blender :)
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.
Chrisofedf Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Cheers :D
LordOmegaZ Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thunderbird 2!... i mean!, a Raptor!
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.
Chrisofedf Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thanks, theres a lot to be inspired from :)
templar127 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
arenafighter Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
Very Cool! feels Almost like that Flying Carrier from 'Ace Combat 6'!
Alberticorico Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very cool work i lke the desing of each ariplane
Armondikov Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
Yeah, that would go stunningly well in Thunderbirds!
LordTigeron Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
the first thing I thought of was the planes from the new Captain Scarlet
Mr-Nike Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice one -again- ;) It also kinda reminds me of the Condor from the New Captain Scarlet series! Keep it up!
edladner Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very cool designs, any chance we will be treated to detailed close up views?
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a quality piece of art! I can feel the power of this machine and its also elegant too!

Shame you did not pursue the series - I think it would be a belter!

We need some new ideas or something engaging - X-Factor, Britains Got Bollocks and such is tooooooooooooooooo much!!
SpecialWeaponsDalek Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
I'll admit, I love of this kind of shot- aircraft flying in formation, on a dangerous mission, and about to do something awesome. I suppose it reminds me of war movies and the trench run in Star Wars, to the point where I actually get either the Dambusters March or the theme to 633 Squadron playing in my head.
So yeah, really great image. There's a great sense of action, and I think the design's pretty cool, too. It kind of reminds me of the Angels' Falcons from New Captain Scarlet. It's probably the tailfin.
DoctorWhoOne Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
Interesting. Some sort of Thunderbird 2 redesign ?.
SeraphOfChrist Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is pretty impressive. Are any of these aircraft based off of any real life examples?
Chrisofedf Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thanks :) the larger fighters where sort of based on world war 2 planes.
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