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Mongoose 'Hopper by archangel72367 Mongoose 'Hopper by archangel72367
AgustaWestland RAH-808 Moongoose
uploaded by: P.I. Ragnoli Giovanni

The Reconnaissance/Attack Hoverplane 808 was the AgustaWestland response to the procurement of a lightweight attack VTOL plane for advanced reconnaissance and troop support. Powered by 4 Rolls-Royce high bypass afterburned turbofan, it could take off and behave like an helicopter, and with two rear-facing small jet motors it could reach an average operational speed of 500 km/h. The Moongoose could use a great variety of weapons, included Hellfire missiles, guided and dumb rockets ( 70mm and 50mm). The 20mm three-barreled cannon is fitted in a mobile turret and it's driven by the artillery officer in the foward seat. Maximum applicable ceiling: 12000 ft in hovering out of ground effect Average range: 750 miles ( or 2.5 hours ) Average payload: 2500 kg with ferry tanks Average armament: 6x AGM-114 Hellfire missile; 2x AIM-9L Sidewinder AA missiles; 55 70mm FFAR rockets, 1400x 20mm rounds in the internal linkless drum The Moongoose is fitted with an unusual tricycle retractable undercarriage, which allows autonomous taxiing capability. Long range TAT (Target Acquisition and Tracking) version ( RAH-808TAT), equipped with phased array radar and inflight refuelling probe, is also planned. Credits goes to Elvis747 for the seats, METAL for the AA missiles and HustlerJohn for other minor details of instrumentation.

Textured Environment by Starbase1
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:iconrob-caswell:
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
Neato. Cool small VTOL gunship design. Love that rich orange sky, too :)
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archangel72367 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
The Texture file is called "Marslike" and I was thinking like in Babylon 5 mythos and some others the "Mars Revolution" scenario. I was even thinking of throwing an A10 in the bg. Maybe a surplus shipped to Mars with slight mods to the engines. Too much explanation, I know. But I think there will be some more in this vein!
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:iconmann-of-lamancha:
Mann-of-LaMancha Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice! "red dawn" hm?
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archangel72367 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Mars Revolution! lol
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:iconmann-of-lamancha:
Mann-of-LaMancha Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ahh! silly me! of course!
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archangel72367 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Could still be a 'Red Dawn," just a different red... ;)
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Mann-of-LaMancha Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol true, true!
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karanua Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thats certainly an impressive kitbash you have there Terry, I'd have to say congratulations are in order for getting the various artists styles to work as a coherent whole.
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archangel72367 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thanx, but credit where it is due...Most of the exterior geometry was already assembled, I worked on the surfacing, pilots, and the helipad. Oh and I had to rework the canopy a bit, too. Thanx again!
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The-Colonel-382 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
Another EPIC pic!
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