A small and nimble attack craft, the Gunship, while capable of operating in space it is best suited to manoeuvring within a planetary atmosphere, usually in the role of infantry support.
The Gunship's hull had a distinctive twin boom configuration a single, central snub nosed fuselage containing the cockpit, primary thrust engine and the chin mounted dual pulse cannon turret. The outboard nacelles contained the Gunship's two forward mounted missile tubes, its four vectoring V/STOL thrusters and aft mounted inward canted vertical stabilizers.
Behind the Scenes
The Gunship was designed by Steve Burg, based somewhat on the AH-64 Apache attack helicopter. The intent was for the design to be a strictly subsonic craft limited to the troposphere, however later uses of the model in ("Severed Dreams") featured the craft flying in open space (and hyperspace) as part of the Earthforce task force.
|Earthforce Ship Classes|
|Olympus-class corvette · Hyperion-class heavy cruiser · Nova-class dreadnought · Omega-class destroyer · Advanced Omega-class destroyer · Warlock-class destroyer|
|SA-23E Starfury · SA-32A Thunderbolt · Stealth Starfury · Heavy Starfury · Badger-class Starfury|
|Earthforce One · Magnum heavy lifter · Breaching pod · Troop Transport · Kestrel Class Atmospheric Shuttle · Crew Shuttle|
|Aegis orbital defense platform · Life pod · Work pod · Gunship · Explorer class ship · Cotten class Deep Penetration Tender · Shadow Hybrid · Shadow hybrid fighter|