Right then, looks like I finally got my act together with the pictures, so here we go... (It's in the first post too.)
The Viquers-Vicount company received complaints from various disgruntled buyers claiming that their new aircraft was woefully under-armed, and that the disproportionate losses by collision figures were the result of pilots trying to hack their enemies' faces off with the prop after their single machine gun didn't work. The old aircraft were recalled, and modified, with the aim of better armament and a slightly less stupid look. Despite the fact that it still looked pretty chunky, and the only new weaponry was facing aft, crews concurred Bannable offence!
that it was superior to the old plane. Because I'm not rebuilding it again -I've changed as much as I can. I'd have an easier time building a new plane altogether!
So yeah, here's "Fatter Bill":
There, that one probably shows all the changes the best. A new machine gun cupola where the useless crewman used to sit, I changed the tail a bit to give it less stumpy ailerons and the fuselage itself is also 2 studs longer.
The MG cupola, I have the idea in my head that I felt redesigning the plane involved changing a lot more than it really did, probably because I spent most of my time wrestling to get the inner workings back the way they were before I took it apart, instead of spending time altering stuff. But still, MG cupola, all good. (Small continuity error here, the MG should be attached to the plane on a different stud, but whatever.)
Flying past and shooting people in the back, that's how it's done!
I also improved the stumpy wing-fuselage length ratio. The fuselage is 2 studs longer, but the wings are 4 studs wider.
The underside, it's pretty spartan, but it's not like the infantry will notice as it flies over head. After all they have no necks, so it's not like they can look up.
The second crewman now sits precariously high on the plane, but he does at least fit quite snugly in his little perch behind the gun.
Comparison of old (top) and new (bottom). From which we can conclude that it's basically the same build, I hope you didn't have high expectations.
Okay, so here's the pile of extra pictures, for anyone who hasn't already killed themselves.
Minor C&C welcome, but if you think I should to reshape her, then it's not going to happen- I did try, but it wasn't working.