I built this a week or two ago, on a whim. I started out knowing I wanted to make a ship with a bombing mechanism. And I succeeded.
*Note: I apologize for the poor picture backround. I wasn't thinking of posting when I took these pictures*
The plane has 2 pilots, 1 a gunner/bomber and one the pilot. It can carry large loads with the 3 hardpoints on each wing, and is armed with (you guessed, it, .70 caliber!) cannons on the port side, and an ECM pod on the starboard. (Yes, I got the pod from a mega-block set. It's awesome.)
Yes, the nose can open! The pilots each have a weapon in case of bailing or crash landing or whatnot. I incorporated this feature when I saw some hinge pieces in my grey box, so I thought, "hey, why don't I use those on the nose of my plane?" So I did.
Behold, the bomb bay! The top of the aircraft is hinged so you can put bombs in the bay. It has an amazing capacity of 20
Mk1 bombs! But that's not all...
Comin' at ya.
A close-up on the port wing, showing the twin .70 cal cannons, an Mk3 missile (I use a convoluted explosive system, don't ask.), and a heat-seeking AAM pod.
*GASPETH* The bomb bay opens!!
Now you just pull this lever here, and all the 20 bombs pour out of the bay. It's quite a smooth system, too. They would be in your face right now if the plane wasn't upside down at the moment.
That's all, folks!
Be sure to not miss our next installment, the SR-X9 recon plane! Coming soon to a subforum near you.