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#51 Mad

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Posted 25 November 2007 - 12:29 PM

XC-33 VENGEANCE
X-Net://Pegasus.net/Craft/NewGeneration/Vengeance

The Vengeance is equipped with the standard complement of two craft weapon pods and although it is structurally capable of tolerating additional weapon hard-points, engineering focused instead on maximizing transport volume to provide our squads with more XCAP support effectively balancing air and ground superiority. Even with only two weapons, the specifications remain quite impressive, and it the XC-33? is still more than a match for existing craft.

This suggests the possibility of a "fighter" variant of the Vengeance, with additional weapon pods at the cost of reduced troop capacity.

Not entirely sure about this. But to avoid this you could include something in the direction of "early in the development phase it was decided" stating clear that making a fighter variant would take a lot of research.
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Posted 28 November 2007 - 05:52 PM

What I meant is that we should add a fighter variant to the tech tree.
But that's probably a v1.0+ feature.

XC-33 VENGEANCE
X-Net://Pegasus.net/Craft/NewGeneration/Vengeance

The Vengeance is equipped with the standard complement of two craft weapon pods and although it is structurally capable of tolerating additional weapon hard-points, engineering focused instead on maximizing transport volume to provide our squads with more XCAP support effectively balancing air and ground superiority. Even with only two weapons, the specifications remain quite impressive, and it the XC-33? is still more than a match for existing craft.

This suggests the possibility of a "fighter" variant of the Vengeance, with additional weapon pods at the cost of reduced troop capacity.

Not entirely sure about this. But to avoid this you could include something in the direction of "early in the development phase it was decided" stating clear that making a fighter variant would take a lot of research.


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#53 Mad

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Posted 29 November 2007 - 02:41 AM

What I meant is that we should add a fighter variant to the tech tree.
But that's probably a v1.0+ feature.

:D I see... yep, that's something I always dreamed about back in the days. But I guess that's definetly v1+, since this will definetly alter gameplay. But it would definetly be cool :)

Edited by Mad, 29 November 2007 - 02:42 AM.

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#54 Mad

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 01:50 AM

Proofreading :Coffee:

X-Net://Pegasus.net/Craft/NewGeneration/Vengeance

X-Corps research into the nature of Alien power systems and UFO components has led to the creation of an assault craft that outmatches all known designs. With vastly superior maneuverability and speed, the Vengeance has brought victory closer than it has ever been.

Possessing both atmospheric and space flight capabilities combined with the longest active range, top speed and durability of most known ships of terrestrial or extraterrestrial origin, the XC-33 design promotes X-Corps' dominance in the skies. It also provides tactical superiority by allowing the transportation of more troops and XCAPS into battle than any other craft.

Extensive research has yielded a complete and thorough understanding of alien architecture and technology, permitting X-Corps to achieve the fundamental paradigm shift from mere mimicry to intelligent and optimized design. The final result was the transcendent development of the XC-33 Vengeance. Despite utilizing the same basic components found in any UFO, the novelty of the XC-33s form improves the efficiency of Alien technology far beyond our previous craft models. Visually, the Vengeance bears little resemblance with existing craft, symbolizing the evolutionary pinnacle of hybrid technology; its durability, speed and space-efficient design makes it a superior transport and assault craft ideal for any mission type. Issues that plagued previous designs have either been remedied or circumvented, resulting in a craft that offers aerial superiority while demonstrating no apparent weaknesses.

Our deep understanding of the Alien Composites' applications in aeronautics and astronautics technology has allowed us to employ their special properties more efficiently with regards to hull design and construction. The XC-33's streamlined contours and enhanced surfaces serve to minimize drag, while the sleek hull of the craft is optimized for absorbing enemy fire and redistributing the energy along the entire length of the fuselage. Unlike with? the Starfire, greater emphasis is placed on the superconducting layers of the Alien Composites, resulting in greater heat dispersion than the XC-2 design could ever hope to achieve. In actuality, the Vengeance's deceptively thin sheath of armor belies its extensive damage absorption potential, since much of the effective energy of incoming enemy fire is dissipated harmlessly.

In order to accommodate its enormous power requirements, the Vengeance is the first X-Corps craft to be fitted with dual Xenium Reactors. Although we may never truly unlock the mysteries of Xenium-122 without tracing it back to its source, what we have discovered about its mechanics allows us to use such technology far more effectively than ever before. After analyzing the shortcomings and design limitations in both the XC-2 Starfire and the XC-22 Eclipse hybrid aircraft, X-Corps engineers were able to fully address and rectify the inherent power transfer balance issues. As such, the Vengeance is able to make full use of the Xenium Reactors to gain maximum thrust. Combined with the streamlined, aerodynamic design, the result is a vessel that can outrun and outmaneuver any craft in existence, be it Human or Alien in origin.

Due to the overall larger size and extreme thrust potential, virtually all problems in the Eclipse design regarding troop transport were effectively eliminated. Consequently, the XC-33 is able to carry twice as many X-Corps soldiers as the old XC-11 Condor. The Vengeance also addresses a major stability issue that prevented the XC-22 craft from carrying XCAPs. Additionally, the high vertical thrust capabilities of the gravity wave unit in the Xenium-based engines allow up to four XCAPs to support X-Corps assault teams; more than any other craft. This newly configured gravity wave system, while used to great effect in the Vengeance, might have other applications within the X-Corps, perhaps even in such fields as base defense.

The Vengeance is equipped with the standard complement of two craft weapon pods, and although it is structurally capable of tolerating additional weapon hard-points, engineering focused instead on maximizing transport volume to provide our squads with more XCAP support effectively balancing air and ground superiority. Even with only two weapons, the specifications remain quite impressive, and the XC-33 is still more than a match for existing craft.

Another key difference between the Vengeance and other X-Corps' vessels is its ability to safely function in a zero-gravity vacuum. This feature was prioritized in order to ensure the Vengeance's operative capabilities in all environments, particularly extraterrestrial ones, thus allowing a switch from purely defensive posture to an offensive one.

Able to single-handedly accomplish any mission the X-Corps may require, the Vengeance is the single greatest asset to X-Corps. With unmatched capabilities, regular deployment of the Vengeance may ultimately be what turns the tide of this war against the Alien species. R&D and Engineering both recommend ramping up the production of the Vengeance to hasten their implementation. The XC-33 Vengeance is the excelsior X-Corps craft, making other designs obsolete.

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"No way, I saw it first!"
"Go back to flight school, it's mine!"
"Hey! Stop pushing back there!"
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And no, this is not a quote from the Simpson's movie, I want it on paper, that I actually wrote that quite some time before the movie came out.

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Posted 21 May 2008 - 10:54 AM

VENGEANCE
X-Net://Pegasus.net/Craft/NewGeneration/Vengeance

X-Corps research into the nature of Alien power systems and UFO components has led to the creation of an assault craft that outmatches all known designs. With vastly superior maneuverability and speed, the Vengeance has brought victory closer than it has ever been.

Possessing both atmospheric and space flight capabilities combined with the longest active range, top speed and durability of most known ships of terrestrial or extraterrestrial origin, the XC-33 design promotes X-Corps' dominance in the skies. It also provides tactical superiority by allowing the transportation of more troops and XCAPS into battle than any other craft.

Extensive research has yielded a complete and thorough understanding of alien architecture and technology, permitting X-Corps to achieve the fundamental paradigm shift from mere mimicry to intelligent and optimized design. The final result was the transcendent development of the XC-33 Vengeance. Despite utilizing the same basic components found in any UFO, the novelty of the XC-33s form improves the efficiency of Alien technology far beyond our previous craft models. Visually, the Vengeance bears little resemblance with existing craft, symbolizing the evolutionary pinnacle of hybrid technology; its durability, speed and space-efficient design makes it a superior transport and assault craft ideal for any mission type. Issues that plagued previous designs have either been remedied or circumvented, resulting in a craft that offers aerial superiority while demonstrating no apparent weaknesses.

Our deep understanding of the Alien Composites' applications in aeronautics and astronautics technology has allowed us to employ their special properties more efficiently with regards to hull design and construction. The XC-33's streamlined contours and enhanced surfaces serve to minimize drag, while the sleek hull of the craft is optimized for absorbing enemy fire and redistributing the energy along the entire length of the fuselage. Unlike with the Starfire, greater emphasis is placed on the superconducting layers of the Alien Composites, resulting in greater heat dispersion than the XC-2 design could ever hope to achieve. In actuality, the Vengeance's deceptively thin sheath of armor belies its extensive damage absorption potential, since much of the effective energy of incoming enemy fire is dissipated harmlessly.

In order to accommodate its enormous power requirements, the Vengeance is the first X-Corps craft to be fitted with dual Xenium Reactors. Although we may never truly unlock the mysteries of Xenium-122 without tracing it back to its source, what we have discovered about its mechanics allows us to use such technology far more effectively than ever before. After analyzing the shortcomings and design limitations in both the XC-2 Starfire and the XC-22 Eclipse hybrid aircraft, X-Corps engineers were able to fully address and rectify the inherent power transfer balance issues. As such, the Vengeance is able to make full use of the Xenium Reactors to gain maximum thrust. Combined with the streamlined, aerodynamic design, the result is a vessel that can outrun and outmaneuver any known craft in existence, be it Human or Alien in origin.

Due to the overall larger size and extreme thrust potential, virtually all problems in the Eclipse design regarding troop transport were effectively eliminated. Consequently, the XC-33 is able to carry twice as many X-Corps soldiers as the old XC-11 Condor. The Vengeance also addresses a major stability issue that prevented the XC-22 craft from carrying XCAPs (that's valid, 3rd sentence 1st paragraph here: http://www.xcomufo.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=7193). Additionally, the high vertical thrust capabilities of the gravity wave unit in the Xenium-based engines allow up to four XCAPs to support X-Corps assault teams; more than any other craft. This newly configured gravity wave system, while used to great effect in the Vengeance, might have other applications within the X-Corps, perhaps even in such fields as base defense.

The Vengeance is equipped with the standard complement of two craft weapon pods, and although it is structurally capable of tolerating additional weapon hard-points, engineering focused instead on maximizing transport volume to provide our squads with more XCAP support effectively balancing air and ground superiority. Even with two weapons, the specifications remain quite impressive, and the XC-33 is still more than a match for existing craft.

Another key difference between the Vengeance and other X-Corps' vessels is its ability to safely function in a zero-gravity vacuum. This feature was prioritized in order to ensure the Vengeance's operative capabilities in all environments, particularly extraterrestrial ones, thus allowing a switch from purely defensive posture to an offensive one.

Able to single-handedly accomplish any mission the X-Corps may require, the Vengeance is the single greatest asset to X-Corps. With unmatched capabilities, regular deployment of the Vengeance may ultimately be what turns the tide of this war against the Alien species. R&D and Engineering both recommend ramping up the production of the Vengeance to hasten their implementation. The XC-33 Vengeance is the excelsior X-Corps craft, making other designs obsolete.

"Oh my god, that baby's mine!"
"No way, I saw it first!"
"Go back to flight school, it's mine!"
"Hey! Stop pushing back there!"
-X-Corps pilots, experiencing love at first sight


Flows well :)
I like the hint for the Gravity Wall ;)

Edited by kafros, 21 May 2008 - 10:55 AM.


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Posted 05 August 2008 - 01:32 AM

Xcracer has some interesting comments. I think most are very justified.

VENGEANCE
X-Net://Pegasus.net/Craft/NewGeneration/Vengeance

X-Corps research into the nature of Alien power systems and UFO components has led to the creation of an assault craft that (outmatches) outperforms all known designs. With vastly superior maneuverability and speed, the Vengeance has brought victory closer than (it has ever been) ever.

The XC-33 design promotes X-Corps' dominance in the skies, possessing both (atmospheric and space flight) orbital and sub-orbital capabilities combined with the longest active range, top increased speed and durability of surpasses most known ships of terrestrial or extraterrestrial origin. (the XC-33 design promotes X-Corps' dominance in the skies.) It also provides tactical superiority by allowing the transportation of more troops and XCAPS into battle than any other craft.

Extensive research has (yielded) yield a complete and thorough understanding of alien architecture and technology, (permitting) allowing X-Corps to achieve the fundamental paradigm shift from mere mimicry to intelligent and optimized design. The final result was the transcendent development of the XC-33 Vengeance. Despite utilizing the same basic components found in any UFO, the novelty of the XC-33s form improves the efficiency of Alien technology far beyond our previous craft (models) designs. Visually, the Vengeance bears little resemblance with existing crafts, symbolizing the evolutionary pinnacle of hybrid technology; its durability, speed and space-efficient design makes it a superior transport and assault craft ideal for any mission type. Issues that plagued previous designs have either been remedied or circumvented, resulting in a craft that offers aerial superiority while demonstrating no apparent weaknesses.

Our deep understanding of the Alien Composites' applications in aeronautics and astronautics technology has allowed us to employ their special properties more efficiently with regards to hull design and construction. The XC-33's streamlined contours and enhanced surfaces serve to minimize drag, while the sleek hull of the craft is optimized for absorbing enemy fire and (redistributing) distributing the energy along the entire length of the fuselage. Unlike with the Starfire, greater emphasis is placed on the superconducting layers of the Alien Composites, resulting in greater heat dispersion than the XC-2 design could ever hope to achieve. In actuality, the Vengeance's deceptively thin (sheath) layer of armor belies its extensive damage absorption potential, since much of the effective energy of incoming enemy fire is dissipated harmlessly.

In order to accommodate its enormous power requirements, the Vengeance is the first X-Corps craft to be fitted with dual Xenium Reactors. Although we may never truly unlock the mysteries of Xenium-122 without tracing it back to its source, what we have discovered about its mechanics allows us to use such technology far more effectively than ever before. After analyzing the shortcomings and design limitations in both the XC-2 Starfire and the XC-22 Eclipse hybrid aircraft, X-Corps engineers were able to fully address and rectify the inherent power transfer balance issues. As such, the Vengeance is able to make full use of the Xenium Reactors to gain maximum thrust. Combined with the streamlined, 
aerodynamic design, the result is a vessel that can outrun and outmaneuver any known craft in existence, be it human or alien in origin.

Due to the overall larger size and extreme thrust potential, virtually all problems in the Eclipse design regarding troop transport were effectively eliminated. Consequently, the XC-33 is able to carry twice as many X-Corps soldiers as the old XC-11 Condor. The Vengeance also addresses a major stability issue that prevented the XC-22 craft from carrying XCAPs (that's valid, 3rd sentence 1st paragraph here: http://www.xcomufo.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=7193). Additionally, the high vertical thrust capabilities of the gravity wave unit in the Xenium-based engines allow up to four XCAPs (to) for support of X-Corps assault teams; more than any other craft. This newly configured gravity wave system, while used (to) with great (effect) results in the Vengeance, might also have other applications within the X-Corps, perhaps even in such fields as base defense.

The Vengeance is equipped with the standard complement of two craft weapon pods, and although it is structurally capable of tolerating additional weapon hard-points, engineering focused instead on maximizing transport volume to provide our squads with more XCAP support effectively balancing air and ground superiority. Even with two weapons, the specifications remain quite impressive, and the XC-33 is still more than a match for existing craft.

Another key difference between the Vengeance and other X-Corps' vessels is its ability to safely function in a zero-gravity vacuum. This feature was prioritized in order to ensure the Vengeance's operative capabilities in all environments, particularly extraterrestrial ones, thus allowing a switch from purely defensive posture to an offensive one.

Able to single-handedly accomplish any mission the X-Corps may require, the Vengeance is the single greatest asset to X-Corps. With unmatched capabilities, regular deployment of the Vengeance may ultimately be what turns (this) the tide of the war against the Alien species. R&D and Engineering both recommend (ramping) stepping/increasing up (the) production of the Vengeance to hasten their implementation. The XC-33 Vengeance is the (excelsior) ultimate/supreme X-Corps craft, making other designs obsolete.

"Oh my god, that baby's mine!"
"No way, I saw it first!"
"Go back to flight school, it's mine!"
"Hey! Stop pushing back there!"
-X-Corps pilots, experiencing love at first sight


Keep smiling while dying

Of course I have gone mad with power! It would be completely ridiculous to go mad without power!
And no, this is not a quote from the Simpson's movie, I want it on paper, that I actually wrote that quite some time before the movie came out.

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