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Gryphon Personal Transport Vehicle

156k spefyjerbf  3.0 years ago
Auto Credit Based on spefyjerbf's Gryphon I

“Guided by the Internal Locus, he dominates the future.”

Basic controls:
Trim: Trim
Activator 8: Missiles offline

How to use defensive missile swarms:
1) Go to air-to-air, and select guardian missiles
2) Locking is instant
3) Hold the launchweapons button to release the swarm!

Tips:
Landing is best when you approach around 30% throttle.
Defensive missiles only work defensively. They are most effective when you are being attacked.
Multiple enemies? No problem! Destroy the first enemy, then lock onto the next. The missiles will then target the next enemy.

Often seen as the successor of the Singula, the Gryphon dominates the market as a mid-range personal aircraft. While more expensive than its counterparts, the Gryphon’s popularity arises from its versatility. It can haul a decent amount of cargo while remaining viable in most combat situations, and can therefore accomplish a variety of lucrative tasks.
While the Gryphon’s design would normally be quite expensive, its price was deliberately decreased by SPEcorp in a calculated effort to allow more individuals to purchase the aircraft. Its weapons, including cascading energy cannons as well as defensive missile swarms, are unique to the aircraft. Therefore, all ammunition can only be purchased from SPEcorp. This solution allowed customers to enjoy a smaller initial cost while SPEcorp retained a healthy profit, therefore allowing more individuals to purchase the Gryphon without damaging corporate finances.
The average user of the Gryphon is the individual cargo hauler who prefers to have decent defensive capabilities. Adequate cargo space combined with efficiently integrated weapons systems allow for safe cargo runs without needing an escort, which makes the Gryphon ideal for completing potentially dangerous transport missions. Some particularly courageous users have also used the Gryphon for combat, but such usage is not recommended. The Gryphon may be evenly matched against a single Primal Exile, but it would not preform well in combat with multiple, or more advanced combat aircraft.

General Characteristics

  • Predecessor Gryphon I
  • Successors 1 airplane(s)
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 80.0ft (24.4m)
  • Length 72.7ft (22.2m)
  • Height 14.3ft (4.4m)
  • Empty Weight -4,734,385lbs (-2,147,483kg)
  • Loaded Weight 42,355lbs (19,212kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 1.591
  • Wing Loading 24.8lbs/ft2 (121.2kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 1,705.6ft2 (158.5m2)
  • Drag Points 25120

Parts

  • Number of Parts 231
  • Control Surfaces 6
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    Nice. Install air-to-ground weapons and it'll be even better!

    2.6 years ago
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    156k spefyjerbf

    @DemonSniper8 Hm, I might do that.

    2.8 years ago
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    13.1k DemonSniper8

    there should be a ground attack version of those missiles...

    2.8 years ago
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    156k spefyjerbf

    @Rapidfire747w I have been quite busy lately, so I cannot help too much at the moment. I can answer some questions though.

    3.0 years ago
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    Hey think you have the time to help me with something? Cuz I can’t XML and you’re good at it so... if you can also nice work on this aircraft though I can’t fly it still looks amazing anyway so great job@spefyjerbf

    3.0 years ago
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    This is pretty good, I like how the missiles are stored, pretty ingenious, although having aircraft collisions disabled on them reduces their chances of striking a target. I would otherwise angle them 30° to 45° upward to allow for a safe launch.

    Great work as always.

    3.0 years ago
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    2,298 Davisplanez

    That Burst Of Fire is Really Handy.

    3.0 years ago
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    52.6k Ephwurd

    @ThomasRoderick well, that's a good point. Why need something when that's not what you're built for, right?

    +1 3.0 years ago
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    @Ephwurd Well, that depends on the setting and where the ships are deployed. A continuum freighter operating on the outskirts might need more firepower and armor than those in the core systems, and I'm not sure whether an atmospheric transport operating in, say, New Portum would need to be designed with combat in mind... Jetliners are also large targets, but since they mostly fly in safe places, there isn't much need to make them a smaller target, and bonus points for you're not going to get the cargo if you shoot anything down in atmosphere - the cargo will simply fall with the wrecked plane and become a splattered pile of trash - something you would not benefit from.

    3.0 years ago
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    As always great work. Love the design.

    3.0 years ago
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    52.6k Ephwurd

    @ThomasRoderick the point is to minimize the silhouette of the spacecraft. Take a look at the Freelancer from Star Citizen. It is a medium freighter with a small cross-section despite its large cargo space. And it is absolutely needed. The last thing you want is to be picked off by bandits due to your massive size.

    3.0 years ago
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    @Ephwurd A freighter is never meant to stay in combat... This a cargo hauler, not a fighter or bomber, they do not need to be designed with those aspects in mind (jetliners, for example, do have a larger silhouette than a bomber of a comparative size, but their comfort and stability is something the bomber won't achieve)

    3.0 years ago
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    52.6k Ephwurd

    Very nice! I would suggest a smaller silhouette though, those wings are huge targets

    3.0 years ago
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    156k spefyjerbf

    @ThomasRoderick True. I tried to make it maneuverable for its size, so it could perform decently in combat.

    3.0 years ago
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    156k spefyjerbf

    @Spikerya Go ahead. If you want to, though, I do have something that was designed specifically for transporting VIPs.

    3.0 years ago
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    30.0k Spikerya

    Am I able to buy one to specifically use only for my CEO? He's had some threats on his life in the past. (RP I'm bored lol)

    3.0 years ago
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    Quote from Galaxy on Fire 2: "It's also advisable to secure all cargo and avoid carrying livestock with this upgrde."... I have to say this cargo hauler is quite maneuverable for a non-ANGRAV ship of its size, and I'm now thinking about naming the missile launchers "Silver Weaver", thanks to the smoke trail of those quick-firing missile swarms.

    3.0 years ago
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    noice spefy
    noice

    3.0 years ago
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    39.6k Awsomur

    Wow! I love the color scheme and the wing shape!

    3.0 years ago