When the Nex was commissioned, Project Ignis was taken from mothballing and re-started. This long range Fortress-Buster plane had got as far as field deployment when the powers that be at high command retired it, stopping their plans for an outer island push.
Five years later the Nex and the war on the freestate alliance were in full swing. Requiring some sort of human air support in combat, the team in charge of the highly classified Nex mission seconded the Project Ignis team and the pilot who had flown it. Now Lieutenant Beryl Somerton is once again taking Hynys flying fortresses down far out in the air combat zones.
This plane is based off the same general design as the Nex, however I lengthened the wings and body, adding a little more presence to this plane. I think the visible engine details make it seem a little older than the Nex, so I took more of the smoothness away by adding in the 1x1 studs. The Hawker Hurricane to the Nex’s Supermarine Spitfire. A little bigger, a little slower, a little less graceful looking, but nevertheless a handy plane in a fight. I have to add that the Hawker Hurricane is my favourite of its contemporaries. The stickers (seen in the pilot picture) represent the two fortress 'kills' of the plane and pilot.
I have one more plane of this Long Range project to build, I have had a cool idea in relation to this little storyline of mine...
Edited by Rufus, 02 January 2012 - 10:10 PM.