Today is the debut of the 141st Strike Fighter Squadron!
The F/A86 is single engine, multi-role fighter. It has transitional capability, meaning it can be deployed from a carrier in space, carry out a mission in atmosphere, and can regain orbit to be recovered by the carrier using it's servo rockets,
It has a mixed reputation among Imperial pilots. It is considered capable of many tasks, but master of none. To the Kingdom of Colores pilots, it is a godsend. A fighter finally at least within the same operational range of capabilities as the major powers.
Below is the basic F/A86A single seat model.
The "I" model is the two seat variant. In addition to the pilot, it carries a Radar Intercept Officer (RIO) who operates the sensor mast and other electronic warfare systems. The sensor mast allows the F/A86I to attack both ground and capital ship targets at long range with guided heavy munitions.
Finally, a couple of beauty shots from the 141st's maiden flight...
So, Robert and I went out an bought the "Death from the Skies" 40k expansion. As you can see, a couple of flyers were purchased as well. (He picked up two of the Stormhawk / talon flyers) :)
These conversions are not my idea. I was inspired by the converted ork planes from this post on this blog:
Robert and I will be running an event at Goldmine Games on May28th and revisit the "Bomberz on Da' Sulfur River" scenario, adapted to the new rules!
I would like to welcome our new reader:
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