Defense Drone (Palletized)
The final image. In addition to color and general cleanup, the foreshortening of perspective has been increased somewhat.

The final image. In addition to color and general cleanup, the foreshortening of perspective has been increased somewhat.

The original pencil drawing, done on 0.5 mm mechanical pencil on 9" x 12" paper.

The original pencil drawing, done on 0.5 mm mechanical pencil on 9" x 12" paper.

Defense Drone (Palletized)

A small, palletized space fighter designed to be deployed from cargo and gunboat vessels without extensive support facilities. Largely autonomous, their use represent a ‘panic button’ approach to armed attack.

Armament consists of two packs of nuclear-pumped x-ray lasers, charged from a molten salt reactor. With the drone loaded in a sealed package, the reactor can be brought online in minutes via the discharge of thermal batteries.

Mechanical pencil with digital color.

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