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Mass Effect 2, A-61 Mantis Gunship Reference. by Troodon80 Mass Effect 2, A-61 Mantis Gunship Reference. by Troodon80
Mass Effect 2, A-61 Mantis Gunship © BioWare/EA.

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AdamConceptArtCook Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
OMG you have no idea how long I've been looking for a reference pic of this for a fan art drawing I'm doing...I love you ;_; XD
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Troodon80 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
You're more than welcome :).
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AdamConceptArtCook Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
^_^
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Azurel1234 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It uses mass effect fields to help fly; however Gunship drops troop off alot in the game; and in Zaeed's loyalty cutscene the villain was shown sitting 3 in a row; the internal size isnt' consistent with exterior
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Troodon80 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
Very true. The interior is actually a reuse of other models, like the escape pod at the start on ME2. It would look better if the gunship was a little larger, but since there's only one or possibly two scenes where you see the interior (the scene you're talking about and Donovon Hock), it wasn't really worth devoting time to making a proper interior.
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Pbever Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
dat does not seem aeronautically possible.
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Troodon80 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
You are probably correct. It doesn't exactly fit the bill.

Having said that, the F-117 Nighthawk was not capable of staying airborne on its own, without on-board computers and software monitoring its every movement.

I would wonder, given the straight lines and hard edges, if the F-117 had some influence on the design of this thing (probably not, though).
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Pbever Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
Yeah that's true, without Fly-by-wire Nighthawk would never have flown successfully.

And maybe the F-117 did inspire it, who knows.

But... What I do know is, the Mantis probably wouldn't have performed its role well. Oh well, it's sci-fi, you can do anything in sci-fi when you think about it.
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