RtS Lugnut's Missile Launcher - The Real Purpose?

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  1. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    I think I may have found the real design intention behind RTS Lugnut's missile launcher. If this is right, the launcher part was incorporated to make the feature playable, and the position was for a different purpose.

    It's a midair refueling boom.

    Lugnut's a flying fortress - a large command type plane that can be used to refuel smaller fighters from a boom in the tail section. Lugnut's missile launcher is in the exact right place to fulfill this function:

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    I think this goes some way to explaining the otherwise random positioning of this part.
     
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    thats not a bad idea
     
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    That makes a lot of sense, the size and shape of him he was either meant to be a transport aircraft or a tanker, not armed up enough to be a bomber I'd say.
     
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    Because the toy wasn't awesome enough, see, they had to go and add in cool stuff like this.
     
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    I figured someone had already posted this idea, but yeah that's the first thing I thought of when I got mine.

    :lol  and if it's not then it'll make a nice little surprise for any aircraft thinking it's getting a nice tank of fuel.
     
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    Refuel Of Kill Everything?
     
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    Neat! Semi-unrelated, which TF is that getting refueled?
     
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    Or which TF is getting Lugnut's stick.
     
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    That's the brilliant PCC Skyhammer. Buy one!
     
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    Seems if anyone who Luggy doesn't want refueling gets too close, the missile is there to take care of the situation.
     
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    Good catch there, Sol.
     
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    wtf?
     
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    lugnut the insult comic bomber?

    "that looks like a nice radar dish you have right there.....for me to poop on!"
     
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    Quoted for Truth.

    Brilliant deductive reasoning, Sol Fury.
     
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    Cool.


    Now the word must go out.
     
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    Ooh I like that. The only problem is I use Octane for that purpose while Lugnut is more of a weapons specialist.
     
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    am i the only one who thinks that pic looks awkward :lol 
     
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    Now I really need to find this guy!
     
  20. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    Well yeah, but it's pretty close to what an actual midair refueling looks like - shorter boom than real life and all but that's roughly how it is. I picked Skyhammer for two reasons - one he was nearby and the right size, and two, Starscream looked at me as if to say "photograph me doing that and I will make Voltron drop on your head in your sleep again".
     

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