The Cobra Rattler is the deadliest aircraft within Cobra Command's arsenal. MARS R&D is combined with illegally acquired Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II airframes to create these beasts. It features all the capabilities of the A-10, with the added VTOL functionality and a turret to watch its back.
In addition to giving attention to the A-10 features of the Rattler, I've also heavily borrowed influence from a General Electric turret, as can be seen on the B-25 Bombers. The ordinance array for this image uses a mixture of toy Rattler-influenced bombs and actual ordinance.
3DSMax 2010, Photoshop CS4 for textures and again for image treatment.
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