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Scimitar Attack Fighter by Orpheus7 Scimitar Attack Fighter by Orpheus7
The Scimitar is a medium range attack fighter usually carried by assault carriers and was designed to be formidable both as a dogfighter and against capital targets.

Although it carries only a single pilot, its IP (inter-planetary) catapult allows it to cover vast distances within a solar environment quickly, allowing it to reach trouble spots or threats within hours, engage the enemy and return without the need for crew relief facilities.

The Scimitar's weaponry is finely balanced between an anti-fighter tac gun array and cap and ram weapons for use against larger targets. It also carries seeker launchers that can fire a wide range of homing ordnance.

Originally developed by OmniCorp for the Imperium and its own navies, the Scimitar has proven itself on numerous occasions, most notably in the First Banking War.
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:iconwolfgang-111:
wolfgang-111 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Student Artist
super cool!
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:iconorpheus7:
Orpheus7 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much.
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:iconbeltminer:
beltminer Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
My thunderspear can take your Scimitar anytime!
Haha, nice design, looks cool and functional.
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:iconorpheus7:
Orpheus7 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Couldn't find your thunderspear ... but I will believe you if you say so. Thanks for the comment, though.
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:iconbeltminer:
beltminer Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014
The thunderspear fighter is in the picture '' Freedom Two Niner ''
in my gallery.
It's not really mine as you'll see in the caption.
Hope you know I was just kidding around because the designs appeared similar.
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:iconorpheus7:
Orpheus7 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, I know you were kidding. Your thunderspear is a nice looking ship, by the way. Great realism - it's the kind of fighter I hope we will actually see in space in a few decades or so - as soon as they start commercializing space.
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:iconhandofmanos:
HandofManos Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent work, very impressive perspective and details!
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:iconorpheus7:
Orpheus7 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the comment. I appreciate it.
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:iconhandofmanos:
HandofManos Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You did an excellent job wish I could do it like you ;) 
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:iconorpheus7:
Orpheus7 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks again. It just takes lots of practice and a little imagination. If you really want it, I am sure you will get there.
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1DeViLiShDuDe Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Featured here:
Cool Space Fighter Ship Designs!
For reference & design inspiration! :D (Big Grin)
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:iconsonobeno:
sonobeno Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
cool! 
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:iconorpheus7:
Orpheus7 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much.
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:iconkilo139:
kilo139 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
mice flee in terror.... as millions are wiped out in a single blast MUAHAHHAHAHA
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:iconorpheus7:
Orpheus7 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't get it ...
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:iconweter29:
weter29 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Beautiful!
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:iconorpheus7:
Orpheus7 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much.
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:iconweter29:
weter29 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Красиво!
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:iconorpheus7:
Orpheus7 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sorry, don't speak Russian.
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falloutboy9993 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice ship! Vaguely reminds me of an X-Wing.
P.S. How does the IP catapult work? Gravity?
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:iconorpheus7:
Orpheus7 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the comment. Not sure exactly how the IP catapult would work. Perhaps some form of enhanced gravity tether or something.
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:iconfalloutboy9993:
falloutboy9993 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe after it is launched by a carrier, it uses a gravity tether to slingshot itself around a planetary body towards its target?
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:iconorpheus7:
Orpheus7 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good idea.
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:iconjlblacksmith:
JLBlacksmith Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
Nice picture! It may be a coincidence there is a web comic named crimson dark with a spacefighter which codename is also Scimitar and remarquably looks like you own design!
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:iconorpheus7:
Orpheus7 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the reply. I will check the web comic you mentioned out.
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Soulslayer317 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
AWSOME!
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:iconorpheus7:
Orpheus7 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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MaxHD2490 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010
I like the design feel of this fighter :)
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:iconorpheus7:
Orpheus7 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the comment. Glad you like it.
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Mutos78 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love that ship design ! It has a look and a tech desc that fit well within my views of half-space-op, half-hard-science Sci-Fi !
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:iconorpheus7:
Orpheus7 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much for the comment. It is appreciated.
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The-Nuclear-Pegasus Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Sir, you are a genius.
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:iconorpheus7:
Orpheus7 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you sir ... although my wife might differ on that score. Thanks for the comments though, they really are appreciated.
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The-Nuclear-Pegasus Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
No problems, Mr. Orpheus.
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:iconrobertlaszlokiss:
RobertLaszloKiss Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009  Student Artist
Great work man! I really love you space ship designs :D
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:iconorpheus7:
Orpheus7 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much.
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:iconcjhaacke:
cjhaacke Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009
Have I mentioned you do really good fighters?
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:iconorpheus7:
Orpheus7 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the comment. I try.
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DJBIG Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009
really cool
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:iconorpheus7:
Orpheus7 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much.
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timothygfowler Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009
radical! "seekers" like shadows of the empire (n64)?
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:iconorpheus7:
Orpheus7 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. Seekers are homing energy bolts - like mini-torpedoes. Not sure if it's the same in shadows of empire.
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ultratorgo Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010
Don't know if I reply to you or the reply the other one made.

But Ya I was kinda wondering how you could fit 400 units that contain a Sensor, Tracking comp, Fuel source, Ignition/reaction chamber, and Directional thrust alteration (key aspects for missiles) into a fighter but the energy torps kinda fix that. Although What force would keep them following a target (just some food for thought no offense meant) Great drawing fun description and everything else.
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:iconorpheus7:
Orpheus7 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the comment - and the thoughts on the technical aspects. I think if vessels and weapons like this were invented in the future, the designers would have access to technologies that we could not even dream of - force fields, all sorts of ambient propulsion systems, systems that could make energy in its various guises move and react ... and so much more. The imagination is the only limiting factor.
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ultratorgo Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010
Curse not being able to reformat my wall of text!
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timothygfowler Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009
yw. yes, along the same lines. keep up the awesome artwork.
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:iconmath-san:
math-san Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009   Writer
So awesome, mate!
Both desing and description!
You should totally make a movie out of this stuff.
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:iconorpheus7:
Orpheus7 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much for the comment. As far as the movie ... I wish.
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:iconjarlerus:
Jarlerus Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009
I like how you combine the square shapes of the 'wings' and round shapes of the fuselage. Very neat. :+fav:
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:iconorpheus7:
Orpheus7 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the comment and the fav. It really is appreciated.
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