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TSF Talon by onesangheili TSF Talon by onesangheili
Pixiv has some really nice Muv-Luv Unlimited/Alternative Tactical Surface Fighter fanart about fictional fighters like the XFA-27 and X-02 of Ace Combat 2/4 fame respectively, so I wondered if I should try my hand at a TSF/A-37 Talon work. As most Westerners should find the name familiar, the F/A-37 Talon is a fictional fighter from the movie Stealth (2005).

So far it's a pretty early concept, but I'm happy with the results for now.

Fictional Background:

A high-end third-generation stealth Tactical Surface Fighter on par with other comtemporaries like the vaunted Type-00 of Imperial Japan and the Su-47of the Soviets, the F/A-37 is the United States Navy's answer to the all-in-one strike package represented by the Army's F-22A, enhanced by the capability of naval carrier power projection.

Past overseas engagements with the BETA made the Navy realize that unlike their Army counterparts, Navy/Marine Corp Surface Pilots could not avoid close-quarters combat with the BETA, and the F/A-18E/F, while respectable in its own rights, proved inadequate when stacked against high odds, as proven by black box records of the fall of JFK Naval Base. A replacement was sought that allowed Navy/Marine Surface Pilots to fight their way out of a physical BETA blockade with either close-contact warfare, high-firepower, or both. The F/A-37 was thusly designed with a heavy emphasis on high-maneuverability in mind for high-speed close-quarters combat, with design cues such as the maneuvering fins/superhardened carbon blades of European TSFs as a marked departure from conventional USA TSF manufacturing.

The F/A-37 saw its first combat action in the aftermaths of Operation Babylon and "The Day" combating foreign armed forces embittered with the disastrous effects of mass G-Bombing, its close-combat capabilities proving highly effective in fending against the CQC-oriented Soviet and Chinese forces. It later saw use on the US/Canada border against the French/Canada forces, using its high-end capabilities to flatten enemy bases and pre-empt enemy operations, and was the primary force against the rouge EDI TSF when its systems were corrupted by BETA G-Element radiation influence during its test runs.

An optional armament for the F/A-37 is the Rotary Ordinance Dispenser, which adds a pair of mounted weapon system blocks each with a 6000-round 36mm chaingun/80-round 120mm cannon/10-shot MGM-140X ATACMS-II missile launcher system. This reduces the Talon's speed and maneuverability, but boosts its anti-BETA/anti-TSF first-strike capability and operational staying power by astronomical levels. When not equipped with the ROD, the Talon carries the standard armament of two AMWS-21 Combat System rifles, with two more on its back racks. Ammunition for the AMWS is equipped on its knee block racks.

The TSF/A-37 has a Common Integrated Processor (CIP), a central "brain" capable of making damage assessments, not just on BETA forces, but on collateral and civilian casualties as well. The CIP, a by-product of Alternative IVís attempt to build a quantum computer, can make complex real-time calculations, like estimating a G-Bombís area of influence, or projecting odds of survival and even munition/weapons fire fall paths.

The three Talons produced are currently assigned on combat evaluation to the VFA-222 Watchmen, a special-forces squadron formed after the war.
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TommyStratosReverie Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This looks amazing
Grebo-Guru Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Ohhh, a TSF of the Talon from Stealth! Good idea. :-)
Unnamedcannonfodder Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
I need to make one too, & I have a lot of Aircraft data....
BlazingChaos Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
cool I'm going create mine:)
RaishaGS Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gawd I loved that show. So this puppy can go unmanned as well?
onesangheili Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
Wasn't that the EDI UCAV? :S

In any case because the F/A-37 is set in The Day After it's going to get thrashed anyways.
RaishaGS Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol I havent seen that show in awhile, that I forget which one was the unmanned unit to have that designation.
Gonna TSF that one as well?
onesangheili Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011

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Preferably not during the monsoon season.
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