Federation's take on an Arwing?

Discussion in 'Fan Art' started by Acenos, Dec 21, 2018.

  1. Acenos

    Acenos Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Nov 19, 2018
    In this scenario. It's either TOS or TNG era.

    The arwing is a fighter craft exclusive to the Starfox games developed by Nintendo. It is the main fightercraft of the Starfox Team and is reputedly the most advanced fighter craft developed by the Cornerian army. Due to the resources and cost in manufacturing these fighters. Only four were made and put into service. Developed by Space Dynamics Co., Ltd., the Arwing is equipped with the revolutionary G-Diffuser system, an anti-gravity device which allows the pilot to accelerate or decelerate instantaneously and perform a wide variety of high performance combat maneuvers. By executing a barrel roll, (actually an aileron roll) the Arwing can also generate a electromagnetic shield which will deflect most optically based weapons, such as laser beams. A single-beam laser cannon (which could double as a Smart Bomb launcher) was located underneath the nose. Twin and Hyper laser upgrades instead utilized a pair of more powerful laser cannons between the G-Diffuser, with one just below each wing. The rear of the ship housed the engine exhaust, which would change color with the environment -- red for in-atmosphere, and blue for space operations.


    If the United Federation of planets and Starfleet ever got there hands on such a craft, what modifications would they make tot he design? what would be changed? and what would the final design look like?

    What would Starfleet's version of the Arwing look like?
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  2. Norsehound

    Norsehound Captain Captain

    May 21, 2013
    Livermore, CA
    This is an interesting question to ask...

    In a way the tech used on an Arwing is different enough from the Federation that the Feds might preserve it as-is. The lasers might be switched out for smaller phaser emitters (What era are we talking here, TOS/TMP/TNG?), but the Nova Bomb might offer some capacity that Photon Torpedoes don't.

    The Federation doesn't strictly have one-manned fighters of their own that speak to the agility and flexibility of the Arwing. We do have a fed fighter during the Dominion War, but in the very least, it doesn't have the bolt-deflecting capability of an Arwing, so immediately Federation pilots might be impressed with the design. If the Valkyrie variants are accepted as canon (from Star Trek: Invasion), they'd be comparing them in a run-off to see which fighter was the superior platform.

    In terms of art I don't think the fighter would look much different. The FTL system used within it is sufficient enough that a warp drive isn't required. If it had to be installed, for whatever reason, the wings could probably be hollowed out and warp nacelles installed.
  3. CaptainMurdock

    CaptainMurdock Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Feb 5, 2013
    There was this fan designed TOS fighter craft by davemetlesits
  4. Acenos

    Acenos Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Nov 19, 2018
    So what wuld it look like if the tOS era federation acquired one and reverse engineered it?
  5. Finn

    Finn Admiral Admiral

    Mar 30, 2006
    Depends on the plot