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Wolverine T Space Fighter

 About the Wolverine T
The Wolverine T is the heaviest attack variant of the Wolverine in service with the C Quadrant Defenders. This fighter-bomber takes the base design of the Wolverine, and bolts on about as much ordnance as the spaceframe can carry. Both of the internal combustion engines have been removed from the engine nacelles, with a pair of short ordnance racks extending from each nacelle (which are sometimes mistaken for wings). This means that it must rely solely on the thrust provided by the center atomic rocket engine, without the added benefit of airfoils for lift. Taking into account the additional weapons loadout, it makes this fighter one of the slowest Wolverine variants in service.

The T version maintains the original armament of four machine guns in the nose, but it brings far more than that to bear. Each engine nacelle has been reconfigured to hold a pair of XIP cannons, which can be fire linked. XIP cannons fire a Xenon-Infused Projectile, a small shell capable of detonating a bright flash of concentrated heat. While these aren't as powerful as a gauss cannon, they are certainly more powerful than standard machine guns would be. They also have the benefit of being used as flares in combat, illuminating targets for friendly forces to spot. Suspended underneath each ordnance rack are a pair of anti-armor torpedoes, from which the designation "T" comes from. These turn what would be a formidable fighter into a very hard hitting fighter-bomber. However, the Wolverine T is not the best choice of dogfighter, especially in atmospheric conditions (though it would do alright in space without the added weight of torpedoes). Other payloads may be attached for different mission profiles as needed, including small multi-rocket packs and sensor arrays.

   The Wolverine T and pilot.

   A sleek fighter-bomber.

   The silhouette of the T is very similar to that of the base model Wolverine.

   This one is painted in a white color scheme with red trim, but they come in other color schemes depending on unit.

   The profile of the T is not exceptionally different from a standard model.

   The single atomic rocket engine combined with a heavy payload make it one of the slowest Wolverine variants.

   This fighter has marked with black and white CQD unit insignia. Arrows are a recurring theme on CQD equipment.

   The engine nacelles have been gutted in order to house two XIP cannons each.

   Without the torpedoes, the four XIP cannons still provide a significant punch, and improve maneuverability, which is further augmented by the two wingtip thrusters.

   Though they might look the part, the torpedo racks are not airfoils, but they still sometimes are referred to as wings.

   Here we see the cockpit and storage compartment open.

   The pilot stands with his fighter, showing his cap and sidearm typically stowed behind his cockpit.

 Meta Description
I posted the Wolverine T to MOCpages in July of 2008, yet another in the series of Wolverine fighters. By this point, I felt more comfortable with adding more than a pittance of weapons to my creations, so I went all-out. I have improved a few things compared to the original version, including a more streamlined tail section, and cleaned up colors in a few spots. Realistically the torpedos probably would have the same paint scheme but I didn't feel like doing that. The red and white color scheme is probably one of my favorites for spaceships and this is no exception. The white bricks have aged with time, and it looks rather discolored in person, though by what exact process they have yellowed I cannot be sure. Thus, the scars of being a children's toy rather than a model on a shelf are more on display than other builds I have shown here.
General Characteristics
NameWolverine T
TypeSpace Fighter
AffliationC Quadrant Defenders, Earth
Armament4 x Machine guns
4 x XIP cannons
4 x Anti-armor torpedoes
Propulsion1 x Atomic rocket
Crew Compliment1

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This page was last updated on 3/22/2023