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Pegasus HCV by cthelmax Pegasus HCV by cthelmax
The Pegasus HCV (Heliborne Combat Vehicle) is a light, 6 wheeled IFV, capable of being transported in, and air-dropped from, a C-130 Hercules transport aircraft.

Armed with either a 30mm chain gun and 7.62mm machine gun, or in the Pegasus Brimstone (left) a four-round Quicksilver ATGM launcher, and capable of transporting a full squad of infantry, the Pegasus is a highly versatile fighting vehicle.

Its most distinctive feature, however, is the ability to be carried by the CH-35 Atlas heavy lift helicopter using the two attachment points on either side of the hull. This enables the Pegasus to be quickly transported across terrain that would normally be impassable, at speeds greater than any land-based combat vehicle.

This capability gives Pegasus mounted troops a blend of the mobility of Aerial Cavalry and the firepower and armoured support of Mechanised Infantry.
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RDFAF Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
Nice. Ingenuity at its finest.
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cthelmax Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
Thanks
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ShadowB Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009
Great drawing, but it'd seem the driver's place is far to exposed with that apparently glassy cockpit. :P
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cthelmax Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
Ah, but that's why it has armoured shutters that are raised when it nears contact with the enemy :D (you can see them in place on the missile armed one)
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ChapterAquila92 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wouldn't these be worth something now. If only we could shift our attention from bulk to quality with military hardware.
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cthelmax Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
well, it's always a tricky trade off
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ChapterAquila92 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree. In all likelihood, it's because of politicians being too cheap to care about the lives of young men.
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cthelmax Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
well, there's also the risk of having just too few forces in place to counter the enemy, which happened to france at the start of WWII.
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ChapterAquila92 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
true.
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