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Rarity's Aircraft.

Edit: It's been named the Sky Raptor.

Rarity, Luna and Twilight designed, made in Cloudsdale from the newly installed Sky-Works factory...

(Yes, you can post elsewhere, however, not to be used for commercial purposes)

Edit, for the pony's figuring out a name, It's an Interceptor and Bomber. Probably a little like an F-16 but much faster. Smart bomb carrier too...

Re-Edit: Ok here's some story then, not very exciting as it talks about how the ponies and Princess do the engineering stuff, which only some of you may find vaguely interesting.... (added 19/9/2012)

:iconrarityishappyplz::iconsaysplz:"It must have the body of a deity! - It must be unique! - A bold statement that says – Rarity! Look upon me, for this is the plane of Equestria! –“

Luna’s Ponytech manufacturing facilities were faced with a staggering dilemma when Rarity laid out the design sketches for her new jet.

Rarity continues glowing with enthusiasm, despite the worried look upon Twilight and Princess Luna.

“It shall have retro shaped engines remodeled to look futuristic.”, says Rarity administering her drawings, “This lovely K wing design and long, sleek neck. I want everypony to know how marvelous a purple plane can be.”

Luna and Twilight gather closely about the table skeptically perusing Rarity’s overtly flamboyant design.

“Tis a missile, with thy passenger.”, balked Princess Luna. “Neigh be such impossible aircraft.”
“Hold on a sec Princess.”, said Twilight flipping over the scattered pages, “What about the electric fans from your wave energy capture program, with a bit of code and some modular E-kits, you could stabilize it with vectors… ”
Luna leans in closer. Lightly she strokes her chin with a hoof while her intense, turquoise eyes traverse the plans with renewed scrutiny.
“Thy craft would be swift..”, says Luna flipping a page, “…and thy technology difficult...”. Luna stops on the sheet showing Rarity in flight, “Thy creation wouldst bare a new standard.”

“Naturally.”, says Rarity with glittering eyes.
Luna nods at each, and the assembled mares formally return the gesture in respect for the undertaking.

{ --==--==--==--==-- }

:iconprincesslunaplz::iconsaysplz:“Pray tell fair Twilight, what of thy remodeled engines?”, said Luna.
:icontwilightheeplz::iconsaysplz:“Your majesty, the fan blades pivot on their central axis, allowing them to go from 100% thrust to negative 100% thrust in a matter of split moments, all while maintaining the same rotation speed.”, said Twilight reading through her design notes. “We don’t lose any energy like the old ones which used to stop the fans then reverse the motion. With ours, it’s instant, directional power.”
“Excellent.”, says Luna proudly. “And thy vector ports?”
“We can shunt the air flow easily through them due to the pivot-able fans, they pose no problem.”, says Twilight holding the appropriate diagram. “We can make both the forward and the rear of the engine channel the airflow. We barely need internal gate control.”
Luna nods and is about to speak, Twilight intercepts her thoughts.
“Princess, why didn’t we ever use these before? You’re fan-motor designs are genius. We can even make this thing –almost- hover safely for landing.”, says Twilight beaming with admiration. “With computer control and vectors, even engine or vent failure can be compensated for. This will most likely be the safest plane in the sky.”
Luna chuffed at the praise barely contains her smile, but her serious nature slips in, “But thy wings be problems, still…However, your Princess hath foreseen a solution. Thy wings must swing back a small ways, and thusly thy tip extensions become new rudders at greater velocity.”
“I can,, see that,,, yes… That can work…”, says Twilight reimagining the setout. “It would still be a lousy turner, no matter what we do… But that’s ok, the g-forces will always be low on the pilot and body then.”
Luna nods.
“And with the power capacity, only electric turbines would work,..-”, says a pensive Twilight, “ you think Rarity would mind if we make it a nuclear engine? The insulated, ball-uranium safe type?”
“If thy Rarity demands her jet her way, then we hath no choice but to make it so.”, says Luna.
“It’ll require a lot of venting to keep it cool.” Says Twilight pointing to the image showing the rear of the craft.
“Have fair Rarity remodel it to compensate for thy additional vents, perhaps her design flair shall be invigorated anew.”, says Luna.

{ --==--==--==--==-- }

Much later, nearing the end of the design phase, Luna was still uncertain about the final CAD pictures. The craft now made perfect sense, but its payload was terribly, terribly small. She ran a hoof over a trackball, spinning the 3d model on the screen. “How can thee defend thyself if one can neigh breech the air..”, said Luna deflating, “Nor lift from thy earth.”
The Princess of the Night was beginning to feel the strain of the multitude of refits and notations piling up about its inferior carrying capacity. It was beginning to look like a hopeless, fat, fast whale with no weapons to speak kindly of. Twilight had engineered all that she could from thrusting vector control, but the truthful sums and numbers drained the Princess of her enthusiasm. “Tis a pretty whale.”, sighed the Princess.

Luna reached over to find a stray red pen to administer the final deathstroke to Rarity’s dream plane. Scratching over papers, her keyboard, folders and calculator, oddly her pens could not be found. That was until she realized she had been throwing them around wondering how this dart of a plane could fly better without proper wings.

Luna looked upwards at the ceiling.

One pen, stuck in the roof above her its nib buried deep, dangling like the Sword of Damocles. She held her gaze at its light form precariously logged in the fine white foam tile.
Luna wearily returned her sight to the screen in front.

A shiver ran down her spine.

She bounded up from her chair, sending it smashing reward. Her eyes seared with intensity, the same daggers’ intensity that her sister often recalled as the eyes of Nightmare Moon.

She gazed at the solid form 3d picture of Rarity’s jet on the screen, thoughts careening through her head.

Her eyes narrowed to slits and a wide grin spawned over her mouth. With forceful hoofs she plucked up the monitor and flipped it on its right side. The planes image now stood upright, just like the pen in the roof.

“Tis a rocket, neigh a jet!”, said Luna staring deep into the image.

Luna clobbered a heavy hoof on the desk sending it’s entire contents upward. In split moments she snatched her mobile phone as it appeared from the flying clutter. Instantly she magically pressed a number while the debris clattered and broke upon the floor.

:iconroyalcanterlotvoice::iconsaysplz:“TWILIGHT!”, yelled the Princess.
:icontwilightchallengeplz::iconsaysplz:“Hunh? Wha..? It’s the middle of the night? Who’s yelling at me?...”, said a weary voice.
“Twilight! Your Princess hath found a solution to lift fair Rarity’s fat plot into thy air!”, said a joyous Luna.
“Oh? Oh! Princess Luna! .. Oh, its you! Oh, wait, you have? What with Rarity’s rear?”, said Twilight trying to grip consciousness.
“Rockets!”, said Luna.
“Rockets?”, asked Twilight pensively, “But, but there is no room to fit anything more. Our fat whale as you call it will end up being a pregnant one if we add extra equipment. Your not talking disposable rockets are you?”
“Neigh fair Twilight, thy engines can also form a bell aperture inside, tis neigh a perfect bell, but tis a suitable for thy rocket blast chamber. Your Princess hath the design in her head. I shall cometh immediately to thine chamber, prepare thy self in thy nightgown if thy must.”
*Click* goes the receiver.
Twilight looks at a sleeping Spike. “Why does she always work so late at night?”.. “Oh wait… Dam it, why couldn’t she be the princess of lazy Sunday afternoons, or the princess of comfortably awoken mornings...”

With forethought, Luna had gifted Twilight with enough chocolate to keep a rhino in orbit. Throughout the night and remaining morning the two mares reengineered the rear of the engines to now include a strong closing bell aperture, whilst still allowing airflow past, albeit rather constricted.

“See fair Twilight! Thy rocket is made! Thy engine be a true rocket, a fan and vector unit.”
Twilight nods her head, it was done. The carrying capacity of Rarity’s new jet was instantly quadrupled. It now had a fair chance of being a particularly fast jet with a protected cargo bay for all manner of weapons. It’s low velocity handling when at full weight began to mimic a standard jet.
A sleepy Spike leaned over and looked at the drawings on the coffee table, “So you put a missile in your missile jet?”
“Precisely!”, beamed Luna.
“I’m sure there is a joke for that somewhere.”, yawned Spike.

{ --==--==--==--==-- }

:iconprincesscelestiaplz::iconsaysplz:“My dear and faithful student, what have you learned about friendship today?”, asked Princess Celestia to her adoring Twilight.
:icontwilightliciousplz::iconsaysplz:“Princess, I’ve learned that your sister is one mean mother-slapper who won’t compromise her principles until the job gets done. Friends should be there for each other to help and not hinder the creation process, then they can make this!”, said Twilight ripping open a giant curtain in Celestia’s main ceremonial hall.

:iconrarityplz::iconsaysplz:“Hi Darlings!”, beamed a uniformed Rarity leaning on a ladder at the cockpit of her fully assembled new, shiny jet.

:iconcelestiawtfplz: *FLOMP!*

:icontwilighthuhplz::iconsaysplz:“Princess?”, queried Twilight, “Princess Celestia, are you okay?”.

:iconprincesslunaummplz::iconsaysplz:"Psst", said Luna capturing a guards attention, she then nodded in Celestia's direction, "Code 3 again.”

:icontwilightawkwardplz::iconsaysplz:Ah.. Princess?
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Rikirk69 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thats kinda cool.
BlueRaptorStudio Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015
well rarity fly in style
howtobeast101 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
if it exists, there be ponies of it. #rulesoftheinternet
DragonmanX-90 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
I'm afraid of heights and I still wanna fly this thing; it's a work of art!
Fujin777 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hey Rarity, the X-Men called and asked if Luna could help them with designing more a more badass plane for them.
Genici Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Eric743 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
Reminds me of a Decepticon ship
thoughtengine Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
These designs of yours deserve to be rendered as models or miniatures.
Drakenhof Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
Deathly stylish
Bropony2010 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the details looks real.
ScarletLightning565 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome design, but one thing is biting at me: the engines.
Never mind that they are electric, or that the whole plane is a nuke, it's the reversing fan blades. Variable pitch might work on a chopper or a prop, but not jet fan blades. If you changed the pitch of those blades, especially to -100%, then the resulting compressor surge would rip the engine, if not the entire jet apart. And that's assuming the fans can even handle the gyroscopic forces associated with such high RPM.
I do like the idea of an electric jet that can slow down and perform a vertical take-off and landing, and the porting of compressor air to achive this is nothing new (Harrier), but it should have a standard reversing system. And it would be much more efficient as a standard fueled jet. You could still keep those cool looking vents, but thet could be a secondary reverse thrust system run off the hover vents.
Despite these (personal) problems, it is a truly bad ass plane for a truly bad ass pony.
StormAlchemist15 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Also, in the late 20th century, the USAF conducted an experiment regarding nuclear powered aircraft. After one test vehicle crashed in the Mojave desert, they shut down the program. However, no radiation ever escaped the crash site and the reactor was successfully removed; however, the reactors didn't really do much on the aircraft, they just produced power.
ScarletLightning565 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
'the reactors didn't really do much on the aircraft, they just produced power.'
Yeah, exactly how normal jet engines do.
StormAlchemist15 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I meant, they never powered any important systems, they never provided energy to the plane, it was just to see if the reactors would work at cruising altitude.
Foxi-5 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
:iconlunachallegeaccepted::iconsaysplz: Ah, dear pony, thou art forgetting the golden rule of Science Fiction and Fantasy artwork.
:iconprincesslunaplz::iconsaysplz: Neigh to equate Pony science from outdated, 20th century rules. Particle beam canons, fusion reactors, 'mecha', auto-response suits, ion drives, mag drives, ion canons and so forth.
:iconlunaapplenomplz::iconsaysplz: Thou shalt melt thy brain with queries.
:iconlunamlpplz::iconsaysplz: Electricity runs the turbines to be gearless, replacing every conventional drive component to recompense for heartier blades and chamber. Designs for Rarity were to be considerably torquey and lighter, this is why 4 main engines and several sub units were implanted. Thy jet is fueled only, with allowance for a quick-blast, aperture chamber for liftoff.
:iconohlunaplz::iconsaysplz:Flying nuke?
:iconshockedlunaplz::iconsaysplz: Thou art implying a contamination problem upon crash. Neigh, even using 20th century technology one may prevent that.
:iconprincesslunashyplz::iconsaysplz: Neigh forget thou art interrogating a sentient, gelatinous, magic using, pony's plane... But, your Princess can appreciate your concerns.
:iconprincesslunahappyplz::iconsaysplz: Here is our dear friend Shiba the Wonder Doge for your concerns.

:icondoge1plz::icondoge2plz::iconsaysplz: Many sillys, Much wonder, Very Question.
deltasworder1x Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
*grins with a squee* Why do i feel there's a hidden veritech within this massive jet? lol
adamanquelis Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
watch your back crysalis, your yet is in truble...
SpikeyTech Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist
I absolutely love this! It has inspired me to build a LEGO: Mars Mission variant with motors and lights. :D
Foxi-5 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
PilotSolaris Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
:iconpilotsolaris::iconsaysplz: A medley of the F-16 and a modern version of the B-24, the "Sky Raptor"-class Heavy Fighter was developed to match the capabilities and firepower of the "Skreamer"-class Changeling Heavy Fighter and then go above and beyond. Capable of carrying smart bombs, this fighter can switch between air superiority, interceptor, and bomber roles with ease and generally has the capability to match or outmatch all Changeling fighters encountered to date. It is also highly durable and can take hits from any Changeling aircraft up to their Titans, and a full squadron of them can destroy a Titan.
Siiver7 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist does that thing LAND?
Foxi-5 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Don't worry, the central shaft intake on the underbelley is quite small, only required for partial VTOL. front landing gear is behind it(and highly recessed).
Krysnha Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
it is true the desing is awesome i hope to see more awesomnes
Druce-White-Owl Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Professional Writer
Man, the design for this is a thing of beauty, love it!
Orca19904 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
I imagine that thing must be right on the brink of stalling trying to hold formation with those balloons & blimps, unless it has some form of VTOL capability.
Foxi-5 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
Yes about the VTOL, but only enough to make it like a normal jet. :)
MillenniumFalsehood Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Words cannot express how awesome this design is! :D
frans97 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That took a lot of funding I'd say. :) In comparison to real life I mean.
kyrocon Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
looks like somthing out of ace combat!
it would take the combined might of talisman, shamrock, scarface team and strigon team to shoot it down!
krazykidfannumber1 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
ok that looks like a nice jet, but where are the missiles? and what do you mean by rocket engines?
celticknight221 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
looking forward to seeing the design of Rarity's mech
lugiayoshi Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Boy, I wonder she will challenge Tails to a race with his Tornado X.
Krieger559 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
It's a very lovely design. Only problem to me are the canard wings in front. They are very small for a plane that size. Won't see any advantages as far as lift or maneuverability.
Dark0592 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
EnteringTheNethery Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
it has
Dark0592 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
EnteringTheNethery Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
look in my favorites, I have a few
Maddog3060 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Why make it an air-breather at all? Just go for something like the Me-163 Komet? ;p

Since you provided background, no need for fluff from me, just some ridiculous stats. I stripped out everything but engines and a popgun armament:

AeroTech 2 Vessel Technical Readout

Class/Model/Name: Rarity's Jet
Tech: Clan / 3071
Vessel Type: Aerospace Fighter
Rules: Level 2, Custom design
Rules Set: AeroTech2

Mass: 25 tons
Length: 12 meters
Power Plant: 350 XL Fusion
Safe Thrust: 16
Maximum Thrust: 24
Armor Type: Ferro-aluminum
2 ER Micro Laser
2 ER Small Laser
Class/Model/Name: Rarity's Jet
Mass: 25 tons

Equipment: Mass
Power Plant: 350 XL Fusion 15.00
Thrust: Safe Thrust: 16
Maximum Thrust: 24
Structural Integrity: 16 .00
Total Heat Sinks: 10 Single .00
Fuel: 3.00
Cockpit & Attitude Thrusters: 3.00
Armor Type: Ferro-aluminum (48 total armor pts) 2.50
Standard Scale Armor Pts
Location: L / R
Nose: 16
Left/Right Wings: 12/12
Aft: 8

Weapons and Equipment Loc SRV MRV LRV ERV Heat Mass
2 ER Micro Laser Nose 2 -- -- -- 2 .50
1 ER Small Laser RW 5 -- -- -- 2 .50
1 ER Small Laser LW 5 -- -- -- 2 .50
1 C.A.S.E. Equipment Body .00
TOTALS: Heat: 6 25.00
Tons Left: .00

Calculated Factors:
Total Cost: 4,074,394 C-Bills
Battle Value: 510
Cost per BV: 7,989.01
Weapon Value: 424 (Ratio = .83)
Damage Factors: SRV = 13; MRV = 0; LRV = 0; ERV = 0
BattleForce2: MP: 16, Armor/Structure: 1 / 0
Damage PB/M/L: 1/-/-, Overheat: 0
Class: FL; Point Value: 5
Foxi-5 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
No missiles? Eh? :)
Maddog3060 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
The thing is almost entirely engines, no room for internally-mounted missiles. =P

It can carry some on outboard pylons, though. ;p
Zerg170 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
dose spike get a mech to or just his Bi-plane?
Foxi-5 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Maybe a shopping trolley and a water pistol. :D .... Don't know yet....
Zerg170 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
come on give him somting cool I think he irnd it in the new season.
Furycutter Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Plus next time Spike tries something she can shoot him down, literally.

:iconmlpspikeplz: Uh, hey there Rarity...I was wondering if you, well um...
:iconrarityissrsplz:: One moment please Spike, just hold that thought.
Computer: Target lock acquired. Heat Seeker Armed
:iconraritysmilingplz:: Now Spike darling, what were you saying?
:iconzombieponiesplz: Um, I'll arm call back later.
:iconraritysmileplz:: I thought so.
Foxi-5 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
:D :D :D
Changsta-187 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Code 3?
Foxi-5 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Code 3: Passed out. Fell on Plot. :D
Changsta-187 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thaumh Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Hobbyist
Dis mo-fo look like a SR-71 mated with a T-65! DAYUM!

Normally I don't fall into Homie-speak, but this is just tooo awesome.
Ashoof Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
so. freaking...awesome!!! i love these pony inspired designs you make!
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