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Ready Player One Concept Art Unnamed Attack Aircraft

Ready Player One Concept Art Unnamed Transport. Credit: Production companies of the Ready Player One.

 

Concept Art Unnamed Attack Aircraft
Ready Player One (movie)
Los Angeles, California, USA
www.iamag.co/the-art-of-ready-player-one

In March 2018, a science fiction movie called Ready Player One was released in the USA. The film is based on Ernest Cline's novel with the same name. The blockbuster movie was directed by Stephen Spielberg, who said in an interview that it was the third most difficult movie he'd ever made. An online photo gallery of Concept Art for the Ready Player One movie reveals a hybrid-electric vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) unnamed transport aircraft. Original graphic credit: Ulrich Zeidler. Current graphic credit: Production companies of the Ready Player One..

The photo gallery on the Iamag.co website credits "Ulrich Zeidler, Gaelle Seguillon (Article Cover) and more" artists for the Concept Art for the Ready Player One movie. The aircraft is based loosely on the Russian military concept car by ZIL.

The Concept Art is an unnamed hybrid-electric vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) attack aircraft that holds 12 military personnel. The aircraft has a futuristic rectangular-type design with two main ducted fans (each ducted fan with two propellers), two wings with winglets, wide front windows and floor to ceiling flat side windows on the fuselage. The aircraft is used in virtual reality, so the laws of physics does not apply to this aircraft.

Due to the angle of the aircraft, it is difficult to see but once you study the aircraft, you can see the main top wing (with winglets) is placed towards mid-fuselage on the length of the aircraft to ensure the VTOL propellers will keep the aircraft balanced when in VTOL mode. The rear wing is placed in the rear middle of the aircraft with downward sloping wings and again with winglets. One might state the wing placement on this aircraft is a reverse canard wing configuration. The stability and efficiency of the aircraft is apparent in this design due to two wings and the appearance of each wing having large winglets.

The aircraft has an energy weapon in the front of the aircraft and a energy weapon turret on the back of the aircraft. You can see the IFR, cameras and other targeting devices attached to the bottom front of the aircraft. When looking at the artist depiction of the aircraft, you can see there is a myriad of lights from instrument panels inside the aircraft.

Some of the aircraft's features:

  • The aircraft is a vertical takeoff and landing aircraft
  • The aircraft is used in virtual reality so the laws of physics does not apply to this aircraft
  • The aircraft is powered by a fusion reactor that powers all the electronics and the propulsion system (the two ducted fans) of the aircraft
  • The hybrid-electric power source of the aircraft allows greater efficiency, less maintenance, greater reliability and a lower purchasing cost (for any government when purchasing such an aircraft) than conventionally powered aircraft
  • The aircraft has an energy weapon in the front of the aircraft and a energy weapon turret on the back of the aircraft
  • Large front windows with low angle allow for good views and safety of the passengers. The low angle of attack of the windows make it difficult for any type projectiles to penetrate the cockpit glass. If an object of any type hits the aircraft from the front, the object would most likely slide across the front windows keeping the crew safe.
  • The passenger compartment maximizes the interior because both sides of the aircraft have vertical floor to ceiling flat windows
  • The side flat windows allow excellent views for any personnel inside the aircraft
  • The aircraft has two wings allowing for a greater range and provides useful maneuverability for the pilots
  • Both wings have large winglets providing a higher flight efficiency for the aircraft, reducing its cost per mile (per kilometer)
  • The landing gear is unknown, however, this aircraft could have a tricycle (or quadricycle) fixed or retractable landing gear struts

Whether this aircraft design will ever be built as a subscale or full scale flying demonstrator is unknown. The future will decide if this aircraft design will see real world production and use.

Specifications:

  • Aircraft type: Hybrid-electric vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) Concept Art virtual reality attack aircraft
  • Piloting: Unknown
  • Capacity: 12 personnel
  • Cruise speed: Unknown
  • Range: Unknown
  • Flight Time: Unknown
  • Propellers: Two ducted fans, each ducted fan with two rotating propellers
  • Power source: Hybrid-electric fusion reactor
  • Fuselage: Carbon fiber composite on a rectangular-type of fuselage. The sides of the fuselage are vertically flat.
  • Windows: Low profile rectangular front cockpit windows and floor to ceiling windows on the side of the fuselage.
  • Wings: Two wings. The main top wing (with winglets) is placed towards mid-fuselage on the length of the aircraft to ensure the VTOL propellers will keep the aircraft balanced when in VTOL mode. The rear wing is placed in the rear middle of the aircraft with downward sloping wings and again with winglets. One might state the wing placement on this aircraft is a reverse canard wing configuration.
  • Landing gear: Unknown
  • Safety features: Distributed Electric Propulsion (DEP), provides safety through redundancy for its passengers and/or cargo. DEP means having multiple propellers (or ducted fans) and motors on the aircraft so if one or more propellers (ducted fans) or motors fail, the other working propellers (or ducted fans) and motors can safely land the aircraft. The aircraft could possibly be outfitted with a whole aircraft ballistic parachute.

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