Fajita Fan wrote:
I think people fail to realise just how huge the thunderbolt is.
To be honest people don't realize how big real jets are. I grew up a Navy kid so I appreciate it but did you know the F14 Tomcat was 64' long? Next time you drive by your average city bus just remember that jet is over 1.5 times that long.
Modern jets are big, like 15 to 20m long. Early jets were a lot smaller, the F86 was about 11m, WW2 fighters were 9 to 10m long, WW1 fighters were more like 5 to 6m long.
Compared to cars that are about 4 to 5m long.
As aircraft get higher supersonic speeds, the shock wave angle narrows so the planes naturally get longer but shorter wing span to fit behind the shockwave off the nose. Most 40k
aircraft wouldn't happily be able to go supersonic, or if they did they'd be horrible unstable because the wings would cut through the shockwaves formed off the nose.
So it kind of depends what style of aircraft 40k
is shooting for, the mostly struck me as a mashup of early jets and WW2 prop planes with jets jammed in to them.