It still the original landing sequence. It uses a separate set of sprites for the landing. I haven't figured out where that is yet.How does the landing sequence look? WC1's Claw seems to have an open deck while it looks like the bow of the Academy TV's Claw is enclosed. Or is the landing sequence using its own bitmap and not the sprites we see in-flight?
Ahhhh...the Advanced Hellcats as mentioned in the WC4 novel. In my Head Canon they have an upgraded powerplant which allows them to sport dual Particle and Heavy Ion Cannon, with expanded weapons bays for a total of 8 missiles. Along with increased maneuverability and speed. It also laid the groundwork for the Bearcat."After the war, the boys over in R&D and Special Projects started slapping a cloaking device on anything with wings. They were obsessed with trying to close the gap between us and the fur balls; even after their disarmament at Torgo they still had a big lead on us in cloaking technology. So when we heard Douglas was shipping us a new model of Hellcat to test out we were a bit...skeptical is probably the best word for it. But when they brought us the first Black Cat we saw this was really the first step forward.
The cloak itself hadn't changed much, it was still a huge energy hog and it's heat dissipation curve still lagged way behind the Kilrathi's mid-line models, but the hull plating was something totally new. It was a brand new neoferro-carbon composite that absorbed incoming radar/lidar signals or simply reflected them off in a different direction. It could fly in a limited stealth mode even without a cloak engaged - and with the cloak active we were able to sneak up to the sensor nets along the Kat's border, tail a patrol or convoy, and zip away unseen. It was the first time we ever had anything like parity.
Unfortunately we couldn't do anything about the Hellcat's giant intakes and the big ol' engines, which really cut down on the Black Cat's stealth profile, the hull can only do so much. It was obvious to us then that we needed something new, even an Excalibur couldn't make full use of the new hull plating - and she was designed for a cloak out of the gate. So that's when Admiral Tolwyn stopped by my office and asked me to start drafting a new heavy fighter, something that was fast, mean, and could use the new hull and cloak to it's full potential..."
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|WC1 Ship||WCA Replacement||Alternate|
|Drayman||Achilles Destroyer||Priv1 Drayman|
|Diligent||Byrd||Priv1 Drayman (not used above)|
|Hornet||Hornet (shown here)||WCA Epee, WCA Ferret|
|Raptor||WCA Ferret? Hellcat?||???|
|Ralari||Ralar (Omni ship)||WCA Ralari (Defiance custom)|
|Snakeir||Ralar (Assuming use WCA Ralari above)||???|
|Sivar||Ras Agn Sivar|