The first thing that came to my mind when seeing that carrier was the original Tiger's Claw. The green colour, the look of it. Just screams Bengal Carrier. And the fighters? They looked like the original rapiers!
When you look at the writing though, not sure it says "Kilrathi"? But the inspiration is definitely there. And that's what's important, that in essence this is Wing Commander. Re-imagined the way Chris Roberts had always wanted.
Disclaimer: If not I'm still going to love it, but it just makes it that much more awesome!
I sincerely hope this is what Richard Garriott is trying to achieve as well with his New Britannia.
......I'm not convinced it's WC just yet. That emblem on the radar is definitely the Cat logo from the Prophecy cluebook..but the alien pilot sucking vacuum looks more dog-like than cat-like to me. Vanduul?
Dammit. Two hours to go. I'll be quietly optimistic.
Wow. Nice find! Totally missed that. A little strange that the designers of the ship felt it was important to label what it was inside the cockpit...Unless it was left there for the fans to find in this early version. It does look like that texture doesn't fit perfectly there...
Also, the name appears to support the idea that it's a Wing Commander game - Squadron 42 doesn't really sound like a name that you'd use to market an entire universe of the scope that Chris is talking about. Wing Commander: Squadron 42 - that might work a little better...