Wing Commander ship design inspirations

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    @Lilja 's recent thread about the t-shirt with the Raptor-esque fighter got me thinking about the origins of some of our familiar Wing Commander craft. Before that discussion was had, I didn't have a clue the Raptor had an immediate design inspiration.

    So I've been thinking about designs, and tributes and here's what I've come up with.

    Can anybody suggest some more?

    Arrow and A-wing (Star Wars)

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    Razor and Viper (Battlestar Galactica)

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    Broadsword and Starlancer Bomber

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    Edit: Ahh crap, the movie Broadsword pre-dates the Starlancer model.
     
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    Batwing and Dralthi...
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    That's a good one! I'd forgotten about the Batwing entirely, haven't really followed Batman since I was very small.

    I was going to suggest that the Galaxy has DNA from the Millenium Falcon, but looking at the two side by side I just can't find enough in common.
     
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    Here's one that goes the other way, probably...

    Salthi and Morningstar (Descent)

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    Here's another that probably goes from WC to something else... Strakha to Centauri Vorchan-class cruiser (B5):

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    I really did make a huge cock up with that thread - WC wise, well at least some good is coming from it.
     
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    Not at all! I think most of us would have come straight to the CIC and post pictures if we'd seen that shirt!
     
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    Heh, yes...and being called "Morningstar" too, this is surely a nod to WC.
     
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    Yeah, although as we discussed in the other thread, there was some good cross pollination between WCM and Starlancer, so the Starlancer bomber may well have been inspired by the Movie Broadsword. http://www.wcnews.com/chatzone/threads/wing-commander-movie-bomber.28116
     
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    I'd wager that these two may be related...
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