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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    I'd wager that these two may be related...
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