Cyberion's Latest Model And Wallpaper Update ID

We've got a double feature today. Cyberion's latest Wing Commander Wallpaper has been released, and the model it highlights is here to go along with it. It's the tank that appears in the ground missions and cutscenes of Wing Commander 4. This gorgeous battle is scaled to 1280x960 and comes in around 850 k.

The shuttle is a nice touch. The lightwave source for this one is also available for you to play around with if you're into modding or modeling. Total size is under half a megabyte and can be found here.

Fan Comments Wanted For WC Article Update ID

Crusader noticed that 1up's Crucial Classic Club will be doing a feature on Wing Commander next week. 1up is the relatively new web presence of Electronic Gaming Monthly.
Your next selection was Wing Commander. if you're a fan of the game or the series, drop 50-ish words here or in the private message receptacle of our friend The Reverend Dr. David F. Smith by Tuesday Feb. 22. Thanks!
You'll need to register to send him a message here. I'm sure lots of you can think of interesting anecdotes to share. Feel free to also hit the Discuss link below and copy your responses to this news post, in case yours isn't included with the article next week.

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