And now, for something quite different from the usual aircraft two-views I've been making...
Here's the iconic Vic Viper starfighter of the Gradius video game series, in its T-301 iteration. First seen on the cover of the Gradius III & IV
compilation as well as CG sequences within it, the T-301 then makes its first full-blown appearance in Gradius V
, and then in Gradius ReBirth
The T-301 is easily distinguished from its BP-827Z predecessor
(last seen in Gradius IV) by the sharp, angular design of its prow (which elaborately reconfigures when firing its high-powered laser), as well as the two oversized "photon torpedo" missiles it carries externally.
Gradius © Konami