It is widely regarded that pilots of the Twin Barracuda are some of the most insane and unhinged individuals in the solar system.
3x Multipart 32mm scale Resin model
3x 30mm bases
Model count: 3 - 6 per unit
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Unlike contemporary jet packs, the Barracuda, at its heart, is simply a pair of fuel tanks with powerful spinning turbines attached behind them. A pair of flight sticks are used to steer the contraption and a simple leather harness straps the pilot to the deathtrap machine. The noise created by these engines is deafening, and the pilots are forced to wear noise-dampening ear defenders; most, inevitably, still end up deaf or with continuous tinnitus, known ironically as the Barracuda buzz. Triggers on the flight sticks control how much fuel is pumped to the engines; new pilots find it tricky to give them just the right amount of pressure to allow them to take flight. It is not uncommon for novices to end up in traction before they got off of the ground for the first time. Bolted onto this basic aperture is a pair of Southpaw rocket launchers that are fired by pressing the red buttons on the top of each joystick. Each launcher can only be loaded with six rockets due to weight restrictions, because of this, the Air Support have adopted a last-ditch attack which they have affectionately dubbed the ‘bee-sting’. It involves a death-defying dive from high altitude towards the top of an armoured target and firing the last two of their rockets in quick succession, the first punching a hole through the plating and the second causing massive internal mayhem. The number of pilots that have successfully pulled off this manoeuvre is low, but those that have wear their medal with pride.
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