This is the first true ornithopter aircraft that we've got for the Harkonnen. There are no fixed-wing aircraft in the Dune universe and we're staying true to that tradition, though we are mixing it up with some rocket-propelled aircraft. The gunship is small, lightly armored and agile, but it packs a huge punch with air and ground missiles and four machine flechette guns.
This design is, obviously, inspired by the wing structure of the common dragonfly. We thought that the way that insect moves would be very appropriate to the role we wanted for this unit. I really wanted to show the mechanics of the wings (which were a huge pain to work out, btw), but I'm glad I took the time because the complexity really shows.
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