Just for fun -
If you could design one vehicle for the Joe franchise, what would you do?
Me, I'd love to see the Stingbat LHX in Joe form. I'd probably give it a proper chin-mounted gun, but there's not much else I'd change. It's got that nice futuristic look that seems to do so well nowadays, and fiction-wise we could have some fun with the supposed "stealth" aspects.
edit - maybe call it the "Shadowfly" or something.
That would be perfect.
Man i loved those speculative model kits of what if super secret prototypes inspired by Aerospace magazines.
In all seriousness, I've heard people complain that "realistic military" isn't selling very well because folks are squeamish given the current global situation. As such, they argue, Hasbro should stay away from any real-world designs.
Thing is, we've got plenty of real-world designs that are just "futuristic", "retro", or otherwise odd enough to where a person might not even realize it's real unless someone told them.
For example, consider X-planes like the X-36
or the X-44
, whose designs are almost like something from a science fiction work. Or we have the WWII-era Archer tank destroyer
, whose gun was mounted facing the rear
of the vehicle so that the tank could retreat without needing to turn around; if you ask me, this is perfect for someone like Cobra, who is frequently seen running away from the latest engagement.