by Patrick Maley
The CAM 216 Vulcan was modified from a Earth-based low orbit interceptor to a Mars-based second tier fighter. While in service, the Vulcan had limited success against more advanced Proximan fighters. The only saving grace was the Vulcan's ability to absorb damage. For a more complete description please refer to Spacecraft 2100 to 2200 A.D.
I chose this ship from the half dozen yellow colored ships in the book due to the "Anderson" style design, fat body, and big engines.
I carved sheets of balsa into the shape of the main fuselage. Since the book doesn't give dimensions, I made my version 1/72 scale. The length is 18 inches, wingspan 21 inches and height 7 inches. After the wood molds were made, I used my homemade vac machine to form the fuselage. All the pieces are scratch built: top engines, wings and main engines, which are 1/2 inch PVC with 50 hand cut exhaust feathers.