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Claton "Tiny" Tippin.
Fighter-Bomber Wing Eagle. Wing Position: Lead 3.
Biography: 6' 7", and massive,
all of it muscle and brawn. Claton can barely fit into his Rifleman's
cockpit, this is beneficial in the fact that he is less affected by
canopy hits or flash rockets. On the ground his size makes him
nearly invulnerable in fights. He has been known to absorb up to and
including 2X4's and crowbars.
History: A former RTAF ranger, he left Texas and
joined the Raiders in early 1936, just before their worldwide
cruise. He left the Air Rangers after he was severely
reprimanded for "Unconductive tendancies on the ground", reffering to
his eternal love for brawling. Knowing that he would be
reprimanded again, likely with the clipping of his wings, and after
seeing how many of the RTAF rangers treated the occupied Oklahomans,
left for Colorado, taking his Rifleman with him.
Aircraft: Claton flies a
William and Colt Rifleman, unmodified. Although A
"Restricted" aircraft, when he left the Rangers he simply stole
it. His aircraft is named "Yellow Rose", with the predictable
beauty portrayed against a yellow rose.
Weapons: On the ground he
rarely uses his handguns, preffering his fists, however he is
proficeant with his two, .45 Colt Peacekeepers. And he better be, with
their slow reloads, it is basically 12 shots and you're done.
Fighter-Bomber Wing Eagle. Wing Position: Wing 3.
Biography: 5' 6", and
roughly 55 years, he is clearly an older drunk, usually 2 weeks of
beard on his face and unkempt hair, usually covered by an old battered
sea captains cap (How he got it is a mystery, he has only been to the
sea in the last year).
History: An aging pilot that
the group picked up when it was first formed and in need of
pilots. Since then, he has stuck on, although it would be ideal
to boot him from the gang, he nonetheless remains, a mediocre
was formerly a successful farmer in what is now the Peoples
Collective. When the depression hit he was able to escape the
effects moderately well. Then the PC government came and he
lost everything. He fled to Colorado, taking with him
enough of his stashed gold and silver coins to purchase a Hughes
Devastator, before falling into a month long drunk.
joined the Raiders after he sold his Devastator to Grant Olson, their
leader, for the paltry sum of one thousand dollars, to help finance his
bout of drink. Olson offered him a chance to join the
group, and keep his plane, as long as he stayed with the group, an
offer which "Tuffy" took immediately.
then the entire group has worked to wean him off the booze, only
rationing it out from the bar, and confinscating it whenever
found. However the crafty old man still manages to get
some, one time sneaking AND hiding for three weeks, a 40 gallon keg of
beer on the zeppelin, found only after he shoved the empty onto the
booze leaves him edgy on long combat missions, he can fly adequately,
but often misjudges distance, opening fire at long range, and in his
fits, often can fail to unjam weapons. However this is advantage
in the fact that he can often be unaffected
by flash rockets, due to sometimes even being drunk while in the
cockpit. Regardless of his flying habits, he is liked by
the crew, and felt to be worth what little extra trouble.
Aircraft: He flies an
un-modified Hughes Devastator MK I. It is an aging
aircraft, but with his helping the mechanics, it remains in top
shape. (Despite the booze, he is a top-notch mechanic) It's
named "Hellfire and Damnation", with it's noseart consiting of a
thundercloud spitting streaks of fire and thunder against the emblem of
the People's Collective.
Weapons: A poor shot on the
ground, he has recently gone to carrying a pair of double barreled 12
guage pistols whenever on the ground. Although inaccurate
past 15 yards, he is unable to hit anything past 10 yards with a