Well the idea was that this would be a dedicated close air support/ground attack craft. So I thought in a long term deployment, they might be serviced by ground bases, but I suppose a ground base could have racks just the same as a ships hangar bay.
Of course landing gear would allow it to stay with the ground troops if the mother ship were called away to other duties. I decided this craft wouldn't have hyperdrive capabilities so if the mother ship leaves then they are stuck.
I'll work on it some and post a version with the gear and see how it goes...
hmmm... I always thought the wings looked too fragile to support the weight of the fighter, but I suppose it's possible. I think I'll continue with the landing gear, but as optional gear to be used when needed. Glad you like it though!