I've got to ask: Why use the Osprey in Contagious?
The idea of the Osprey is great, but everything I've seen and read about it, makes it an underpowered, overly complicate, underarmored, under weaponed flying deathtrap. You put in the other super secret experimental craft, maybe in the next book(s) you could come up with something better.
Do you keep up on current and experimental weapon systems for your books? Oh yeah, did you manage to read any Charlie Huston yet?
As a faithful Sigleryte, I pimp your stuff to all my friends. Spreading the FDO infection.