I remember seeing an English Electric Lightning interceptor at an airshow as a child, and the whole concept has stayed with me. With massive speed and acceleration, and relatively short range, interceptors are front-line or last-ditch defences. These aren't dogfighting craft.
To get the idea across, I made this mostly engine, with a couple of light armaments.
Vehicle assembled in Poser. Landscape and rendering in Vue 8 Infinite.
Flight Vehicle Construction Kit from Powerfusion3D.