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Eurocopter Lancer

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Auto Credit Based on mikoyanster's CAS Challenge

The Airbus Aerospace Eurocopter Lancer was devised as a sequel to the Tiger, plagued by early run flaws and delays, as a way to improve reliability, transportability, efficiency and detectability.

The Lancer was requested primarily by the Austrlian Air Force due to major issues with their Tiger fleet, regarding the lack of dust filters and payload options above 3 tons, leading Eurocopter to solve them. The French partok the request as well, due to Tiger losses in Afghanistan, forcing them to replenish their fleet, and the need for a new helicopter for their Navy. Portugal displayed interest into the airframe's concept due to the lacklster capabilities of their AH-1Fs and Gazelle IV helicopters, therefore requesting it's development, putting a downpayment for 17 units as an added bonus.

The Tiger's airframe was used as a basis to the Lancer, but it was completely gutted, with most parts being scrapped, and rebuilt from the ground up. Carbon and magnesium composites were extensively used to make the airframe lighter than ever before, albeit bigger. Due to the size increase, they ended up failing the weight reduction, especially when it was fully laden, climbing from the reasonable 6 tons of the Tiger to a whopping roughly 13 and a half tons for the Lancer.

The aircraft sports a payload of 8 tons, fuel included, with it's maximum payload option consisting of 28 SNEB II 104mm Rockets, 4 MILAN Anti-tank Guided Missiles, 2 MBDN Meteor Anti-Aircraft Missiles, 2 Oerlikon KDA 20mm autocannons, 1 MG-3KWS General Purpose MG and a countermeasures suite consisting of 48 flares and 48 chaffs and electronic countermeasures, mounted next to the MG-3.

Trials started in late 2019, with the testing season ending in 2022. The aircraft is expected to enter service as early as 2023. Independent flight tests were requested to various countries that were considering the Lancer, albeit not placing orders at the moment (comment your experience down below if you so desire, feedback is very much appreciated).

Personal note: Thank you, @mikoyanster, for the awesome challenge proposition, and to @LotterCrafts for the amazing ideas and advice he provided!

Controls: Pitch, Roll and Yaw are regular, Throttle handles the collective pitch, VTOL doesn't do anything and AG1 extends an arrestor hook may it ever be necessary.

P.S.: I've just noticed there's a bug. The aircraft published isn't scaled like the one I have saved, not sure why. I made no post-upload edits. You can get it here (https://www.simpleplanes.com/a/2axUpH/Eurocopter-Lancer-Scale-fixed-oops).

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General Characteristics

  • Predecessor CAS Challenge
  • Successors 3 airplane(s)
  • This plane has been featured
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 43.1ft (13.1m)
  • Length 53.0ft (16.2m)
  • Height 18.6ft (5.7m)
  • Empty Weight 10,260lbs (4,654kg)
  • Loaded Weight 26,698lbs (12,110kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 14.393
  • Wing Loading 3,307.2lbs/ft2 (16,147.1kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 8.1ft2 (0.8m2)
  • Drag Points 7300

Parts

  • Number of Parts 337
  • Control Surfaces 0
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    @logizAircrafts haha it probably melted because of climate change

    3 months ago
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    @asteroidbook345 Exactly, but the iceberg isn't on route hopefully.

    3 months ago
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    Captain goes down with his ship

    3 months ago
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    @Nobodygood Thank you.

    +1 3 months ago
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    2,790 Nobodygood

    @logizAircrafts That's all I need to side with you man.

    3 months ago
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    DISCLAIMER: It isn't stolen. May this be taken down, so be it, but I go down with my dignity.

    +1 3 months ago
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    @Nobodygood last one was 4 days ago

    3 months ago
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    @Nobodygood yeah but I’ve never really seen him comment often so idk

    3 months ago
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    @Tully2001 it was a whole thing like a month ago but I think it got taken down because he didn’t want to deal with people harassing him

    3 months ago
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    8,407 shipster

    There isn’t a stolen Harrier sir @Tully2001

    3 months ago
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    Mod Tully2001

    If there’s a stolen harrier, report it. Don’t keep annoying other users over it. @shipster

    3 months ago
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    2,790 Nobodygood

    @asteroidbook345 Isn't it a bit odd how the creator hasn't said anything about the similarities? Wouldn't you want to ensure that no one could get you disqualified over false claims?

    3 months ago
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    8,407 shipster

    It kinda does @asteroidbook345

    +1 3 months ago
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    @shipster I haven’t downloaded either I can only see the exteriors also it really doesn’t matter

    3 months ago
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    8,407 shipster

    If you say that isn’t the same you are simply in denial @asteroidbook345

    +1 3 months ago
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    8,407 shipster

    LOOK AT IT THEY ARE LITERALLY THE SAME @asteroidbook345

    +1 3 months ago
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    @shipster the harrier wasn’t stolen, it just looked similar but had about 500 more parts. Also they’re both airbus helicopters, to the interior is going to be the same. It’s like if someone used an A340 control stick and screens to make an A330. Also, he could have just rebuilt the stick and panels to the same specs as the other one.

    3 months ago
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    8,407 shipster

    Is the stolen Harrier part of a challenge? If not, I don’t care because they aren’t winning anything, if your use someone else’s cockpit without recognition to win a challenge, that’s way worse. @asteroidbook345

    +1 3 months ago
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    8,407 shipster

    The inside not the canopy
    Look at the control panel, joystick and the collective pitch stick
    @asteroidbook345

    +1 3 months ago
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    @shipster look at the evidence. Two totally different cockpits.

    3 months ago
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    @shipster oh god not like how that guy “copied” BogdanX’s harrier

    3 months ago
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    Your heli is just about the only entry to this challenge that I’m worried about lol

    3 months ago
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    8,407 shipster

    You should say that you took the cockpit from someone else

    +1 3 months ago
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    8,407 shipster

    I couldn’t help but notice that you nicked the cockpit from the Eurocopter Tiger of @RadarJamJar

    +1 3 months ago
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    3,431 Mmdben

    Wow!

    3 months ago
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