Northtrop P-61B-1 Black Widow

by   26.9k Mostly  14 days ago
Auto Credit Based on Mostly's P-61 Progress

HUGE thanks to the following people:
~F104Deathtrap Historical accuracy help
~Ruimtevaart Test-flying aircraft/fixing autoroll
~Carbonfox1 Historical accuracy help
SIDE-NOTES:
I don't want to make this too long winded, because the controls are insane, but this is my platinum special. A remaster, and a thank you gift to all of the people who supported me on my journey to platinum. Not only have I become a better builder, but I made friends along the way. So, thanks a bunch for your support, i’ll be back out with a challenge or something of that sort soon.
HISTORY (FROM WIKIPEDIA):
The Northrop P-61 Black Widow, named for the American spider, was the first operational U.S. warplane designed as a night fighter, and the first aircraft designed to use radar. The P-61 had a crew of three: pilot, gunner, and radar operator. It was armed with four 20 mm (.79 in) Hispano M2 forward-firing cannons mounted in the lower fuselage, and four .50 in (12.7 mm) M2 Browning machine guns mounted in a remote-controlled dorsal gun turret.
It was an all-metal, twin-engine, twin-boom design developed during World War II. The first test flight was made on May 26, 1942, with the first production aircraft rolling off the assembly line in October 1943. The last aircraft was retired from government service in 1954.
CREW: 3
~Pilot
~Gunner
~Radar Operator
ARMAMENT:
~x4 AN/M3 20mm cannons
~Turret x4 Browning M2 12.7mm MGs
~x4 100lb bombs (optional)
~x4 500lb bombs (optional)
~x4 1000 bombs (optional)
CONTROLS:
~VTOL for flaps
~Trim for tail trim
~AG1 to open cockpit
~AG2 to deploy air brakes
~AG4 to drop bombs (if equipped)
~AG8 to disable movement + offensive armament
~AG7 to enable turret (ONLY ACTIVATE AFTER PRESSING AG8)
~Basic flight controls
CAMERA CONTROLS:
~CAM1: Gunner View
~CAM2: Pilot gunsight view
~CAM3: Pilot POV
TURRET CONTROLS:
~Keep aircraft level (turn on autopilot then turn off after stability)
~Press AG8 (Disable flight controls)
~Activate mouse-aim mode
~Press AG7 (Enable turret movement) And swap to CAM1
~Use flaps or trim tab to keep aircraft from dipping/climbing.

Secondary modifications can be found here

Enjoy, and thank you.
~Mostly

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Predecessor P-61 Progress
  • Successors 2 airplane(s)
  • Created On Mac
  • Wingspan 55.6ft (17.0m)
  • Length 47.6ft (14.5m)
  • Height 16.3ft (5.0m)
  • Empty Weight 18,600lbs (8,437kg)
  • Loaded Weight 20,460lbs (9,280kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.317
  • Wing Loading 28.2lbs/ft2 (137.6kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 725.9ft2 (67.4m2)
  • Drag Points 16467

Parts

  • Number of Parts 491
  • Control Surfaces 8