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A-70A Warrior

1,361 qwerty132  5 months ago

Disclaimer: This is fictional

In the late sixties American Aircraft began development of a close air support aircraft for the USAF and the A-X program. In 1971 the YA-70A prototype was unveiled. In 1972 it first flew. Although it lost the program to the A-10 it was cheaper. It was also easier to maintain. This was liked by the USAF and they ordered both the A-10 and the A-70. The reason why this happened was because of the A-70s cost. In 1976 it entered service, before the A-10. Pilots loved it and so did maintainers. Although originally only 200 were ordered to back up the A-10s, in 1979 with the end of Detente 550 more were ordered. Through the late 1970s and 80s it served in bases in NATO countries in Europe ready to attack Soviet ground forces in case of invasion. In the 80s the number built would surpass the aircraft it lost to, the A-10. Serving into the late 2010s with the USAF it saw combat in many wars including The Gulf War and the war on terror.

A-70Rockets
One fires a salvo of rockets
A-70Flight
An A-70A in flight
A-70agm65
Firing an AGM-65

Weapons:

1x 100mm cannon
2x AIM-7 Sparrows
4x AGM-65 Mavericks
114x Rockets

Controls:

Ag.1: Unlock wheel steering
Ag.2: Jettison fuel tank
Ag.3: Jettison weapons
Ag.8: Lights
VTOL: Flaps
Trim: Trim

Notes:

I started working on this as soon as I finished my F-143A but I forgot about it. I saw that it had potential and worked on it. It has pretty good flight performance and is lots of fun.

Credits:

@EternalDarkness for the Rocket Pods
@FairFireFlight for the AIM-7s and AGM-65s
@ChiChiWerx for the USAF Insignia

Don’t upload a successor without asking me first

Check out my previous builds:

A-33
F-144A
A-153A
AGM-41 Barracuda
F-143B Hellhound
F-143A Hellhound

General Characteristics

  • Created On iOS
  • Wingspan 61.9ft (18.9m)
  • Length 59.0ft (18.0m)
  • Height 18.3ft (5.6m)
  • Empty Weight 20,306lbs (9,210kg)
  • Loaded Weight 57,636lbs (26,143kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 0.701
  • Wing Loading 104.1lbs/ft2 (508.3kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 553.7ft2 (51.4m2)
  • Drag Points 9089

Parts

  • Number of Parts 480
  • Control Surfaces 7