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F-143A “Hellhound”

1,361 qwerty132  7 months ago

Disclaimer: this is fictional
The F-143 was a fighter designed in the late fifties an early sixties. Designed as a high altitude, high speed interceptor to shoot down Soviet bombers. Another key design feature was that it was to be significantly more affordable than other interceptors. It was designed by American Aircraft Industries in just 14 months with development starting in September 1958. Due to its quick development there were several problems, but most of them were solved within the first few years of service. On November 17th 1959 the prototype was unveiled. On January 7th 1960 it first flew. 630 F-143As were ordered by the U.S.A.F., 51 by Belgium, 367 by West Germany, 200 by Japan, and 133 by South Vietnam. Production ended in 1963 with the introduction of the F-143B and the remaking orders were switched to F-143Bs. It competed with the Lockheed F-104 Starfighter, but had better performance and radar. The F-143A was developed into more advanced variants (coming soon).

Weapons:

4x AIM-7A Sparrow

Controls:

Ag.1: Drop fuel tank
Ag.2: Drag Chute
Ag.3: Jettison AIM-7s
Ag.4:
Ag.5:
Ag.6:
Ag.7:
Ag.8: Lights
VTOL: Flaps
Trim: Trim

Variants:

F-143B
RF-143B Longnose

If you are going to make any changes to it (don’t upload without my permission) I do not recommend mirroring it.

This is my first build with custom control surfaces which is why they’re not the best (I will upload some of my older builds later).

Credits:

@FairFireFlight for the AIM-7A
@ChiChiWerx for the USAF insignias

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General Characteristics

  • Created On iOS
  • Wingspan 27.8ft (8.5m)
  • Length 67.5ft (20.6m)
  • Height 15.9ft (4.8m)
  • Empty Weight 18,512lbs (8,397kg)
  • Loaded Weight 45,086lbs (20,451kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 1.495
  • Wing Loading 112.6lbs/ft2 (549.9kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 400.3ft2 (37.2m2)
  • Drag Points 6494

Parts

  • Number of Parts 269
  • Control Surfaces 7
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    7,782 UraniumOxide

    @qwerty132 np.

    7 months ago
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    1,361 qwerty132

    @MrPorg137 thanks

    7 months ago
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    7,782 UraniumOxide

    Nice!

    7 months ago
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    1,361 qwerty132

    @ACEPILOT109 thanks

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    89.3k ACEPILOT109

    @qwerty132 oh yeah i see that :) looks good

    7 months ago
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    1,361 qwerty132

    @ACEPILOT109 it kinda does, although when I was building it I was more so thinking it looked like an Avro Arrow combined with multiple other types

    7 months ago
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    89.3k ACEPILOT109

    looks like a MiG-31 mixed with american airplanes

    +1 7 months ago