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A-1J Skyraider

5,631 mmsace  9 days ago

The A-1J Skyraider was an upgraded variant of the A-1H used by the US Navy and the US Air Force during the Vietnam War. It featured improved avionics and stronger wings for increased payload capacity. The A-1J served in close air support, reconnaissance, and search and rescue missions. Its long loiter time and ability to carry a wide array of ordnance made it highly effective in providing air support. The A-1J remained in service until the early 1970s, before it was replaced by more modern attack jets like the A-4 Skyhawk and the A-6 Intruder.


Activation Groups

1 Tail hook

2 Fold wings

3 Airbrake

4 None

5 None

6 Jettison all stations

7 Jettison Droptank

8 None

VTOL down - Flaps
TRIM-TRIM

Payload

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1 SUU-11/A Minigun Pod
2 LAU-68s
2 Mk 81s
4 Mk 83
4 CBU-14/A Clusterbomb dispensers
credits go to Kendog84 for his CBU-14 used in this build


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clean version for custom loadouts
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General Characteristics

  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 63.9ft (19.5m)
  • Length 49.9ft (15.2m)
  • Height 22.5ft (6.8m)
  • Empty Weight 26,317lbs (11,937kg)
  • Loaded Weight 38,990lbs (17,685kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.153
  • Wing Loading 33.1lbs/ft2 (161.4kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 1,179.6ft2 (109.6m2)
  • Drag Points 12048

Parts

  • Number of Parts 625
  • Control Surfaces 13
  • Performance Cost 2,475
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    733 RAAFAce2

    I love the Skyraider. This is a cool build, and I even saved it

    One gripe: Why are the wing cannons non-functional?

    3 days ago
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    1,144 Randomplayer

    @Randomplayer wait never mind found it

    +1 5 days ago
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    148k WinsWings

    very cool

    +1 6 days ago
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    1,144 Randomplayer

    What’s the plane in the second to last photo?

    +1 6 days ago
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    Good 10/10

    +1 6 days ago
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    The jet bois : props are the thing of the past ! There is no need for such aircraft in the modern sophisticated war !

    The Tuscanos , and the other props vets : slow is smooth , smooth is fast , fast and smooth.

    +1 7 days ago
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    1,737 Kazin

    @Mustang51 Oh not yet, but u bet you a Little Bird or Chinook would be absolutely hilarious, just pack as many as possible on the bottom😂

    +2 7 days ago
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    25.3k Mustang51

    @Kazin me too, they’re amazing. Have you tried putting multiple on a helicopter or slow flying plane but angling them all around it?

    +1 8 days ago
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    1,737 Kazin

    @Mustang51 either way, im having WAYYYY too much fun with those🤭😂

    +1 8 days ago
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    25.3k Mustang51

    @Kazin those are the CBU-14 cluster bomb pods

    +1 8 days ago
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    Amazing build the only issues I noticed were

    the flaps actually make the aircraft pitch down
    The trim is SUPER sensitive
    And the switches for the pylon jettison don’t actually jettison one at a time (lost my whole mission load over finding that out in vr 😂)

    +1 8 days ago
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    1,737 Kazin

    @mmsace turns out the cannon balls that drop from the 20mm act like grenades, so it's AWESOME in its own right lol

    +1 8 days ago
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    5,631 mmsace

    @Mustang51 I was gonna but i guess i forgor

    +1 8 days ago
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    25.3k Mustang51

    Pretty nice! Looks great and handles really well. One question though, why not make the 20mm a functional?

    +1 9 days ago
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    Get a raise, you deserve it

    +1 9 days ago
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    @mmsace thanks!

    +1 9 days ago
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    5,631 mmsace

    @Robomo119DerMustangKiller Sure

    +1 9 days ago
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    This is amazing! Hey could you provide me screen shots for my next builds?

    +1 9 days ago
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    i was just scrolling through your builds and you suddenly posted, nice!!!

    +1 9 days ago