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Surface-Launched ESSM

144k Pilotmario  1.3 years ago

Instructions: (1) activates missile systems. VTOL + Trim to aim weapons. Throttle + Yaw to drive.


The Surface-Launched Enhanced Sea Sparrow Missile (SL-ESSM) is a Paternian mid-range surface-air missile system designed to bridge the gap between the existing SHORAD systems such as VULCAWS, Gremlin, and Skysweeper, and the Defender Area Defense System.

This particular build is to showcase a false piston system used in the ESSM launcher's elevation system. It is not intended for use as a standalone piston, but rather to imitate the use of pneumatic or hydraulic actuators used to move hinges.

General Characteristics

  • Successors 2 airplane(s)
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 10.6ft (3.2m)
  • Length 27.3ft (8.3m)
  • Height 11.6ft (3.5m)
  • Empty Weight 25,578lbs (11,602kg)
  • Loaded Weight 26,286lbs (11,923kg)


  • Wing Loading -439,839.3lbs/ft2 (-2,147,483.6kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 0.0ft2 (0.0m2)
  • Drag Points 9315


  • Number of Parts 541
  • Control Surfaces 0
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    9,086 GriffithAir

    @Pilotmario Hey man, I'm back

    1.2 years ago
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    2,319 Davisplanez

    these are some pretty cool bananas

    1.3 years ago
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    144k Pilotmario

    @EternalDarkness Thank you. Your spring-based false piston on your Recurve radar truck in fact was the inspiration for the pistons.

    1.3 years ago
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    Nice pistons. I prefer the option with springs though.

    +1 1.3 years ago
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