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Northrop F-212 Thunderclap

24.5k Hedero  15 days ago
Auto Credit Based on mikoyanster's Area88Challenge

Manufacturer: Northrop Grumman - Year Founded: 1939 - Year designed and made: 1957 - Northrop had wanted to build a multipurpose jet that could dogfight and ground attack. Equipped with one ground attack cannon and one wing gun. Although not very fast or manueverable, it can dogfight, but don't expect to win. It also comes equipped with 4 air-to-air missiles, 2 air-to-ground missiles, and 2 250 lb bombs. Northrop's aircraft was quickly decommissioned after test pilots realized it wasn't very useful. I'm not experienced in making fighter jets ok? I can't make a highly manueverable jet that looks good with the regulations that Mikoyanster has on his challenge. But in all seriousness this was fun and I'm just entering for the fun of it. Probably the coolest part of this aircraft is the trailing link landing gear. You can land hard and barely notice it lol. Just don't start braking until all wheels are on the ground. 1=Air brakes VTOL=Flaps G=LandingGear. Enjoy! And Diloph helped with the gear.

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General Characteristics

  • Predecessor Area88Challenge
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 34.9ft (10.6m)
  • Length 39.6ft (12.1m)
  • Height 14.2ft (4.3m)
  • Empty Weight 8,813lbs (3,997kg)
  • Loaded Weight 11,117lbs (5,042kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 1.01
  • Wing Loading 40.0lbs/ft2 (195.4kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 277.8ft2 (25.8m2)
  • Drag Points 3988

Parts

  • Number of Parts 238
  • Control Surfaces 7
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    24.5k Hedero

    Awesome!@asteroidbook345

    8 days ago
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    @Hedero no problem! I think you have a pretty good chance of winning the trench part at least.

    +1 8 days ago
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    24.5k Hedero

    Oh alright, well thanks for testing it and I hope it does good!@asteroidbook345

    9 days ago
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    I tested this in the Wright trenches and it got the farthest out of all the others. I assume he won't make the trenches that curvy but it's a good extreme scenario test for a long, twisty trench.

    9 days ago
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    20.6k Mustang51

    @Hedero no problem. This one still flies good though so it doesn’t need to change all that much

    9 days ago
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    24.5k Hedero

    Oh ok. I'll definately try that when I build new fictional aircraft. Thanks for the help!@Mustang51

    9 days ago
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    20.6k Mustang51

    I think it actually flies pretty decently, especially compared to most other planes on SP. If you want it to be more stable and wobble a little less, I would add a bit more wing surface area (probably between 75-120ft^2 more) and move the CoM forward. I hope that helps!

    +1 9 days ago
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    24.5k Hedero

    Thank you! I don't know about the flying part. It seems to control similar to a moth near a lamp at night lol. But thx anyways!@Mustang51

    9 days ago
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    20.6k Mustang51

    This is one of the coolest looking aircraft ideas I’ve seen in a long time! Absolutely wonderful build with lots of great detail. It flies well too

    9 days ago
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    24.5k Hedero

    What do you mean? I simply had to delete my mig because it was not a successor to the challenge. Otherwise if I left it it would not be entered.@Chancey21

    11 days ago
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    58.1k Chancey21

    Ok, I am a hug supporter of your builds, but I do notice that you upload and delete almost every build. @Hedero

    11 days ago
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    24.5k Hedero

    Ok I'm sorry but when I uploaded my mig, it didn't say it was a successor to Mikoyanster's challenge. So I had to take it down to upload it later.@Chancey21

    11 days ago
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    58.1k Chancey21

    Would you please stop fake uploading?

    11 days ago
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    24.5k Hedero

    @Alta2809 Thanks!

    11 days ago
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    319 Alta2809

    Bizarre Design, I love it!
    @Hedero

    12 days ago
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    24.5k Hedero

    Thanks!@FatEgg

    13 days ago
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    807 FatEgg

    Chonky Boi. Love it!

    14 days ago
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    24.5k Hedero

    Lol thank you!@Otter0308

    14 days ago
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    185 Otter0308

    This looks like a messed up f-16 I love it

    14 days ago
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    24.5k Hedero

    Thank you!@Carbonfox1

    15 days ago
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    2,084 Carbonfox1

    Absolutely love this ugly thing, great work

    15 days ago
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    1,471 BnanaX

    @Hedero Np

    15 days ago
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    24.5k Hedero

    I am actually building a much better performing and better looking aircraft as my second entry to the challenge. So hopefully I won't disappoint anyone this time lol.

    15 days ago
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    26.0k Diloph

    I’m his brother, TIS BE UGLIER THEN MY GRAND MA EATING PIZZA

    15 days ago
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    24.5k Hedero

    Thank you!@BnanaX

    15 days ago
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