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Northrop F-212 Thunderclap

47.1k Hedero  4 months 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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    47.1k Hedero

    Thanks dude! That was a fun challenge!@mikoyanster

    one month ago
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    Ease of maneuver - 17/30pt
    Realistic model - 40/70pt
    Details, paint and accesories - 15/30pt
    Realistic weapons and behaviour - 20/40pt
    Build quality - 17/30pt
    Mission Fulfillment - ??/100pt
    Fair play - 20/20pt

    129pt

    one month ago
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    47.1k Hedero

    Lol@Gott

    3 months ago
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    47.1k Hedero

    My f-212 be lookin' like the world's heaviest man. @Gott

    +1 3 months ago
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    47.1k Hedero

    Awesome!@asteroidbook345

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

    +1 4 months ago
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    47.1k Hedero

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

    4 months 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.

    4 months ago
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    23.5k Mustang51

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

    4 months ago
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    47.1k Hedero

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

    4 months ago
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    23.5k 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 4 months ago
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    47.1k 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

    4 months ago
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    23.5k 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

    4 months ago
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    47.1k 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

    4 months ago
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    60.6k Chancey21

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

    4 months ago
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    47.1k 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

    4 months ago
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    60.6k Chancey21

    Would you please stop fake uploading?

    4 months ago
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    47.1k Hedero

    @Alta2809 Thanks!

    4 months ago
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    960 Alta2809

    Bizarre Design, I love it!
    @Hedero

    4 months ago
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    47.1k Hedero

    Thanks!@FatEgg

    4 months ago
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    1,732 FatEgg

    Chonky Boi. Love it!

    4 months ago
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    47.1k Hedero

    Lol thank you!@Otter0308

    4 months ago
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    217 Otter0308

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

    4 months ago
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    47.1k Hedero

    Thank you!@Carbonfox1

    4 months ago
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    2,159 Carbonfox1

    Absolutely love this ugly thing, great work

    4 months ago
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