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F-143B “Hellhound” (Updated variant)

1,361 qwerty132  7 months ago

Disclaimer: this is fictional
The F-143A was a great interceptor however it lacked a cannon for close combat. In 1962 a 30mm cannon was added to the F-143A to create the F-143B. The B variant also featured updated radar and also added the ability to carry more weapons such as the AIM-9L Sidewinder. It featured two extra pylons on the aircrafts belly. In 1963 it entered service and 320 were produced for the USAF and 500 F-143As were converted to the B model for the USAF alone. In 1969 production of the F-143B ended, however the B model still served into the late 1990s with the last being retired in 1999.

Weapons:

4x AIM-7A Sparrow
2x Empty pylons
1x 30mm cannon with 550 rounds

Notes and controls:

Although in reality all variants would have featured this I added an afterburner which is one of the major in game differences. Also the addition of a cannon and two pylons.

Ag.1: Afterburner
Ag.2: Drop tank
Ag.3: Jettison AIM-7s
Ag.4: Parachute
Ag.5:
Ag.6:
Ag.7:
Ag.8: Lights

Variants:

F-143A
RF-143B Longnose

Don’t mirror if you make changes to it but ask me before uploading a successor.

Credits:

@FairFireFlight for the AIM-7s
@MIKEESE for the afterburner
@ChiChiWerx for the USAF Insignia

F-143A

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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 23,360lbs (10,596kg)
  • Loaded Weight 51,198lbs (23,223kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 1.843
  • Wing Loading 127.9lbs/ft2 (624.5kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 400.3ft2 (37.2m2)
  • Drag Points 6585

Parts

  • Number of Parts 342
  • Control Surfaces 7