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Wendigo

16.3k JohnnyBoythePilot  2 months ago
Auto Credit Based on hopotumon's Simple Fighter Challenge (Closed)

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"Wendigo" experimental 6th generation optionally-manned fighter concept.


The Wendigo was one of Rainier Aerospace's first 6th generation concepts and is an optionally-manned fighter utilizing a "duel-body" design with multiple wings/lifting surfaces, making the Wendigo concept a highly efficient fighter design at all speeds, altitudes, and maneuvers. One unique feature of the Wendigo is its ability to "shed" or separate from the main rear body, to make itself more faster and maneuverable, and in case the main body takes damage. This feature can also be seen as sort of a "escape pod" and the separated cockpit-fighter will have enough fuel for the pilot to land the craft somewhere.

"This, thing, is not an aircraft, it's a monster, unlike anything that's ever graced the skies. In fact, it doesn't even grace the skies, but flies bringing shear terror upon anyone unfortunate enough to fight against it, or even see its hideous design. I mean, just look at the damn thing! This monster is truly unstoppable as an unmanned, AI-controlled fighter." -Anonymous Rainier Engineer Remarking About the Wendigo Concept

All Controls Default Except:

AG-1 = Separate Main Body
AG-2 = Parachute







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General Characteristics

  • Predecessor Simple Fighter Challenge (Closed)
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 37.7ft (11.5m)
  • Length 46.1ft (14.1m)
  • Height 12.3ft (3.7m)
  • Empty Weight 15,336lbs (6,956kg)
  • Loaded Weight 23,151lbs (10,501kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 2.912
  • Wing Loading 44.4lbs/ft2 (216.6kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 521.8ft2 (48.5m2)
  • Drag Points 3079

Parts

  • Number of Parts 48
  • Control Surfaces 12