Imperial Syllixian Empire
I am not the strongest.
I am not the fastest.
But let my knowledge be of use
The knowledge of the Battlefield.
SPH-05A6M1 of the Syllixian Armed Forces
The SPH-05A6M1 is a series of observation helicopters derived from the SPH-05A3M2 'Hyena' Fast Attack Helicopter. The airframe received overhaul to enlarge the cockpit, and a new powerplant in installed. The addition of a new mast mounted sensor and radar system built around the C4I technology, the helicopter plays a cruicial role in understanding the battlefield and to give the best possible way in a scenario.
SPH-05A6M1 overlooking a ridge
Shortly after the development of the SPH-05A3M2 and the SPT-06A8M8 which are built around the new doctrine, the Army needed a dedicated platform for aerial reconnaissance role. A model was proposed and the development started soon by 2026. In 7 months, a flying prototype was completed. The Army was not pleased with it's current capabilities, and more tests were conducted. By July 2028, a newer, updated model was completed. However, the new requirements led the team to redesign the helicopter. The Army set a deal for LRP of 150 units in September 2029 and an attack variant was proposed, but was cancelled in favor of Eternistan Federation's RAH-88M1.
Development stages of the SPH-05A6M1
The SPH-05A6M1 incorporates several new features previously unheard of in the Syllixian made helicopters. One of which is the new "Hybrid Fenestron" layout designed in joint collaboration with the Aleutzian Research Institute. The layout provides the advantages given by pusher propellers while maintaining less silhouette made by coaxial rotors. The layout provides significant speed advantage over previous iterations. The new mast optical sensor which is made around the C4I system provides crucial part in relaying the information to allied forces in real time. In order to reduce the drag, a multipurpose bay was provided. It can be loaded with RCWS, or fuel tank depending on the mision requirements and it's rated for small transport duty when neccessary. The cockpit features glass display and the role of each pilots are interchangeable, but the layout of front gunner and rear pilot is more common. Unlike the SPH-05A3M2 which featured skids, the SPH-05A6M1 features tricycle landing gear which is retractable during flight.
Ban on Exports
Due to several circumstances, such as the vehicle's highly advanced avionics, and the CUMS system developed in joint collaboration with Paternia, and the agreements between the participating countries (MAE #56709n4) outlining the prohibition of the export of military equipments and arnaments to who are not aligned with us and poses a threat to participating nation's sovreignity. As such, the export of military vehicles and arnaments are limited to countries such as: Paternia, Royal State of Aleutzia, Royal State of Emmeria, Republic of Awwam, with the exception to few countries, such as Eternistan Federation and Aurun Commonwealth.
SPH-05A6M1 overlooking a ridge
Length : 11.1 Meters
Wingspan : 9.5 Meters
Height : 4.7 Meters
Crew : 2
Powerplant : x2 HE-02 Turboshaft engine
Maximum speed : 305 Km/h
Service Ceiling : 3000 Meters
Range : 560Km (630Km with clean loadout and fuel tank)
x2 "Dagger" Air to Air missile
x2 "Artemis" Air to Ground missile
x1 Remote Controlled Weapon System with targetting slaved to pilot's head movement
Countermeasures : x4 flare dispensers
SPH-05A6M1 in "Aleutzian Green" during IDAFOR military exercise link to optional camo
Imperial Syllixian Army : 200
Imperial Syllixian Navy : 50
Aurun Commonwealth : 420
Eternistan Federation : 210
Royal State of Aleutzia : 760
Continental African Federation : TBD
Paternia : 2000
AG1 : Enables Master Arm
AG2 : Opens bay door and lowers RCWS, and stabilizing gyro
AG2+Roll+Pitch : Operates the RCWS
AG3 : Set tail rotor to cruise mode
AG8 : Lights
Credit to NirvashTec for the suggestions, and the camo scheme
- Predecessor SPH-05A5M1 Taylor6
- This plane has been featured
- Created On Windows
- Wingspan 31.3ft (9.5m)
- Length 36.6ft (11.1m)
- Height 15.5ft (4.7m)
- Empty Weight 4,092lbs (1,856kg)
- Loaded Weight 7,466lbs (3,386kg)
- Power/Weight Ratio 49.961
- Wing Loading 68.3lbs/ft2 (333.5kg/m2)
- Wing Area 109.3ft2 (10.2m2)
- Drag Points 637
- Number of Parts 674
- Control Surfaces 0