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LCBF-20 Talon III

32.7k Thecatbaron  14 days ago

WELCOME TO THE TALON III!

This is my first collab with @LeonardoEngineering. This is a fictional all weather strike fighter with potent air to air and air to ground abilities alike. It is loaded with features of which I cannot wait to show you!

FLIGHT

The Talon III is a decently maneuverable, Mach 2 capable jet although it will bleed a lot of energy in turns. The saving grace of this plane is its very powerful engine which allows it to power through its loss of speed. The aforementioned powerful engine gives this plane a great climb rate and fast acceleration. The major drawback of this plane is the slow roll speed which can hamper getting the pipper on target.

WEAPONS

The Talon III features 2X 23mm cannons of which are very accurate but require skill to aim. The air to ground weaponry include 4X CEW-50 freefall bombs, and 2X LGB-50 Guided bombs (more on those later). To top it all off there are 2X AAM-10 longbow missiles. The LGB-50s are a new weapon system I have decided to try out. They work like the normal custom air to ground missiles but they to not generate their own thrust. The bombs have a 360 degree lock on radius and it is recommended that the bombs be dropped at high altitude over the target.

FEATURES

Custom Cockpit

Canopy+Controls

Sequenced Gear

Custom Engine

Custom Ordinance

Credit to @NakAk for the GIFs!
Credit to @LeonardoEngineering for the engine, afterburner, and the gear!

ACTIVATION GROUPS

AG1-arm missiles
AG2-airbrakes
AG3-canopy open
AG5-dump ordinance
AG7-lights

PICTURES AND STUFF



ALTERNATE VARIENTS


Leonardo Livery

Air to air variant

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 33.8ft (10.3m)
  • Length 57.2ft (17.4m)
  • Height 16.6ft (5.1m)
  • Empty Weight 13,009lbs (5,901kg)
  • Loaded Weight 26,046lbs (11,814kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 3.666
  • Wing Loading 32.1lbs/ft2 (156.9kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 810.7ft2 (75.3m2)
  • Drag Points 371

Parts

  • Number of Parts 1186
  • Control Surfaces 4
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    86.3k MrSilverWolf

    Awesome!

    7 days ago
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    32.7k Thecatbaron

    Thanks! @F104Deathtrap

    11 days ago
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    The afterburner is beautiful, the livery looks awesome but the most impressive thing is just how real this jet seems. You really captured the spirit of the 1950's with this one and it just feels right. Great job.

    11 days ago
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    32.7k Thecatbaron

    Thank you! @ChiChiWerx

    12 days ago
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    23.9k ChiChiWerx

    I must say, beautiful jet, really fun to fly, highly plausible for a fictional build. The stopping distance isn’t ridiculously short, though I would never use Bandit as a measure of stopping distance for a 1960s hot rod like this one. The T-38 min allowed runway length is 8,000’, which is about the actual runway distance of Murphy Airport (not including the lead in arrow portion of the runway). If you have a drag chute, that helps a lot with stopping distance as well. But relatively small brakes on small, high pressure tires (and prior to the advent of anti lock brakes on aircraft) does not equal short stopping distances. But your jet flies great and I really enjoyed it.

    12 days ago
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    32.7k Thecatbaron

    I am talking about the wheels, they stop the
    Plane in several seconds like most other jets like this on the site? It is not unusual, most planes (including yours) can also stop in several seconds @BogdanX

    13 days ago
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    32.7k Thecatbaron

    The plane already takes up half the runway at Wright, although strong the brakes are not op, this plane can’t even land at bandit so i feel that the brakes are fine @BogdanX

    13 days ago
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    AMAZING ENGINE!!!!!! Love this craft!

    13 days ago
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    32.7k Thecatbaron

    it really is ;) @LeonardoEngineering

    +1 13 days ago
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    Marvelous.

    13 days ago
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    41.2k Diloph

    The awesome builds never seem to do very good in downloads for me and this build, updoot tho are rarely fantabulous

    13 days ago
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    35.9k Hedero

    Np@Thecatbaron

    14 days ago
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    9,446 shipster

    Yeah it’s pretty interesting @ChisP

    14 days ago
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    32.7k Thecatbaron

    Thanks guys @Hedero @Trainzo

    14 days ago
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    28.0k Trainzo

    Very great plane . perfect screens .

    14 days ago
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    35.9k Hedero

    Absolutely gorgeous!

    14 days ago
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    41.2k Diloph

    Hah@Thecatbaron

    14 days ago
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    Ohh alrighty then!
    @Thecatbaron

    14 days ago
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    32.7k Thecatbaron

    Simple, I did not use freecam @AircraftoftheRedStar

    +1 14 days ago
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    How did you get the “FreeCam is ON” to not show?!

    14 days ago
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    32.7k Thecatbaron

    Nice to see you like it @CRJ900Pilot :)

    14 days ago
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    27.3k CRJ900Pilot

    This is awesome! I had loads of fun bombing and strafing the convoys. You never cease to amaze me!

    14 days ago
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    32.7k Thecatbaron

    Thank you! @Mustang51

    +1 14 days ago
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    22.1k Mustang51

    You guys did magnificent work on this aircraft. Pretty much everything about it is perfect. The engine is of the highest quality and shape of the plane is great. What a wonderful build!

    14 days ago
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    32.7k Thecatbaron

    That would be pretty nice @Diloph :)

    14 days ago
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