A-2 Heron Close Air Support

by   22.8k RocCrafter101  4 months ago

Background

Based off of the A-10 Thunderbolt of the USAF, the A-2 Heron is designed to perform a similar role. Though bearing a very high resemblance to the Thunderbolt, many improvements were made. A slight size increase to carry a thick but lightweight armoring around crucial components, more powerful engines, and more ammo for the 30mm gun. Various targeting equipment was installed along with a helmet mounted display connected to 6 infrared cameras around the aircraft. Prototype for the work in progress Predator MRF project.

Controls

Weapons

-AG1 Drops objects on Pylons #1 and #2
-AG2 Drops objects on Pylons #3 and #4
-AG3 Drops objects on Pylons #5 and #6
-AG4 Drops objects on pylons #7 and #8
-FireGuns fires 30mm cannon

Movement

-Normal plane controls
-Adjust trim to level flight

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Created On Mac
  • Wingspan 61.3ft (18.7m)
  • Length 68.2ft (20.8m)
  • Height 15.6ft (4.7m)
  • Empty Weight -4,734,385lbs (-2,147,483kg)
  • Loaded Weight 37,116lbs (16,835kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 2.724
  • Wing Loading 52.2lbs/ft2 (255.1kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 710.4ft2 (66.0m2)
  • Drag Points 16226

Parts

  • Number of Parts 102
  • Control Surfaces 6
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    @RocCrafter101 Thanks you solved me some confusion.

    3 months ago
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    @GAFAnderson Nope, but it was inspired by the Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt Close Air Support Aircraft.

    3 months ago
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    Is this a real aircraft?

    3 months ago
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    Minor Flaws but still fun to fly

    4 months ago
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    45 EXZODUS

    The handling is quite tricky, sometimes the plane spins out of control while performing tight turns, fix that please. Otherwise, it's really good. It looks good, the gun is INSANE and the ground-attack capabilities are amazing!

    4 months ago
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    8,928 danman12

    @RocCrafter101 please resize your rocket pod back to a normal size and tag me whenever you do that bc I love how fast the rocket pods shoot

    4 months ago
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    8,928 danman12

    @RocCrafter101 hey I was wondering if you could resize the rocket pods back to normal size bc I’d like to use them on my Improved A-10 coming up

    4 months ago
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    573 Tengam

    Great anti-convoy and ground strike capabilities.

    4 months ago
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    12.9k Texasfam04

    nice use of the RCN as inlet.

    4 months ago
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    4,111 Roswell

    Kool!

    4 months ago
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    LENNNSSSEEEEE FLAIIIIIIR

    4 months ago