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Lightning Aircraft Industries DFG-95

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Auto Credit Based on ThePilotDude's Troop Transport Challenge (CLOSED)

The Lightning Aircraft Industries DFG-95 is an late military jet transport aircraft that has designs never seen before on a aircraft of this type (which I will get to). The DFG-95 was designed in 1990. Production started in 1996 and the first aircraft was flown in 2000. As I mentioned before, the DFG-95 has a couple of features that have only been used on fighter aircrafts. The first one is that the aircraft has a Variable Geometry Wing (also known as a sweep wing). The second is that the landing gear arrangement is just like the Hawker Siddeley Harrier. It also has chaff and flares to ward of any missles (but use these wisely). Another two features is that the engines are built into the fuselage and the aircraft is able to land on water. This perticular aircraft entered service with the RAF in 2010.


AG1 - Main Engines
AG2 - Reverse thruster (AG1 needs to be deactivated for this)
AG3 - Landing Lights
AG4 - Strobe and Beacon lights
VTOL down - Sweep wings back
V - Use countermeasures
G - Retract/Lower LandingGear

Takeoff and Landing:

Takeoff - Full throttle, wait to get to around 210 MPH and then lift-off
Landing - Approach at least at 200 MPH and touch-down (gently) at around 170 MPH

General Characteristics

  • Predecessor Troop Transport Challenge (CLOSED)
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 77.8ft (23.7m)
  • Length 89.6ft (27.3m)
  • Height 23.7ft (7.2m)
  • Empty Weight 30,078lbs (13,643kg)
  • Loaded Weight 66,677lbs (30,244kg)


  • Power/Weight Ratio 1.061
  • Wing Loading 52.8lbs/ft2 (257.7kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 1,263.0ft2 (117.3m2)
  • Drag Points 14332


  • Number of Parts 147
  • Control Surfaces 6