P5M-2Q Jurmala

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Notes
-Great cockpit view
-Very fun to fly (and torpedo the ships)
-Jurmala translates to "Seawolf"

Controls
-Action groups 1-3: Jettison rocket pods
-Action group 4: Drop BOOM 25s
-Action group 5: Drop BOOM 50s
-Action group 6: Drop torpedo
-Inferno missiles: Open air-to-ground, select the missiles, and fire when you're on range of your target

Designed in 1968 by the national Latvian aircraft factory, the P5M series was initially planned as a nuclear-strike aircraft. However, later in development the role changed to maritime patrol and reconnaissance, so,egging that the airframe was better suited for. To accommodate the extra equipment and fuel, a "ridge" was installed on the belly, giving it a slightly bloated look. On the roof of the fuselage is a radar pod, which can be swapped for EWS and other similar equipment. On the belly are two sonar pods, one on the nose and the other on the tail. 150 aircraft were made between 1970 and 1973, and enetered service in 1971. In 1980, a P5M-2Q (the last update to the series) of the 12th Patrol Battalion accidentally fired its torpedo at a Swedish warship, which resulted in the deaths of four of five crew on board the plane and three on the ship (and injuring 15). In 2001, 140 P5M-2Qs were decommissioned, with the remaining ten still performing active patrols to this day.

General Characteristics

  • Created On iOS
  • Wingspan 90.6ft (27.6m)
  • Length 79.2ft (24.1m)
  • Height 27.1ft (8.3m)
  • Empty Weight 31,646lbs (14,354kg)
  • Loaded Weight 53,037lbs (24,057kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 0.847
  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.094
  • Wing Loading 31.4lbs/ft2 (153.3kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 1,688.8ft2 (156.9m2)
  • Drag Points 19341

Parts

  • Number of Parts 305
  • Control Surfaces 5