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F-25A Panther

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F-25A/B

The F-25 Panther is a 4th Generation multirole fighter developed by the Kusa Advanced Systems and Defense, it earned it's nickname due to it's similar forward fuselage shape to the American F-5E Tiger.

Origin: Venoslavia
Manufacturer: Kusa Advanced Systems and Defense
Introduction: 27 April 1977
First Flight: 24 May 1978
Operators:
Venoslavian Air Defense Forces
Egyptian Air Force
Vietnamese People's Air Force

Design

The F-25 was first proposed as a High-performance Interceptor Aircraft, equipped with the new Adler-Hobart Trident 200 Afterburning Turbofan engine.

Later variants of the F-25 (Block III and later.) Inherited better carrying capability and performance to carry out a wide variety of missions, making it a Multirole Fighter.

Development

Initial development started in 1976, first prototypes include an extremely sweeped wing, named the TX-077, a delta wing, named the TX-077-02, and a backward tapered wing, named the TX-077-03.

Testing shows that prototype 02 and 03 has identical performance, with prototype 03 having advantage due to higher turn rate and better stability over prototype 01 and 02.

Further development started with extra funding from Venoslavian government, which ultimately led to the creation of the F-25A Panther.

Variants

YF-25
Prototype Panther used to demonstrate the combat capability of the Panther series.

F-25A/B
Production version of the Panther operated by the Venoslavian Air Defense Forces.

F-25C/D
Twin-seater variant of the Panther A/B.

F-25 Mod 79 (Block I/II/III)
Panther with a higher performance and BVR capability.

F-25 Mod 82 (Block IV/V/VII)
Panther with additional Ground Strike Capability, reinforced landing gear, better Fly-by-wire system, better Ballistics computer, reinforced wing loading to carry the AIM-120 and Tara 820T Air to Ground Missile.

F-25EV (Export Vietnam)
Variant of the F-25 Block V operated by the VPAF.

F-25EE (Export Egypt)
Variant of the F-25 Block IV operated by the Egyptian Air Force.

Details

Name: F-25 Panther
Crew: 1
Weight: Approx. 5 tons

Armaments:

Internal Cannon
1x Mauser Bordkanone 27 (BK27) 30mm Cannon, 300 Rounds.

Hardpoints
The F-25 has 9 Hardpoints capable of mounting:

Rockets:
Hydra 70
S-8
S-9
Tiny Tim

Air-to-Air Missile:
AIM-7 Sparrow
AIM-9 Sidewinder
AIM-120 AMRAAM
R-27
R-77
R-60M
Tara 330/350 Mystic
Tara 400 Mythic

Air-To-Ground Munition:
GBU-27
Mk.82
Mk.83
AGM-65 Maverick
Tara 820T
Kh-29
AGM-114 Hellfire

Operation Procedure

Controls conventionally

AG1: Jettison Drop Tanks
AG2: Enable Formation Lights
AG3: Master Arms Unlock

Armaments Present:
AA:
Tara 350M Short Range IR Missile
AIM-120 AMRAAM Active Radar Missile
AG:
Tara 820T Air to Ground Missile (Inferno)

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General Characteristics

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  • Wingspan 31.2ft (9.5m)
  • Length 49.1ft (15.0m)
  • Height 13.3ft (4.0m)
  • Empty Weight -120,848lbs (-54,816kg)
  • Loaded Weight 12,089lbs (5,483kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 6.506
  • Wing Loading 25.9lbs/ft2 (126.4kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 466.9ft2 (43.4m2)
  • Drag Points 9282

Parts

  • Number of Parts 597
  • Control Surfaces 5
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    @Seika5 still, introduction of airframe would still be years after first flight. Same with full-combat variant

    2 months ago
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    2,130 painworkshop

    @LockheedLover oh, right, forgot to mention
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    The said introduction is the introduction of the airframe and not the finished aircraft, actual appearance of the service (production) version of the aircraft is actually in 2nd January 1979

    2 months ago
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    @Seika5 I'm confused
    It's first flight was a year after service introduction. The intro year is supposed to be years after first flight, not before.

    2 months ago
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    2,130 painworkshop

    @Mustang51 thank you!

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    2,130 painworkshop

    @BogdanX ah, okay

    Thanks for the heads up

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    23.9k Mustang51

    This is really great looking! Awesome build

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    2,130 painworkshop

    @KerlonceauxIndustries thank you!

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    ebic

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    12.5k Bernkastel

    @Seika5 Sure thanks

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    2,130 painworkshop

    @MBR6753 yes i do, it's Seafire#7291

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    12.5k Bernkastel

    @Seika5 welcome comrade, btw do you have discord?

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    2,130 painworkshop

    @MBR6753 thanks!

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    12.5k Bernkastel

    Impressive!

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