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A-2 Aircraft Carrier 'Excelsior'

4,347 CaptBlackadder  3.8 years ago
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Welcome everybody to the Excelsior Aircraft Carrier. This Goliath of an aircraft was used in the last few months of the Pacific Campaign as an airborne carrier. The A-2s were used mainly for long range attacks on the enemy controlled islands or fleets. The A-2 had the speed advantage over conventional Carriers, with its 155 mph top speed it was able to strike anywhere with a Defient Mk VI fighter squadron at a moment's notice. It was used to strike and area as the main fleet was approaching, as a pre-emptive strike against the target before other carriers on either side could attack. In order to protect itself, the A-2 has 34, 50 cal machine guns on its 12 turrets, plus the ability to launch its fighters.
The electric magnets holding the planes on the mounts allow for the fighters to land on the A-2s while in the air or on the water. The landing strip functions exactly like a normal Carrier, with cables across the deck, but only used when the A-2 has landed. The fighter mounts slide on the rails in order to be able to connect each fighter up while stationary.
-Thank you very much, and although I don’t ever build planes specifically for the upvotes, they are very much appreciated and a good source of feed back. Really sorry Mobile Users, 1,000+ parts.
(Defient Mk VI https://www.simpleplanes.com/a/6p1H42/Defient-MK-VI-Bubble-Cockpit)

-Controls
Very complicated and not practical but i tried my best with the control options, I’m very sorry
AG 2- Start Fighter 1’s Engine
AG 1- Detach Fighter 1
AG 4- Start Fighter 2’s Engine
AG 3- Detach Fighter 2
AG 6- Start Fighter 3’s Engine
AG 5- Detach Fighter 3
AG 8- Start Fighter 4’s Engine
AG 7- Detach Fighter 4

-Sorry about this...
Turrets- Trim and VTOL
Flaps- VTOL
Trim- Trim

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General Characteristics

  • Predecessor A-2 Excelsior
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 352.7ft (107.5m)
  • Length 182.1ft (55.5m)
  • Height 32.7ft (10.0m)
  • Empty Weight 234,468lbs (106,353kg)
  • Loaded Weight 348,947lbs (158,280kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.091
  • Wing Loading 23.6lbs/ft2 (115.3kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 14,779.4ft2 (1,373.1m2)
  • Drag Points 109735

Parts

  • Number of Parts 1233
  • Control Surfaces 68
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    Thank You! @Jpeggers

    3.4 years ago
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    1,439 Jpeggers

    Nice!

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    @SimpleFlow Thank you so much! I'm very happy :)

    3.7 years ago
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    104k SimpleFlow

    Congrats on 2k

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    15.3k Sparrow007

    @CaptBlackadder You're welcome!

    3.8 years ago
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    Thank you very much @Sparrow007

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    15.3k Sparrow007

    Creative and very interesting!

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    Thank you, yeah it's really cool! @DownUnderWing

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    Wow that's looking nice. Literally a Flying Fortress......and to think the military actually contemplated doing this!

    3.8 years ago