Sparrow Class Ekranoplan

by   18.1k RocCrafter101  2 months ago

Background

The Sparrow is an updated version of the Lun-Class Ekranoplan during the soviet era. Given stronger engines, reinforced structure, and higher armor protection. The Ekranoplan uses the ground effect to generate high amounts of lift, allowing the vessel to have a high carrying capacity while achieving high speeds. With high potential for military and cargo use, along with the ability to bypass Paternian Quarantines from the lack of propellers to net, the Federation quickly drafted plans for mass production and many future models, including a potential Ekranoplan aircraft carrier.

Armament

-2x Frontal Mounted 40mm Auto Cannons
-2x SAM Vertical Launchers
-6x Anti Ship Missile Launchers (Possible Quadruple Launcher Configuration)

Controls

Movement:

-Yaw turns the vessel.
-Throttle accelerates and initiates take off

Weapons:

-Vtol Rotates Turrets
-FireWeapons launches missiles

Notes

Does not actually use the ground effect in game as I'm unable to achieve it.

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Successors 2 airplane(s) +49 bonus
  • This plane has been featured
  • Created On Mac
  • Wingspan 145.2ft (44.3m)
  • Length 246.6ft (75.2m)
  • Height 51.4ft (15.7m)
  • Empty Weight 107,399lbs (48,715kg)
  • Loaded Weight 162,665lbs (73,783kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 2.072
  • Wing Loading 1,373.8lbs/ft2 (6,707.6kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 118.4ft2 (11.0m2)
  • Drag Points 84105

Parts

  • Number of Parts 164
  • Control Surfaces 1
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    The top speed on water is 446 mph

    one month ago
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    0 Meee23

    @PorkyClown3 ok thx

    2 months ago
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    11.3k PorkyClown3

    @Meee23 it glides on the water

    +5 2 months ago
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    0 Meee23

    Or is it a ship?

    2 months ago
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    0 Meee23

    Doesn’t fly?

    2 months ago
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    136k Pilotmario

    @RocCrafter101 On the other hand, this is indeed quite impressive.

    +1 2 months ago
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    I love how you simulated the ground-effect using the pistons and those buoyant blocks! Pretty fun to control too!

    +2 2 months ago
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    Also can’t wait for the ekroplane carrier @RocCrafter101

    2 months ago
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    I can lead the push I may have a small army but I have a large navy @RocCrafter101

    2 months ago
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    @GeneralOliverVonBismarck Sure, sounds great! Also, the war seems to be drawing to a close after neither nation has made a significant push into each other’s territories.

    2 months ago
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    Also can’t join in the war on your side I am the leader of the German army (we lost a war so we only have ten thousand people and 25 tanks) @RocCrafter101

    2 months ago
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    Can I upload a modified version that uses an LAV turret and a new cockpit design @RocCrafter101

    2 months ago
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    1,049 MintLynx

    @RocCrafter101 well I'm glad you could find a clever was past the games limitations! Also can't wait for that Ekranoplane carrier, it'll be amazing for sure!

    2 months ago
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    @MintLynx
    Thx but, Yeah. I had troubles scaling the pistons down and forgot to do so. Thus making them a bit visible. In future Ekranoplans I’ll scale the pistons down so they aren’t as visible as seen here.

    2 months ago
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    @DeidaraEnterprises Same, we have deployed expanding rounds laced with hemotoxins. Along with an incendiary style of attack. We produce Thermobaric, Napalm, and white phosphorus rounds for mortars, howitzers, artillery, and guns. Seeing the land and your fellow units turn the ash around you in a few seconds is a pretty good way to hit morale.

    2 months ago
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    136k Pilotmario

    @DeidaraEnterprises We're pretty good at it.

    2 months ago
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    1,049 MintLynx

    Despite the game not having Ground effect I like how you've still managed to make the plane look like its achieving ground effect, via what looks like pistons!

    2 months ago
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    You guys @Pilotmario @RocCrafter101 are awesome, except for one thing. PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE

    2 months ago
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    3,874 Maxwell1

    Ah! A monster captain!

    2 months ago
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    @Pilotmario Duh, a state of war exists. When you try to pull another non lethal quarantine, these things will be there.

    2 months ago
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    136k Pilotmario

    Oh btw the Paternians have taken the gloves off and now will use lethal force.

    Which means that we must ask this: Do we use anti-ship or anti-air?

    Doesn't matter, the SM-6 kills both.

    2 months ago
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    @ErvenDynamics Paternia quarantined Iridium in the past. Calling it a quarantine as blockade would assume a state of war exists. This quarantine was non lethal and stopped cargo ships through the use of fast light crafts tossing nets into propellers. The only way to stop these things is to fire on it which would result in a declaration of war.

    2 months ago
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    1,490 Jetliner101

    Always liked the idea of a plane that has very small wings but flies

    2 months ago
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    Able to bypass Paternian Quarantine
    Mfw

    2 months ago
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    24.0k CRJ900Pilot

    Cool!

    2 months ago
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