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F-XIII (Silent Thunder)

Mod Squirrel  8 days ago
900 downloads

WARNING

Crazy Lixx – Silent Thunder must be played upon first flight. Aside from making it more fun to blow up stuff, it’s the song that primarily inspired me to make this plane - Hence the name.

The F-XIII is a fictional 5th generation air superiority fighter. But while primarily designed to attack air targets, it does have multirole capability. Also, this is probably the only aircraft on SimplePlanes to have a working APU. It doesn’t do much… just turns everything off when you turn it off. #makeAPUsgreatagain

Complete with 4 weapon bays, 2 for air to ground ordinance and 2 for ground to air… assuming you’re on the ground and somehow haven’t blown yourself up by launching the weapons inside.

Gun also has a neat little mechanical aspect to it too and constantly flags up damage messages when fired. But, don’t worry, the only thing being damaged is either the enemy aircraft or your sanity.

Also, the F-XIII is one of the few fighter jets with in-flight reverse thrust which is controlled via pitch input so you can pull off some cool moves before faceplanting into the nearest hillside. Said faceplanting can however be avoided by activating the 3D “thrust vectoring” which may or may not make your problems worse if you throw it around too much.

In all seriousness though, this is my favourite build that I’ve made. I has a lot, does a lot and does it in style, which is not something I wouldn't normally say about my builds. But I do feel like I went the extra mile with my building skills (or lack of) on this.

Controls

  • Activator 1 – Afterburner
  • Activator 2 – 3D Thrust Vectoring (recommended ~35% throttle)
  • Activator 3 – Thrust Reversers
  • Activator 4 – Air to Air Weapons
  • Activator 5 – Air to Ground Weapons
  • Activator 6 – Lights
  • Activator 7 – Gun
  • Activator 8 – APU
  • VTOL – Flaps
  • Trim – No idea
  • 768+ MPH – Ultraburner (speed boost)

Definitely not part of a back-to-back moderator upload.

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 48.8ft (14.9m)
  • Length 69.4ft (21.1m)
  • Height 14.7ft (4.5m)
  • Empty Weight -22,223lbs (-10,080kg)
  • Loaded Weight 25,025lbs (11,351kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 20.474
  • Wing Loading 13.0lbs/ft2 (63.4kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 1,927.8ft2 (179.1m2)
  • Drag Points 3750

Parts

  • Number of Parts 465
  • Control Surfaces 8
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    Mod Squirrel

    @harits nope. The blueprint I used for the SU-57 is completely different to this one

    7 days ago
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    72.0k MAHADI

    just Awesome!

    +1 7 days ago
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    2,470 harits

    su 57 with canard

    7 days ago
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    26.6k CRJ900Pilot

    Oh, it doesn’t show for me on my phone for some reason @Squirrel

    7 days ago
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    Mod Squirrel

    @Dinoairplanes I haven't got plans for a new one anytime soon. Lacking the motivation to get one finished. I made a few ones to test out some unity tools, but I never got them to a state where I could release them.

    7 days ago
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    Mod Squirrel

    @Mmdben noice. Glad you're having fun throwing it around. I also appreciate the swag you added to the gif.

    +1 7 days ago
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    Mod Squirrel

    @CRJ900Pilot It still shows that message for me lol. I just hit F9 to make all the overlays disappear in the gifs.

    7 days ago
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    Mod Squirrel

    @Shippy456 Thank you. I'm an aerospace engineer, so I like to keep my designs familiar and base them on stuff you find in the industry.

    7 days ago
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    Great Work!

    +1 7 days ago
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    Kinda reminded me of "Fenrir" from the Ace Combat X Skies of Deception

    7 days ago
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    Squirrel! Good to see ya again!

    +1 8 days ago
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    1,686 Shippy456

    Extremely sleek and smooth design. Classic while also original.

    +1 8 days ago
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    3,260 Mmdben

    Here is a GIF explaining why this is my new favourite 3D thrust vectoring jet.

    +1 8 days ago
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    26.6k CRJ900Pilot

    This is amazing! How did you get the gun to not show the “multiple parts damaged” message? I also love the control surface setup, might use a similar arrangement on my next fighter

    +1 8 days ago
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    4,842 Stormfur

    Loved it every minute. I should try to make a fighter after I get this two month long truck project off my back

    +1 8 days ago
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    9,194 Viper3000ad

    Cool , it's modurators night.

    +1 8 days ago
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    and #makeAPUgreatagain

    +1 8 days ago
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    @Squirrel When you create a new map?

    8 days ago
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    @Squirrel Dang, you slapped all the legendary aircraft together

    +1 8 days ago
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    Mod Squirrel

    @TheLatentImage I'll be sure to let Alfred know how good the VTOL is next time I see him

    8 days ago
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    Mod Squirrel

    @HawkerAviation thank you, this was based off the SU-57, F-22, YF-23 and SU-37, so you're not wrong in making that comparison.

    8 days ago
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    @Squirrel I can't take credit for the VTOL, that's all compliments of A.L.F.R.E.D.

    8 days ago
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    Mod Squirrel

    @TheLatentImage I flew yours just before, before I made the final tweaks on this. And it is a fun aircraft to fly. The VTOL works great on it and its a smooth flight. About to take it out for another spin.

    8 days ago
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    Reminds me of a Su-57 but better I love it!!!

    +1 8 days ago
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    This thing is super cool man, the smoke from the gun is a neat effect. Now I have to pull mine down and add that.... lol.

    +2 8 days ago
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