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SARO Fishburn 3.9

128k RamboJutter  3 months ago

VTOL down for flaps, TRIM for elevator trim. With the failure of the SARO Lerwick a new design was tabled to replace it, the Fishburn was born. Designed as a medium range maritime patrol aircraft it was slow and steady but had range and some armament to take on enemy submarines when surfaced.

General Characteristics

  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 61.5ft (18.8m)
  • Length 43.9ft (13.4m)
  • Height 14.4ft (4.4m)
  • Empty Weight 20,532lbs (9,313kg)
  • Loaded Weight 23,883lbs (10,833kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.251
  • Wing Loading 14.3lbs/ft2 (69.8kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 1,671.0ft2 (155.2m2)
  • Drag Points 6227

Parts

  • Number of Parts 573
  • Control Surfaces 0
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    @CRJ900Pilot I was going to do boat but decided to go for wat instead.

    3 months ago
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    26.8k CRJ900Pilot

    I know. B (roundel) AT. Letter, roundel, letter letter @MEERKAT978

    3 months ago
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    3,743 MEERKAT978

    @CRJ900Pilot woulda been cool, but sadly no RAF or commonwealth markings worked like that, always Letter-Roundel-Letter-Letter :/

    3 months ago
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    6,440 OC3LOT1142

    Yea... unfortunately you will have to use a custom torpedo because the stock one don’t do enough damage to sink with just one hit. Realistic but still... @ChiChiWerx

    3 months ago
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    20.5k ChiChiWerx

    @OC3LOT1142 oh, yeah...I haven’t tried this method to torpedo that carrier, because that requires holding a heading and releasing a torp before getting blown out of the sky.

    3 months ago
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    6,440 OC3LOT1142

    Makes sense... still its fun to try to torpedo the carrier and try to get away with it @ChiChiWerx

    3 months ago
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    2,091 Shippy456

    Very nice.

    3 months ago
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    20.5k ChiChiWerx

    @OC3LOT1142 yes it’s a nice feature of the game, though by the end of the war the Germans had radar directed flak/AAA. I’m sure laying the radar took a couple of moments to achieve and I’m pretty sure it was only effective against bombers flying in a predictable stream.

    3 months ago
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    6,440 OC3LOT1142

    Yea, it’s realistic that way... I mean back in the 40s you couldn’t exactly just lock on lol. I think it’s a really cool little thing that the game designers added. @ChiChiWerx

    3 months ago
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    20.5k ChiChiWerx

    Then, to avoid the flak barrage, you need to change heading and altitude to avoid flying on the same trajectory for longer than about 5 seconds. Flak barrage seems to be aimed at an area and redirecting fire takes a few seconds.

    3 months ago
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    20.5k ChiChiWerx

    Bombs! Of course. 30 to 60 degree dive angle makes bombing much easier. That and the fact they don’t actually shoot at you unless you shoot first!

    3 months ago
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    26.8k CRJ900Pilot

    You should have done 8(RAF SYMBOL)AT, which looks like boat. Anyway great plane, fun to bomb and strafe things!

    3 months ago
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    @Trainzo thanks again trainzo, glad you like it.

    3 months ago
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    @ChiChiWerx good man, bombs or strafing? I have no luck with bomb timings I always end up straddling the target (or missing completely)

    3 months ago
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    23.0k Trainzo

    Nice plane . Magnific camo as usual . Great job .

    3 months ago
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    20.5k ChiChiWerx

    I took out the Tiny Too with this thing. And I survived the egress and trip home because I discovered a weakness with the flak barrage.

    3 months ago
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    67.8k Treadmill103

    Awesome! I always enjoy flying boats.

    3 months ago