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A/T-17 Desert Hawk

18.3k BagelPlane  2 months ago
Auto Credit Based on mikoyanster's Counter Terrorist Challenge

A/T-17 Desert Hawk


Well, I'd say this plane is quite the improvement over the A-6 Guardsmen, my last Mikoyanster Challenge entry. It looks better, performs better, and contrary to the Guardsmen doesn't fly like a brick. This aircraft would have been done last week had Steam not updated and set me back a few days worth of progress. Never the less, here it is!


This aircraft is intended to participate in Category 1 of the Counter-Terrorist Challenge.

Trainer Version courtesy of KnightOfRen

Fictional History

Introduced in 2020, the Bagel Aviation Industries A/T-17 Desert Hawk is a trainer aircraft capable of quick conversion into a light attack aircraft. It is simple to maintain and many conventional systems are automated so that the pilot can focus on their surroundings.


Contols

Kinda simple, but has some cool flaps.
AG1- Jettison AGM-65 Maverick
AG2- Jettison AIM-9X
AG3- Open
AG4- Open
AG5- Open
AG6- Open
AG7- Open
AG8- Open

VTOL UP- Flaps always up
VTOL CENTER- Automatic flaps
VTOL DOWN- Flaps always down


Pilot Notes

This aircraft is equipped with a Weapons Safety System. Simply put, you cannot use or jettison any weapons while on the ground. Instead, you have to take off and put your gear up in order to use any of your weapons.

Automated working flaps are included in this model. They are necessary for minimum-distance takeoff, if not used the aircraft will do a little hop and nose-dive into the runway. They will stay down until the aircraft reaches 150 mph (241 kph) and retract at any higher speeds.

The landing gear has been engineered to be strong and resistant to impacts, however, if you do ram the back gear into the ground it will jam up into the plane.

The glass cockpit can be shot out without the whole plane crashing. But if the pilot is hit, the plane will become uncontrollable and crash.

The AGM-65 has been reused from the A-164 Wipeout but also has been modified to produce a more realistic explosion. It now only destroys 2-3 trucks, not 5-7.

Despite my attempts, I think the aircraft still accelerates too fast. I'm still learning these flight models!

Takeoff speed is ~110 miles per hour. Landing speed is dependent on ordinance still carried. Minimum stall speed 96 mph.


Credits

Thanks to Mikoyanster for Area 88 map.

Thanks to MisterT for Stork Island map.


Gallery


Taxi to runway

Splash-1 Bush Plane!

Sunset at Stork Island

Takeoff

Pop Flares!

AIM-9X away!

Evening flying


Well, I hope you all like the aircraft! It was fun to build, despite a few setbacks and time crunches. I'm eager to see how it does in the Counter-Terrorist Challenge! Happy flying!

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Predecessor Counter Terrorist Challenge
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 35.6ft (10.9m)
  • Length 40.6ft (12.4m)
  • Height 14.7ft (4.5m)
  • Empty Weight 6,930lbs (3,143kg)
  • Loaded Weight 9,950lbs (4,513kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 3.726
  • Wing Loading 10.0lbs/ft2 (49.0kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 991.6ft2 (92.1m2)
  • Drag Points 1000

Parts

  • Number of Parts 776
  • Control Surfaces 6
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    @BagelPlane NP! Great job again!

    17 days ago
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    18.3k BagelPlane

    @CrazyPenguin1306 sometimes I forget to respond to questions and stuff, thanks for understanding!

    17 days ago
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    @BagelPlane Ooooohhhhh okay, it's alright, I just wanted to know! :-)

    17 days ago
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    18.3k BagelPlane

    @CrazyPenguin1306 Sorry for the really late reply. The new glass part breaks really easily, right? Well I was having some problems with the plane crashing because the canopy was shot out. Luckily someone had a solution to that. I took what learned and added glass to the pilot, specifically the visor. When that glass is broken, it makes the game physics go wonky and eventually the plane crashes.

    18 days ago
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    18.3k BagelPlane

    @Bobile Glad you like it!

    one month ago
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    30 Bobile

    Easily maneuverable for mobile... Haven’t made a bouncy landing after my first attempt

    one month ago
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    4,316 FireFast212

    @BagelPlane ok

    one month ago
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    18.3k BagelPlane

    @FireFast212 It takes a little while to get up to speed. Use trims, and it’ll fly great. If you’re taking about maneuverability, it’s slow on purpose.

    2 months ago
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    4,316 FireFast212

    not the best at flying though

    2 months ago
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    18.3k BagelPlane

    @sheepsblood Thanks!

    2 months ago
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    15.5k sheepsblood

    Beautiful build

    2 months ago
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    4,289 Shippy456

    AND WE HAVE A WINNER...

    2 months ago
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    FEATURE IT!

    2 months ago
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    @FusionFire here is that plane I was telling you about.

    2 months ago
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    @BagelPlane How did you get it when the pilot gets taken out the plane is no longer controllable? Also...Great job! you did amazing!

    2 months ago
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    18.3k BagelPlane

    @BRRRT upload something and people upvote it! Every upvote gives points. 15 for builds, such as this one. Same for videos. 2 per forum upvote, and 25 per mod upvote.

    2 months ago
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    0 BRRRT

    how to have points tho

    2 months ago
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    18.3k BagelPlane

    @BRRRT I think you need at least 30 points to updoot.

    2 months ago
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    0 BRRRT

    no updoot

    2 months ago
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    11.6k Default4

    @KnightOfRen nah M8 the Voodoo is

    2 months ago
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    18.3k BagelPlane

    @SyntheticL Looks good!

    +1 2 months ago
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    16.3k SyntheticL

    @BagelPlane Thanx! Click to see the pictvere

    2 months ago
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    18.3k BagelPlane

    @XJADE They should work as soon as you retract your landing gear. Otherwise they’re turned off (safety system) so you don’t go shooting your front gear off.

    2 months ago
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    18.3k BagelPlane

    @SyntheticL Yeah go ahead! I got the basic idea from Wizard2017 and RedDevil57 (rip, deleted account).

    +1 2 months ago
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    16.3k SyntheticL

    Hello, could I take some modify to your pilot and add them to my aircrafts? Your way to build pilots is genius.

    2 months ago
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