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F-6A Thunderstrike II

11.1k Ferrolon  6 months ago
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Take your wings and raise a storm.

Disclaimer

This is not meant to be realistic-performing build.

This build isn't intended to fully support VR functionalities - But if you have a VR headset and want to try this, it should still be acceptable enough.


The Tanaxir Aeronautica Corporation F-6A Thunderstrike II is an early 4th-gen fighter jet developed in 1975 by TAC in response to increasingly frequent skirmishes near Velkirian territories.

The fighter jet is loved by the pilots and public alike, praised by it's relatively ingenious design, reliability, low upfront costs, manuverability, and operational flexibility. It soon became a Velkirian symbol of military aviation after first few engagements, as majority of young people began to hang posters of a rendition of an F-6A on their bedroom walls.

The aircraft had a high kill ratio of 1:18, racked up a total of 231 aerial kills, served a total of 46 engagements and 7 operations, and served the Velkirian Military Aviation Services (VMAS) from 1976 to 2005. At recent times, few F-6A units were brought back to the skies for experimental and military prototyping purposes.


Performance

All performance values below might not be accurate to actual gameplay performance. Especially the top speed.

Stall speed = ~220kmh
Takeoff speed = ~360-410kmh
Dry thrust speed = 840kmh (12km altitude)
Wet thrust (afterburner) speed = 2450kmh (Mach 2 at 12km altitude)

Roll rate = ~190°
Pitch rate = ~40° (At max cruise speed)
Max AoA = 18° (Exceeding this limit tends to make the plane unstable)


Controls

AG1 = Beacon lights
AG2 = Detach droptank
AG3 = Open cockpit canopy
AG4 = Deploy refueling probe

Trim = Pitch trim
Throttle 90% = Afterburner
Brakes = Airbrakes and landing gear brakes


Equipments

All equipments besides armament is lore-only.

Aviation

A1-B3 Radar radome
A2-B5 Infrared sensor array
A3-A1A Visual cameras
EW6B Early-tech electronic warfare suite (Outsourced)
A4-2 ELINT-LITENING sensor arrays
A5S6 Aviation Computer OS
A62 Early fly-by-optics
Model 7-2 Refueling probe (Outsourced)

Propulsion and misc

-Astell AS-570 Afterburning Turbofan
-Astell 2-3AR Turbine alternator units
-Model 6-7 Li-ion aviation battery
-Vasolich VO34 Aircraft onboard utilities sets
-Vasolich VB25 Aircraft facility utility sets

Armaments and misc equipments

8x IRM-8X Short-range AA missile
2x16 GMU-45R Infantry support 45mm rocket launcher
1x CLAC-5B 20mm Rotary Autocannon
2x MD-M3 Mixed Missile Defense
1x Detachable external fuel tank


Credits

OneTwo - Helping me with AoA issues

Sadboye12- Helping me with aerodynamical issues and for feedback

PlanariaLabs - 1PartHUD

DarkMarble1 - Feedback and support

Mangled - Feedback and tips

Ouroboros for testing and feedback

And others that i forgot....


Important notes

Dropping the tank will shift the CoM forwards, allowing for a more stable but less manuverable flight.

You might notice a very slight bit of autoroll in my plane. Since i finding the hidden mass that's causing the imbalance will take much time, i've instead added a tiny amount of dead weight to offset the imbalance. It shouldn't disturb your experience now.

The abnormally high TWR are needed to ensure the craft could reach high enough speeds at high altitudes. Don't worry, the drag at lower altitude will prevent the plane from going too fast at said altitudes.

The plane might get a bit bouncy on runways when you land or takeoff with afterburners.


Other notes

I truly apologize if you find your experience with my build to be quite lacking. Please let me know if you find any issues in this build.

I started this project in 23 February. This took me around 12 days to make.

After this build, it's likely that i will take a break from simpleplanes until my school activies chill out a bit.

This is a lore plane to complement my beta roleplay universe. Want to join the roleplay? Here!

Many thanks to those who visited this post and gave it a go. If you like my works, feel free to leave an upvote!

Spotlights

General Characteristics

  • Predecessor TAC F-6A Thunderstrike II
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 45.2ft (13.8m)
  • Length 69.5ft (21.2m)
  • Height 16.8ft (5.1m)
  • Empty Weight 8,293lbs (3,761kg)
  • Loaded Weight 23,100lbs (10,478kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 4.377
  • Wing Loading 48.0lbs/ft2 (234.1kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 481.7ft2 (44.8m2)
  • Drag Points 2160

Parts

  • Number of Parts 497
  • Control Surfaces 5
  • Performance Cost 2,719
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    11.1k Ferrolon

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    Thanks for your positive comments!

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    This is a good challenge to land without bouncing

    6 months ago
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    330 P51Boy

    I can’t use it in Vr without it having the Vr tag I think. I’ll check soon though.

    6 months ago
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    9,797 FumoCirno

    plane
    aircraft
    vehicle of the flying kind
    motorized airborne transportation module

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    5,554 PUMPKINSIDD

    This is very very good lookin :3

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    11.1k Ferrolon

    @epicfard Thank you!

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    4,753 epicfard

    very epic

    6 months ago
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    11.1k Ferrolon

    @Skidkid08 yeah i kind of cheaped out on the landing physics in terms of effort, sowwy unu

    6 months ago
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    It’s hilarious (I’m not trying to criticize I love this plane) I come it so perfect and the second when I hit the tarmac it’s like I landed on a trampoline 😂 the plane is still so cool

    6 months ago
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    11.1k Ferrolon

    @Skidkid08 i did say you have to be gentle when landing it....

    6 months ago
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    11.1k Ferrolon

    @mrSapp i can't make replicas....

    6 months ago
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    Is it just me or is this plane impossible to land without going boom

    +1 6 months ago
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    60 mrSapp

    great! can you make F-35 pls

    6 months ago
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    Scary lookin fella!

    6 months ago
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    4,424 Shippy456

    Let’s just add

    bigger engines

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    I like the design, Ferrolon.

    6 months ago
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    Gorgous

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    41.9k BeastHunter

    @Ferrolon Really? I thought he quit.

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    11.1k Ferrolon

    @BeastHunter He is just inactive a lot of times lmao

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    5,448 GriseoCattus

    Yoooooooo

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    41.9k BeastHunter

    Did @Sayboye12 really help you? Is he back?

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    11.0k X99STRIKER

    Beautiful.

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    8,358 T8flight

    Great creative design

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    Good!

    6 months ago
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