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Counter Terrorist Challenge

290k mikoyanster  2 months ago


Welcome to the Counter Terrorist Challenge! On this occasion, the objective is to build a plane to carry out an anti-terrorist operation. We will locate ourselves in Ankoristan, a country located in the Persian Gulf, where we will take off to support the ground forces to stop the famous terrorist Suleiman. According to our information, the terrorists have taken the island of Ankaria, controlling its population, resources and infrastructure. We have to eliminate the enemies avoiding causing casualties among the civilian population. Finally we must eliminate Suleiman and his secret missile complex, located somewhere in the mountains.

Types of aircraft allowed

Category 1

Ground attack aircraft are allowed for close support operations, also for counter-insurgency and light attack. In any case, they may be jet or turboprop type. These aircraft will fly in category 1. Some examples of this type of aircraft are: A-10 Thunderbolt II, Cessna A-37 Dragonfly, Sukhoi Su-25, Ilyushin Il-102, Northrop YA-9, Yakovlev Yak-130, Boeing T-7 Red Hawk, Northrop F-5, OV-10 Bronco, Embraer EMB 314 Super Tucano, Aermacchi MB-339, Aero L-159 Alca, AMX International, Douglas A-1 Skyraider, Douglas A-4 Skyhawk, Fiat G.91, FMA IA 58 Pucará, A-6 Intruder, Nanchang Q-5, Sukhoi Su-17, A-7 Corsair II

Category 2

On the other hand, Gunship-type aircraft are allowed. These are jet or turboprop aircraft that have heavy artillery, and cannons on one of their sides, for ground attack. It is essential that these aircraft can fly in a circle automatically, to be able to attack the targets on the ground without having to worry about their piloting. These aircraft will fly in category 2. Some examples of this type of aircraft are: Douglas AC-47 Spooky, Fairchild AC-119, AC-130 Spectre, AC-295 Gunship

Build Rules


  • VERY IMPORTANT! The design and behaviour of the aircraft must be realistic. Spaceships, potato planes, planes with exaggerated speeds, incredible amounts of weapons, insane maneuverability will be disqualified.
  • Must be successor of this post
  • Must be a new post, no reuploads
  • Can be fictional or replica
  • Max 1 entry per person per category
  • XML is allowed and expected
  • Your entry must be more than 300 parts and less than 780 parts
  • The weight and drag of the details can be 0
  • The description is highly recommended and it will be specified: 1) Year of introduction, 2) Manufacturer, 3) Options, Specifications, Features
  • Infinite fuel or negative weight is not allowed
  • Instrumentation Mod is allowed
  • Mechanical Instrumentation Mod is allowed


  • For category 1 airplanes, the maximum allowable G-force is 8G. Its speed will always be subsonic at low altitude. The speed can be supersonic at medium or high altitude. The maximum speed is 1.4 mach = 1074,18 mp/h = 1728,72 km/h
  • For category 2 airplanes, they must have an autonomous circling system. Its speed will always be subsonic. The maximum allowable G-force is 4G


  • For category 1 airplanes, You can design your own custom weapons. You can use a maximum of 2 guns (Include cannons, rotary cannon or combination, with a maximum of 30mm). The maximum number of hardpoints will be 11. The atomic weapon is not allowed for this challenge. Max countermeasures x 100
  • For category 2 airplanes, You can design your own custom weapons, You can use a maximum of 5 guns (Include cannons, rotary cannon or combination of different calibers, with a maximum of 105mm). The maximum number of hardpoints will be 4. The atomic weapon is not allowed for this challenge. Max countermeasures x 300

How to limit the G-Force of your plane

G-Force roll limited to 8G

G-Force pitch limited to 8G

It will be judged

  • Realistic model - 130pt - It is evaluated if the airplane has a behavior similar to reality, maneuvers correctly, its acceleration and speed are in accordance with the model, flight stability, operation of all its systems, correct air resistance. Does it fit the challenge rules for the type of aircraft?

  • Details, appearance, paint - 30pt - The general appearance of the plane is valued, if it could be a real plane even if it is fictional, details, color scheme used.

  • Realistic weapons and behaviour - 30pt - Are the weapons used by the plane generic or custom? Real weapons have been recreated with their speed and range characteristics? Does the plane use a realistic load of weapons? Does it conform to the rules indicated in the challenge?

  • Build quality - 30pt - Is the plane construction correct? Have all the control surfaces been included to fly the plane well? There are no badly assembled parts?

  • Fair play - 30pt - Are the rules of the challenge respected? Fair play gives you 30 points

About the mission

For category 1 planes

  • The plane will fly along a path marked on the map, along which anti-aircraft units will be found, until it reaches the main objectives. The main attack zone aims to destroy some enemy buildings, convoy and Suleiman himself.

For category 2 planes

  • The plane will fly a safer route, however the attack zone has more enemies to shoot down. Prepare your plane to stay on the enemy for a long time.

How your plane will be tested?

  • All aircraft participating in the challenge will be tested on a secret map.
  • There is a default route for missions, which all participants will have to overcome
  • The pilot will be able to change the attack tactics depending on the armament and characteristics of the plane. This includes variations on the plotted route.
  • Eliminating an enemy or target adds 5 points to your plane's ranking
  • The test video will be published on YouTube.
  • Finally, the secret map will also be published.

How is the secret map?

  • Although the attack will be by surprise, the enemy could deploy Mig-21Bis Fishbed and not let you go.
  • The map is very mountainous, that makes it easy to escape and counterattack.
  • Enemy units are dispersed and be visible on radar, with sufficient time.
  • The area where Suleiman is supposed to be located is heavily defended, 3 or 4 anti-aircraft systems are expected.
  • It may be necessary to destroy an important objective or infrastructure, it will be necessary to reserve a bomb or rocket before finishing the mission.
  • If the plane does not have enough fuel, there is an aircraft carrier in the area where you can make an emergency landing.


  • Winner :: 20 Upvote + 2 Spotlight
  • 2nd place :: 5 Upvote + 1 Spotlight
  • 3rd place :: 5 Upvote

Deadline 18 december 2020

General Characteristics

  • Successors 37 airplane(s) +6611 bonus
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 0.2ft (0.1m)
  • Length 0.3ft (0.1m)
  • Height 0.2ft (0.0m)
  • Empty Weight 551lbs (250kg)
  • Loaded Weight 551lbs (250kg)


  • Wing Loading -439,839.3lbs/ft2 (-2,147,483.6kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 0.0ft2 (0.0m2)
  • Drag Points 2


  • Number of Parts 1
  • Control Surfaces 0
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    UPDATE Deadline 18 december 2020

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    Hi all, these days i have a lot of work. Sorry i can not reply all your questions. However,
    most of the questions you ask me are answered by reading the rules of the post. Please take your time reading the challenge rules. Don't try to bend the rules. :-D

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    Dear friends, do not forget to check that the rules are met. Check the number of parts, the type of plane, weapons, etc... In this way, you will avoid your entry being disqualified on the day of the challenge.

    If this is your first time, check out other previous challenges Area88 challenge ; Naval Attack challenge ; CAS challenge

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    @LieutenantSOT my new submission is submitted

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    @mikoyanster Sorry to tag you, but I am rebuilding my submission (the THA-X5 Sparrow) so that it not only meets the part requirements, but also looks better too. I should have it in by Thursday

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    383 Cronvia32

    where should i put the g force?

    3 days ago
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    Is there any restrictions on payload weight? Is it permitted to slap multiple bombs/missiles on a single hardpoint, like there?
    And does it still counts as a single hardpoint out of 11 available? What if instead of 30mm, I'll use the more precise estimation, namely the 30.48mm, which is exactly 1.2 inch?

    +1 8 days ago
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    Submitted my submission

    14 days ago
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    where to send xml

    14 days ago
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    4,228 Star737

    Those C&C Generals reference again

    16 days ago
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    Could my Hughes A-2 Owl count towarda the challenge? It was built after the challenge was announced, but before I was made aware.

    18 days ago
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    I feel bad for you you have to grade two challenges now lol

    21 days ago
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    @NexusGaming fair point XD

    25 days ago
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    13.0k NexusGaming

    @LieutenantSOT that is the point! terrorism against terrorism because returning home in one piece is overrated

    +1 25 days ago
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    @NexusGaming also, I'm not sure if you could use a 205mm cannon on a small plane.

    +1 25 days ago
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    @NexusGaming so you're using a terrorist against terrorists? XD

    +1 25 days ago
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    13.0k NexusGaming

    @QuitePossiblyMangled it can be a suicide bomber

    25 days ago
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    The germans were also desperate at the end of the war, as seen with their development of super weapons such as the V series. So that shouldn't be your major source of evidence. The gun also damaged the bomber during testing so oof.

    25 days ago
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    12.9k rexzion

    @NexusGaming germans are crazy bruh

    25 days ago
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    @NexusGaming It would still weaken the airframe over time. Also, due to air defenses such as SAMs, that size of aircraft would pose a large and vulnerable target (assuming you are traveling slow and around a target to shoot your large gun). It would also cost a lot to maintain and build, and you are also limited with the amount of rounds you can carry. So in the end, it would be better to invest in a smaller caliber and aircraft.

    25 days ago
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    13.0k NexusGaming

    @UtsuhoReiuji of course though it'd be possible to make a b-52 sized aircraft that would be able to handle the weight, and it would be able to benefit from recoil-less rifle technology
    also the germans wanted to make a 355mm gun on an aircraft

    25 days ago
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    @NexusGaming So is it possible, yes. It's just not viable in combat.

    25 days ago
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    @NexusGaming Recoil would weaken the structure of the plane and also reduce the lifetime of the airframe. The amount of rounds you could carry would also be very low and your maneuverability will also suffer greatly. This is due to the weight of the gun and it's mechanisms, the strengthen structure of the aircraft so its able to withstand the recoil of the gun, the weight of the rounds, and more. If you were to do this, you could probably carry around 7-10 rounds if you were carrying no other armament.

    +1 25 days ago
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    13.0k NexusGaming

    @rexrexThezion @rexrexThezion it is possible, given the fact that the following aircraft could carry rather large weapons
    Piaghio P.108, with a 102mm cannon
    this thing, and yes it carried a damn 76mm recoil-less rifle
    and of couse the ac-130
    so in theory it is possible, it just hasn't been done yet

    25 days ago
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    12.9k rexzion

    @NexusGaming is having a 205mm cannon on a plane realistic tho

    25 days ago
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