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Lockheed S-3 Viking

1,335 Agrelle  7 months ago

After 1 month of work this plane is finally done. I’m very proud of this plane and a little astounded that my iPad was able to handle it.

This is a 1:1 replica of the original S-3 Viking. The S-3 viking was used as an anti-submarine aircraft from the years 1974-2016. The aircraft has 4 internal hard mounts, upon which I’ve attached Mark-46 Torpedos. There are 2 hardpoints on the aircraft where I’ve choosen to attach fuel tanks. The Viking never had any guns but did have flares which I have included.

The Viking also has a refueling probe that extends from the cockpit. Amongst the rest of the activation groups, there are position lights, formation lights, arresting hook, payload doors, and my favorite, wing folding.

I was thrilled to see all the cockpit parts added with the update and have tried my best to portray the most realistic cockpit I can. The hardest part was the custom landing gear and timed closing doors as I’ve never made these before. I tried to recreate every element and detail from the real craft, that I was able to find.

I really hope that you enjoy the hard work I’ve put into this plane! From the bottom of my heart, thank you all for the support, I couldn’t have done this without countless forums, pages, and the amazing community that SP is.

AG1: Engines
AG2: Position Lights
AG3: Formation Lights
AG4: Payload Doors
AG5: Wing Folding
AG6: Fuel Boom
AG7: Arresting Hook

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General Characteristics

  • Successors 2 airplane(s)
  • Created On iOS
  • Wingspan 66.0ft (20.1m)
  • Length 53.3ft (16.2m)
  • Height 23.5ft (7.2m)
  • Empty Weight 16,954lbs (7,690kg)
  • Loaded Weight 46,355lbs (21,026kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 2.908
  • Wing Loading 86.3lbs/ft2 (421.3kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 537.2ft2 (49.9m2)
  • Drag Points 17040

Parts

  • Number of Parts 856
  • Control Surfaces 2
  • Performance Cost 3,489
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    3,590 EdamCheese6

    This is brilliant but I can't see our of the cockpit glass 😂

    7 months ago
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    6,723 Kwoshent

    @tucan simplerockets.com lmao

    7 months ago
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    6,723 Kwoshent

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    +1 7 months ago
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    1,335 Agrelle

    Thanks so much! I’m glad you enjoyed the plane. I’ve tried to make it as “play friendly” as possible so I’m glad you got to use it accordingly. Go right ahead at converting to the tanker or shadow variant. As long as you credit I don’t mind! @Krikkit42

    +1 7 months ago
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    1,335 Agrelle

    Yep. Same situation for my iPad. Runs totally fine in slow mo and higher refresh devices. I’d guess the nose gear is just a physics heavy mechanism. Maybe try throwing a premade landing gear on the front? @ChuanLiuBuXi2191

    +1 7 months ago
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    1,770 Krikkit42

    @Agrelle after flying it for a bit, I can only reiterate: This will be THE definitive Viking on the site for a LONG time! 😉 Also fun: I’ve exchanged the external droptanks for some hard-hitting ordnance and kinda re-enacted part of the S-3‘s role in Desert Storm I, when they just used it as a frontline bomber at times. By the way: Would you be ok with me trying my hand at converting your model into the ES-3A Sea Shadow or a tanker variant? You’d be highly credited, of course!

    7 months ago
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    @Agrelle Android, and when I'm in slow motion the plane seems to be fine, but once I turn the normal speed back on the front of the plane exploded. Maybe problems with the front landing gear?

    7 months ago
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    1,335 Agrelle

    I’ll be quite frank, I was never quite sure what those smooth front/back buttons did. Lol, now I know. @Bellcat

    7 months ago
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    1,335 Agrelle

    Not sure what platform you’re running but I had the same problem when testing in my iPad. Worked much better on my mates PC. High part count problems :( @ChuanLiuBuXi2191

    7 months ago
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    May I ask, why this thing blew up every single time I try to land it? :(

    7 months ago
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    11.0k tucan

    @Agrelle interesting

    7 months ago
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    4,003 Bellcat

    That’s a pretty good replica you made. Why don’t you use smoothing for the glass?

    7 months ago
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    66 BBCP117

    @Agrelle It was my pleasure! im so sorry i couldn't give an Upvote, i don't have enough points, nonetheless. its a wonderful replica!

    7 months ago
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    1,335 Agrelle

    Thank you for the high praise! I’m glad I could replicate such a wonderful aircraft @BBCP117

    7 months ago
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    1,335 Agrelle

    You’re so welcome! I was originally in the same boat as you, hoping for a Viking. I decided it put away a little time each day and here you have it! Glad you enjoy @Krikkit42

    +1 7 months ago
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    1,335 Agrelle

    @Guyy no worries! As long as you got to enjoy it :)

    +1 7 months ago
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    1,335 Agrelle

    Good question. Seems like they’re the new default if you don’t have a pfp @tucan

    7 months ago
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    30 Guyy

    Sad i cant upvote this

    7 months ago
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    30 Guyy

    Very cool

    7 months ago
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    1,770 Krikkit42

    Can't express how happy I am that someone finally did this awesome plane justice! I've tried myself and failed miserably (then due to lack of experience, now lack of time) and I had always hoped for this to happen. Thank you!!

    +1 7 months ago
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    66 BBCP117

    This is the best ever S-3 here in the Community, Absolute Mega Work!

    +3 7 months ago
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    11.0k tucan

    what are these new pfp's and why does everyone have them?

    7 months ago
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    1,335 Agrelle

    Lolll @NasaAstronut

    7 months ago
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    WOAH SO MANY BUTTONS

    +1 7 months ago
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    Impressive!!

    +2 7 months ago
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