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North American Rockwell OV-2 Black Thunder

102k Hedero  2.8 years ago

After the success of the OV-10 Bronco, North American Rockwell wanted to further update the aircraft with speed and armament. Their solution was the OV-2 Black Thunder. The aircraft's top speed at level flight is about 430 mph. It also comes equipped with a GAU-8 Avenger, which happens to be the same gatling gun that the A-10 uses! So in some ways, it's the turboprop A-10. It also features a powerful radar system on the left wing that allows for precise observation of enemy troops or aircraft. So this aircraft would fall into the "observation and attack" category. However, due to costly reasons, North American Rockwell couldn't afford to produce large amounts of this plane. So later the Bronco II was developed and was decided to be more egonomic.
Overall, this aircraft was a lot of fun to build. It also has high manueverbility and one powerful gatling gun. I experimented with using the cannon instead, but the issue was that it didn't have a high enough firing rate and the muzzle explosion was too dramatic. So I just modded the mini gun to be very powerful. 1=Nav Lights 2=Landing Light VTOL=Flaps G=LandingGear. Enjoy!

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General Characteristics

  • Successors 2 airplane(s) +14 bonus
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 39.3ft (12.0m)
  • Length 37.7ft (11.5m)
  • Height 13.3ft (4.0m)
  • Empty Weight 11,847lbs (5,373kg)
  • Loaded Weight 14,673lbs (6,655kg)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.273
  • Wing Loading 30.8lbs/ft2 (150.4kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 476.3ft2 (44.3m2)
  • Drag Points 2723

Parts

  • Number of Parts 355
  • Control Surfaces 4
  • Performance Cost 1,480
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    102k Hedero

    Lol I thought I fixed it@KnightOfRen

    2.2 years ago
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    41.7k Ren

    @Hedero
    When you tag him as ACEPILOT104......

    2.2 years ago
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    41.7k Ren

    @EternalDarkness
    Yep.

    2.3 years ago
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    102k Hedero

    Oh, I guess I read it wrong.@Fighterjester

    2.7 years ago
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    i believe the OV-10 was actually made by North American Rockwell, not Lockheed

    2.7 years ago
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    102k Hedero

    Oh thanks. I'll take a look at it.@Fighterjester

    2.7 years ago
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    Hey, i just modified this so that it has the cannon, i hope its good enough @Hedero

    2.7 years ago
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    102k Hedero

    Oh ok. Yea idk then.@Cobrahuey

    2.7 years ago
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    Oregon@Hedero

    2.7 years ago
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    102k Hedero

    Hmm, idk. What state do you live in?@Cobrahuey

    2.7 years ago
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    Dang it. I’ve never seen the a PC-9 before lol. The C-130 was dark grey and had a light grey at the bottom. Where would it be from? @Hedero

    2.7 years ago
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    102k Hedero

    Thanks man! That hercules must've been a site as well!@Cobrahuey

    2.7 years ago
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    Yesterday I saw a Hercules flyover. It sounded like a Dash Q at first until I looked up. Your encounter was cooler though. I’ve seen a PC-9 before. That’s so cool!@Hedero

    2.7 years ago
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    102k Hedero

    Well I did see one pilatus pc-9 buzz over which was super cool. It sounded like it was doing about full power so it sounded sick.@Cobrahuey

    2.7 years ago
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    No matter what fish it was, you had a good trip and that’s all that counts. Was there any cool planes that flew over? @Hedero

    2.7 years ago
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    102k Hedero

    XD. No I couldn't spot any parrot fish. I saw one fish chewing a little on the ground but I don't think it was a parrotfish :c @Cobrahuey

    2.7 years ago
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    Wait a sec... THERE DEAD! WHY DO ALL THINGS HAVE TO DIE! WHY! WHY! Lol. Was there any of those parrot fish? I love parrot fish. There my favorite type of fish.@Hedero

    2.7 years ago
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    102k Hedero

    Sadly no lol.@Cobrahuey

    2.7 years ago
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    That’s sad. Well at least you got to see those cool fish. Was there any Nemo’s or Dory's? Lol

    2.7 years ago
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    102k Hedero

    Well we didn't see as much coral as we hoped too. In fact I don't recall seeing any. But we did see some cool fish and whatever. It was really cool though overall.@Cobrahuey

    2.7 years ago
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    Aw, no fair! You got to snorkel lol! Was there some tropical stuff in the ocean?

    2.7 years ago
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    102k Hedero

    Probably when we visited Cozumel Mexico. We got to go snorkeling and swimming and whatever. But the whole trip was fantastic anyways.@Cobrahuey

    2.7 years ago
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    What was the best part of the trip?@Hedero

    2.7 years ago
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    102k Hedero

    I had a great time thank you!@Cobrahuey

    2.7 years ago
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    Welcome back! I hope you had a good time! @Hedero

    2.7 years ago
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