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Northrop F-212 Thunderclap

99.8k Hedero  2.5 years ago
Auto Credit Based on mikoyanster's Area88Challenge

Manufacturer: Northrop Grumman - Year Founded: 1939 - Year designed and made: 1957 - Northrop had wanted to build a multipurpose jet that could dogfight and ground attack. Equipped with one ground attack cannon and one wing gun. Although not very fast or manueverable, it can dogfight, but don't expect to win. It also comes equipped with 4 air-to-air missiles, 2 air-to-ground missiles, and 2 250 lb bombs. Northrop's aircraft was quickly decommissioned after test pilots realized it wasn't very useful. I'm not experienced in making fighter jets ok? I can't make a highly manueverable jet that looks good with the regulations that Mikoyanster has on his challenge. But in all seriousness this was fun and I'm just entering for the fun of it. Probably the coolest part of this aircraft is the trailing link landing gear. You can land hard and barely notice it lol. Just don't start braking until all wheels are on the ground. 1=Air brakes VTOL=Flaps G=LandingGear. Enjoy! And Diloph helped with the gear.

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General Characteristics

  • Predecessor Area88Challenge
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 34.9ft (10.6m)
  • Length 39.6ft (12.1m)
  • Height 14.2ft (4.3m)
  • Empty Weight 8,813lbs (3,997kg)
  • Loaded Weight 11,117lbs (5,042kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 1.01
  • Wing Loading 40.0lbs/ft2 (195.4kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 277.8ft2 (25.8m2)
  • Drag Points 3988

Parts

  • Number of Parts 238
  • Control Surfaces 7
  • Performance Cost 990
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    99.8k Hedero

    Thanks dude! That was a fun challenge!@mikoyanster

    2.2 years ago
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    Ease of maneuver - 17/30pt
    Realistic model - 40/70pt
    Details, paint and accesories - 15/30pt
    Realistic weapons and behaviour - 20/40pt
    Build quality - 17/30pt
    Mission Fulfillment - ??/100pt
    Fair play - 20/20pt

    129pt

    2.2 years ago
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    99.8k Hedero

    Lol@Gott

    2.4 years ago
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    99.8k Hedero

    My f-212 be lookin' like the world's heaviest man. @Gott

    +1 2.4 years ago
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    99.8k Hedero

    Awesome!@asteroidbook345

    2.5 years ago
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    99.8k Hedero

    Oh alright, well thanks for testing it and I hope it does good!@asteroidbook345

    2.5 years ago
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    25.1k Mustang51

    @Hedero no problem. This one still flies good though so it doesn’t need to change all that much

    2.5 years ago
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    99.8k Hedero

    Oh ok. I'll definately try that when I build new fictional aircraft. Thanks for the help!@Mustang51

    2.5 years ago
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    25.1k Mustang51

    I think it actually flies pretty decently, especially compared to most other planes on SP. If you want it to be more stable and wobble a little less, I would add a bit more wing surface area (probably between 75-120ft^2 more) and move the CoM forward. I hope that helps!

    +1 2.5 years ago
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    99.8k Hedero

    Thank you! I don't know about the flying part. It seems to control similar to a moth near a lamp at night lol. But thx anyways!@Mustang51

    2.5 years ago
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    25.1k Mustang51

    This is one of the coolest looking aircraft ideas I’ve seen in a long time! Absolutely wonderful build with lots of great detail. It flies well too

    2.5 years ago
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    99.8k Hedero

    What do you mean? I simply had to delete my mig because it was not a successor to the challenge. Otherwise if I left it it would not be entered.@Chancey21

    2.5 years ago
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    68.5k Chancey21

    Ok, I am a hug supporter of your builds, but I do notice that you upload and delete almost every build. @Hedero

    2.5 years ago
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    99.8k Hedero

    Ok I'm sorry but when I uploaded my mig, it didn't say it was a successor to Mikoyanster's challenge. So I had to take it down to upload it later.@Chancey21

    2.5 years ago
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    68.5k Chancey21

    Would you please stop fake uploading?

    2.5 years ago
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    99.8k Hedero

    @Alta2809 Thanks!

    2.5 years ago
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    10.5k Kangy

    Bizarre Design, I love it!
    @Hedero

    2.5 years ago
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    99.8k Hedero

    Thanks!@FatEgg

    2.5 years ago
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    99.8k Hedero

    Lol thank you!@Otter0308

    2.5 years ago
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    637 Otter0308

    This looks like a messed up f-16 I love it

    2.5 years ago
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    99.8k Hedero

    Thank you!@Carbonfox1

    2.5 years ago
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    2,693 Liquidfox01

    Absolutely love this ugly thing, great work

    2.5 years ago
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    99.8k Hedero

    I am actually building a much better performing and better looking aircraft as my second entry to the challenge. So hopefully I won't disappoint anyone this time lol.

    2.5 years ago
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    150k Diloph

    I’m his brother, TIS BE UGLIER THEN MY GRAND MA EATING PIZZA

    2.5 years ago
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    99.8k Hedero

    Thank you!@BnanaX

    2.5 years ago
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