Hello everyone, Supercraft888 here, and this is my newest attack aircraft! It's a varient of the Bombardier Stallion-100. I was able to complete the convoy mission with it, so I would say it fits the role very well. I spent an unfortunate amount of time trying to perfect this thing, especially the roundels, so I hope you guys enjoy! Leave your thoughts in the comments below.
In addition to Fjorge and Aeroman77 for XML help on the previous aircraft, I would also like to tank Dllama4 for making the shell casing ejectors, really brings the aircraft to life.
•AG1 for navigation lights
•AG2 for Aft lights
•AG3 Anti-Collision lights
•Ag4 and VTOL down to fold wings.
•Ag8 for landing gear lights
The Bombardier CA-12 Cavalry is a double seat, turboprop light attack aircraft, designed for COIN, close air support (CAS), and aerial reconnaissance missions, attacking armored vehicles and tanks, and providing quick-action support against enemy ground forces, as well as providing pilot training of attack aircraft. The first prototype made it's maiden flight on June 10, 2019 and went into production only three months later on September 21, 2019.
It is suited to operate in both extreme cold and heat, humid conditions, and extremely rugged terrain and can take off on unprepared runways with ease due to it's STOL capabilities. The A-12 Cavalry is highly maneuverable, even with it's heaviest weapon arrangement set on it, has low heat signature, and incorporates some of the best avionics and weapon systems to deliver precision guided munitions.
Design and Development
The CA-12 Cavalry is a development of the highly successful Bombardier Stallion-100. Because It shares the same highly performance body structure as the plane it was developed from, it is capable of carrying and delivering a large variety of munitions depending on the mission.
Development of the CA-12 started when the Royal Canadian Air Force decided to put a contest for an attack aircraft, the various designs varied from the aging A-10 warthog, to the EMB Tucano. Eventually, Canada selected the CA-12 Cavalry due to its homegrown design, familiarity to most pilots of the air force, and ease of manufacturing due to not having to rely on foreign manufactures.
The avionics of the aircraft include a triple redundant fly-by-wire flight controls, sophisticated navigation and attack systems that include a TV guidance system, laser rangefinder, and thermal imaging infrared system. It also has a underbelly video camera and recorder and a chaff/flare dispenser and new ejection seats not featured on the non military Stallion-100.
It would serve primarily the Royal Canadian Air Force, but also other Air forces around the world as well. During the Cold War of 20XX, it proved to be a potent attack aircraft even in missions it was not intended to serve in. The version shown above was most common layout for the weapons seen during the war. It had two M3 machine guns mounted under each wing, two hydra-70 rocket pods or two CRV7/CRV8 rocket pods and two wing tip mounted Shortsword anti-tank missiles. However, some were seen being able to carry up to two GBU-27 Paveway II, a testament to the sheer performance capabilities of the aircraft.
•Hardpoints: 3 pylons under each wing, 1 wing tip pylon, each rated to carry 1000lbs however more can be carried if pylons are reduced to 2.
- CGM-3 .50cal machine gun pods
- Mauser BK-27 in gun pods
- CMG-766 miniguns pods
- FeyLand Inc. GP-20 gun pods
- Shortsword Anti tank missiles
- AGM-114 Hellfire
- AGM-178 Griffin
- AGM-169 JCM
- Various unguided bombs
- Paveway series of laser guided bombs
- various JDAM munitions
- Various rockets
- Various rocket pods
Light attack arrangement
•2 x .50cal CGM-3 gun pods on each wing
•2 x Hydra-70 rocket pods or CRV-7/CRV-8 rocket pods, one mounted on each wing
•2 x short sword anti tank missiles
Extended mission arrangement
•8 x shortsword guided anti-tank missiles, 6 on triple pylons
• 2 x fuel tanks, one mounted on each wing
Reconnaissance and surveillance arrangement
•4 x fuel tanks, two mounted on each wing
•2 x AGM-114 Hellfire
Vehicle interception arrangement
•2 x FeyLand Inc. GP-20 gun pods
•10 x AGM-114 Hellfire, four on quad pylons, two on each wing, 2 on wing tip pylons
- Predecessor Bombardier Stallion-100
- Created On iOS
- Wingspan 33.0ft (10.1m)
- Length 31.6ft (9.6m)
- Height 12.5ft (3.8m)
- Empty Weight 10,302lbs (4,673kg)
- Loaded Weight 10,990lbs (4,985kg)
- Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.363
- Wing Loading 7.9lbs/ft2 (38.8kg/m2)
- Wing Area 1,383.2ft2 (128.5m2)
- Drag Points 7097
- Number of Parts 448
- Control Surfaces 5