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FA-20 Abutre

30.8k Typhoon03  16 days ago


Indigenous Lightweight Air Defence and Strike Aircraft


Description

The FA-20 Abutre began development shortly after the annexation of Morocco, as the first indigenously designed combat aircraft to be built in the Principality of Saltwater since the nation regained its independence after the 6th Saltwater-Australian War, which saw the country invaded and occupied by the combined forces of Australia and Estrovakia.
The new fighter borrowed many features from the F-16V Viper, which was operated by Morocco at the time of its annexation, and combined them with technology from the F-15EA Eagles that were at the time the backbone of the Saltwater Air Force. The aircraft was to provide air defence to Saltwater territory, homeland and colonies, freeing up the more expensive F-35 Lightnings and F-15EA Eagles for offensive strike and air superiority taskings.


The aircraft first entered service with the Saltwater Air Force, equipping one full squadron and three flights of four aircraft, plus an operational conversion unit of eight aircraft. Four Abutres, flying out of Iceland, fought in the intervention against Petrova, providing air cover to Saltwater Navy surface vessels. Eight Petrovain fighters attempted to intercept them, shooting down one Abutre. However, the remaining FA-20s destroyed seven of the eight enemy aircraft, damaging the eighth.
Later, twenty-four aircraft participated in the invasion of Algeria, striking enemy land installations.


Flying at a maximum speed of Mach 1.8 and reaching altitudes of 60,000 feet, the Abutre has a combat range of 650km and a ferry range of 4,400km. The aircraft is equipped with eleven weapons hardpoints, including two wingtip pylons and three fuselage pylons. The aircraft is not equipped with an internal gun, but usually carries a conformal gunpod under the fuselage.
Eighty-five FA-20 Abutres have been built, including one replacement aircraft for the SWAF, as well as twenty aircraft each for the Faroese National Air Force and Geropian Territorial Air Force.

Controls

AG1 releases all munitions.
AG2 deploys the drag chute.
AG3 activates the navigation lights.
AG4 does nothing.
AG5 activates afterburner.
AG6 activates the formation lights.
AG7 lowers the arrestor hook.
AG8 closes the cockpit canopy.


Gallery


Launching a Sea Shadow cruise missile.

Landing at Royal Lisbon AFB.

Looping over Morocco, displaying weapons loadout.

Banking over the southern Philippines.


Credit must go to otayahiromo8211 for the aft fuselage and air inlet..


Spotlights

  • This craft is curated

General Characteristics

  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 30.4ft (9.3m)
  • Length 49.3ft (15.0m)
  • Height 14.3ft (4.3m)
  • Empty Weight -15,544lbs (-7,050kg)
  • Loaded Weight 11,043lbs (5,009kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 6.41
  • Wing Loading 22.2lbs/ft2 (108.3kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 497.6ft2 (46.2m2)
  • Drag Points 3212

Parts

  • Number of Parts 226
  • Control Surfaces 5
  • Performance Cost 1,070
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    Man ur builds are underrated 😔
    Hope u get more upvotes 😉👌

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    30.8k Typhoon03

    @IceCraftGaming Generated along with all the other specs.

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    how did you get the performance cost thing? or is that really just there now-

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    6th Saltwater-Australian war man

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    Wow...Im speechless.

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