In a parallel universe somewhen
His Majesty's Aircraft
AG1 on to enable propulsion. AG2 on to set Lift-Canards for take-off. Apply full throttle and pull up during take-off run; unstick occurs at 180mph. Once airborne, allow the craft to get to 260mph with a positive climb, then AG2 off to centre Lift-Canards.
Maintain full throttle for climb or reduce and set trim as required.
AG4 enables front turret; use VTOL & Yaw.
AG5 enables Port Gun Blister; use VTOL & right Yaw.
AG6 enables Starboard Gun Blister; use VTOL & right Yaw.
2 torpedos and 4 bombs always available.
Use 10% throttle for final descent and AG2 on to set Lift-Canards. Maintain 10% throttle for flare and touchdown. Once landed, throttle off.
AG1 off, AG3 on. Use Pitch for forward & reverse, use Roll to steer left & right.
Pilot in upper cockpit, Second Pilot in lower cabin for flight engineer duties when not at the controls.
Rear Waist Gunner/Navigation.
AG1 Main Propulsion enabled.
AG3 on, AG1 off Taxiing Thrusters; Use Pitch for forward & reverse, Roll to steer left and right.
AG4 Front Turret; use VTOL & Yaw.
AG5 Port Gun Blister; Use VTOL & right Yaw.
AG6 Starboard Gun Blister; Use VTOL & right Yaw.
AG7 Landing Lights.
Built by Langston-Wellings.
Sponsored by Nordsund Port Authority.
Computerised Gun-Sight Provided and fitted by Salvage Squad 9, source unknown.
His Majesty's Aircraft “Clear Resolve” is a small, fast patrol flying boat, operating from our North Western ports. The craft is armed with 2 torpedos and 4 bombs for attack. Front defense is provided by a compact turret. Rear defense is provided by 2 remote controlled blisters operated from the observer's dome, using a computer gun-sight. Like all of His Majesty's flying boats, an important defense strategy is to fly as low as possible and fire upwards when under attack.
Did I mention I like building flying boats? This is what 14 jet engines and 4 props look like flying in close formation. The “lift-canard” thingy is a bit of a flawed concept but fitted the look of the build. The overall shape is based on a picture I saw while browsing for ideas but of course I have heavily Treadified it. The master cockpit is on the centre line of the fuselage so view is obscured.
- Created On iOS
- Wingspan 87.4ft (26.7m)
- Length 79.7ft (24.3m)
- Height 18.3ft (5.6m)
- Empty Weight -4,734,385lbs (-2,147,483kg)
- Loaded Weight 15,614lbs (7,082kg)
- Power/Weight Ratio 56.995
- Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.128
- Wing Loading 17.2lbs/ft2 (84.0kg/m2)
- Wing Area 907.7ft2 (84.3m2)
- Drag Points 5587
- Number of Parts 452
- Control Surfaces 4