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AI-17B Avvoltoio

2,814 F14Tomcat1974  7 months ago

HISTORY: The AI-17B is a attacker/interceptor aircraft disigned for the 1960s Italian attacker/interceptor trials and it's first flight was in Jun 17th, 1963 and was accepted into the Italian Airforce in September 11th, 1966. The AI-17B is suitable for multiple roles, and could carry just about anything you could fit on it which resulted in it's 8 year service. The AI-17B was outfitted with 2x 13mm machine guns, 4x AiM-54C Maverick's, and 4, AiM-9D's. The AI-17B couldn't exceed mach 1.1 and it had a sluggish turn rate which is why it didn't serve for longer, instead, paving a way to success for the AI-18A swing wing interceptor program. Alternate history aside, this is a pretty fun aircraft and it was fun to make and i hope that you all enjoy this as much as i did, and just a side note for speciap controls, VTOL is for the afterburner, and yes, that last bit for the alternate history is a hint to a future variation of this aircraft. Again, enjoy :)


General Characteristics

  • Created On Android
  • Wingspan 28.4ft (8.7m)
  • Length 47.6ft (14.5m)
  • Height 9.5ft (2.9m)
  • Empty Weight 9,600lbs (4,354kg)
  • Loaded Weight 19,111lbs (8,668kg)


  • Power/Weight Ratio 4.586
  • Wing Loading 100.9lbs/ft2 (492.7kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 189.4ft2 (17.6m2)
  • Drag Points 5722


  • Number of Parts 349
  • Control Surfaces 6
  • Performance Cost 1,579
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    Thank @unCANNY for the AiM-9's as for i have not made them.

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    @SimplePilot28465 yeah, i wanted to make the canopy thinner but i had VR uses in mind and i wanted the cockpit to be some what spacious and not feel restricted for that reason.

    7 months ago
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    It 's cool , it 's probably better to make the cabin thinner with the Overlord mod , lower it along the Y axis . But it turned out well.

    +1 7 months ago
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    I just ripped the fancy labels and screens out of the stock wasp. The little gauges and stuff are easy, just slap ‘em into a cockpit and change the preset to what you need! @F14Tomcat1974

    +1 7 months ago
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    @IMULAerospaceIndustries Lol, i'd really like to get good at making cockpits but it is really difficult.

    +1 7 months ago
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    Well, at least your cockpit is better than anything I’ve made XD

    +1 7 months ago