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F-145A Osprey

1,361 qwerty132  4 months ago
Auto Credit Based on qwerty132's F-145B

Disclaimer: This is fictional

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Backstory:

In 1963 the U.S began developing a new interceptor to counter the MiG-25, this would result in the F-145 Osprey. By 1966 a prototype was unveiled and would have it’s first flight several months later. In 1967 the F-145A entered service. The F-145A featured the Orenda PS.15 engine imported from Canada, it’s engine, which was designed for the Avro Canada A.C.H.S.A (Advanced Canadian Heavy Strike Aircraft [CA-173]), was more powerful than anything built in the states at the time. The F-145A featured several wing pylons and several pylons on the belly. In the later B and C models the two pylons on the fuselage were replaced with a weapons bay. The B and C models also featured a gun because it was noticed that despite it’s size it was pretty maneuverable and could dogfight. It served throughout the late 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s and was retired in 1991 following the collapse of the Soviet Union. Throughout the Cold War it intercepted many Soviet bombers. F-145’s would often fly together with Canadian CF-105’s and later CF-141’s.

Operators:

U.S.A.F.:
97x F-145A
321x F-145B
160x F-145C

Armament (This Configuration)

2x AIM-54 Phoenix
4x AIM-7 Sparrow

Flight and Controls:

This is relatively easy to takeoff, fly, and land. It has a takeoff speed of roughly 190 Knots (Around 220 mph, 350 km/h) and a landing speed just below that. When firing off weapons make sure you are in a stable position and the nose is not pointed to far down otherwise the missile may hit the aircraft.

Ag.1: Afterburner
Ag.2: Nose Gear Unlock
Ag.3: Jettison Tanks
Ag.4: Jettison armament

Notes:

Just a relatively simple aircraft that didn’t take much time to make. It doesn’t feature custom control surfaces but does have a not bad livery.

Credits:

@RocCrafter101 for the amazing AIM-54
@FairFireFlight for the amazing AIM-7
@ChiChiWerx for the amazing USAF insignia

Check Out some of my previous builds:

MiG-305
A-70 Warrior
A-33 Attack Hawk
A-153
F-143 Hellhound

Thanks to anyone who downloads, upvotes, spotlights, or comments.

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General Characteristics

  • Predecessor F-145B
  • Created On iOS
  • Wingspan 47.3ft (14.4m)
  • Length 85.0ft (25.9m)
  • Height 19.2ft (5.9m)
  • Empty Weight 26,051lbs (11,816kg)
  • Loaded Weight 54,782lbs (24,848kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 1.476
  • Wing Loading 59.9lbs/ft2 (292.2kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 915.3ft2 (85.0m2)
  • Drag Points 5493

Parts

  • Number of Parts 312
  • Control Surfaces 5
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    1,361 qwerty132

    Thanks for Silver Everyone

    Pinned 4 months ago
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    1,361 qwerty132

    @JustDatGuy It is, I just thought it sounded cool on an interceptor

    4 months ago
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    1,361 qwerty132

    @DrEthel Afterburners

    4 months ago
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    1,361 qwerty132

    @switdog08 It was inspired by the CF-105, A-5, XF-108, and MiG-25

    4 months ago
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    3,859 JustDatGuy

    I thought an osprey was troop transport?

    4 months ago
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    195 DrEthel

    hey bro what is the use of VTOL

    4 months ago
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    2,571 switdog08

    Reminds me of a Vigilante

    4 months ago
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    1,361 qwerty132

    @ACEPILOT109 thanks

    4 months ago
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    89.6k ACEPILOT109

    epic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    +1 4 months ago
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    1,361 qwerty132

    Tags:
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    @Inuyasha8215

    4 months ago