A-30D 'Blitzen IV' KCS
by JollyGreenGI
uploaded 2017-11-11
(updated 2017-12-11)
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SPH
mod aircraft
#A-10 #Thunderbolt #Warthog #GAU-8 #BRRRRRRT

Details

  • Type: SPH
  • Class: aircraft
  • Part Count: 126
  • Mods: 4

Mods

  • Automated Aerial Refueling System
  • BDArmory
  • Ferram Aerospace Research
  • Squad (stock)
  • Advanced Jet Engines

Description

Rebuilt from the ground up to be bigger, faster, stronger, and more agile. Somehow we also lost 3 whole tonnes.
Designed to take heavy damage and give out much more, the ‘Blitzen’ is ideal for flying low over a field and coming out full of holes, and landing at a runway after. Just don’t expect to be going fast at all, armour comes at a heavy price.

Specifications

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 13.51 m
  • Wingspan: 15.37 m
  • Height: 3.95 m
  • Empty Weight: 13,917 kg 3 tonnes lighter
  • Loaded Weight: 18,056 kg
    • CAS Mission: 22,822 kg
    • Anti-armour Mission: 21,452 kg
  • Max. takeoff weight: 25,000 kg
  • Powerplant 2x CF34-J85 turbofans, 54.2 kN each

Performance

  • Never Exceed Speed: 310 m/s
  • Maximum Speed: 282 m/s 130 m/s faster
  • Cruise Speed: 150 m/s
  • Stall Speed: 65 m/s
  • Service Ceiling: 10000 m @ 240 m/s 5000 m higher
  • Rate of Climb: 30 m/s
  • Thrust/Weight: 0.36

Armament

  • Guns: 1x 30mm GAU-8 with 1200 rounds
  • Hardpoints: 11 (8x under-wing and 3x under-fuselage) with capacity of 7875 kg 4125 kg greater

  • Rockets: 4x Hydra-70 Rocket Pods

  • Missiles:

    • 2× AIM-9 Sidewinders (self-defense)
    • 6× AGM-65 Mavericks
  • Bombs: None. …Just kidding.

  • Others:

    • Flares and Chaff dispenser and
    • AN/ALQ-131 ECM Pod or
    • Up to 2x Mk0x3 drop tanks

Avionics

  • AN/APG-63V1 radar
  • BDA Weapon Manager
  • Integrated FLIR pod (Port side gear nacelle)

An A-30D dropping its full bomb payload

This A-30 sustained massive damage, resulting in the loss of half a tail, engine #1, and the FLIR pod. Pilot Glewise Kerman was noted as saying she flew like nothing was wrong.

After landing wheels up and colliding with a fuel depot, this A-30D suffered non-critical damage to the airframe. Landing gear was found to be fully functional. Pilot Bill Kerman could not be reached to comment.

I don’t need no rocket science.

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