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Postby Marquesan » Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:22 am


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Nomenclature:AAF.14/1R3 "Revenant"
Classification:
Agile Attack Fighter

Crew:
1; Pilot

Length & Height:
13.86m (45'5.6") / 4.48m (14'8.4")

Wingspan & Area:
8.6 Meters, 38.66 m2

Empty & Maximum Weights:
6,820 Kgs (15,035 lbs) / 13,820 Kgs (30,468 lbs)

Wing Loading:
357.47 Kgs/m2 (73.21 lb/ft2) @ MTOW

Internal Fuel:
3,550 Kgs (7,826.41 lbs / 4,990 L)

Weapons Payload:
3,480 Kgs (7,672 lbs) Ammo & Ordinance

Thrust-to-Weight Ratio:
0.62:1 @ Max Takeoff, 0.76:1 @ Typical Load

Ceiling & Climb Rate:
17,680m (58,000') in 80 Seconds @ 221.6 M/Sec (727 Ft/Sec)

"Never Exceed" (VNE) Speed:
2,780.83 Km/H (Mach 2.25) below 11,720m (38,450')

Performance:
+9.2 / -3.2 g limits / 1,630 Km/H (Mach 1.32) Supercruise

Endurance:
43 Min @ VNE, 2 Hours 20 Min @ Supercruise, 4-5 Hour Standard Profile

Combat & Ferry Ranges:
1,990 Km (1,235 mi) Radius, 3,780 Km (2,350 mi) Direct

Takeoff/Landing Performance:
450m (1,480') Takeoff / 437m (1,433') Landing @ 210 Km/H (130.5 MPH)

Powerplant:
1x LTV32.72R Thrust-Vectoring Turbofan w/ Reheat

Length:
3,875mm

Diameter:
820mm

Dry Weight:
1,020 Kgs

Overall Pressure Ratio:
26.8:1

Bypass Ratio:
0.32:1

Air Mass Flow:
72 kg/sec

Turbine Inlet Temperature:
1,560 °C

Military Power:
57 Kilonewtons, 5.70:1 TWR

Reheat Power:
84 Kilonewtons, 8.40:1 TWR

Autocannons:
1x 1x AC22.L82/2 Dual-barrel (recoil-driven) autocannon w/ 950 Rds. linked belt

Hardpoints:
x6; 1 Wingtip, 2 Underhung per wing + 8 Internal

Typical Combat Load:
1,600 kgs missiles & bombs + 400 kgs ammunition
- 6x AHM.210R2 "Bayonet" Heat-Seeking Missiles (External)
- 2x MHL.201R2 "Fire Lance" Radar-Homing Missiles (Wingtips)
- 8x S-UMP-100 "Kisten" Small-Diameter Bombs (Internal)

- Armaments: -

FA22.L82.C2R Chain-Driven Autocannon
Caliber:
22x140mm Unitary Case "TCAR.22"

Assembled Mass:
96.43 Kilograms (Including Helical Drums & Feeds)

Rifled Length:
1,804mm (82 Calibers) w/ Muzzle Brake

Ammunition Carriage:
Dual 600-Rd. Helical Drums & Linkless Feeds

Type-A - TCAR.22-HEIT:
98 g (Thin-Wall, 70 g CL-20/HMX+Be Filler)

Type-B - TCAR-22-HEIAP:
160 g (Semi-Armor Piercing Ballistic Cap, 20 g CL-20/HMX+Be Filler)

Select-Fire Operation:
Fully Automatic, 2 Sec/Low-Speed & 3 Sec/High-Speed Limiters

Arrested Burst:
16 Rds, 2 Sec @ 490 RPM (Half-Speed)

Targeted Burst:
48 Rounds, 3 Sec @ 980 RPM (Cyclic Rate-of-Fire)

Muzzle Velocity:
1,125 M/Sec (Mach 3.28)

High Speed Targets Engagement Distance:
2,000 Meters

Point Target Engagement Distance:
4,900 Meters

Elevation, Depression & Traverse:
−11° to +80° / Power-Assist Traverse, 360° @ 90°/Sec

AHM.201R2 "Bayonet" Autonomous Heat-Seeking Missile (x8 Under-Wing Hardpoints)
Missile Dimensions:
99.49 Kgs (220 Lbs) Weight, 3.2m (10'6") Length, 152mm (6.0") Diameter, 16x 168mm Control Surfaces

Missile Propulsion:
Smokeless High-Impulse Vectored Rocket, (SHIVR) 62 Seconds Boost, 1,397 M/Sec (Mach 4.07)

Performance Envelope:
86.75 Km (53.9 Mi) Range, 20,000m (65,600 Ft) Ceiling, 100 g Roll-To-Turn @ 90°/Sec

Guidance Systems:
Ring Laser Gyroscope (INS) + Datalink Midcourse Updates, "Two-Color" M/WIR High Definition Seeker, Triaxial Gimbal, 90° Off Boresight Lock-On

Warhead Configuration:
16.16 Kgs (35.63 Lbs) Annular Blast-Fragmentation (Welded Steel Rods + CL-20/HMX Filler)

Warhead Fuzing:
Impact, Proximity or Time Delay, Electronic Fuzing @ Launch

S-UMP-100 "Kisten" Small-Diameter Guided Bombs (x8 Internal Hardpoints)
Weapon Dimensions:
100 Kgs Weight, 1,700mm Length, 200mm Diameter

Performance Envelope:
Moving Targets @ 60 Km, Fixed Targers @ 100 Km

Guidance Systems:
GPS/INS with datalink, terminal guidance provided by either Electro-Optical/Infra-red, Active millimeter-wave radar, or laser-guidance to target

Warhead Configuration:
50 Kgs Aluminum-Enhanced HMX w/ Impact/Delayed Fuze

- Systems: -

Command & Control:
Testudo Mk. IV Combat Management System

Satellite-Independent Communications:(LOS/NLOS Frequency-Adaptive, 30Hz-30GHz, Encrypted)
1x 10kW PSiAN (SANMEN Communications Suite)

"Kanaloa" TIMU
Components:
Ring-Laser Gyroscope, Master Clock, Accelerometers/Magnetometers

Operation:
6-Axis Real-Time Measurement of Altitude/Distance/Heading/Movement

Design Spec:
EMP-Hardened, Low Power Consumption, Compact Unit

APAx2.250F "Rigel"
Classification:
Air/Ground 3D Targeting Radar, 2-Beam Processing, 70° FFOV

Operation Mode:
X-Band AESA, 250W ERP, 30 Hz Update Speed

Design Spec:
60,000 Meters Detection Range, 400 Simultaneous Tracks

Notes:
Lightweight/Compact, High Clutter Suppression, Fixed Panel

AMPI.aLF "Aquila"
Airborne Stare & Scan Targeting System (EOTS)

Dual-Band M/LWIR Focal Plane Array Sensor, 10 Megapixel, 60° Field-of-View, Forward of Cockpit

Low Light Level Daylight Camera, 10 Megapixel, 75° Field-of-View

1-40x Power-Telephoto Zoom Lens, Electrothermally Cooled Fixed Blister, Forward Facing

InGaAs System-on-Chip Targeting Computer, Designation Range: 12m - 60,000m

+ 3D Laser Scanner: 1550nm/658nm Dual Axis Compensation, 10km Max Range

+ Eyesafe Laser Rangefinder: 1570nm 30hz, 10ns Pulse Duration

+ Eyesafe Laser Designator: 1064nm 8-20hz

+ Laser Spot Detector, 190° Wide Angle, Passive Multiple-Target, 0.5 μm - 1.65 μm

Mahui Layered Defenses Suite:
4x Sensor/Laser Heads, 2 Dorsal/ 2 Ventral

Passive Detection Sensors:
4x 1064 nm Laser Detector / Avalanche Photodiode UV-A / Two-Color IR

Active Directed Energy Heads:
4x LRDEW 10 kW Solid-State Heat Capacity Mid-Infrared Laser Heads (2000-300m Soft Kill)

- Overview: -

The Agile Patrol Fighter program set out with the goal of creating an extremely lightweight, compact carrier-based single-seat stealthy fighter with an extended range using a single turbofan engine, supersonic sprint capability on engine reheat and an advanced, relaxed-stability design capable of very tight turns. The resulting design, codenamed "Revenant" by the development team is the smallest and lightest combat aircraft in service with the Marquesan Armed Forces. Revenant fighters use a highly advanced, 5th generation design which minimizes supersonic drag, with special attention paid to dynamic agility at dogfighting speeds. The core of the APF.12 is a rigid titanium Honeycomb structure, built up using Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Polymers and radar-absorbing ceramic coatings to produce an extremely rigid lightweight fighter capable of astounding acrobatic feats while maintaining a low radar cross-section. The APF.12 fighter utilizes a tailless compound delta wing and a single vertical stabilizer; the engine tunnel incorporates an S-duct obscuring the bypass fan at all angles, with a wide, single intake at the chin below the cockpit. This arrangement without tailplanes or foreplanes is highly efficient at high trans-sonic combat speeds, allowing high-alpha (in excess of 30°) flight and computer-limited -4 and +11g turns. APF.12's single LTV.32/72R turbofan is a clean-sheet military low-bypass, high-pressure design producing enormous thrust from a very compact powerplant which can be started with an emergency Hydrazine "Rapid Ignition" system; computer-controlled thrust vectoring uses three carbon/carbon paddles in the exhaust path to direct engine exhaust 20° off boresight to produce very tight pitch and yaw maneuvers entirely without horizontal control surfaces. The engine reaches its high trans-sonic ideal cruise speed at military power and can push through to Mach 1.28 during reheat, enabling efficient subsonic cruising for long distances. The LTV.32/72 is an extremely compact powerplant for its thrust rating, with a fuel-efficient high turbine inlet temperature of 1,560° C and a "howling" acoustic signature, which make the Revenant fighter a popular, instantly recognizable figure in the skies of Gholgoth and abroad.

High rates of roll and pitch, very low wing loading, aerodynamic instability and a high thrust-to-weight ratio are kept in check by full computer control and fly-by-optics data transmission, which integrates with the pilot's helmet-mounted display using optical and voice sensors to reduce pilot workload. The cockpit uses a left side throttle and right side stick, following a HOTAS philosophy with a wraparound multifunction "all glass" display for all cockpit instrumentation. The lightweight, extremely rigid wings of the Revenant fighter house a large amount of fuel for a fighter its size, with the capability to carry external drop tanks or heavy ordinance from its four underhung pylons, in addition to wingtip pylons for missiles. The compound Delta wing is extremely strong and simple, lacking horizontal control surfaces, and housing internal fuel bladders which prevent a complete fuel loss in the event of damage in flight, with a honeycomb structure that reduces the spread and extent of damage. At the right wingroot, a powerful, compact 22mm autocannon is placed with its muzzle behind a low-RCS panel. The autocannon has dual feeds for either thin-wall HEIT pre-fragmented shells or HEIAP Semi-armor piercing ammunition. The gun has variable rates of fire for short, tight bursts or longer, high-speed streams of fire dependent on the target. 22x140mm ammunition is powerful and accurate, capable of destroying moving targets at 2,000 meters or fixed targets at 4,600 meters. In combat the autocannon is devastating in close dogfights, where Revenant's extremely tight turning radius and high climb rate allow it to outmaneuver larger fighters and achieve gun or missile kills. The type is also highly adept at attacking naval or ground targets with missiles, guns, runway and bunker-busting rockets or bombs; the APF.12's extended range makes its most common mission maritime patrol from small, ski-jump escort carriers.

Revenant fighters fly with a sophisticated electronics package that uses compact, modular systems common to other Marquesan aircraft and fighting systems, referred to as Testudo Mk. IV. The 2020 revision of the Mk. III System includes a modern, low-power X-Band radar, which simultaneously scans vertically and horizontally at 30 Hz. The extremely sensitive Rigel radar can detect the smallest RCS targets at ranges of up to 60 kilometers, and produces swift, stable radar locks for the Fire Lance missile the fighter carries on its wingtips. The inverse-monopulse Fire Lance missile uses the latest jamming-hardened, high speed communications to seek targets using the agile radar onboard the Revenant. The Rigel radar can track 400 targets simultaneously and produce dozens of simultaneous missile locks. A sophisticated "Aquila" is a small optronics blister, located on the upper side of the nosecone forward of the cockpit. The Aquila EOTS blends the inputs of a dual band Mid & Long-Wave Infrared sensor with a 10 Megapixel visible light camera, both sensors attached to a power telephoto zoom lens with up to 40x magnification. This all-weather system corrects for atmospheric interference such as smoke, dust or rain, allowing the Revenant pilot to not only fly but perform the tactical functions of their mission in the harshest, instrument flying-only conditions. The all-weather Rigel radar and Aquila optronics pod work together to identify and discriminate targets automatically for the pilot, but can also produce live "false daylight" full color thermal vision with blended radar overlays, so that a pilot could see through a rainstorm to identify an armored vehicle on the ground under the cover of foliage, or identify a hostile fighter flying at night, beyond normal visual range and confirm the make of the aircraft and any external armament it was carrying with a minute risk of detection given the long range of the Bayonet missiles carried and the rapid seek rate of the short range, radar guided Fire Lance missiles. A Timing & Inertial Measurement Unit, or TIMU continuously self-calibrates the aircraft's location in relation to predetermined waypoints in the aircraft's mission plan, considered 99.85% accurate even in commuication or GPS-denied environments, the aircraft's computer provides turn-by-turn directions to the crew. If the aircraft is connected to the encrypted SANMEN communications network, mission parameters such as waypoints, targets, etc. can be changed in flight and updated to allow forces to rally or regroup instaneously. Revenant fighters are often dispatched to be the first aircraft overhead in the event of a distress call, a piracy threat, or dozens of other scenarios that could place the fighter in harm's way, including surface to air and air to air missiles. These threats are countered by the Mahui Layered Defenses Suite, which places four small missile warning sensor pods on the aircraft's centerline, equipped with 10-kilowatt infrared lasers which are aimed at the sensors of hostile weapons, causing the targeting systems to overheat and shut down. In the case of a hostile missile, this system is effective at detecting threats at distances of up to 2,000 meters and defeating those threats, even when fired as close as 300 meters from the aircraft. Mahui LDS has a response time of less than 500 microseconds and is effective against projectiles moving at up to 4,000 meters per second.

Real World Comparison - - Douglas A-4 "Skyhawk": Both single-seat lightweight carrier-launched fighters. Revenant is a 5th generation fighter and Skyhawk is a 3rd Generation Fighter in the same role, RCS is dramatically lower than Skyhawk, Revenant is a meter longer and 900 kg heavier empty. Revenant's compound delta wing is wider with greater area than Skyhawk, so wing-loading factors are extremely similar, but Revenant has a much greater thrust-to-weight ratio, with dramatically superior kinematic performance and a higher supersonic top speed. Titanium/CFRP/Ceramic construction on Revenant is dramatically more rigid and damage resistant than A-4's traditional aluminum construction. Far greater agility at speed from Revenant than Skyhawk. Revenant's higher fuel consumption but larger fuel tanks allow similar range, though A4 has a slightly higher internal fuel combat range and evenly matched ferry range. Revenant carries a slightly larger caliber (22mm vs 20mm Skyhawk) autocannon. The 22x140mm Marquesan round far outranges the more compact 20mm Vulcan cannon round, although the gun has a much lower rate of fire. The Marquesan gun packs a heavier explosive charge into both ammunition types, and its variable rate of fire allow for greater conservation of ammunition and greater versatility. Revenant's Bayonet and Fire Lance missiles have dramatically superior performance envelopes in comparison to the older Skyhawk weapon systems; state-of-the-art electronics on Revenant are in all ways technically superior to sensors and electronics carried on Skyhawk, dramatically enhancing lethality in all combat scenarios.

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AHI.11/1 "Morrigan"

Postby Marquesan » Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:53 pm


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Nomenclature:AHI.11/1 "Morrigan"
Classification:
Agile Hunter/Interdictor

Crew:
1 (Pilot)

Length & Height:
13,700mm (45') / 3,850mm (12.64')

Wingspan & Area:
15,260mm, (50') 43.3m2 (466 Sq. Ft)

Construction:
Bonded Composite Honeycomb/CFRP w/ Ti Armored Cockpit

Flight Surfaces:
Canards & Forward-Swept Wing w/ Root Extensions & Wingtip Pods. Dual-Serpentine Intake Ducts & Vertical Tail


Empty, Combat & Maximum Weights:
6,330 Kgs Empty (14,000 Lbs) / 8,670 Kgs Combat (19,100 Lbs) / 19,500 Kgs MTOW (42,990 Lbs)

Wing Loading:
256.35 Kg/m2 @ MTOW, (52.51 Lbs/Sq. Ft) / 200 Kg/m2 @ Practical Load (40.96 Lb/Sq. Ft)

Internal Fuel:
1,200 Kgs (1,550L)

Weapons Payload:
3,570 Kgs Maximum, 1,140 Kgs Useful

Ceiling & Climb Rate:
14,300 Meters (46,900') in 8 Minutes @ 29.5 M/Sec

Performance Envelope:
110°/Sec Roll Rate, 150m (492') Min. Turn Radius @ 110° in 3.3 Sec, +7.25 g / -3.75 g Limits

Speeds:
830 Km/H (515 Mph "VNE") Max Level Flight / 520 Km/H (320 Mph) Cruising / 140 Km/H (90 Mph) Stall

Combat & Ferry Ranges:
2,100 Km (1,300 Mi) Combat Radius, 3,800 Km (2,360 Mi) Direct Ferry - 7.3 Hrs @ Cruise Speed

Thrust-to-Weight Ratio:
0.54:1 @ MTOW, 0.69:1 @ Useful Load

Powerplant:
1x TSF.23/60 Open Rotor Propfan

Pusher/Propfan:
2x Contra-Rotating 11-Blade Pitch-Adjustable Airscrews w/ Reduction Gear, 1,800mm Diameter

Length:
2,470mm

Diameter:
1,040mm

Dry Weight:
660 Kgs

Overall Pressure Ratio:
23:1

Bypass Ratio:
0.32:1

Air Mass Flow:
60 Kg/Sec

Turbine Inlet Temperature:
1,300° C

Fuel Consumption:
212 LpH @ Cruising Speed, 612 LpH @ VNE

Maximum Power Output:
6,000 kW (9.09:1 TWR)

Autocannons:
1x Shrouded Lower-Chin Mount

Hardpoints:
x6; 3 per wing, semi-recessed

- Armaments: -

FA38.L85.C8S Chain-Driven Autocannon (Chin Mount)
Caliber:
38x290mm Telescoped Combustible-Case Auto Rifle "TCAR38"

Assembled Mass:
500 Kilograms (Including Helical Drums & Feeds)

Rifled Length:
3,230mm (85 Calibers)

Ammunition Carriage:
Dual 240-Rd. Helical Magazines & Linkless Feeds

HEIAP Shell Weight:
524 g (Semi-Armor Piercing Ballistic Cap, 120 g CL-20/HMX+Be Filler)

HEIT Shell Weight:
321 g (Thin-Wall, 230 g CL-20/HMX+Be Filler)

Select-Fire Operation:
480 RPM Cyclic, Fully Automatic w/ 2-Sec (16-Rd) & 4-Sec (32-Rd) Limiters

Muzzle Velocity:
1,220 M/Sec (Mach 3.56)

Moving Target Distance:
3.2 Kilometers

Fixed Target Distance:
9.8 Kilometers

TAT.105 "Cinquedea" (3-Rd Racks, x4)
Classification:
Thermal Anti-Tank Missile

Missile Dimensions:
57.75 Kgs (127.3 Lbs) Weight, 1.68m (5'5") Length, 160mm (6.3") Diameter

Missile Propulsion:
Smokeless Thrust-Vectoring Rocket/Aerospike, 78 Sec Boost, 370 M/Sec (Mach 1.07)

Performance Envelope:
29,000 Meters (18 Mi) Effective, 200mm (7.8") Circular Error Probable

Guidance Systems:
Dual-Band M/LWIR Thermal Seeker (AMPI.mL "Corvus") + Ring Laser Gyroscope (INS) & Midcourse Datalink

Warhead Configuration:
TAPHEI; 155mm Tantalum SFF Primary, (1,170mm Penetration) + 7.5 Kgs Be-Enhanced CL-20/HMX

Warhead Fuzing:
MMW Radar Proximity Fuze; Detonation @ Ideal Standoff Distance

ATW.130R3 "Partizan" Wire-Guided Anti-Tank Missile (4-Rd Racks, x2)
Rocket Dimensions:
24.33 Kgs (53.6 Lbs) Weight, 1.82m (5'11") Length, 140mm (5.51") Diameter

Rocket Propulsion:
Smokeless High-Impulse Vectored Rocket Aerospike, (SHIVRA) 5.5 Sec to FTD*, 2,250 M/Sec (Mach 6.56)

Range & Accuracy:
6,300m, (Moving Target Distance) 11,300m, (Fixed Target Distance*) 200mm Circular Error Probable

Operative Method:
Top-Attack; Fiber-Optic Cable Guidance, 12,000m Reel & Gimballed Thrust

Warhead Type-A:
Monolithic, Staballoy (DU/Ti) 5.00 Kgs

Warhead Type-B:
Semi-Armor Piercing HE, Delayed (Runway-Buster)

Warhead Type-C:
White Phosphorous/Magnesium, Delayed (Anti-Personnel Carrier)

Kinetic Warhead Description:
930mm Length, 60mm Dia, 20mm Frustrum, 10mm Meplat

Type-A Armor Perforation:
1,260mm @ 2,250 M/Sec (12.656 MJ, Kinetic Energy)

- Systems: -

Command & Control:
Testudo Mk. IV Combat Management System

Satellite-Independent Communications:(LOS/NLOS Frequency-Adaptive, 30Hz-30GHz, Encrypted)
1x 10kW PSiAN (SANMEN Communications Suite)

"Kanaloa" TIMU
Components:
Ring-Laser Gyroscope, Master Clock, Accelerometers/Magnetometers

Operation:
6-Axis Real-Time Measurement of Altitude/Distance/Heading/Movement

Design Spec:
EMP-Hardened, Low Power Consumption, Compact Unit

APAx2.250F "Rigel" (Nose Mounted)
Classification:
Air/Ground 3D Targeting Radar, 2-Beam Processing, 70° FFOV

Operation Mode:
X-Band AESA, 250W ERP, 30 Hz Update Speed

Design Spec:
60,000 Meters Detection Range, 400 Simultaneous Tracks

Notes:
Lightweight/Compact, High Clutter Suppression, Fixed Panel

(x2) AMPI.aLF "Aquila" (L & R Wingtip Pods)
Airborne Stare & Scan Targeting System (EOTS)

Dual-Band M/LWIR Focal Plane Array Sensor, 10 Megapixel, 60° Field-of-View, Forward of Cockpit

Low Light Level Daylight Camera, 10 Megapixel, 75° Field-of-View

1-40x Power-Telephoto Zoom Lens, Electrothermally Cooled Fixed Blister, Forward Facing

InGaAs System-on-Chip Targeting Computer, Designation Range: 12m - 60,000m

+ 3D Laser Scanner: 1550nm/658nm Dual Axis Compensation, 10km Max Range

+ Eyesafe Laser Rangefinder: 1570nm 30hz, 10ns Pulse Duration

+ Eyesafe Laser Designator: 1064nm 8-20hz

+ Laser Spot Detector, 190° Wide Angle, Passive Multiple-Target, 0.5 μm - 1.65 μm

Mahui Layered Defenses Suite:
4x Sensor/Laser Heads, 2 Dorsal/ 2 Ventral

Passive Detection Sensors:
4x 1064 nm Laser Detector / Avalanche Photodiode UV-A / Two-Color IR

Active Directed Energy Heads:
4x LRDEW 10 kW Solid-State Heat Capacity Mid-Infrared Laser Heads (2000-300m Soft Kill)

- Overview: -

The proposition of developing a fixed-wing Close Air Support fighter in 2020 was carefully considered. In the current battlespace, there are many threats which did not exist 40 years ago or more, however there is a persistent need for aircraft to deliver ordinance precisely on ground targets despite the threat of ever-smaller Surface-to-Air missiles and the proliferation of Self-Propelled Anti Aircraft Guns. The FMA turned its eyes toward a radical design codenamed "Morrigan" placing a large, custom-developed turbo-propfan at the rear of an aircraft with forward swept wings and nose-mounted canards. The airframe is extremely compact at 13.7 meters in overall length and only 15.2 meters in wingspan, or 50 feet from wingtip to wingtip. The design makes use of modern compact avionics, saving space internally for a massive 38mm autocannon, its three-meter barrel and dual 240-round magazines behind an armored cockpit, with the gun running beneath, and a low-RCS housing that conceals all but the muzzle, which is designed to deflect the blast of firing forward and not into the cockpit, which is sound and vibration deadened inside the titanium "bathtub" the pilot sits in. Three wing-mounted pylons on each wing carry a stunning array of powerful armaments; a typical loadout includes twelve (12) "Cinquedea" tandem-warhead ATGM's and eight hypersonic "Partizan" missiles on racks of three and four. Wingtip pods house duplicated Electro-Optical Targeting Systems, while the nose houses a modern, compact X-band AESA radar. This separated layout puts the greatest distance between the radar, the gun, the engine and the optical sensors, which minimizes distortion, increases accuracy and allows the nose of the aircraft to be simpler, monolithic, armored against 30mm cannonfire and made more aerodynamic.

Morrigan's forward-swept wings house the aircraft's fuel in flexible braided-Kevlar fuel cells which reduces the chance of catastrophic fuel loss in the event of taking fire. Morrigan's layout and light weight permit it extraordinarily-low wing loading in flight; the aircraft's stall speed is only 90 miles per hour, while maximum level flight speed is 515. Capable of extremely tight turns and sharp direction changes, Morrigan fighters are capable of maneuvering at speed through the tightest canyons, a skilled pilot can produce acrobatic maneuvers typically only seen in air shows. Additionally, its propfan engine is extraordinarily fuel efficient, allowing cruising at 320 miles per hour for 7.3 hours, or loitering at slow speeds for much longer. Morrigan's 38mm autocannon places the weight of its action and magazines on the aircraft's center of gravity and the length of the gun permits the muzzle to be forward of the cockpit. The gun is tremendously powerful and accurate, firing in 16 or 32 round bursts from hard-hitting HEIAP or prefragmented HEIT ammunition feeds. The gun is capable of knocking out tracked and wheeled armor by punching through the thinner top and side armor. At distances of up to 3,200 meters for moving targets and as far as 9,800 meters for fixed targets, the 38mm gun is a high-accuracy weapon firing at 8 rounds per second with 1.2 Km/Sec muzzle velocity with destructive power very similar to the slightly larger 40 mm Bofors round, but with more compact dimensions both for ammunition and for the gun. The heaviest targets can be prosecuted at nearly 30 kilometers distance with the TAT.105 "Cinquedea" ATGM. Cinquedea's top-attack methodology, 155mm diameter shaped charge primary and 7 kilogram Beryillium-enhanced HE tandem warhead combined with slightly supersonic flight speed and smokeless motor means it strikes without warning, diving on the target vertically from its design altitude of 100 meters. The weapon is Fire-And-Forget; it can be locked on by Morrigan's EOTS and once fired, uses its own high-definition L/WIR sensor to track the target, aiming for the hotspot above its engine. Closer in, targets can be attacked with the Partizan wire-guided missile. Carried in racks of four on Morrigan's outermost wing hardpoints, the Partizan missile is powered by an extremely high-impulse, short duration smokeless rocket engine which propels the wire-guided missile to Mach 6.5, reaching more than 11 kilometers in 5.5 seconds. The weapon is guided by a fiber optic filament from the launcher which disengages from the aircraft once the weapon is locked on its target and falls free. Partizan is both powerful and versatile; three types of payloads can be carried; Depleted Uranium long-rod penetrators, fuze-delayed anti-runway munitions, and an incendiary White Phosphorous/Magnesium round, intended to defeat lightly armored vehicle crews and infantry operating behind cover, as inside a building.

Real World Comparison - - LTV A-7 Corsair II: Corsair-II is just 360mm longer than Morrigan; its wingspan is 3.46 meters less than that of Morrigan, and uses a rearward-swept wing, whereas Morrigan's wing has a slightly forward sweep. Both are subsonic attack aircraft in the ground attack role, but they couldn't really be more different in their approach to the same role. Corsair-II's wing area is almost ten square meters less than Morrigan's, and while maximum takeoff weights are similar for both aircraft, Morrigan's useful load is much lower carrying nearly 4.5x less fuel than A-7 for inferior range due to the far lower fuel consumption of the pusher-propfan arrangement of Morrigan. A-7's single turbofan engine is far less fuel efficient, which means loiter and cruise times for Morrigan are dramatically superior, however its propellers do not afford it the high-subsonic speed regime of A-7, which can outrun Morrigan in a level flight sprint. Morrigan has a higher service ceiling and dramatically better acrobatic roll and turn rates due to forward swept wing and canards which translate to exceptionally low wing loading, where A-7 is designed to haul heavier unguided guide bombs at a higher but still subsonic speed without a requirement for changing direction quickly. A-7 carries a 20mm Vulcan cannon with 1,030 rounds, where Morrigan carries a 38mm single-barrel autocannon and 480 rounds in dual feeds; while A-7 carries more ammunition, the 38mm round's dramatically higher engagement distance and hard-hitting HEIAP ammunition is meant for pounding ground targets, where A-7's Vulcan cannon is oriented toward defeating aircraft. Morrigan carries a very modern layout of weapons under its wings, the hypersonic Partizan wire-guided missile and the longer-ranged Cinquedea tandem ATGM, where A-7 carries an arrangement of gravity bombs and short range rockets which lack the precision or the armored-target penetration of Morrigan's weapons, which are oriented toward operating forward of friendly lines inside hostile, defended airspace and defeating SPAAG's and heavy, modern armor in situations where the enemy has the capability to shoot back. A-7's Deep Interdiction role can also be served by Morrigan, which is more capable of Nap-of-the-Earth, ultra-low level flight and tight turns than the less agile, less modern A-7, however A-7 does ultimately carry a heavier fuel and weapons load, with a routine combat takeoff weight much closer to its maximum takeoff weight. Morrigan, loading its external hardpoints with fuel tanks and taking off near its MTOW still has a superior Thrust-to-Weight ratio and significantly lower wing loading than A-7 Corsair-II, with a ferry range nearly 1,400 kilometers longer due to Morrigan's greater fuel economy.

Flyaway Cost Per Unit:(Place orders Here.)
106,000,000 NSD.

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ADF.35/1R5 "Divine Wind"

Postby Marquesan » Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:36 am

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Nomenclature:ADF.35/1R5 "Divine Wind"
Classification:
Air Dominance Fighter

Crew:
1; Pilot

Length & Height:
20.15 Meters / 4.90 Meters

Wingspan & Area:
14.02 Meters, 76.17 m2

Empty & Maximum Weights:
17,790 Kgs / 34,520 Kgs

Wing Loading:
453.23 Kgs/m2

Internal Fuel:
11,210 Kgs (14,180L)

Weapons Payload:
5,520 Kgs. Ammo & Ordinance

Ceiling & Climb Rate:
19,160 Meters, 300 M/Sec

"Never Exceed" (VNE) Speed:
2,470 Km/H (Mach 2.00)

Supercruise Speed:
1,830 Km/H (Mach 1.48)

Combat & Ferry Ranges:
1,350 Km Radius, 4,070 Km Direct (1.65 Hours @ VNE)

Thrust-to-Weight Ratio:
1.01:1 @ Max Takeoff

Powerplant:
2x MTV45.112R Thrust-Vectoring Turbofan w/ Reheat

Length:
4,830mm

Diameter:
1,200mm

Dry Weight:
1,470 Kgs

Overall Pressure Ratio:
23:1

Bypass Ratio:
0.45:1

Air Mass Flow:
112 kg/sec

Turbine Inlet Temperature:
1,480 °C

Military Power:
112.23 Kilonewtons, 7.79:1 TWR

Reheat Power:
170.65 Kilonewtons, 11.84:1 TWR

Autocannons:
1x Right Wingroot Mount

Guided Weapons:
Internal Carousel w/ x10 Missiles


FA29.L74.R6 Revolving Autocannon
Point Target Engagement:
5,540 Meters

Area Target Engagement:
9,230 Meters

Dispersion @ Max Engagement:
0.25 Milliradians (7.6 Meters)

Rate of Fire, 6-Round Burst:
608 Rds. per Minute (Actual)

Rate of Fire, Semiautomatic:
486 Rds. per Minute (Cyclic)

Warhead Dimensions/Weight:
28.7x121.4mm, 309 Grams

Muzzle Velocity/Energy:
1,073 M/Sec (Mach 3.13) / 178.47 kJ

Magazine Specifications:
1x 540-rd Helical Drum w/ Electric Linkless Feed

RHM.147R2 "Corseque" Active Radar Homing Missile
Missile Dimensions:
560 Kgs (1,234.6 Lbs) Weight, 4.99m (16'5") Length, 340mm (13.4") Diameter, 8x 360mm (13.5") Folding Wings

Missile Propulsion:
Ducted Solid-Fuel Rocket/Ramjet, 122 Seconds to Burnout,1,465 M/Sec (Mach 4.27)

Performance Envelope:
180 Km (112 Mi) Range, 28,550 Meters (93,700 Ft) Ceiling, 73 g Maneuvering @ 60°/Sec

Missile Guidance:
"Kanaloa" TIMU (GPS-Independent INS) to Target Area, APAx.10F "Deneb" X-Band AESA Radar

Warhead Configuration:(Annular Blast/Frag, "CuBeCoHP" Alloy Rods)
96 Kgs (211.65 Lbs) Beryllium-Enhanced CL-20/HMX

Warhead Fuzing:
Tri-Mode; Proximity / Impact / Delayed Impact

Terminal Performance:
723 Megajoules Chemical Energy

OGM.189R2 "Misericorde" Optically-Guided Missile
Missile Dimensions:
180 Kgs (396.8 Lbs) Weight, 3.6m (11'9") Length, 190mm (7.48") Diameter, 8x 250mm (9.85") Folding Wings

Missile Propulsion:
Ducted Solid-Fuel Rocket/Ramjet, 87 Seconds to Burnout, 1,385 M/Sec (Mach 4.05)

Performance Envelope:
120.6 Km (74.94 Mi) Range, 25,000m (82,000 Ft) Ceiling, 80 g Maneuvering @ 145°/Sec

Optical Guidance:
AMPI.mL "Corvus" Adaptive Thermal Missile Seeker

Warhead Configuration:(Tandem Armor-Piercing High-Explosive Incendiary)
TAPHEI; 180mm (7.08")/3.5 Kgs (7.71 Lbs) Shaped Charge + 25.75 Kgs (56.77 Lbs) Beryllium-Enhanced CL-20/HMX

Warhead Fuzing:
Void-Sensing Earth/Concrete/Rock/Steel/Proximity

Terminal Performance:
1.25 Meter (4'1") Penetration (1st Stage) + 193.55 Megajoules Chemical Energy

- Systems: -

Command & Control:
Testudo Mk. IV Combat Management System

Satellite-Independent Communications:(LOS/NLOS Frequency-Adaptive, 30Hz-30GHz, Encrypted)
1x 10kW PSiAN (SANMEN Communications Suite)

"Kanaloa" TIMU
Components:
Ring-Laser Gyroscope, Master Clock, Accelerometers/Magnetometers

Operation:
6-Axis Real-Time Measurement of Altitude/Distance/Heading/Movement

Design Spec:
EMP-Hardened, Low Power Consumption, Compact Unit

APAx4.1500F "Altair"
Classification:
Synthetic Aperture Imaging Radar, 4-Beam Processing, 110° FFOV

Operation Mode:
X-Band AESA, 1,500W ERP, 45 Hz Update Speed

Design Spec:
400 Km Detection Range, 600 Simultaneous Tracks

Notes:
ECM Resistant, All-Weather Air & Surface Surveillance

AMPI.aLF "Aquila"
Airborne Stare & Scan Targeting System (EOTS)

Dual-Band M/LWIR Focal Plane Array Sensor, 10 Megapixel, 60° Field-of-View, Forward of Cockpit

Low Light Level Daylight Camera, 10 Megapixel, 75° Field-of-View

1-40x Power-Telephoto Zoom Lens, Electrothermally Cooled Fixed Blister, Forward Facing

InGaAs System-on-Chip Targeting Computer, Designation Range: 12m - 60,000m

+ 3D Laser Scanner: 1550nm/658nm Dual Axis Compensation, 10km Max Range

+ Eyesafe Laser Rangefinder: 1570nm 30hz, 10ns Pulse Duration

+ Eyesafe Laser Designator: 1064nm 8-20hz

+ Laser Spot Detector, 190° Wide Angle, Passive Multiple-Target, 0.5 μm - 1.65 μm

Mahui Layered Defenses Suite:
4x Sensor/Laser Heads, 2 Dorsal/ 2 Ventral

Passive Detection Sensors:
4x 1064 nm Laser Detector / Avalanche Photodiode UV-A / Two-Color IR

Active Directed Energy Heads:
4x LRDEW 10 kW Solid-State Heat Capacity Mid-Infrared Laser Heads (2000-300m Soft Kill)

- Overview: -

The Marquesan Armed Forces sought a 5th generation, dedicated heavy fighter aircraft for use as a defense against the extremely modern fighter aircraft deployed in Gholgoth and throughout the world. To this end, the ADF program produced its 5th revision of the "Divine Wind" fighter, a thoroughly modern aircraft built using a titanium honeycomb core, built up with layers of Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Polymer, or CFRP. This construction method drastically reduces the parts count of the aircraft in comparison to previous metal-skinned generations of the Divine Wind fighter and provides for extremely high airframe rigidity. The ADF.35/1R5 fighter is built around its central, internal weapons bay, which carries a typical loadout of six (6) "Corseque" Active Radar Homing missiles and four (4) "Misericorde" Heat-Seeking Missiles in a carousel behind the cockpit. Because all weapons are carried internally and antennas are recessed from the surface of the skin to preserve the aircraft's stealthy shape, the R5 Divine Wind has higher performance, longer range and lower RCS than previous versions of the fighter. The fighter's two mid-bypass Netane Kinetics turbofan engines are on either side of the weapons bay, just aft of the aircraft's center of rotation. A long and wide blended wing and fuselage body with widely-spaced serpentine ducts places diverterless, fixed-geometry supersonic inlets underneath the wings, which completely obscure the turbine bypass fans from radar. The blended wing/body design allows areas of the fuselage to generate lift, so smaller clipped delta wings with reverse trailing edge sweep merging into leading edge extensions are used, reducing supersonic drag without compromising trans-sonic lift-to-drag characteristics. The airframe incorporates substantial area ruling to reduce aerodynamic drag and maximize acceleration at trans-sonic speeds. The leading and trailing edges of the wings and control surfaces are carefully angled to reduce the number of directions radar waves can reflect. Leading edges and skin surfaces subject to aerodynamic and engine heat are electrically cooled by computer to manage the infrared cross-section of the Divine Wind fighter. The nose section is chiseled with the cockpit placed high to produce excellent visibility for the pilot, and a frameless canopy incorporating coatings that minimize the radar return of the cockpit and protect the pilot from the impact of ultraviolet and thermal radiation. An all-moving V-tail is angled 50° from vertical; pitch is provided by rotating the V-tail fins in opposite directions so the front edges move together or apart; yaw is supplied by rotating the tail fins in the same direction. Raising the wing flaps and ailerons on one side and lowering them on the other provide roll, while deflecting the wing flaps down, ailerons up and V-tails inward provides aerodynamic braking.

The ADF.35 is very agile, with excellent instantaneous and sustained turn performance, high-alpha capability and a general resistance to spins. The supermaneuverable fighter aircraft is still controllable at angles of attack exceeding 60° and can sustain 10-g maneuvers due to the high-instability design. The aircraft has a high fuel load for a fighter its size, is midair-refueling capable and reportedly has easy, "carefree" handling due to computer-controlled thrust vectoring. ADF.35/1R5 is less reliant on radar absorbent materials than other designs to produce a low radar cross-section; the fighter may operate from flight lines rather than climate controlled hangars, and its electrothermally cooled skin elements reduce the aircraft's infrared signature dramatically, especially at supersonic speeds. The "Aruna" Electro-Optical Targeting System retracts into the nose when not in use, further reducing the aircraft's infrared and radar cross-sections, and the aircraft's flat thrust-vectoring nozzles further reduce infrared emissions of the exhaust plume to mitigate the threat of infrared homing ("heat seeking") surface-to-air or air-to-air missiles. Divine Wind's superior high-alpha flight characteristics, 300 meter per second climb rate and 1.01:1 thrust to weight ratio at maximum takeoff weight are kept in check by a full-authority computer management system, making Divine Wind departure-resistant and highly maneuverable in pitch and yaw, and enabling the aircraft to perform acrobatic maneuvers along with flat rotations with very little altitude loss. In previous generations of the Divine Wind fighter, engineers found that pilots failed to maintain active control of the aircraft at high angles of attack due to the ineffectiveness of flight control surfaces at trans-sonic speeds, so full computer control of all flight surfaces by optical cable and full time thrust vectoring for stability was a base requirement of the R5 program. Stability in flight is provided by vectoring the jet exhausts by computer control in sync with the aircraft's Timing & Inertial Management Unit, which adjusts thrust vectoring parameters in real time, up to 50 times per second. Its powerful Netane Kinetics turbofans enable a Mach-2 maximum speed and Mach 1.5 supercruise without the use of engine reheat, representing a significant kinematic advantage over many contemporary fighters, with many engine parts coated in high-temperature ceramics to reduce thermal transfer to the airframe. Engine exhausts use three carbon/carbon paddles in the exhaust path to direct engine exhaust up to 30° off boresight; this system operates autonomously of pilot control, reducing workload and continually optimizing thrust and fuel consumption protocols with thrust vectoring and flight control surfaces to match pilot inputs rather than relying on the pilot to operate controls in the cockpit.

Divine Wind's all-glass cockpit features a sweeping, full-color multifunction AMOLED display which surrounds the pilot's field of view. The multifunction cockpit display is interactive with pilot voice commands and with ocular sensors and accelerometers on the pilot's helmet, displaying the most critical information on the pilot's Helmet-Mounted "Augmented Reality" display, projecting images directly onto the pilot's retinas. The highly advanced Aquila optronics suite provides a blister above the nosecone forward of the radar housing a visible light sensor and a Mid & Long-Wave Infrared dual-band sensor together with a 40x telephoto power-zoom lens, allowing the optics to be zoomed coherently by the pilot to identify targets at great distance. These sensors provide infrared search and track, target identification and discrimination, and stunning high-definition false color daylight thermal vision in real time for instrument-only flying conditions. below the nose, a blister is provided for the laser suite, allowing Divine Wind to identify laser spots, to provide laser rangefinding, 3D laser scanning of surface targets and to direct coded laser-guided munitions onto their targets. Forward of the Aquila system is the ring-mount for the Higih-Power X-Band "Altair" radar. The latest advances in compact, EMP-hardened microprocessors and compact solid-state power systems have produced an extremely compact 15-kilowatt radar. The Altair radar has a 110 degree field of view through its radome, and can detect air targets at distances as great as 400 kilometers. Four beams scan the X-band at pseudorandom frequencies simultaneously, producing extremely clear, crisp radar images and updating up to 600 simultaneous tracks at 45 Hz. The Altair radar has an extremely low probability of intercept despite its massive power and long range, permitting the launching aircraft to scan wide swaths of airspace in a combat mission, detecting targets far outside traditional engagement ranges and firing very high-speed, beyond visual range missiles into the targets without ever exposing the fighter, even in extremely poor weather conditions. A Timing & Inertial Measurement Unit, or TIMU continuously self-calibrates the aircraft's location in relation to predetermined waypoints in the aircraft's mission plan, considered 99.85% accurate even in commuication or GPS-denied environments, the aircraft's computer provides turn-by-turn directions to the crew. If the aircraft is connected to the encrypted SANMEN communications network, mission parameters such as waypoints, targets, etc. can be changed in flight and updated to allow forces to rally or regroup instaneously. A complex life support system includes an onboard oxygen generation system, protective pilot garments and a breathing regulator/anti-G valve controlling flow and pressure to the pilots mask and garments. Pilot garments protect against chemical/biological hazards and cold-water immersion, counter g-forces and low pressure at high altitudes, and provide thermal regulation. The canopy includes a Flexible Linear Shaped Charge embedded within the canopy itself. This system is initiated when the eject handle is pulled, and shatters the canopy over the seat a few milliseconds before the seat is launched. A Zero/Zero ejection seat is fitted, allowing for both low-altitude, low altitude ejections and supersonic ejections.

A 28.7mm autocannon is mounted in the right wingroot, with its 74-caliber, 2.1 meter barrel hidden and the muzzle concealed by a cowling which directs the combustion gases upward and away from the starboard jet inlet. This revolver-type cannon is designed to produce tight, controlled bursts of accurate fire with the minimum time on target; the gun has a six-chamber revolving cylinder which is loaded from the rear by continuous electric feed. The FA29 cannon can either fire continuously at 486 rounds per minute in semiautomatic mode, or it may expend all six chambers in a 608-round per minute cyclic "burst" which has proven highly effective against a wide variety of targets. The high velocity, heavy 28.7mm round it fires is optimized for ballistic stability, so the dispersion of these rounds at maximum engagement is less than 8 meters, which produces a very high percentage of gun kills for Divine Wind fighters in test and training environments. Divine Wind's primary weapon is its internal carousel magazine of Misericorde and Corseque missiles. Misericorde missiles use an advanced wideband optical sensor to track air, ground or naval targets; it is a 200 kilogram missile more than three and a half meters in length and accelerates up to just above Mach 4 for the boosted portion of its flight. Misericorde is extremely agile and has a very high engagement ceiling making it an ideal weapon for engaging 5th generation fighter aircraft, however its tandem warhead makes it equally useful against surface targets. The larger Corseque missiles carried by Divine Wind are kist under five meters in length and weigh 560 kilograms. These massive, high-speed radar guided missiles fly at more than Mach 4 and have a very long 180 kilometer range. Firing from beyond visual range, the Corseque missile homes in on radar emitters and emitters that are shut down. Its broadband onboard radar makes Corseque a true "fire and forget" missile which seeks its own targets after firing and carries a warhead powerful enough to destroy even large bombers and AWACS aircraft.

Real World Comparison - - Lockheed Martin F-22 "Raptor": Divine Wind is just over a meter longer, but the wider angle of the V-tail gives it lower height, Divine Wind is slightly wider, Raptor has very slightly more wing area, Divine Wind has higher wing loading, takeoff and landing speed. Divine Wind weighs less than Raptor due to titanium/CFRP construction, Divine Wind carries significantly more fuel (11,210 kgs vs 8,200 kgs) and has a much greater subsonic and supersonic range than Raptor. Divine Wind has more power at afterburner than Raptor and more fuel-efficient turbine engines at military power, with a higher thrust-to-weight ratio at max takeoff weight. (1.01:1 vs 0.84:1) Divine Wind and Raptor have similar service ceilings, but Divine Wind has more energy for acrobatics and high speed turns. Divine Wind has more internal volume for fuel and weapons, Divine Wind's cannon is larger and has a longer effective range than the 20mm cannon on Raptor, with more ammunition and a burst fire setting to conserve ammunition vs Raptor's Vulcan rotary cannon. 4x Misericorde missiles and 6 Corseque missiles vs 6x AMRAAM & 2 Sidewinder missiles, Divine Wind's layout is optimized for hunting 5th Generation fighters at great distance and switching to guns at close range, Raptor carries heat-seeking missiles where Divine Wind's are Active Radar Homing and optically tracked. Raptor has a slightly higher top speed than Divine Wind, but Divine Wind supercruises faster due to lower drag, more efficient airframe design with lower trans-sonic drag.

Flyaway Cost Per Unit:(Place orders Here.)
135,000,000 NSD.

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PSI.40/2R3 "Headhunter"

Postby Marquesan » Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:27 pm


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Artwork by Lauzanne.

Nomenclature:PSI.40/2R3 "Headhunter"
Classification:
Penetration Strike/Interceptor

Nation of Origin:
The Marquesan Union, Gholgoth

Complement:
2 (Pilot, Weapons Officer)

- Specifications: -

Length & Height:
24.0m (78'8.9") / 5.61m (18'4.8")

Wingspan & Area:
12.38m (40'7.3") / 78 m2 (840 sq ft)

Empty & Maximum Weights:
17,830 Kgs (39,310 Lbs) / 40,290 Kgs (88,830 Lbs)

Wing Loading @ MTOW:
516.53 kg/m2

Internal Fuel:
13,060 Kgs (28,790 Lbs / 16,250L)

Weapons Payload:
9,400 Kgs (20,720 Lbs) on 8x External / 4x Internal Hardpoints

Powerplant:
2x Netane Kinetics MTV45.112R Thrust-Vectoring Turbofans

Total Thrust:
22,902 kgf (224.46 kN) @ Military Power, 34,810 kgf (341.3 kN) @ Reheat

Thrust-to-Weight Ratio @ MTOW:
0.86:1

Ceiling, Climb & g Limits:
20,750m (68,080') in 84 Seconds @ 246.6 M/Sec / +8.4 / -3

Maximum Performance:
2,850 Km/H (Mach 2.30) @ 10,000+ Meters Altitude

Low-Level Penetration:
1,050 Km (652.44 Mi) in 45 Minutes @ 1,403 Km/H (Mach 1.13)

Supercruise Performance:
1,880 Km (1,168 Mi) in 50 Minutes @ 2,284 Km/H (Mach 1.85)

Subsonic Ferry:(w/ External Tanks)
5,036 Km (3,130 Mi) in 4 Hours, 30 Minutes @ 1,136 Km/H (Mach 0.92)


FA29.L74.R6 Revolving Autocannon
Point Target Engagement:
5,540 Meters

Area Target Engagement:
9,230 Meters

Dispersion @ Max Engagement:
0.25 Milliradians (7.6 Meters)

Rate of Fire, 6-Round Burst:
608 Rds. per Minute (Actual)

Rate of Fire, Semiautomatic:
486 Rds. per Minute (Cyclic)

Warhead Dimensions/Weight:
28.7x121.4mm, 309 Grams

Muzzle Velocity/Energy:
1,073 M/Sec (Mach 3.13) / 178.47 kJ

Magazine Specifications:
1x 540-rd Helical Drum w/ Electric Linkless Feed

HTS.108R2 "Morningstar" Hard Target Standoff Weapon
Missile Dimensions:
1,330 Kgs (2,932 Lbs) Weight, 4.99m (16'4") Length, (250mm Booster) 460mm (18.1") Diameter, 2x 1,090mm (42.9") Folding Wings

Missile Propulsion:
Low-Bypass Turbofan (510 kgf) + Solid-Fuel Rocket Aerospike Booster

Performance Envelope:
1,470 Km (913.4 Mi) Range, 9 g Maneuvering, Bank-To-Turn, 310.85 M/Sec (Mach 0.91) 150mm C.E.P.

Terminal Guidance:
"Kanaloa" TIMU (GPS-Independent INS) + AMPI.mL "Corvus" Adaptive Thermal Seeker + APAx.10F "Deneb" X-Band AESA Radar

Warhead Configuration:TAPHEI (Tandem Armor-Piercing/High Explosive Incendiary)
450mm/50 Kgs (17.7"/110.2 Lbs) Shaped Charge + 296.6 Kgs (654 Lbs) Be-Enhanced CL-20/HMX

Terminal Performance:
4.06 Meter (13'4") Penetration (1st Stage) + 2,233 Megajoules Chemical Energy

Nuclear Option:
S307.217TAu Surface Burst 2,000 TJ Thermonuclear Warhead

RHM.147R2 "Corseque" Active Radar Homing Missile
Missile Dimensions:
560 Kgs (1,234.6 Lbs) Weight, 4.99m (16'5") Length, 340mm (13.4") Diameter, 8x 360mm (13.5") Folding Wings

Missile Propulsion:
Ducted Solid-Fuel Rocket/Ramjet, 122 Seconds to Burnout,1,465 M/Sec (Mach 4.27)

Performance Envelope:
180 Km (112 Mi) Range, 28,550 Meters (93,700 Ft) Ceiling, 73 g Maneuvering @ 60°/Sec

Missile Guidance:
"Kanaloa" TIMU (GPS-Independent INS) to Target Area, APAx.10F "Deneb" X-Band AESA Radar

Warhead Configuration:(Annular Blast/Frag, "CuBeCoHP" Alloy Rods)
96 Kgs (211.65 Lbs) Beryllium-Enhanced CL-20/HMX

Warhead Fuzing:
Tri-Mode; Proximity / Impact / Delayed Impact

Terminal Performance:
723 Megajoules Chemical Energy

- Systems: -

Command & Control:
Testudo Mk. IV Combat Management System

Satellite-Independent Communications:(LOS/NLOS Frequency-Adaptive, 30Hz-30GHz, Encrypted)
1x 10kW PSiAN (SANMEN Communications Suite)

"Kanaloa" TIMU
Components:
Ring-Laser Gyroscope, Master Clock, Accelerometers/Magnetometers

Operation:
6-Axis Real-Time Measurement of Altitude/Distance/Heading/Movement

Design Spec:
EMP-Hardened, Low Power Consumption, Compact Unit

APAx4.1500F "Altair"
Classification:
Synthetic Aperture Imaging Radar, 4-Beam Processing, 110° FFOV

Operation Mode:
X-Band AESA, 1,500W ERP, 45 Hz Update Speed

Design Spec:
400 Km Detection Range, 600 Simultaneous Tracks

Notes:
ECM Resistant, All-Weather Air & Surface Surveillance

AMPI.aLF "Aquila"
Airborne Stare & Scan Targeting System (EOTS)

Dual-Band M/LWIR Focal Plane Array Sensor, 10 Megapixel, 60° Field-of-View, Forward of Cockpit

Low Light Level Daylight Camera, 10 Megapixel, 75° Field-of-View

1-40x Power-Telephoto Zoom Lens, Electrothermally Cooled Fixed Blister, Forward Facing

InGaAs System-on-Chip Targeting Computer, Designation Range: 12m - 60,000m

+ 3D Laser Scanner: 1550nm/658nm Dual Axis Compensation, 10km Max Range

+ Eyesafe Laser Rangefinder: 1570nm 30hz, 10ns Pulse Duration

+ Eyesafe Laser Designator: 1064nm 8-20hz

+ Laser Spot Detector, 190° Wide Angle, Passive Multiple-Target, 0.5 μm - 1.65 μm

Mahui Layered Defenses Suite:
4x Sensor/Laser Heads, 2 Dorsal/ 2 Ventral

Passive Detection Sensors:
4x 1064 nm Laser Detector / Avalanche Photodiode UV-A / Two-Color IR

Active Directed Energy Heads:
4x LRDEW 10 kW Solid-State Heat Capacity Mid-Infrared Laser Heads (2000-300m Soft Kill)

- Overview: -

The Marquesan Armed Forces saw a need for a very high-speed strike aircraft capable of acting as a long-range naval interceptor. To this end, the VSI.36/2R2 aircraft was produced, codenamed "Headhunter" by the development team. VSI.36 is a large, heavy fighter aircraft with a maximum takeoff weight just over 36 tons, and designed around its Variable Geometry wings and heavily reinforced titanium wingboxes. The aircraft is built on a titanium honeycomb core, built up with layers of Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Polymer, which dramatically decreases parts count over comparable aluminum-skinned aircraft and produces extremely high airframe rigidity, allowing for high g-load supersonic turns and high energy dogfighting. The variable-geometry design of the Headhunter fighter allows it to maneuver deftly at very low altitudes, or to sprint great distances at speeds approaching Mach 3. Swept out to their maximum width, Headhunter's shoulder-mounted wing has a 19 meter wingspan, and the increased lift in this position sharpens low altitude handling, particularly useful for takeoffs and landings, or for high energy, tight maneuvering. In a swept back configuration, the dramatic decrease in drag permits VSI.36 to accelerate smoothly through the sound barrier without afterburner to its supercruise speed, near Mach 1.5. The powerful afterburners of Headhunter's twin MTV45.112R mid-bypass turbofan engines accelerate the fighter to its Never Exceed Speed just under Mach 3, making it one of the fastest aircraft in service in Gholgoth or the world today. Headhunter carries a balanced fuel and weapon load, with all ordinance carried internally in a 5-meter weapons bay just aft of the cockpit, placed between the wing boxes. The weapons bay has an internal carousel which can be rapidly changed with the aircraft on its wheels depending on the mission profile. In a strike profile, Headhunter carries five (5) "Morningstar" Hard Target Standoff Missiles, a subsonic cruise missile optimized for naval strike or land attack missions where its tandem shaped charge and high explosive warhead package is a fearsome 500+ kilometer strike capability. The strike profile also stores three (3) "Corseque" Active Radar Homing missiles, which are extremely capable air-to-air missiles, but are also optimized for naval or land attack strikes against radar or radio emitting targets. In an interceptor profile, Headhunter may carry up to eight (8) "Corseque" missiles for air-to-air engagements. The type's engines sit aft of the wing boxes, with S-shaped intake tracts placing their supersonic inlets together in a single wide chin intake , completely obscuring the bypass fans from radar. All-moving canted ruddervators at the rear of the aircraft provide pitch, roll and yaw, while thrust vectoring nozzles provide stability in flight and enhance the aircraft's performance in tight turns. The armored titanium cockpit module is placed high on VSI.36's nose for excellent visibility from both seats of the side-by-side cockpit. The wider nose afforded by the side-by-side arrangement vs a tandem cockpit allows for a very large APAMR.600 "Deneb" naval search radar to be mounted forward of the crew area, typically reserved only for mounting on warships. The cockpit allows the pilot and copilot to share a wide, wraparound multifunction display which is interactive to voice commands and to ocular sensors and accelerometers on the pilot and copilot's helmets. The cockpit display provides for a real-time moving map and false-color "full daylight" Sensor Fused UV-to-Infrared wideband night vision to be displayed for pilot and co-pilot. The cockpit itself is a unitary escape capsule, which is blast-shielded with a titanium bulkhead between the weapons bay and cockpit.

The VSI.36 fighter's dual role as a Fleet Air Defense fighter and as a low-level strike aircraft necessitated a variety of stealth features; the high mach number achieved by the VSI.36 exposes the aircraft's polymer skin to extremely high temperatures for extended periods, so leading edge surfaces are all cooled with thermoelectric plates embedded into the aircraft's skin. S-shaped intake ducts obscure the bypass fans from radar, and its flat thrust-vectoring paddles obscure and diffuse the jet exhaust, aiding in defense from heat-seeking missiles. Many parts of the engines are coated in high-temperature ceramics to reduce thermal transfer to the airframe and radar reflections were carefully considered in the design of the aircraft, minimizing the need for radar absorbent materials. Ceramic RAM coatings are applied throughout the aircraft, which do not require special care in marine environments and can operate from flight lines rather than climate controlled hangars. The canopy is protected from ultraviolet and thermal radiation, and coated to minimize radar reflections in the cockpit. As in other Marquesan combat aircraft, the nose of the aircraft houses the Aquila Optronics suite, with an above-nose blister housing a dual-band M/WIR sensor and high-definition visible light sensor aligned together on a 40x telephoto power zoom lens. Stunning clarity is produced with automatic image correction to remove the effects of smog, haze, heavy cloudcover, rainfall, dust or oil smoke. Full-color "false daylight" thermal vision allows for perfect clarity during instrument-only flight conditions for the pilot, increasing situational awareness by color-correcting the night sky and ground below the aircraft for the multifunction in-cockpit display. The below nose blister houses a laser targeting suite including a laser warning receiver, laser rangefinder and coded laser designator, in addition to a 3D laser scanning array to produce precise measurements of targets on the surface. Under the radar-transparent nosecone is housed an extremely modern Altair X-band radar. The latest advances in compact solid-state power systems and EMP-hardened system-on-chip computing have produced an extremely compact 15-kilowatt radar with a 110 degree field of view and 400 kilometer maximum detection range. The Altair radar scans pseudorandom frequencies within the X-band at 45 Hz, electronically sweeping four directional bands simultaneously. The AESA radar can track 600 targets simultaneously including very high speed targets due to its high refresh rate; the radar can produce secondary target locks for the beyond-visual range Corseque Active Radar Homing missile through its entire range, or the missile can operate independently with the Headhunter's radar switched off. A Timing & Inertial Measurement Unit, or TIMU continuously self-calibrates the aircraft's location in relation to predetermined waypoints in the aircraft's mission plan, considered 99.85% accurate even in commuication or GPS-denied environments, the aircraft's computer provides turn-by-turn directions to the crew. If the aircraft is connected to the encrypted SANMEN communications network, mission parameters such as waypoints, targets, etc. can be changed in flight and updated to allow forces to rally or regroup instaneously. Protecting the aircraft from air-to-air missiles is the task of the Mahui Layered Defenses Suite, which places radar warning receivers and four 10-kilowatt infrared lasers along the centerline of the aircraft on its dorsal and ventral sides. These receivers work together to identify missiles that are incoming from all angles, providing fully-spherical coverage; once a target is identified, the laser defense system aims as many as four infrared lasers at the targeted missile, with the objective of destroying optical seekers, forcing the missile's radar seeker to power down, and ultimately detonating the hostile warhead at distances of 2,000 meters to 30 meters from the aircraft. Mahui has a response time of less than 500 microseconds, and a very high, but classified accuracy rate.

The primary armament of the Headhunter fighter is stored in its internal weapons bay; most comminly the HTS.108R2 "Morningstar" subsonic cruise missile. This missile has a standoff range of greater than 1,400 kilometers; once fired the Morningstar will skim just a few meters over the wavetops, throttling its engine back and deploying a set of wide folding wings to take advantage of ground effect for the majority of its flight. Once near the target, the missile throttles up to its maximum speed and sweeps its wings back to increase its agility for maneuvering against hostile CIWS and defensive missiles. Morningstar missiles are guided to the target area with inertial guidance, and use a tri-mode seeker incorporating a millimeter wave scanning radar, a three-laser Coherent Doppler Lidar and an optical Mid-IR/UV-A sensor to identify, classify and prioritize targets without the presence of prior intelligence. As the missile scans and classifies objects it passes, that information is relayed back to the launching platform, which makes an HTS.108 launch an excellent source of up-to-the-second intelligence on the presence and locations of hostile assets. On impact, the TAPHEI warhead detonates a powerful shaped charge primary, designed to punch a deep hole in even the thickest warship armor and deliver a nearly 300 kilogram high explosive warhead behind armor. This system, equally effective at crushing deeply buried bunkers or punching through the thickest reinforced concrete is truly devastating against naval targets. The Morningstar missile can be nuclear-armed with a S307.217TAu contact detonation warhead. The S307 physics package is designed to produce a truly immense amount of pressure on detonation for crushing the most deeply-buried, most heavily reinforced bunkers and underground missile silos, it is the lightest tactical warhead produced by the Marquesan Armed Forces. Secondary to this capability is the "Corseque" missile, which flies at an extremely high velocity of Mach 4 and uses Active Radar Homing to prosecute land, air or naval targets over its 180 kilometers range. These extremely agile multirole missiles have a very wide engagement envelope and are capable of shooting down the highest flying and fastest aircraft in existence. Its powerful 120 kilogram annular blast warhead produces a ring-shaped distribution pattern of hypersonic hardened copper rods with a powerful concussion; often enough to shear an aircraft completely in half without a direct contact shot. In land attack or naval strike roles, the Corseque missile is able to engage sources of radio or radar energy even after the target powers down and uses its own millimeter wave terminal seeker to identify targets on terminal approach with devastating accuracy. In the event of a close air-to-air engagement, the VSI.36 carries a Fusil Automatique FA29.L74.R6 28.7mm autocannon. The autocannon has a six-round revolving ammunition cylinder, which can either be expended in a six round fast burst without reloading, or may be reloaded as it fires at a slower continuous rate of fire. The weapon's 74 caliber, 2.1 meter barrel is inside the upper right leading edge extension, with its muzzle behind a cowling that directs gun blast upward and away from the starboard jet inlet. The high muzzle velocity of the FA29 cannon produces a tight, accurate dispersion pattern and a flat, predictable flight path. Its ammunition-conserving burst setting allows the pilot to stay in a close, guns dogfight longer than is typical with the smaller ammunition supplies and very fast-shooting rotary guns typical of other military aircraft.

Real World Comparison - - Boeing F/A-18F "Super Hornet": Headhunter is longer than Super Hornet by roughly two meters. Significantly wider wingspan and 20+ square meters larger wing area. Headhunter is 2,500 kgs heavier empty and more than 6,000 kgs heavier at max takeoff weight despite being made of lighter composites, dramatically more fuel on Headhunter, and much higher top speed than Super Hornet, with longer combat and ferry ranges due to greater internal fuel capacity. Super Hornet has lower wing loading and slightly higher agility, but Headhunter's beyond-visual range missiles exceed the range of those carried by F/A-18F, and Headhunter's frontal RCS especially with wings swept precludes detection by Super Hornet's radar before missiles could be launched against it. Thrust-to-weight ratios are similar, Super Hornet has an inferior climb rate due to much less powerful engines than Headhunter (nearly 2x thrust @ Military Power & Reheat) but Super Hornet has better dogfighting agility due to lower weight and wing loading, though Headhunter can out-climb and outrun Super Hornet. Headhunter's all-internal weapons load and 5th generation design presents a lower RCS than F/A-18F, infrared management on Headhunter is superior as Super Hornet lacks any such system, and all avionics and electronic warfare equipment is dramatically more modern on Headhunter, leading to a significant combat advantage. Total payload is similar between fighters, but Super Hornet carries its weapons externally, leading to higher drag, higher RCS, lower top speed, lower agility when loaded. Super Hornet's gun carries much less ammunition and consumes ammunition far more quickly than Headhunter's gun, Headhunter's larger blended fuselage body and armored cockpit are more damage resistant than Super Hornet's allowing Headhunter to stay in a dogfight longer, variable geometry wings allow a much wider mission range of mission profiles for VSI.36 vs F/A-18F.

Flyaway Cost Per Unit:(Place orders Here.)
183,000,000 NSD.

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SSP.47/3R3 "Blackheart"

Postby Marquesan » Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:57 am


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Nomenclature:SSP.47/3R3 "Blackheart"
Classification:
Supersonic Strike Penetrator

Crew:
3; Pilot, Co-Pilot & Weapons Officer

Length & Height:
29.80 Meters / 5.60 Meters

Wingspan & Area:
21.40 Meters, 100.65 m2

Empty & Maximum Weights:
21,800 Kgs / 47,070 Kgs

Wing Loading:
467.66 Kgs/m2

Internal Fuel:
11,270 Kgs (14,260L)

Weapons Payload:
14,000 Kgs. Ordinance

Ceiling & Climb Rate:
18,920 Meters, 184 M/Sec

"Never Exceed" (VNE) Speed:
3,490 Km/H (Mach 2.83)

Supercruise Speed:
2,680 Km/H (Mach 2.17)

Combat & Ferry Ranges:
1,970 Km Radius, 4,210 Km Direct (1.21 Hours @ VNE)

Thrust-to-Weight Ratio:
0.74:1 @ Max Takeoff

Powerplant:
2x MTV45.112R Thrust-Vectoring Turbofan w/ Reheat

Length:
4,830mm

Diameter:
1,200mm

Dry Weight:
1,470 Kgs

Overall Pressure Ratio:
23:1

Bypass Ratio:
0.45:1

Air Mass Flow:
112 kg/sec

Turbine Inlet Temperature:
1,480 °C

Military Power:
112.23 Kilonewtons, 7.79:1 TWR

Reheat Power:
170.65 Kilonewtons, 11.84:1 TWR

Guided Weapons:
Internal Carousel w/ x5 Missiles


SSC.121R2 "Witiko" Supersonic Standoff Cruise Missile
Missile Dimensions:
2,800 Kgs (6,173 Lbs) Weight, 7.76 Meters (25'5") Length, 640mm (25.2") Diameter, 2x 690mm (27.2") Folding Wings

Launch Method:
High Altitude, Supersonic Weapon Release

Missile Propulsion:
Ducted Solid-Fuel Rocket/Ramjet, 772 Seconds to Burnout, 1,324 M/Sec (Mach 3.86)

Performance Envelope:
726 Km (451 Mi) Range, 17.6 Km (57,750 Ft) Cruise Altitude - 3 Meters (9'10") Attack Altitude

Missile Guidance:
"Kanaloa" TIMU (GPS-Independent INS) + AMPI.mXR "Cygnus" X-Band SAR + 10 Megapixel LWIR & 20x Zoom

Warhead Classification:
Armor-Piercing Ballistic Cap, 425.90 Kgs (939 Lbs) Beryllium-Enhanced CL-20/HMX

Terminal Performance:
3,207.53 Megajoules Chemical Energy, 1,250mm Circular Error Probable

Nuclear Option:
A281.320TAu Thermonuclear 6,020 TJ Airburst Warhead

BGM.139R3 "Summanus" Boost-Glide Missile
Missile Dimensions:
2,700 Kgs (5,953 Lbs) Weight, 8.89 Meters (29'2") Length, 640mm (25.2") Diameter, 8x 360mm (14.2") Folding Wings

Launch Method:
Canisterized or Air-Launched, Ballistic to First Stage Burnout

First Stage Characteristics:
Solid-Fueled Rocket Aerospike, 280 Seconds to Burnout @ 540 Km, 1,945 M/Sec (Mach 5.67)

Second Stage Characteristics:
Solid-Fueled Rocket Aerospike, 72 Seconds to Burnout @ 360 Kilometers, 4,960 M/Sec (Mach 14.45)

Operational Envelope:
900+ Kilometers (560+ Mi) Range, 40 Kilometers (24.9 Mi) Apogee, 72.1 g Maneuvering, 1,510.20 M/Sec (Mach 4.40) Impact Speed, 6.4 Meters C.E.P.

Guidance:
Kanaloa TIMU (GPS-Independent INS) + AMPI.mXR "Cygnus" X-Band SAR + 10 Megapixel LWIR w/ 20x Power Telephoto Zoom

Warhead Configuration:TAPHEI (Tandem Armor-Piercing/High Explosive Incendiary)
580mm/50 Kgs. (22.8"/110.23 Lbs) Shaped Charge + 180 Kgs (396.8 Lbs) Beryllium-Enhanced CL-20/HMX 2:1

Terminal Performance:
4.06 Meter (13'4") Penetration (1st Stage) + 1,355.62 MJ Chemical Energy

Nuclear Option:
S307.217TAu Surface Burst 2,000 TJ Thermonuclear Warhead

- Systems: -

Command & Control:
Testudo Mk. IV Combat Management System

Satellite-Independent Communications:(LOS/NLOS Frequency-Adaptive, 30Hz-30GHz, Encrypted)
1x 10kW PSiAN (SANMEN Communications Suite)

"Kanaloa" TIMU
Components:
Ring-Laser Gyroscope, Master Clock, Accelerometers/Magnetometers

Operation:
6-Axis Real-Time Measurement of Altitude/Distance/Heading/Movement

Design Spec:
EMP-Hardened, Low Power Consumption, Compact Unit

APAx4.1500F "Altair"
Classification:
Synthetic Aperture Imaging Radar, 4-Beam Processing, 110° FFOV

Operation Mode:
X-Band AESA, 1,500W ERP, 45 Hz Update Speed

Design Spec:
400 Km Detection Range, 600 Simultaneous Tracks

Notes:
ECM Resistant, All-Weather Air & Surface Surveillance

AMPI.aLF "Aquila"
Airborne Stare & Scan Targeting System (EOTS)

Dual-Band M/LWIR Focal Plane Array Sensor, 10 Megapixel, 60° Field-of-View, Forward of Cockpit

Low Light Level Daylight Camera, 10 Megapixel, 75° Field-of-View

1-40x Power-Telephoto Zoom Lens, Electrothermally Cooled Fixed Blister, Forward Facing

InGaAs System-on-Chip Targeting Computer, Designation Range: 12m - 60,000m

+ 3D Laser Scanner: 1550nm/658nm Dual Axis Compensation, 10km Max Range

+ Eyesafe Laser Rangefinder: 1570nm 30hz, 10ns Pulse Duration

+ Eyesafe Laser Designator: 1064nm 8-20hz

+ Laser Spot Detector, 190° Wide Angle, Passive Multiple-Target, 0.5 μm - 1.65 μm

Mahui Layered Defenses Suite:
4x Sensor/Laser Heads, 2 Dorsal/ 2 Ventral

Passive Detection Sensors:
4x 1064 nm Laser Detector / Avalanche Photodiode UV-A / Two-Color IR

Active Directed Energy Heads:
4x LRDEW 10 kW Solid-State Heat Capacity Mid-Infrared Laser Heads (2000-300m Soft Kill)

- Overview: -

The SSP.47 "Blackheart" owes its genesis to a long line of high-speed stealthy penetrator aircraft, replacing the aging Type-32 "Shadowcat" bomber in this role. Blackheart is one of the largest and heaviest carrier-launchable tactical bombers in service anywhere; at 47 tons maximum takeoff weight, it is almost 30 meters in length and requires the use of full-reheat, catapult-assisted takeoff to operate from carrier decks. The Supersonic Strike Penetrator role for which Blackheart was designed requires extended high-speed flight deep into defended enemy airspace, so the primary focus of the design was a blend of speed, agility and stealth. To that end, the titanium honeycomb internal frame of the SSP.47 is built up in layers of Carbon Fiber-reinforced polymer; this construction method produces tremendous airframe rigidity and dramatically decreases parts count over more conventional aluminum-skinned designs. The extended high-temperature conditions Blackheart sees in combat operations required advanced cooling solutions, so leading edges are cooled with thermoelectric cooling plates built into the aircraft's skin, and the aircraft's fuel is cycled throughout the airframe, acting as a cooling fluid. The airplane has a flattened appearance, with built-in angles that make the aircraft less susceptible to radar. The air intakes are jagged to reduce their radar signature and placed on top of the aircraft to keep them out of sight to radars operating below the bomber. Many components of the type's powerful Netane Kinetics MTV45.112R mid-bypass turbine engines are coated in high temperature ceramic to reduce thermal transfer to the airframe. The engines, buried in tunnels at the rear of the airframe use serpentine ducts over the wings to obscure the engine's bypass fans from radar. Thrust tunnels aft of the turbofans are lined in heat-absorbent ceramic tiles to reduce the thermal signature of the aircraft. Engine exhaust flows through troughs at the rear of the aircraft, shielding the engines from upward-looking heat seeking missiles. Blackheart is a semi-lifting body design, with thin, low-aspect swept wings and highly-canted ruddervators rather than a vertical tail and horizontal stabilizers. The three-person cockpit allows the copilot and weapons officer to sit abreast of each other behind the pilot, sharing the workload and the cockpit displays in a crew escape module. Just aft of the cockpit is a cavernous, 10-meter long ventral weapons bay, with a 5-shot weapons carousel specially constructed to carry very large, heavy-class standoff missiles. Blackheart's payload typically includes three (3) "Witiko" sea-skimming supersonic cruise missiles and two (2) "Summanus-A" Air-Launched Ballistic Missiles, with respective ranges of more than 700 and 900 kilometers. This payload and the aircraft that carries it are optimized for passing through defended airspace to deliver ordinance deep into enemy territory, while evading, outrunning and defeating hostile defenses.

SSP.47 is capable of performing at very low level, (often only meters over the ground) where its high supersonic cruise speed and stealth are used to evade the possibility of intercept by high level surface-to-air missiles. The aircraft's climb rate is high for a bomber, allowing it to pitch-up for weapons release. Moderate wing loading and a comparatively high thrust-to-weight ratio permit fighter like handling, which makes Blackheart effective at terrain following flight. SSP.47's flight ceiling at nearly 19,000 meters permits high level weapons release for either of the missiles it carries. The heavier "Witiko" Supersonic Standoff Cruise Missile is designed for release at very high altitude and supersonic speeds, where its rocket-augmented ramjet engine gives the best performance. Released at high altitude, Witiko can cruise for more than 700 kilometers, scanning the surfaces below it with a Coherent Doppler LIDAR for feature recognition and referencing its inertial guidance computer before performing a pitch-down once inside the target area. Witiko then performs as a sea-skimming or terrain-following missile, directing the CDL seeker forward to guide it toward the confirmed target. The missile's high cruise speed at Mach 2.74 precludes interception by most defensive missiles; it carries a heavy armor-piercing warhead with 426 kilograms of beryllium-enhanced cocrystalline CL-20/HMX explosive. This massive blast warhead, approaching 8/10 the destructive power of a ton of TNT is meant to rip apart a warship or other heavily armored targets with a single missile. The Summanus-A Air-Launched Ballistic Missiles are also designed for high altitude release, but free-fall with a drogue chute once released for a few seconds to let the aircraft clear the release area before firing its first stage. The Summanus missile climbs to its operating altitude of 40,000 meters and nearly Mach 6 at first stage burnout, where it fires a rocket-augmented SCRAMJET engine, which propels the Summanus warhead, identical to the effects package in the Morningstar missile, to just under 15x the speed of sound. At this speed and in the much thinner upper atmosphere, the Summanus Boost-Glide weapon can travel a considerable, but classified, distance after burnout of the second stage. The boost glide vehicle cruises at high altitude after having jetissoned the 2nd stage booster, using its inertial guidance computer to bring it within range of the target area. Once over the target area, the Summanus warhead begins airbraking, pitching up into a high-alpha position to increase drag. Once the missile has slowed to Mach 6, it performs a pitch-down maneuver, shedding its quartz phenolic ballistic cap to expose a Coherent Doppler LIDAR seeker, which scans the surface below it for feature recognition. The missile descends at roughly Mach 5 once the target is acquired, attacking "top-down" with a TAPHEI, or Tandem Armor Piercing/High Explosive/Incendiary effects package. TAPHEI uses a large-diameter shaped charge warhead as its primary, capable of penetrating more than four meters of earth, rock, concrete or steel. Behind armor, the secondary warhead detonates 180 kilograms of beryllium-enhanced CL-20/HMX cocrystalline explosive, which produces a tremendously powerful incendiary blast. Summanus is one of the most powerful non-nuclear options available for deep standoff strikes; its hypersonic velocity makes it extremely challenging to track and nearly impossible to intercept and delivery on SSP.47's affords minimum warning time to the enemy. Both weapon systems have nuclear capability; Witiko carries the A281.320TAu warhead which is programmed for an airburst detonation at just over 2,000 meters altitude, optimized to create a massive 140 kPa pressure wave over 30 kilometers. This warhead creates very little fallout, but produces immense heat and pressure capable of destroying a large city, or an entire naval fleet with a single warhead. The Summanus missile carries a smaller S307.217TAu contact detonation warhead which produces a tremendous spike of pressure, 20,700 kpa and produces a 300 meter fireball capable of crushing the most deeply buried and heavily reinforced bunkers at the hazard of much greater fallout and the creation of a 260 meter crater at the point of impact.

SSP.47 carries the 1,500 watt X-band "Altair" AESA radar in a radar-transparent aerodynamic nosecone; this modern radar takes advantage of the latest advances in compact solid-state power systems and EMP-hardened system-on-chip scaled supercomputing, producing a lightweight radar of great power and high sensitivity in a rugged, flyable configuration. Altair can mark targets of even very small radar cross sections at distances of up to 400 kilometers and can track 600 targets simultaneously. The radar scans four directional bands simultaneously at pseudorandom frequencies in the X-band at 45 Hz, this allows Altair to track even very high speed air targets effectively. The radar can also be used to create crisp, clear radar images of surface targets, even under atmospheric obscurants like dust, rain or oil smoke, as when providing confirmation of damage while the target is burning. In addition, the Aquila optronics suite provides an above-nose blister for a dual-band M/WIR sensor and 10-megapixel visible light sensor aligned together with a power telephoto zoom lens, allowing identification and discrimination of distant targets in conjunction with the Altair radar. In addition, a below-nose blister provides a full suite of laser systems including a laser spot receiver, coded designator and 3D laser scanner. A Timing & Inertial Measurement Unit, or TIMU continuously self-calibrates the aircraft's location in relation to predetermined waypoints in the aircraft's mission plan, considered 99.85% accurate even in commuication or GPS-denied environments, the aircraft's computer provides turn-by-turn directions to the crew. If the aircraft is connected to the encrypted SANMEN communications network, mission parameters such as waypoints, targets, etc. can be changed in flight and updated to allow forces to rally or regroup instaneously. Protecting the aircraft from air-to-air missiles is the task of the Mahui Layered Defenses Suite, which places radar warning receivers and 10-kilowatt infrared lasers along the centerline of the aircraft on its dorsal and ventral sides. These receivers work together to identify missiles that are incoming from all angles, providing fully-spherical coverage; once a target is identified, the laser defense system aims as many as five infrared lasers in each hemisphere at the targeted missile, with the objective of destroying optical seekers, forcing the missile's radar seeker to power down, and ultimately detonating the hostile warhead at distances of 2,000 meters to 30 meters from the aircraft. Mahui has a response time of less than 500 microseconds, and a very high, but classified accuracy rate.

Real World Comparison - - Sukhoi Su-34 "Fullback": Blackheart is three meters longer and six meters wider than SU-34, much more wing area due to semi-lifting body design and much flatter, low-RCS design vs 4th generation fighter/bomber. Blackheart has a deep internal volume to accommodate engine tunnels with separate intake tracts, cockpit escape module and a 10 meter weapons bay with internal fuel, where Su-34 carries all armaments externally. Very similar empty and takeoff weights due to Blackheart's lightweight construction despite being significantly larger. Smoother "clean" all-internal weapons carriage leads to significantly lower drag, Blackheart supercruises above Mach 2 and has double the combat range with similar fuel loads due to more powerful and efficient Marquesan turbines and better aerodynamic shape. SU-34 has a gun, SSP.47 has no cannon armament, SU-34 carries a much higher number of smaller weapons leading to significantly better air-to-air capability, Blackheart carries five large standoff munitions internally as a dedicated bomber with electronic and laser defenses. 2,000 meters higher combat ceiling for Blackheart, similar climb rates but Blackheart has an incrementally higher thrust-to-weight ratio and a much higher dash speed at full reheat. (Mach 2.83 vs Mach 1.78) These aircraft are in different roles, but SU-34 has similar payload, internal fuel, empty and maximum loaded weights. The significantly lower thermal and radar signature of the Blackheart bomber make it much more difficult to detect than SU-34, the radar on SSP.47 has 4x the effective radiated power of SU-34's radar, with a generally much more modern, wideband design vs X-band only.

Flyaway Cost Per Unit:(Place orders Here.)
218,000,000 NSD.

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ISB.183/3 "Erinys"

Postby Marquesan » Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:08 pm

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Nomenclature:ISB.183/3 "Erinys"
Classification:
Intercontinental Strike Bomber

Crew:
3; Pilot, Co-Pilot & Weapons Officer

Length & Height:
51.37 Meters / 10.71 Meters

Wingspan & Area:
45m Wingspan @ 20°, (316.76 m2) / 25.64m Wingspan @ 65°, (267.9 m2)

Empty & Maximum Weights:
84,200 Kgs / 182,230 Kgs

Wing Loading:
575.29 Kgs/m2

Internal Fuel:
63,430 Kgs (80,300L)

Weapons Payload:
33,600 Kgs. Ordinance

Ceiling & Climb Rate:
19,510 Meters, 49.09 M/Sec

"Never Exceed" (VNE) Speed:
3,240 Km/H (Mach 2.62)

Supercruise Speed:
2,250 Km/H (Mach 1.82)

Combat & Ferry Ranges:
4,060 Km Radius, 6,980 Km Direct (2.15 Hours @ VNE)

Thrust-to-Weight Ratio:
0.55:1 @ Max Takeoff

Powerplant:
4x HTV140.200R Thrust-Vectoring Turbofan w/ Reheat

Length:
5,520mm

Diameter:
1,450mm

Dry Weight:
3,100 Kgs

Overall Pressure Ratio:
27.6:1

Bypass Ratio:
1.4:1

Air Mass Flow:
200 kg/sec

Turbine Inlet Temperature:
1,360 °C

Military Power:
138.65 Kilonewtons, 4.56:1 TWR

Reheat Power:
246.45 Kilonewtons, 8.11:1 TWR

Guided Weapons:
2 Internal Weapons Bays w/ 6-Missile Carousels Each


SSC.121R2 "Witiko" Supersonic Standoff Cruise Missile
Missile Dimensions:
2,800 Kgs (6,173 Lbs) Weight, 7.76 Meters (25'5") Length, 640mm (25.2") Diameter, 2x 690mm (27.2") Folding Wings

Launch Method:
High Altitude, Supersonic Weapon Release

Missile Propulsion:
Ducted Solid-Fuel Rocket/Ramjet, 772 Seconds to Burnout, 1,324 M/Sec (Mach 3.86)

Performance Envelope:
726 Km (451 Mi) Range, 17.6 Km (57,750 Ft) Cruise Altitude - 3 Meters (9'10") Attack Altitude

Missile Guidance:
"Kanaloa" TIMU (GPS-Independent INS) + AMPI.mXR "Cygnus" X-Band SAR + 10 Megapixel LWIR & 20x Zoom

Warhead Classification:
Armor-Piercing Ballistic Cap, 425.90 Kgs (939 Lbs) Beryllium-Enhanced CL-20/HMX

Terminal Performance:
3,207.53 Megajoules Chemical Energy, 1,250mm Circular Error Probable

Nuclear Option:
A281.320TAu Thermonuclear 6,020 TJ Airburst Warhead

BGM.139R3 "Summanus" Boost-Glide Missile
Missile Dimensions:
2,700 Kgs (5,953 Lbs) Weight, 8.89 Meters (29'2") Length, 640mm (25.2") Diameter, 8x 360mm (14.2") Folding Wings

Launch Method:
Canisterized or Air-Launched, Ballistic to First Stage Burnout

First Stage Characteristics:
Solid-Fueled Rocket Aerospike, 280 Seconds to Burnout @ 540 Km, 1,945 M/Sec (Mach 5.67)

Second Stage Characteristics:
Solid-Fueled Rocket Aerospike, 72 Seconds to Burnout @ 360 Kilometers, 4,960 M/Sec (Mach 14.45)

Operational Envelope:
900+ Kilometers (560+ Mi) Range, 40 Kilometers (24.9 Mi) Apogee, 72.1 g Maneuvering, 1,510.20 M/Sec (Mach 4.40) Impact Speed, 6.4 Meters C.E.P.

Guidance:
Kanaloa TIMU (GPS-Independent INS) + AMPI.mXR "Cygnus" X-Band SAR + 10 Megapixel LWIR w/ 20x Power Telephoto Zoom

Warhead Configuration:TAPHEI (Tandem Armor-Piercing/High Explosive Incendiary)
580mm/50 Kgs. (22.8"/110.23 Lbs) Shaped Charge + 180 Kgs (396.8 Lbs) Beryllium-Enhanced CL-20/HMX 2:1

Terminal Performance:
4.06 Meter (13'4") Penetration (1st Stage) + 1,355.62 MJ Chemical Energy

Nuclear Option:
S307.217TAu Surface Burst 2,000 TJ Thermonuclear Warhead

- Systems: -

Command & Control:
Testudo Mk. IV Combat Management System

Satellite-Independent Communications:(LOS/NLOS Frequency-Adaptive, 30Hz-30GHz, Encrypted)
1x 10kW PSiAN (SANMEN Communications Suite)

"Kanaloa" TIMU
Components:
Ring-Laser Gyroscope, Master Clock, Accelerometers/Magnetometers

Operation:
6-Axis Real-Time Measurement of Altitude/Distance/Heading/Movement

Design Spec:
EMP-Hardened, Low Power Consumption, Compact Unit

APAx4.1500F "Altair"
Classification:
Synthetic Aperture Imaging Radar, 4-Beam Processing, 110° FFOV

Operation Mode:
X-Band AESA, 1,500W ERP, 45 Hz Update Speed

Design Spec:
400 Km Detection Range, 600 Simultaneous Tracks

Notes:
ECM Resistant, All-Weather Air & Surface Surveillance

AMPI.aLF "Aquila"
Airborne Stare & Scan Targeting System (EOTS)

Dual-Band M/LWIR Focal Plane Array Sensor, 10 Megapixel, 60° Field-of-View, Forward of Cockpit

Low Light Level Daylight Camera, 10 Megapixel, 75° Field-of-View

1-40x Power-Telephoto Zoom Lens, Electrothermally Cooled Fixed Blister, Forward Facing

InGaAs System-on-Chip Targeting Computer, Designation Range: 12m - 60,000m

+ 3D Laser Scanner: 1550nm/658nm Dual Axis Compensation, 10km Max Range

+ Eyesafe Laser Rangefinder: 1570nm 30hz, 10ns Pulse Duration

+ Eyesafe Laser Designator: 1064nm 8-20hz

+ Laser Spot Detector, 190° Wide Angle, Passive Multiple-Target, 0.5 μm - 1.65 μm

Mahui Layered Defenses Suite:
4x Sensor/Laser Heads, 2 Dorsal/ 2 Ventral

Passive Detection Sensors:
4x 1064 nm Laser Detector / Avalanche Photodiode UV-A / Two-Color IR

Active Directed Energy Heads:
4x LRDEW 10 kW Solid-State Heat Capacity Mid-Infrared Laser Heads (2000-300m Soft Kill)

- Overview: -

The need for an intercontinental-range strike bomber in the modern age has lessened considerably from earlier times, however there is still a distinct need for long distance maritime patrol and in Gholgoth, as with many other hotly-contested regions, a need for urgent, high-speed standoff strike still presents a compelling case for a large-payload, high speed bomber. To this end, the Marquesan government developed the ISB.183/3 "Erinys", a variable-geometry, four-engined supersonic bomber which cruises at Mach 1.82 using military power and can dash to Mach 2.62 and more than 19,000 meters altitude. The immense size of the Erinys bomber affords it a massive fuel capacity and a truly intercontinental range which is theoretically unlimited with in-flight refueling. Erinys is a sophisticated lifting body design with slender, low-aspect wings which can be swept out for takeoff and landing or back for supersonic flight. The fuselage is a wide, flattened Delta shape, with twin vertical tails at the rear on either side of the aircraft's jet exhausts. Its four massive turbofan engines are in two widely spaced nacelles under the wing boxes, where the airframe is most reinforced. ISB.183 is built, as all other Marquesan combat aircraft, with a titanium honeycomb core, built up with layers of Carbon Fiber-reinforced polymer. This construction method is extremely lightweight and rigid, as well as dramatically reducing the parts count as compared to comparable metal-skinned aircraft. Centered around two 10-meter long weapons bays to the left and right of the aircraft's spine, the bomber's wide, flat shape is designed to generate an enormous amount of lift, which aids the bomber in having moderate flying characteristics and moderately low takeoff and landing speeds. Erinys is too large for naval use, as the long takeoff run it requires precludes carrierborne launch, however the ISB.183 bomber is most frequently used for combat naval patrol missions where its nearly 7,000 kilometer ferry range and in-flight refueling allow Erinys bombers to monitor huge swaths of airspace and territorial waters at the aircraft's supersonic cruise speed and very high altitude. The aircraft's powerful 15-kilowatt X-Band Altair radar has a tremendous 400 kilometer range at the aircraft's 18,000 meter operating altitude, which produces radar images of stunning clarity, detecting, imaging and classifying objects on the ground, at sea or in the air from standoff range. The extended regimes of very high skin temperatures the aircraft experiences at speed necessitated that leading edges are cooled with thermoelectric cooling plates embedded in the aircraft's skin, and fuel is cycled through the aircraft to moderate skin temperatures.

In two 6-munition carousels carried internally in ventral weapons bays, the Erinys bomber hauls a typical combat load of six (6) SSC.121 "Witiko" supersonic standoff missiles, and six (6) BGM.139R2 "Summanus" air launched ballistic missiles, in a mixed load of three each per weapons bay totaling 33 tons. The heavier "Witiko" Supersonic Standoff Cruise Missile is designed for release at very high altitude and supersonic speeds, where its rocket-augmented ramjet engine gives the best performance. Released at high altitude, Witiko can cruise for more than 700 kilometers, scanning the surfaces below it with a Coherent Doppler LIDAR for feature recognition and referencing its inertial guidance computer before performing a pitch-down once inside the target area. Witiko then performs as a sea-skimming or terrain-following missile, directing the CDL seeker forward to guide it toward the confirmed target. The missile's high cruise speed at Mach 3.86 precludes interception by most defensive missiles; it carries a heavy armor-piercing warhead with 426 kilograms of beryllium-enhanced cocrystalline CL-20/HMX explosive. This massive blast warhead, approaching 8/10 the destructive power of a ton of TNT is meant to rip apart a warship or other heavily armored targets with a single missile. Summanus-A Air-Launched Ballistic Missiles are also designed for high altitude release, but free-fall with a drogue chute once released for a few seconds to let the aircraft clear the release area before firing its first stage. The Summanus missile climbs to its operating altitude of 40,000 meters and nearly Mach 6 at first stage burnout, where it fires a rocket-augmented SCRAMJET engine, which propels the Summanus warhead, identical to the effects package in the Morningstar missile, to just under 15x the speed of sound. At this speed and in the much thinner upper atmosphere, the Summanus Boost-Glide weapon can travel a considerable, but classified, distance after burnout of the second stage. The boost glide vehicle cruises at high altitude after having jetissoned the 2nd stage booster, using its inertial guidance computer to bring it within range of the target area. Once over the target area, the Summanus warhead begins airbraking, pitching up into a high-alpha position to increase drag. Once the missile has slowed to Mach 6, it performs a pitch-down maneuver, shedding its quartz phenolic ballistic cap to expose a Coherent Doppler LIDAR seeker, which scans the surface below it for feature recognition. The missile descends at roughly Mach 5.4 once the target is acquired, attacking "top-down" with a TAPHEI, or Tandem Armor Piercing/High Explosive/Incendiary effects package. TAPHEI uses a large-diameter shaped charge warhead as its primary, capable of penetrating more than four meters of earth, rock, concrete or steel. Behind armor, the secondary warhead detonates 180 kilograms of beryllium-enhanced CL-20/HMX cocrystalline explosive, which produces a tremendously powerful incendiary blast. Both missiles represent a powerful, non-nuclear standoff strike option. As deployed in the Erinys bomber, it is often the first option on the table for a high speed strike when great distances must be crossed swiftly. Both weapon systems have nuclear capability; Witiko carries the A281.320TAu warhead which is programmed for an airburst detonation at just over 2,000 meters altitude, optimized to create a massive 140 kPa pressure wave over 30 kilometers. This warhead creates very little fallout, but produces immense heat and pressure capable of destroying a large city, or an entire naval fleet with a single warhead. The Summanus missile carries a smaller S307.217TAu contact detonation warhead which produces a tremendous spike of pressure, 20,700 kpa and produces a 300 meter fireball capable of crushing the most deeply buried and heavily reinforced bunkers at the hazard of much greater fallout and the creation of a 260 meter crater at the point of impact.

Erinys carries the APAx4.1500F "Altair" X-Band AESA radar in its radar-transparent aerodynamic nosecone; this modern radar takes advantage of the latest advances in compact solid-state power systems and EMP-hardened System-On-Chip scaled supercomputing to produce one of the physically smallest radars in its class. Altair scans four directional bands simultaneously on pseudorandom frequencies in the X-band, cycling both the frequency transmitted and the update rate at 45 Hz. This means the chance of intercept or jamming the Altair radar is very low; the array can mark more than 600 targets and can track even very high speed targets while remaining undetected itself. In addition, the Aquila Optronics Suite provides a M/WIR dual-band thermal sensor and 10-megapixel visible light sensor in an above-nose blister behind an anti-glare and anti-reflective coated sapphire glass dome. The blended wideband thermal camera is behind a 40x telephoto power zoom lens, allowing discrimination and identification of targets at extremely long ranges and providing for "false daylight" full color boosted thermal vision for instrument flying, especially useful for night flying. A Timing & Inertial Measurement Unit, or TIMU continuously self-calibrates the aircraft's location in relation to predetermined waypoints in the aircraft's mission plan, considered 99.85% accurate even in commuication or GPS-denied environments, the aircraft's computer provides turn-by-turn directions to the crew. If the aircraft is connected to the encrypted SANMEN communications network, mission parameters such as waypoints, targets, etc. can be changed in flight and updated to allow forces to rally or regroup instaneously. Protecting the aircraft from air-to-air missiles is the task of the Mahui Layered Defenses Suite, which places radar warning receivers and 10-kilowatt infrared lasers along the centerline of the aircraft on its dorsal and ventral sides. These receivers work together to identify missiles that are incoming from all angles, providing fully-spherical coverage; once a target is identified, the laser defense system aims as many as five infrared lasers in each hemisphere at the targeted missile, with the objective of destroying optical seekers, forcing the missile's radar seeker to power down, and ultimately detonating the hostile warhead at distances of 2,000 meters to 30 meters from the aircraft. Mahui has a response time of less than 500 microseconds, and a very high, but classified accuracy rate.

Real World Comparison - - Rockwell B-1 "Lancer": The Erinys bomber is roughly 6 meters longer than B1, and a significantly lower-RCS shape, but significantly lighter due to composite construction. Empty weight is similar, but B1 has a higher maximum takeoff weight due to nearly 2x greater fuel capacity. Payload weights are similar, but B1 has much greater unrefueled range than Erinys, though with in-flight refueling, this is less of an issue. The shape of the Erinys bomber presents lower drag than B1 and has engines optimized for high altitude, high-speed cruising rather than low level penetration bombing with unpowered glide munitions. B1's external and internal bombload presents higher drag and a larger radar cross section, Erinys is stealthier carriying all weapons internally. B1 is designed for small-ordinance tactical bombing, where Erinys is designed to deliver high speed standoff munitions from great distance and carries far fewer individual weapons than B1. ISB.183's layout is simpler overall, both bombers have variable geometry wings, but B1 has much less powerful engines and B1 has a far poorer thrust-to-weight ratio as a result. B1's wing loading is much higher and requires a far longer runway, higher takeoff and landing speeds than Erinys, which permits the Marquesan bomber far greater agility and flexibility in operating locations. The faster, lighter, more agile Erinys bomber compromises intercontinental range for speed and stealth, making Erinys far more difficult to detect in time to prevent being targeted by the bomber. The high speed and sheer power of the standoff weapons it carries makes the Erinys bomber a threat to fleets of capital warships and heavily protected targets deep inland such as critical infrastructure or deeply buried bunkers, where B1's typical payload is optimized for destruction of ground forces.

Flyaway Cost Per Unit:(Place orders Here.)
374,000,000 NSD.

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CIR.60R2 "Corax"

Postby Marquesan » Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:48 am

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Nomenclature:CIR.60R2 "Corax"
Classification:
Counter-Insurgency/Reconnaissance Helicopter

Crew:
2+6 (Pilot, Co-Pilot & 6 Soldiers)

Length & Height:
14.78 Meters / 4.27 Meters

Rotor Diameter & Disc Area:
12.80 Meters, (Coaxial, x2) 256.55 m2

Empty & Maximum Weights:
2,630 Kgs / 5,990 Kgs

Disc Loading:
23.35 Kgs/m2

Internal Fuel & Payload:
3,360 Kgs. Fuel & Armaments

Ceiling & Climb Rate:
6,220 Meters, 11.48 M/Sec

"Never Exceed" (VNE) Speed:
370 Km/H (Mach 0.30)

Cruising Speed:
320 Km/H (Mach 0.26)

Combat & Ferry Ranges:
740 Km Radius, 1,420 Km Direct (3.8 Hours @ VNE)

Thrust-to-Weight Ratio:
0.55:1 @ Max Takeoff

Powerplant:
1x TSF.18/34 Free Power Turboshaft Engine

Length:
2,100mm

Diameter:
760mm

Dry Weight:
488 Kgs

Overall Pressure Ratio:
17.93:1

Air Mass Flow:
34 kg/sec

Turbine Inlet Temperature:
1,000 °C

Shaft Power:
3,300 kW, 6.77:1 TWR

Autocannons:
2x Shrouded Under-Cockpit Mounts

Hardpoints:
x4; 2 Underhung Pylons per wing


HMG15.67/2 14.9x118mm Twin-Barrel MG's
Point Target Engagement:
3,000 Meters

Area Target Engagement:
5,600 Meters

Dispersion @ Max Engagement:
0.50 Milliradians (2.8 Meters)

Rate of Fire, Automatic:
660 Rds. per Minute (Cyclic)

Warhead Dimensions/Weight:
14.9x118mm, 109.5 Grams

Muzzle Velocity/Energy:
1,021 M/Sec (Mach 2.98) / 57.15 kJ

Magazine Specifications:
2x 500-rd Helical Drums w/ Electric Linkless Feed

OGM.189R2 "Misericorde" Optically-Guided Missile
Missile Dimensions:
180 Kgs (396.8 Lbs) Weight, 3.6m (11'9") Length, 190mm (7.48") Diameter, 8x 250mm (9.85") Folding Wings

Missile Propulsion:
Ducted Solid-Fuel Rocket/Ramjet, 87 Seconds to Burnout, 1,385 M/Sec (Mach 4.05)

Performance Envelope:
120.6 Km (74.94 Mi) Range, 25,000m (82,000 Ft) Ceiling, 80 g Maneuvering @ 145°/Sec

Optical Guidance:
AMPI.mL "Corvus" Adaptive Thermal Missile Seeker

Warhead Configuration:(Tandem Armor-Piercing High-Explosive Incendiary)
TAPHEI; 180mm (7.08")/3.5 Kgs (7.71 Lbs) Shaped Charge + 25.75 Kgs (56.77 Lbs) Beryllium-Enhanced CL-20/HMX

Warhead Fuzing:
Void-Sensing Earth/Concrete/Rock/Steel/Proximity

Terminal Performance:
1.25 Meter (4'1") Penetration (1st Stage) + 193.55 Megajoules Chemical Energy

WGR.130R2 "Partizan" Wire-Guided Rocket, 7-Rd Pods
Rocket Dimensions:
24.33 Kgs (53.6 Lbs) Weight, 1.82m (5'11") Length, 140mm (5.51") Diameter

Rocket Propulsion:
Solid-Fueled Rocket Aerospike, 6.81 Seconds to Burnout, 976 M/Sec (Mach 2.85)

Range & Accuracy:
6,650m (4.13 Mi) Range, 1.2 Meters Circular Error Probable

Operative Method:
Fiber-Optic Cable Guidance, 8,000m Reel

Warhead, Type-A: (RED)
11.07 Kgs (24.4 Lbs) Dual-Purpose High-Explosive/Incendiary (HEI)

Warhead, Type-B: (BLUE)
4.1 Kgs (9 Lbs) Trinitroborazine/Hydrazine Thermobaric (THERM)

Warhead, Type-C: (GRAY)
2.25 Kgs (4.96 Lbs) White Phosphorous/Magnesium Smoke/Illumination (SMIL)

MHL.201R2 "Fire Lance" Multirole Radar-Homing Missile, 11-Rd Pods
Missile Dimensions:
18.58 Kgs (41 Lbs) Weight, 1.61m (5'4") Length, 80mm (3.1") Diameter, 8x 75mm (2.95") Folding Wings

Missile Propulsion:
Solid-Fueled Rocket Aerospike, 7.18 Seconds to Burnout, 960 M/Sec (Mach 2.80)

Operation Envelope:
6,900m (4.3 Mi) Range, 3,860m (12,700 Ft) Max Climb @ 537 M/Sec (Mach 1.57), 9g Maneuvering

Launch Method:
Crew-Served Portable Launchers (CSPL) / 11-Rd Reloadable Launch Pods

Missile Guidance:
Inertial Guidance + Inverse Monopulse Semi-Active Radar Homing (SARH)

Warhead Configuration:
75mm (2.95") Self-Forging Ta Fragment, 2.92 Kgs (6.44 Lbs) CL-20/HMX

Terminal Performance:
450mm (17.7") Armor Penetration, 500mm (19.7") Circular Error Probable

- Systems: -

Command & Control:
Testudo Mk. IV Combat Management System

Satellite-Independent Communications:(LOS/NLOS Frequency-Adaptive, 30Hz-30GHz, Encrypted)
1x 10kW PSiAN (SANMEN Communications Suite)

Electronic Warfare Suite:(+/- 40 dB Gain, Frequency-Learning)
2x AES.40 Broadband Adaptive Jamming Suite

Thermal Signature Management:
Thermoelectric Skin Cooling (Adaptive Camouflage)

"Kanaloa" TIMU
Components:
Ring-Laser Gyroscope, Master Clock, Accelerometers/Magnetometers

Operation:
6-Axis Real-Time Measurement of Altitude/Distance/Heading/Movement

Design Spec:
EMP-Hardened, Low Power Consumption, Compact Unit

APAx2.250R "Rigel"
Classification:
Air/Ground 3D Targeting Radar, 2-Beam Processing, 70° RFOV

Operation Mode:
Mast-Mounted X-Band AESA, 250W ERP, 30 Hz Update Speed (2 Sec Rotation)

Design Spec:
60,000 Meters Detection Range, 400 Simultaneous Tracks

Notes:
Lightweight/Compact, High Clutter Suppression, Fixed Panel

AMPI.aLR "Aquila"
Airborne Stare & Scan Targeting System (EOTS)

Dual-Band M/LWIR Focal Plane Array Sensor, 10 Megapixel, 60° Field-of-View, Upper Cockpit-Mounted

Low Light Level Daylight Camera, 10 Megapixel, 75° Field-of-View

1-40x Power-Telephoto Zoom Lens, Electrothermally Cooled Rotating Ball, 45°/Sec Traverse

InGaAs System-on-Chip Targeting Computer, Designation Range: 12m - 60,000m

+ 3D Laser Scanner: 1550nm/658nm Dual Axis Compensation, 10km Max Range

+ Eyesafe Laser Rangefinder: 1570nm 30hz, 10ns Pulse Duration

+ Eyesafe Laser Designator: 1064nm 8-20hz

+ Laser Spot Detector, 190° Wide Angle, Passive Multiple-Target, 0.5 μm - 1.65 μm

Mahui Layered Defenses Suite:
4x Sensor/Laser Heads, 2 Dorsal/ 2 Ventral

Passive Detection Sensors:
4x 1064 nm Laser Detector / Avalanche Photodiode UV-A / Two-Color IR

Active Directed Energy Heads:
4x LRDEW 10 kW Solid-State Heat Capacity Mid-Infrared Laser Heads (2000-300m Soft Kill)

- Overview: -

The CIR.60 "Corax" Helicopter is the genesis of a series of lightweight, coaxial-rotor reconnaissance helicopters developed by and for the Marquesan Armed Forces. Corax, like all of the latest generation of Marquesan-built combat aircraft, is built on a semi-monocoque titanium honeycomb frame, built up with layers of Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Polymer and reinforced in some areas with additional titanium armor. The stealthy, extensively-modeled shape of the Corax helicopter affords it considerable versatility for a helicopter in this weight class. Corax flies with a single turboshaft engine rated to 3,300 kilowatts. The free-power turbine is locked to the rotor mast, enabling a differential between engine speed and rotor speed which makes Corax easy and forgiving to fly. The coaxial rotors spin counter to each other, eliminating rotor torque and the need for a tailrotor. Corax uses a flattened, tapering tail with canted ruddervators instead of a traditional tail with vertical and horizontal stabilizers. Hot turbine exhaust is split between port and starboard exhaust ports which are washed by the rotors to quickly dissipate the thermal signature of the engine; this helps protect Corax from heat seeking missiles. Additionally, the skin of the Corax helicopter has thermoelectric cooling plates layered strategically throughout the aircraft. These cooling plates respond to sensors outside the aircraft and match the temperature of the terrain around the helicopter. This passive system of adaptive camouflage operates any time the helicopter is flying near ground level at low speeds or hovering without pilot input or adjustment. The flattened, low-RCS shape of the Corax helicopter allows it to penetrate air defenses at low level, all angles have been carefully considered and cockpit glass has been coated and treated to mitigate cockpit radar reflections; the lack of a tail rotor contributes to a greatly reduced acoustic signature for Corax as well. The crew area of the CIR.60 helicopter is proofed to its own weapons, armored to resist 14.9mm gunfire with all doors sealed including the glass. Corax has a pair of long spar wings, with Electronic Countermeasures pods at the tips and four weapons pylons underneath. The Adaptive Jamming Suite, or AES.40 monitors electromagnetic radiation received by its transponders. Hostile sources of electromagnetic radiation such as an enemy radar or communications signal is decoded by the AES.40 suite and once the software "learns" the hostile frequency, it applies up to 40 dB + or - gain, which is designed to overload and overheat the hostile radar, forcing it to shut down. In addition to this, the APAx2.250R "Rigel" fixed-panel AESA radar processes vertical and horizontal sweeps of the X-band at pseudorandom frequencies, refreshing at a rate of 30 Hz. Providing up to 250 watts of power and an involuntary detection range of 60 kilometers, the Rigel radar can maintain up to 400 simultaneous high-speed airborne tracks, or can produce precise 3D SAR images of ground targets, even through poor atmospheric conditions like fog, rain, smoke and blowing dust. Mounted to the mast, the 70-degree field of view provided by the radar allows the Corax helicopter to surveil and identify air and ground targets at moderate distances with a very low probability of intercept while the physical bulk of the helicopter remains concealed. The Aquila upper cockpit-mounted Optronics pod provides high-definintion thermal optics with a 40x magnification power telephoto zoom lens. Integrating a comprehensive laser suite with a dual-band M/WIR sensor and visible light sensor together, the Aquila pod can identify and track targets in all day/night atmospheric conditions, which allows Corax helicopters to hunt in conditions that normally preclude helicopter missions. There are two ventral and two dorsal pods on the helicopter for the Mahui Layered Defenses Suite, which nests missile warning receivers with 10-kilowatt infrared lasers. These lasers can be aimed at a maneuvering hostile missile with a very high degree of accuracy; this laser defense suite is designed to overload and destroy the missile's sensors, forcing it to veer off course or self destruct at a range of 2,000 to 30 meters from the aircraft. Up to four such missiles can be engaged by the system at any one time, which contributes to a very low loss rate for the Corax helicopter in combat conditions.

The Corax helicopter carries six soldiers in addition to its crew in a versatile cargo area to the aft of the cockpit, over the wings. Corax has sliding doors over both wings, permitting quick ingress and egress. Under the aircraft's chin in shrouded mounts are two 14.9mm double-barrel machine guns. The guns operate on the Gast Principle, whereby firing one barrel loads the second, effectively doubling the rate of fire of the weapon without creating additional barrel heat. Together, the two guns have a combined rate of fire of 22 rounds per second. The powerful 14.9x118mm round it fires has an effective engagement distance of nearly six kilometers and a muzzle energy far exceeding that of typical 12.7mm ammunition, making it a potent weapon capable of defeating a wide range of moderately armored targets. CIR.60's four wing-mounted weapons pylons can carry racks of three (3) Misericorde optically-guided missiles or pods of seven (7) 140mm Partizan rockets. The Misericorde missile is a powerful multirole weapon capable of engaging air, ground or naval targets. The missile's wideband, high-definition optical seeker permits very high accuracy in a wide variety of combat conditions. The UV-A/Two-Color IR+Coherent Doppler LIDAR package rejects even advanced thermally-matched flares when pursuing aerial targets and penetrates a wide variety of battlefield obscurants such as dust, smoke or fog. The missile's Pulse-Detonation Rocket Engine makes a distinctive, high pitched howling noise when fired; its borated fuel burns green and leaves a sooty exhaust trail, but has very high speed for a missile in this class, permitting an extended high-altitude max climb from the Misericorde missile to engage enemy aircraft operating far below the helicopter if necessary. The TAPHEI warhead (Tandem Armor Piercing, High Explosive Incendiary) has a shaped charge primary and a beryllium-enhanced CL-20/HMX secondary. The warhead operates by contact detonation; once the missile strikes its target, a molten copper jet penetrates more than a meter of steel, concrete, rock or earth, pushing the secondary warhead into the created void where it detonates behind armor. This warhead is highly effective at defeating even the heaviest tank armor from nearly any angle. The long range of the Misericorde missile, its high speed and destructive power make it a staple of the Marquesan Armed Forces, deploying these missiles on a wide variety of platforms. Augmenting this capability is the unguided, spin-stabilized Partizan rocket. These rockets are specially-designed to spin in flight which gives them a high degree of gyroscopic stability. Partizan rockets fire from podded launchers designed to minimize tip-off errors which carry seven rockets. The 140mm wide, 1.8 meter long rockets fly at Mach 2.8, with a6.6 kilometer range and, when selected by the pilot, the helicopter's internal computer gives a ballistic flight path and probable point of impact visually to the pilot through the Helmet-Mounted Display. A variety of warheads can be carried depending on the mission profile including magnesium/white phosphorous illumination rounds, thermobaric rounds using extremely powerful but toxic Trinitroborazine nanofuel and hydrazine propellant, or beryllium-enhanced CL-20/HMX high explosive, dual purpose incendiary rounds. Additionally, the Fire Lance multirole lightweight missile is rated for carriage on Corax helicopters. The Fire Lance has a sophisticated four-sensor seeker and inertial guidance which makes it nearly impossible to jam. High speed Fire Lance missiles are optimized for pop-up targets like hostile helicopters or ground targets like tracked armor. The Self Forging Fragment warheads these missiles carry are rated for 450mm of penetration in modern composite armor; they are a deadly defensive or offensive long range weapon. These tough, agile helicopters are optimized for tactical insertion and penetration/interdiction missiles. A favorite of special operations personnel everywhere due to its very high degree of multi-spectrum low observability, high agility due to its high-horsepower turboshaft engine, light weight and very low disc loading, and high top speed due to coaxial rotors compensating for loss of lift on the retreating blade, the CIR.60 is a truly superior light attack helicopter for 21st century battlefields.

Real World Comparison - - Eurocopter "Tiger": Corax is longer than Tiger by roughly half a meter and taller due to coaxial rotor system. Titanium/CFRP construction is lighter and Corax is mechanically simpler, leading to lower empty weight by roughly 400 kg. Functionally identical maximum takeoff weight, but Corax has a much higher top speed and cruising speed due to coaxial rotors and much more powerful single turboshaft vs two less powerful turbines & gearbox. Similar combat radius and direct ferry ranges. Corax is a dramatically lower-RCS shape and carries a much more comprehensive electronic warfare package in addition to having an aft crew area for the carriage of up to 6 soldiers. Corax lacks a tail rotor as Tiger has, and is thus much more damage resistant and simpler/more forgiving to fly. Significantly lower disc loading on Corax lends itself to high agility and a much lower acoustic signature. Corax's wide spectrum thermal, acoustic and radar signature management makes it much less likely to be successfully attacked with heat-seeking or radar seeking missiles; Corax is optimized for penetration missions where Tiger is more oriented toward Anti-Armor roles. Similar weapons, but Tiger's nose cannon is on a swivel mount where Corax's twin MG's are fixed forward. Corax has a far more modern cockpit vs Tiger with more intuitive weapons integration & automated fly-by-optics, vast reduction in pilot & copilot workloads.

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HKA.118R2 "Hellcat"

Postby Marquesan » Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:11 pm

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Nomenclature:HKA.118R2 "Hellcat"
Classification:
Hunter/Killer Assault Helicopter

Crew:
2+10 (Pilot, Co-Pilot & 10 Soldiers)

Length & Height:
17.12 Meters / 4.65 Meters

Rotor Diameter & Disc Area:
14.93 Meters, (Coaxial, x2) 441.46 m2

Empty & Maximum Weights:
6,410 Kgs / 11,840 Kgs

Disc Loading:
26.82 Kgs/m2

Internal Fuel & Payload:
5,430 Kgs. Fuel & Armaments

Ceiling & Climb Rate:
6,600 Meters, 18.65 M/Sec

"Never Exceed" (VNE) Speed:
430 Km/H (Mach 0.35)

Cruising Speed:
293 Km/H (Mach 0.24)

Combat & Ferry Ranges:
710 Km Radius, 1,650 Km Direct (3.8 Hours @ VNE)

Thrust-to-Weight Ratio:
0.56:1 @ Max Takeoff

Powerplant:
2x TSF.18/34 Free Power Turboshaft Engines

Length:
2,100mm

Diameter:
760mm

Dry Weight:
488 Kgs

Overall Pressure Ratio:
17.93:1

Air Mass Flow:
34 kg/sec

Turbine Inlet Temperature:
1,000 °C

Shaft Power:
3,300 kW, 6.77:1 TWR

Autocannon:
1x Hydraulically-Stabilized/Motorized 3-Axis Mount @ Chin

Hardpoints:
x10; 5 Underhung Pylons per wing


FA29.L74.R6 Revolving Autocannon
Point Target Engagement:
5,540 Meters

Area Target Engagement:
9,230 Meters

Dispersion @ Max Engagement:
0.25 Milliradians (7.6 Meters)

Rate of Fire, 6-Round Burst:
608 Rds. per Minute (Actual)

Rate of Fire, Semiautomatic:
486 Rds. per Minute (Cyclic)

Warhead Dimensions/Weight:
28.7x121.4mm, 309 Grams

Muzzle Velocity/Energy:
1,073 M/Sec (Mach 3.13) / 178.47 kJ

Magazine Specifications:
1x 1,080-rd Helical Drum w/ Electric Linkless Feed

OGM.189R2 "Misericorde" Optically-Guided Missile
Missile Dimensions:
180 Kgs (396.8 Lbs) Weight, 3.6m (11'9") Length, 190mm (7.48") Diameter, 8x 250mm (9.85") Folding Wings

Missile Propulsion:
Ducted Solid-Fuel Rocket/Ramjet, 87 Seconds to Burnout, 1,385 M/Sec (Mach 4.05)

Performance Envelope:
120.6 Km (74.94 Mi) Range, 25,000m (82,000 Ft) Ceiling, 80 g Maneuvering @ 145°/Sec

Optical Guidance:
AMPI.mL "Corvus" Adaptive Thermal Missile Seeker

Warhead Configuration:(Tandem Armor-Piercing High-Explosive Incendiary)
TAPHEI; 180mm (7.08")/3.5 Kgs (7.71 Lbs) Shaped Charge + 25.75 Kgs (56.77 Lbs) Beryllium-Enhanced CL-20/HMX

Warhead Fuzing:
Void-Sensing Earth/Concrete/Rock/Steel/Proximity

Terminal Performance:
1.25 Meter (4'1") Penetration (1st Stage) + 193.55 Megajoules Chemical Energy

WGR.130R2 "Partizan" Wire-Guided Rocket, 7-Rd Pods
Rocket Dimensions:
24.33 Kgs (53.6 Lbs) Weight, 1.82m (5'11") Length, 140mm (5.51") Diameter

Rocket Propulsion:
Solid-Fueled Rocket Aerospike, 6.81 Seconds to Burnout, 976 M/Sec (Mach 2.85)

Range & Accuracy:
6,650m (4.13 Mi) Range, 1.2 Meters Circular Error Probable

Operative Method:
Fiber-Optic Cable Guidance, 8,000m Reel

Warhead, Type-A: (RED)
11.07 Kgs (24.4 Lbs) Dual-Purpose High-Explosive/Incendiary (HEI)

Warhead, Type-B: (BLUE)
4.1 Kgs (9 Lbs) Trinitroborazine/Hydrazine Thermobaric (THERM)

Warhead, Type-C: (GRAY)
2.25 Kgs (4.96 Lbs) White Phosphorous/Magnesium Smoke/Illumination (SMIL)

MHL.201R2 "Fire Lance" Multirole Radar-Homing Missile, 11-Rd Pods
Missile Dimensions:
18.58 Kgs (41 Lbs) Weight, 1.61m (5'4") Length, 80mm (3.1") Diameter, 8x 75mm (2.95") Folding Wings

Missile Propulsion:
Solid-Fueled Rocket Aerospike, 7.18 Seconds to Burnout, 960 M/Sec (Mach 2.80)

Operation Envelope:
6,900m (4.3 Mi) Range, 3,860m (12,700 Ft) Max Climb @ 537 M/Sec (Mach 1.57), 9g Maneuvering

Launch Method:
Crew-Served Portable Launchers (CSPL) / 11-Rd Reloadable Launch Pods

Missile Guidance:
Inertial Guidance + Inverse Monopulse Semi-Active Radar Homing (SARH)

Warhead Configuration:
75mm (2.95") Self-Forging Ta Fragment, 2.92 Kgs (6.44 Lbs) CL-20/HMX

Terminal Performance:
450mm (17.7") Armor Penetration, 500mm (19.7") Circular Error Probable

- Systems: -

Command & Control:
Testudo Mk. IV Combat Management System

Satellite-Independent Communications:(LOS/NLOS Frequency-Adaptive, 30Hz-30GHz, Encrypted)
1x 10kW PSiAN (SANMEN Communications Suite)

Electronic Warfare Suite:(+/- 40 dB Gain, Frequency-Learning)
2x AES.40 Broadband Adaptive Jamming Suite

Thermal Signature Management:
Thermoelectric Skin Cooling (Adaptive Camouflage)

"Kanaloa" TIMU
Components:
Ring-Laser Gyroscope, Master Clock, Accelerometers/Magnetometers

Operation:
6-Axis Real-Time Measurement of Altitude/Distance/Heading/Movement

Design Spec:
EMP-Hardened, Low Power Consumption, Compact Unit

APAx2.250F "Rigel"
Classification:
Air/Ground 3D Targeting Radar, 2-Beam Processing, 70° FFOV

Operation Mode:
X-Band AESA, 250W ERP, 30 Hz Update Speed

Design Spec:
60,000 Meters Detection Range, 400 Simultaneous Tracks

Notes:
Lightweight/Compact, High Clutter Suppression, Fixed Panel

AMPI.aLR "Aquila"
Airborne Stare & Scan Targeting System (EOTS)

Dual-Band M/LWIR Focal Plane Array Sensor, 10 Megapixel, 60° Field-of-View, Upper Cockpit Mounted

Low Light Level Daylight Camera, 10 Megapixel, 75° Field-of-View

1-40x Power-Telephoto Zoom Lens, Electrothermally Cooled Rotating Ball, 45°/Sec Traverse

InGaAs System-on-Chip Targeting Computer, Designation Range: 12m - 60,000m

+ 3D Laser Scanner: 1550nm/658nm Dual Axis Compensation, 10km Max Range

+ Eyesafe Laser Rangefinder: 1570nm 30hz, 10ns Pulse Duration

+ Eyesafe Laser Designator: 1064nm 8-20hz

+ Laser Spot Detector, 190° Wide Angle, Passive Multiple-Target, 0.5 μm - 1.65 μm

Mahui Layered Defenses Suite:
4x Sensor/Laser Heads, 2 Dorsal/ 2 Ventral

Passive Detection Sensors:
4x 1064 nm Laser Detector / Avalanche Photodiode UV-A / Two-Color IR

Active Directed Energy Heads:
4x LRDEW 10 kW Solid-State Heat Capacity Mid-Infrared Laser Heads (2000-300m Soft Kill)

- Overview: -

The HKA.118 Helicopter, codenamed "Hellcat" during development is the genesis of a unique design requirement for a 12-ton assault helicopter, capable of carrying enough missiles and rockets to serve effectively in a heavy anti-tank role while transporting a squad of 10 soldiers into combat. This design requirement evolved into the Hunter/Killer, Assault helicopter. Hellcat is built on a titanium honeycomb core, built up with layers of woven titanium cloth and Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Polymer. The fuselage of HKA.118 is protected from 14.9mm and lesser caliber guns including rotary guns from all angles and all glass is rated for multiple hits from 10mm and lesser calibers. Radar cross-section of the helicopter has been minimized to a practical point; Hellcat has the RCS of a large eagle, rather than a helicopter. HKA.118 is built around its two large 3,300 kilowatt turboshaft engines, with shrouded intakes to lower the Radar Cross Section. The turbine exhausts are diffused and washed by the rotors, dramatically lowering Hellcat's thermal signature over comparable designs. Power is transmitted to the rotors via free power turbines, which allow a differential between engine speed and rotor speed and allow one engine to transmit power in the event of an engine failure. Hellcat's high thrust-to-weight ratio and very low disc loading are due to its powerful, compact advanced turbines and contrarotating coaxial rotor system. The coaxial rotor has several advantages over a single rotor arrangement for this role, permitting a much higher top speed due to compensation for loss of lift on the retreating rotor, does not require a tail rotor and is therefore mechanically simpler and more damage resistant, the powerplant weighs less than equivalent helicopters therefore allowing for greater payload and a spacious crew area, large enough to carry ten soldiers into combat. Large anhedral stub wings carry five weapons pylons on each; these carry a combination of up to 70 rockets or 40 multirole missiles at maximum, or as most often flown a combination of both.

Hellcat is a long range, high-speed troop transport optimized for low level penetration of hostile airspace and engaging ground forces in support of intensely opposed Air Assaults; it is armed with a 28.7mm high-velocity autocannon at the nose, which fires from a revolving six round ammunition cylinder and a linkless, automatic feed. The cannon may be operated either in Burst mode in which all six cylinders will be expended at a fast rate of fire, but then must reload all six cylinders affording a few seconds for barrel cooling, or in a slower continuous semi-automatic mode. The gun carries a 1,080 round helical drum magazine just aft of the cockpit and is slaved to the pilot's Helmet-Mounted Display. The gun is powerful, able to engage armor at ranges of 5-9 kilometers. The highly accurate weapon has a 2.1 meter barrel contributing to its uncommonly high muzzle velocity with the 28.7x121.4mm service ammunition. The gun may either be loaded with armor-piercing finned Discarding-Sabot rounds or with G7 profile High Explosive/Incendiary rounds depending on the mission profile. The stub wings carry a combination of three primary weapon types; radar guided missiles, wire-guided rockets and long-range heat seeking missiles. The inverse-monopulse Fire Lance missile uses the powerful X-band radar onboard the helicopter to detect its target; the stable long range target lock afforded by the radar far exceeds the range of the lightweight Fire Lance missile, allowing a squadron of helicopters to network with each other, when some ships in the flight can operate with radars switched off and allow a few helicopters flying higher with radars active to provide overwatch while the remainder of the flight hunts. The highly agile Fire Lance is carried in large 11-round pods by the Hellcat, allowing each to stack dozens of missiles onto a single airframe. Also carried are 7-round pods for the wire-guided Partizan rockets. Each Partizan has an 8,000 meter, hair-thin fiber-optic cable reel internally, allowing it to fly with computer guidance from the helicopter. Partizan rockets cannot be jammed; their high speed and heavy warhead make them extremely useful for destroying bunkers, runways, fuel tanks or other precision targets that may not give a heat signature or radar signature. Partizan rockets are more than adequate to engage light naval targets, many armored vehicles, and can be used to engage infantry or deliver a number of warhead packages including smoke/illumination rounds, high explosive/incendiary rounds using shock insensitive beryllium-enhanced CL-20/HMX and a thermobaric round for destruction of light buildings, depots and infantry. For engagement of the heaviest ground vehicles, naval vessels up to the size of the largest destroyers and light cruisers and the highest flying fastest air targets, Hellcat helicopters carry 4-missile box launchers for the Misericorde missile, typically at the tip hardpoints. The OGM.189R2 "Misericorde" missile is a beyond visual range, very high speed heat-seeking missile, with a cooled M/WIR dual-band gimballed seeker behind a sapphire glass dome providing ultra high resolution tracking in all atmospheric conditions. Misericorde's 120 kilometer range, Mach 4 pursuit speed and maneuvering at 80 g give the missile a massive "no escape zone" in which the missile can be fired at a target far outside visual range before locking on and taking target identification data and midcourse updates from the helicopter, which allows Misericorde to engage a huge variety of targets. Misericorde is unique in that it carries the TAPHEI warhead, a tandem array with a shaped charge primary capable of penetrating the thickest modern battle tank armor and a high explosive/incendiary secondary which detonates inside the target with devastating effect.

Hellcat is equipped with an extremely modern all glass cockpit, pilot and copilot's helmets use Helmet-Mounted AMOLED displays with eye movement and voice sensors and accelerometers on the helmet, used for target prioritizing, weapons selection and a wide variety of other tasks designed to reduce the human workload of flying the helicopter. HKA.118's human inputs and systems all operate on redundant fiber optic data transmission, with full computer control and automatic real-time optimization of flight control surfaces responding to pilot inputs. These "Human+" in flight correction systems make Hellcat extremely forgiving and simple to fly with Hands On Throttle And Stick (HOTAS) while the copilot is freed to concentrate on sensors, electronic warfare and communication systems. The APAx2.250F "Rigel" Radar benefits from the latest advances in compact solid-state power systems and EMP-hardened scaled supercomputing; it is one of the physically smallest radars in its power class, allowing tremendous versatility in its mounting, placed in the nose of the Hellcat helicopter. Its wide field of view is swept vertically and horizontally at 30 Hz, on pseudorandom frequencies in the X-band, making the radar extremely difficult to jam successfully and the probability of detecting the radar very low. The Rigel radar has a 60 kilometer involuntary detection and classification range for even very small RCS targets; it is capable of maintaining 400 simultaneous air tracks or producing incredibly clear and sharp SAR radar images of ground or naval targets even in very poor weather conditions. In combination with this, the Aquila Optronics pod provides a high definition all-weather sensor mounted to above the helicopter's cockpit. This allows the Hellcat to "peek" over trees and ridgelines while remaining largely hidden and hovering in relatively tight spaces like clearings or between buildings. A dual-band M/WIR sensor and 10-megapixel visible light camera are mounted behind a 40x power telephoto zoom lens on an ultra-smooth electrically driven gimbal that allows the ball to traverse independently of the helicopter and be returned to center quickly. Complete with a full package of lasers and lasor sensors, the Aquila pod is capable of marking targets for guided munitions. The all-weather sensor automatically corrects for poor atmospheric conditions such as dust, oil smoke and rain, which permits flying combat missions in instrument-only flying conditions for which helicopter flight is normally off-limits. HKA.118's resilient design is evident in every aspect of its construction, Hellcat was built for the rigors of "mudfighting" combat, low to the surface and slow, loitering over the battlespace and providing devastating attack capabilities far beyond that provided by most any other helicopter. The instantly-recognizable silhouette of the Hellcat Hunter/Killer Gunship is a feared symbol on the modern battlefield, epitomizing the close air support role for troops on the ground. The Mahui Layered Defenses Suite protects the helicopter from guided missiles with a distributed network of missile warning receivers and 10-kilowatt infrared lasers, which target, engage and destroy hostile incoming missiles by overheating their targeting systems, forcing the missile to either veer off course or self-destruct at ranges between 2,000 meters and 30 meters from the aircraft. On the Hellcat helicopter, Mahui can engage as many as 6 missiles simultaneously, with a response time of less than 500 microseconds.

Real World Comparison - - Mil Mi-24 "Hind": Hellcat is slightly shorter than Hind, in part due to lack of a tail rotor; Hind is taller despite Hellcat's coaxial rotors due to flatter, wider low-RCS shape. Hellcat is more than 2t lighter than Hind due to lightweight composite construction but has similar maximum takeoff weight. Hellcat's engines are 2x as powerful as Hind's, Hellcat has a dramatically higher top speed and half of Hind's disc loading due to coaxial rotor system, affording Hellcat far greater in-flight agility, superior rate of climb and ceiling and superior range due to much greater internal fuel load carried. Hind carries 8 soldiers, Hellcat carries 10 and significantly more armament on external stub-wing pylons. Hind's 12.7mm Yak-B cannon is inferior in all respects to the FA29.L74.R6 on Hellcat except for rate of fire, the 28.7mm cannon has a much lower rate of fire but greatly extended range and destructive power. Hind's 8 hardpoints vs Hellcat's 10 weapons pylons carry similar armament weights, but Hellcat's missiles and rockets are much more modern. Hellcat's broad multi-spectrum stealth including thermal signature management and RCS mitigation make it far less likely to be targeted successfully with heat-seeking or SARH/Active Radar Homing missiles, Hind's tail rotor and single disc arrangement creates much more noise than Hellcat's coaxial rotors, Hellcat is mechanically simpler with free power turboshaft engines rather than geared shafts. Hind's much older, significantly simpler avionics and sensor suite lacks much of the modern functionality of Hellcat's advanced electronics.

Flyaway Cost Per Unit:(Place orders Here.)
34,000,000 NSD.

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GSU.270R2 "Strider"

Postby Marquesan » Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:25 am

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Nomenclature:GSU.270R2 "Strider"
Classification:
VTOL Gunship, Utility

Crew:
3 (Pilot, Co-Pilot, Warfare Officer)

Length & Height:
20.61 Meters / 7.42 Meters

Wingspan & Area:
25.56m Fixed, 16.31m Folded (82.18m2)

Empty & Maximum Weights:
11,820 Kgs / 27,070 Kgs

Wing Loading:
329.4 Km/m2

Internal Fuel:
5,450 Kgs (7,700L)

Airlift Capacity:
40 Soldiers + 6,000 Kgs Ammunition (9,800 Kgs Total)

Sling Load Capacity:
11,100 Kgs


Ceiling & Climb Rate:
8,250 Meters, 23.05 M/Sec

"Never Exceed" (VNE) Speed:
1,060 Km/H (Mach 0.86)

Cruising Speed:
900 Km/H (Mach 0.73)

Combat & Ferry Ranges:
2,730 Km Radius, 5,280 Km Direct (4.98 Hours @ VNE)

Thrust-to-Weight Ratio:
0.72:1 @ Max Takeoff

Powerplant:
2x TSF.45/112 Free Power Turboshaft Engines

Length: 4,830mm
Diameter: 1,200mm
Dry Weight: 1,470 Kgs
Overall Pressure Ratio: 23:1
Bypass Ratio: 0.45:1
Air Mass Flow: 112 kg/sec
Turbine Inlet Temperature: 1,480 °C
Maximum Power Output: 9,720 kW (6.61:1 TWR)
Fan Diameter & Disc Area:(Ducted)
2,720mm (Shaft-Driven, Coaxial)

Autocannon:
1x Hydraulically-Stabilized/Motorized 3-Axis Mount @ Chin

- Armaments: -

FA29.L74.B4R Rotary Autocannon
Point Target Engagement:
5,540 Meters

Area Target Engagement:
9,230 Meters

Dispersion @ Max Engagement:
0.65 Milliradians (13.1 Meters)

Rate of Fire, Variable Burst:(*200-Rd, 2.5 sec* or *400-Rd, 5.5 sec* Selectable)
4,240 Rds. per Minute (Cyclic)

Operation:
Open Bolt, Gas-Operated Rotary

Barrel Type:
Four Gas-Assisted Rifled Composite Barrels, Air-Cooled

Barrel Length:
2,116 Millimeters (74 Calibers)

Warhead Dimensions/Weight:
28.7x121.4mm, 309 Grams

Muzzle Velocity/Energy:
1,073 M/Sec (Mach 3.13) / 178.47 kJ

Magazine Specifications:
4,400-rd Helical Drum w/ Electric Linkless Feed

- Systems: -

Command & Control:
Testudo Mk. IV Combat Management System

Satellite-Independent Communications:(LOS/NLOS Frequency-Adaptive, 30Hz-30GHz, Encrypted)
1x 10kW PSiAN (SANMEN Communications Suite)

"Kanaloa" TIMU
Components:
Ring-Laser Gyroscope, Master Clock, Accelerometers/Magnetometers

Operation:
6-Axis Real-Time Measurement of Altitude/Distance/Heading/Movement

Design Spec:
EMP-Hardened, Low Power Consumption, Compact Unit

APAx2.250F "Rigel"
Classification:
Air/Ground 3D Targeting Radar, 2-Beam Processing, 70° FFOV

Operation Mode:
X-Band AESA, 250W ERP, 30 Hz Update Speed

Design Spec:
60,000 Meters Detection Range, 400 Simultaneous Tracks

Notes:
Lightweight/Compact, High Clutter Suppression, Fixed Panel

AMPI.aLF "Aquila"
Airborne Stare & Scan Targeting System (EOTS)

Dual-Band M/LWIR Focal Plane Array Sensor, 10 Megapixel, 60° Field-of-View, Forward of Cockpit

Low Light Level Daylight Camera, 10 Megapixel, 75° Field-of-View

1-40x Power-Telephoto Zoom Lens, Electrothermally Cooled Fixed Blister, Forward Facing

InGaAs System-on-Chip Targeting Computer, Designation Range: 12m - 60,000m

+ 3D Laser Scanner: 1550nm/658nm Dual Axis Compensation, 10km Max Range

+ Eyesafe Laser Rangefinder: 1570nm 30hz, 10ns Pulse Duration

+ Eyesafe Laser Designator: 1064nm 8-20hz

+ Laser Spot Detector, 190° Wide Angle, Passive Multiple-Target, 0.5 μm - 1.65 μm

Mahui Layered Defenses Suite:
6x Sensor/Laser Heads, 3 Dorsal/ 3 Ventral

Passive Detection Sensors:
6x 1064 nm Laser Detector / Avalanche Photodiode UV-A / Two-Color IR

Active Directed Energy Heads:
6x LRDEW 10 kW Solid-State Heat Capacity Mid-Infrared Laser Heads (2000-300m Soft Kill)

- Overview: -

The GSU.270 is a multimission, workhorse aircraft which is the standard medium-sized, long distance troop transport operated by the Marquesan Armed Forces and its allies. The Utility Gunship program stemmed from combat experience in the Sondrian theater where heavily-opposed airmobile landings resulted in many casualties. To soften the high loss rate, a large transport capable of carrying several mounted guns and airlifting light armored vehicles was designed. The final production aircraft is the GSU.270R2 "Strider" Gunship. Strider is a VTOL aircraft, built with ducted lift fans in its wings, driven by driveshafts from a pair of turboshaft engines. The lifting fans are covered by internal cowlings during horizontal flight, which are opened for vertical takeoff and landing. Like all other Marquesan aircraft, Strider is built on a honeycomb frame made from titanium, built up with layers of Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Polymer. This construction method dramatically decreases the parts count from previous metal-skinned versions of these aircraft, and also dramatically increases airframe rigidity. Strider's semi-lifting body design utilizes a wide, flattened oval mission area designed to transport 40 soldiers and all gear. The aircraft is built with an armored cargo/passenger area protected at all angles from 15mm gunfire and below including smaller caliber rotary guns. Cockpit glass is armored and coated to reduce radar reflections from the cockpit, and the aircraft's radar, infrared and acoustic signatures have been carefully considered during the design process. The GSU.270's engine intakes are serpentine ducts which obscure the bypass fan from radar; inlets are above the wings and behind the cockpit, to exclude gun gases from entering the inlet and to minimize the chance of foreign object damage during takeoff and landing. The widely spaced tail has canted vertical sections and wide but thin horizontal stabilizers. Downward winglets on the tail and upward winglets at the wingtips increase stability, which is under full-time computer control. The "best of both worlds" design achieves slow-speed performance and sling-load capability with two 6-ton hooks on the aircraft's belly eclipsed only by large, dedicated heavy lift helicopters; the initial Strider Utility Gunship type replaced several aircraft including a dedicated lift helicopter. As a troop transport, its advanced, lightweight design, large wing area and fuel-efficient turboshaft engines afford it excellent handling characteristics, a long transport range excellent resistance to combat damage while remaining flyable.

The GSU.270 program had naval use in the design from the outset, so Strider Gunships can be catapult-launched in case of less ideal takeoff conditions. The wings of the Strider Gunship can be folded for storage onboard a carrier, but when deployed its wide delta wing affords the GSU.270 low wing loading and forgiving, stable handling. The balanced thrust from its pair of coaxial contrarotating lift fans makes Strider an exceptionally stable hovering platform and when the driveshafts are disengaged from the free power turbines in horizontal flight, its low bypass turbofan engines provide adequate thrust to propel the aircraft to a maximum speed of Mach 0.86, making it considerably faster than all of the STOL turboprop aircraft in its class and all but a handful of the jet aircraft in its class. Though Strider can be used to insert paratroopers, its excellent hover performance and quiet lift fans make it an ideal craft for low level tactical insertion of troops. In defense of itself and the troops it deploys, Strider gunships are designed with a four-barrel gas-driven rotary cannon on a swiveling chin mount. The high velocity 28.7mm ammunition it fires packs sufficient punch to destroy tracked armor; the 2.1 meter long barrels rotate at 4,240 RPM, driven by the recoil energy of the first round fired, so the gun spins up to full rotation almost instantaneously. The gun is programmed with selectable 200 or 400 round bursts, slaved to the movements of the Weapons Officer's helmet. The gun tracks targets using the Aquila Electro-Optical targeting pod on the nose of the aircraft, forward of the cockpit. The fixed field of view of the forward-facing blister corresponds to the maximum angles permitted by the gun's flexible linkless feeder; within these limits, the gun is slaved to the Warfare Officer's helmet-mounted display. This versatile optronics pod contains a dual-band M/WIR sensor and 10 megapixel visible light CCD, mounted coaxially behind a 40x power telephoto zoom lens, which permits the sight to be zoomed optically to mark targets at greater distances. The all-weather, day/night sensor automatically compensates for changing light conditions and atmospheric obscurants such as fog, rain, blowing dust or oil smoke. The Strider gunship is thus permitted to fly in instrument-only conditions typically restricted for aircraft of this type, and to take off and land vertically during those missions. The APAx2.250F radar takes advantage of the latest compact solid-state power systems and EMP-hardened scalar supercomputing; it is one of the smallest radars in its class, mounted in the nose of the GSU.270. The "Rigel" radar is a highly advanced X-band AESA, scanning horizontally and vertically at 30 Hz along pseudorandom frequencies in the X band. The radar is extremely precise and has an involuntary detection range for even very small RCS targets of 60,000 meters, an extremely low probability of intercept due to its low power and randomized electrical scanning. The Rigel radar can follow 400 simultaneous high-speed air tracks, or produce stunningly clear SAR images of surface targets. The radar's inputs are coherently blended with inputs from other onboard sensors and presented to the crew on a wraparound multifunction "all glass" cockpit display. Sitting three abreast as in the Strider gunship, the crew shares the use of large-format AMOLED screens which present all necessary information during flight, moving maps with Blue Force Tracking, known threats and turn-by-turn directions provided through the SANMEN encrypted communications network. GSU.270 as all modern Marquesan aircraft operate on "fly-by-light" redundant fiberoptic cable, the advanced central computing network reduces the number of separate systems onboard the aircraft and increases the speed and clarity of decisionmaking for the aircraft's crew and produces heightened awareness of the battlespace. Computer control of all flight surfaces produces a tremendously neutral flight character, with movements of the control surfaces responding to sensor inputs and pilot commands.

Real World Comparison - - Bell-Boeing V-22 "Osprey": The Strider Gunship is considerably larger than the V-22 Osprey, 3 meters longer with nearly twice the unfolded wingspan and four times the wing area. Strider's maximum vertical takeoff weight and Osprey's maximum Short Takeoff weight are nearly identical, but Strider is actually 3t lighter empty than Osprey due to much lighter titanium/CFRP construction. Strider has twice the airlift capacity of V-22 and comparable combat/ferry ranges though Strider has longer range and more fuel-efficient engines, both subsonic aircraft but Strider has a higher straight-line speed where V-22 can land in more compact spaces/more aircraft can be stored in the same space required for a Strider gunship. V-22 carries smaller machine guns, Strider carries a single swiveling autocannon. Strider's ducted fans are much more efficient, quieter and smaller than the tiltrotor arrangement on V-22; GSU-270 is a generational leap from V-22 and outperforms it in most every metric in the same aircraft category.

Flyaway Cost Per Unit:(Place orders Here.)
85,000,000 NSD.

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PFC.R49 "Kharon"

Postby Marquesan » Wed Oct 07, 2020 1:16 pm

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Nomenclature:PFC.R49 "Kharon"
Classification:
Pathfinder/Forward Controller Drone

Length & Height:
9.04 Meters / 1.98 Meters

Wingspan:
8.42 Meters

Empty & Maximum Weights:
2,630 Kgs / 4,850 Kgs

Internal Fuel:
2,630 Kgs (3,330L)

Launch Method:
Electromagnetic Catapult, 9.80m LIM, 240 Km/H Takeoff


Service Ceiling:
13,700 Meters

"Never Exceed" (VNE) Speed:
1,290.75 Km/H (Mach 1.05)

Combat Range:
2,060 Km Radius

Thrust-to-Weight Ratio:
0.68:1 @ Max Takeoff

Powerplant:
1x MTE47.94 Mid-Bypass, High Efficiency Turbofan

Length:
1,780mm

Diameter:
910mm

Dry Weight:
580 Kgs

Overall Pressure Ratio:
33:1

Bypass Ratio:
4.7:1

Air Mass Flow:
94 kg/sec

Turbine Inlet Temperature:
1,093°C

Military Power:
32.30 Kilonewtons, 5.68:1 TWR

- Systems: -

Command & Control:
Testudo Mk. IV Combat Management System

Satellite-Independent Communications:(LOS/NLOS Frequency-Adaptive, 30Hz-30GHz, Encrypted)
1x 10kW PSiAN (SANMEN Communications Suite)

Electronic Warfare Suite:(+/- 40 dB Gain, Frequency-Learning)
2x AES.40 Broadband Adaptive Jamming Suite

Thermal Signature Management:
Thermoelectric Skin Cooling (Adaptive Camouflage)

"Kanaloa" TIMU
Components:
Ring-Laser Gyroscope, Master Clock, Accelerometers/Magnetometers

Operation:
6-Axis Real-Time Measurement of Altitude/Distance/Heading/Movement

Design Spec:
EMP-Hardened, Low Power Consumption, Compact AESA

APAx.10F "Deneb"
Classification:
Synthetic Aperture Imaging Radar

Operation Mode:
X-Band, 10W ERP, 20 Hz Update Speed

Design Spec:
10,000 Meters Imaging Range, 0.5 Meter Resolution @ 10 Km Altitude

Notes:
Ultralight Fire Control Radar, 55° Fixed Field of View

AMPI.aLR "Aquila"
Airborne Stare & Scan Targeting System (EOTS)

Dual-Band M/LWIR Focal Plane Array Sensor, 10 Megapixel, 60° Field-of-View, Upper Cockpit Mounted

Low Light Level Daylight Camera, 10 Megapixel, 75° Field-of-View

1-40x Power-Telephoto Zoom Lens, Electrothermally Cooled Rotating Ball, 45°/Sec Traverse

InGaAs System-on-Chip Targeting Computer, Designation Range: 12m - 60,000m

+ 3D Laser Scanner: 1550nm/658nm Dual Axis Compensation, 10km Max Range

+ Eyesafe Laser Rangefinder: 1570nm 30hz, 10ns Pulse Duration

+ Eyesafe Laser Designator: 1064nm 8-20hz

+ Laser Spot Detector, 190° Wide Angle, Passive Multiple-Target, 0.5 μm - 1.65 μm

- Overview: -

The "Kharon" Pathfinder drone is a compact, supersonic observation drone intended to be flown into extremely hostile areas before an attack to mark the locations of threats and targets. While unarmed, the extremely stealthy drone carries the APAx.10F "Deneb" fixed-mounted AESA radar in its nose. The Deneb radar benefits from the latest advances in solid-state power systems and EMP-hardened scalar supercomputing; it is one of the physically smallest radars in its class produces stunningly clear SAR images of ground targets at 20 Hz. A rotating Aquila Optronics Pod is mounted in the lower nose of the PFC.R49, which colocates a dual-band M/WIR sensor with a 10 megapixel visible light camera, aligned together on a 40x telephoto power zoom lens. These sensors work together to automatically correct for all light conditions and atmospheric obscurants such as dust, fog, rain or oil smoke. The all-weather, day/night optronics system and X-band radar together produce extremely clear, fused broadband images of targets on the ground and provides extremely reliable identification of ground targets while having an extremely low probability of detection or jamming. Kharon drones have a full suite of battlefield lasers and laser receivers which allow the drone to mark targets for laser-guided munitions, designed to interface with the Varuna rocket in specific to destroy disguised targets on the ground, even in the presence of thermal camouflage. Inertial guidance is provided by the "Kanaloa" Timing & Inertial Measurement unit, a GPS-independent guidance system which delivers the drone from waypoint to waypoint without requiring a satellite uplink with pinpoint accuracy. The drone's onboard System-On-Chip "SparkRED" computer places 64 cores and two terabytes of onboard memory on a single chip housed in the TIMU. The high autonomy permitted by the system allows the pathfinder drone to continue its mission even in fully communications-denied environments, relaying information back once out of jamming range. The PFC.R49 drone is built on a titanium honeycomb frame, built up with layers of Carbon Fiber Reinforced-Polymer; this construction method permits an extremely stealthy shape with a very low parts count and precise, blended lines contributing to low observability. The small, mid-bypass turbofan engine developed from business jet turbines has a dorsal intake with a serpentine duct that obscures the bypass fan from radar. The engine's high pressure design blends jet exhaust with the ambient air in a trough behind the jet nozzle lined with heat-absorbent tiles, dramatically decreasing the drone's thermal signature to seekers below the drone. Kharon class drones can fly in terrain-following profiles or can follow high altitude waypoints or any combination dependent on the mission profile. The class is rated with a 2,000+ kilometer combat radius and is capable of supercruising just above the speed of sound in high altitude flight near its service ceiling. As a pathfinder drone, it is capable of marking hundreds of targets during its flight time and relaying that information back to the launching platform. In a loitering flight plan, the PFC.R49 drone uses its three 1,550nm battlefield lasers to mark targets for incoming munitions such as rocket artillery or subsonic cruise missiles, dramatically improving the accuracy of those weapons when a Kharon drone is loitering in the area. The drones are launched from an electromagnetic catapult with a 10 meter Linear Induction Motor. These catapults, much smaller than those on larger Fleet Aircraft Carriers are mounted to "Galeru" GMC.176 class Guided Missile Cruisers in pairs to allow for simultaneous launch; the drones land on shortened runways with arrestor cables on either side of the vessel's Hot Canister Launch cells.

Flyaway Cost Per Unit:(Place orders Here.)
35,000,000 NSD.

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TAD.855R2 "Vulcan"

Postby Marquesan » Thu Oct 08, 2020 12:13 pm

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Nomenclature:TAD.855R2 "Vulcan"
Classification:
Tiltrotor Assault Dropship

Crew:
4 (Pilot, Co-Pilot, Warfare Officer, Loadmaster)

Length & Height:
36.55 Meters / 12.51 Meters

Wingspan & Area:
40.12m Fixed, 26.75m Folded (152.15m2)

Empty & Maximum Weights:
48,750 Kgs / 85,500 Kgs

Wing Loading:
561.95 Km/m2

Internal Fuel:
9,750 Kgs (13,800L)

Airlift Capacity:
120 Soldiers or 27,000 Kgs Payload

Ceiling & Climb Rate:
10,820 Meters, 12.87 M/Sec

"Never Exceed" (VNE) Speed:
810 Km/H (Mach 0.66)

Cruising Speed:
620 Km/H (Mach 0.50)

Combat & Ferry Ranges:
2,850 Km Radius, 6,750 Km Direct (8.34 Hours @ VNE)

Thrust-to-Weight Ratio:
0.46:1 @ Max Takeoff

Powerplant:
4x TSF.45/112 Free Power Turboshaft Engines

Length: 4,830mm
Diameter: 1,200mm
Dry Weight: 1,470 Kgs
Overall Pressure Ratio: 23:1
Bypass Ratio: 0.45:1
Air Mass Flow: 112 kg/sec
Turbine Inlet Temperature: 1,480 °C
Maximum Power Output: 9,720 kW (6.61:1 TWR)
Fan Diameter & Disc Area:(Dual Propeller Tiltrotor, Contra-Rotating)
13,000mm (Shaft-Driven, Coaxial)

Autocannon:
2x Forward-Firing @ Chin Mounts, FA29.L74.B4R Rotary 4-Barrel Cannons
3x HMG15.67/2 Turrets @ Rear Cargo Door, Port & Starboard Amidships


FA29.L74.B4R Rotary Autocannon
Point Target Engagement:
5,540 Meters

Area Target Engagement:
9,230 Meters

Dispersion @ Max Engagement:
0.65 Milliradians (13.1 Meters)

Rate of Fire, Variable Burst:(*200-Rd, 2.5 sec* or *400-Rd, 5.5 sec* Selectable)
4,240 Rds. per Minute (Cyclic)

Operation:
Open Bolt, Gas-Operated Rotary

Barrel Type:
Four Gas-Assisted Rifled Composite Barrels, Air-Cooled

Barrel Length:
2,116 Millimeters (74 Calibers)

Warhead Dimensions/Weight:
28.7x121.4mm, 309 Grams

Muzzle Velocity/Energy:
1,073 M/Sec (Mach 3.13) / 178.47 kJ

Magazine Specifications:
2,200-rd Helical Drum w/ Electric Linkless Feed

HMG15.67/2 14.9x118mm Twin-Barrel MG's
Point Target Engagement:
3,000 Meters

Area Target Engagement:
5,600 Meters

Dispersion @ Max Engagement:
0.50 Milliradians (2.8 Meters)

Rate of Fire, Automatic:
660 Rds. per Minute (Cyclic)

Warhead Dimensions/Weight:
14.9x118mm, 109.5 Grams

Muzzle Velocity/Energy:
1,021 M/Sec (Mach 2.98) / 57.15 kJ

Magazine Specifications:
500-rd Helical Drum w/ Electric Linkless Feed

- Systems: -

Command & Control:
Testudo Mk. IV Combat Management System

Satellite-Independent Communications:(LOS/NLOS Frequency-Adaptive, 30Hz-30GHz, Encrypted)
1x 10kW PSiAN (SANMEN Communications Suite)

"Kanaloa" TIMU
Components:
Ring-Laser Gyroscope, Master Clock, Accelerometers/Magnetometers

Operation:
6-Axis Real-Time Measurement of Altitude/Distance/Heading/Movement

Design Spec:
EMP-Hardened, Low Power Consumption, Compact Unit

APAx4.1500F "Altair"
Classification:
Synthetic Aperture Imaging Radar, 4-Beam Processing, 110° FFOV

Operation Mode:
X-Band AESA, 1,500W ERP, 45 Hz Update Speed

Design Spec:
400 Km Detection Range, 600 Simultaneous Tracks

Notes:
ECM Resistant, All-Weather Air & Surface Surveillance

AMPI.aLF "Aquila"
Airborne Stare & Scan Targeting System (EOTS)

Dual-Band M/LWIR Focal Plane Array Sensor, 10 Megapixel, 60° Field-of-View, Forward of Cockpit

Low Light Level Daylight Camera, 10 Megapixel, 75° Field-of-View

1-40x Power-Telephoto Zoom Lens, Electrothermally Cooled Fixed Blister, Forward Facing

InGaAs System-on-Chip Targeting Computer, Designation Range: 12m - 60,000m

+ 3D Laser Scanner: 1550nm/658nm Dual Axis Compensation, 10km Max Range

+ Eyesafe Laser Rangefinder: 1570nm 30hz, 10ns Pulse Duration

+ Eyesafe Laser Designator: 1064nm 8-20hz

+ Laser Spot Detector, 190° Wide Angle, Passive Multiple-Target, 0.5 μm - 1.65 μm

Mahui Layered Defenses Suite:
6x Sensor/Laser Heads, 3 Dorsal/ 3 Ventral

Passive Detection Sensors:
6x 1064 nm Laser Detector / Avalanche Photodiode UV-A / Two-Color IR

Active Directed Energy Heads:
6x LRDEW 10 kW Solid-State Heat Capacity Mid-Infrared Laser Heads (2000-300m Soft Kill)

- Overview: -

The Tiltrotor Dropship program set out with the goal of creating a tactical airlifter that could travel with airmobile troops and bring tracked or wheeled armor directly to contested landing zones. The Dropship needed to be capable of long-distance hauling at subsonic speeds with efficient modern powerplants and needed outstanding, stable slow-speed hover. The result of that program's completion is the TAD.855 "Vulcan", now in its second revision. The Vulcan Dropship is a modern, low-observable shape made with an internal titanium "honeycomb" core, each part built up with layers of Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Polymer, or CFRP. Making use of titanium as a structural element and building the airplane out of layers of carbon fiber allows for extraordinary rigidity and a spacious interior cargo space, capable of transporting 120 soldiers and all their gear, or loading a variety of armored vehicles or equipment. The design includes low-RCS features like highly-canted ruddervators instead of a cruciform tail and extensive modeling to minimize the radar cross section, acoustic signature and thermal signature of the aircraft. The skin of the Vulcan airframe has electrothermal cooling plates built into the carbon fiber polymer layers; these electric plates actively cool the skin of the aircraft to dramatically reduce its thermal signature. This aids in the evasion of heat seeking missiles, which are also countered by the Mahui Layered Defenses System. Mahui LDS is a "soft kill" laser defense suite which uses a distributed network of missile warning receiver heads along the ventral and dorsal centerline of the aircraft. The receivers precisely target projectiles moving as fast as 5,000 meters per second and have a response time of less than 500 milliseconds. The system uses 10 kilowatt infrared lasers to burn and overload the seekers and warheads on hostile missiles in flight, causing them to either veer off course or self destruct. On the Vulcan dropship, there are 6 laser heads, so the system can engage as many as 6 missiles at once. The tremendous versatility of the Vulcan airframe makes it a staple of the naval arm of the Marquesan Armed Forces, which uses Vulcan as the primary Carrier Onboard Delivery and heavy lift aircraft of the surface fleet, in addition to providing over the horizon assault capabilities to amphibious landings.

The aircraft is 36 meters long and weighs roughly 85 tons at maximum load. Its high wing is heavily reinforced, and carries a massive tiltrotor engine pack on either side of the straight wing. Each powerpack nests a pair of powerful turboshaft engines, each producing nearly 10,000 kilowatts of power. The engines are Free Power Turbine designs, which gear a driveshaft to the output of a turbine wheel in the exhaust path of a jet turbofan engine. The turbine wheel spins freely of the rest of the engine and pushes a driveshaft which powers the lift fan at the front of the pod. In this arrangement, each engine spins a driveshaft, one inside the other, powering counter-rotating 13-meter propellers. This four-engine powerpack gives Vulcan tremendous lifting power; it is the largest such VTOL tiltrotor in service in Gholgoth and possibly the world. Vulcan's power and extended range make it a staple of heavy lift logistics units, but it is often called upon to fly into contested landing zones. To this end, the entire cargo area is armored to resist 23mm gunfire and below, and the Vulcan Assault Dropship is well-armed. There are two forward-facing four barrel 28.7mm cannons under the aircraft's nose. These cannon fire in selectable 200 or 400 round bursts; their 2.1 meter long barrels afford very high muzzle velocity and a flat-shooting ballistic trajectory out to a maximum range of more than 9 kilometers. Together, the two weapons are devastatingly powerful; an 800 round burst is typically enough to destroy a moderately sized concrete building completely, and such sprays are horrific if employed against troop concentrations. In addition, rear, port and starboard exit doors have swing-out weapons turrets for dual-barrel 14.9mm machine guns. Using beltless electric feeds and two barrels to effectively double the rate of fire by using the energy of firing one to load the other, these "Gast Principle" guns are accurate out to nearly 6 kilometers and have a steady 660 RPM rate of fire which is adequately air cooled when fired with the barrels outside the aircraft, for indefinite belts of fire. The guns are remotely aimed by the computer and fully controlled by the weapons officer, using full color "false daylight" thermal optics to discriminate targets from friendly forces.

Real World Comparison - - Lockheed AC-130A "Spectre": Vulcan is longer than AC-130A by roughly six meters and slightly taller. Wingspan is nearly identical, but Vulcan can fold its wings for stowage aboard a carrier. Vulcan has a higher maximum takeoff weight by roughly 15 tons; this is in part due to the stronger titanium honeycomb construction and partly due to large difference in horsepower to weight ratio. AC-130A's wing area is slightly larger and has lower wing loading than Vulcan, but Vulcan is tiltrotor and can take off, hover and land at zero airspeed. AC-130A has a higher maximum ceiling by roughly 1,000 meters but has a shorter maximum range due to the greater fuel-efficiency of the more modern turboshaft engines on Vulcan. Vulcan has two 28.7mm rotary guns and three 14.7mm guns, Spectre gunship has four 7.62mm miniguns and four 20mm miniguns; these are roughly similar but in both cases the Marquesan weapons have better ranges and lower actual rates of fire with higher velocity, heavier ammunition.

Flyaway Cost Per Unit:(Place orders Here.)
135,000,000 NSD.

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COD.45 "Khonsu"

Postby Marquesan » Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:43 pm

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Nomenclature:COD.45 "Khonsu"
Classification:
Command, Observation & Delivery Aircraft

Crew & Passengers:
2 (Pilot & Co-Pilot) + 20 Passengers

Length & Height:
29.70 Meters / 7.98 Meters

Wingspan & Area:
29.28 Meters, 109.02 m2

Empty & Maximum Weights:
22,640 Kgs / 44,990 Kgs

Wing Loading:
412.67 Kgs/m2

Internal Fuel:
19,720 Kgs (24,960L)

Airborne Tanker Variant:
25,050 Kgs Total, 17,220 Kgs for Distribution

Cargo Payload:
2,630 Kgs + Passengers (6,230 Kgs w/o Seats)

Ceiling & Endurance:
15,727 Meters, 13:40 @ Cruising Speed

Maximum & Cruising Speeds:
1,046 Km/H (Mach 0.85) Maximum, 907 Km/H (Mach 0.73) Cruising

Ranges:
12,560 Km (Passengers) 5,000 Km (Airborne Tanker)

Takeoff & Landing Distances:
1,860 Meters & 730 Meters

Thrust-to-Weight Ratio:
0.29:1 @ Max Takeoff

Powerplant:
4x MTE47.94 Mid-Bypass High Efficiency Turbofan

Length:
1,780mm

Diameter:
910mm

Dry Weight:
580 Kgs

Overall Pressure Ratio:
33:1

Bypass Ratio:
4.7:1

Air Mass Flow:
94 kg/sec

Turbine Inlet Temperature:
1,093°C

Military Power:
32.30 Kilonewtons, 5.68:1 TWR

- Systems: -

Command & Control:
Testudo Mk. IV Combat Management System

Satellite-Independent Communications:(LOS/NLOS Frequency-Adaptive, 30Hz-30GHz, Encrypted)
1x 10kW PSiAN (SANMEN Communications Suite)

"Kanaloa" TIMU
Components:
Ring-Laser Gyroscope, Master Clock, Accelerometers/Magnetometers

Operation:
6-Axis Real-Time Measurement of Altitude/Distance/Heading/Movement

Design Spec:
EMP-Hardened, Low Power Consumption, Compact Unit

APAx2.250F "Rigel"
Classification:
Air/Ground 3D Targeting Radar, 2-Beam Processing, 70° FFOV

Operation Mode:
X-Band AESA, 250W ERP, 30 Hz Update Speed

Design Spec:
60,000 Meters Detection Range, 400 Simultaneous Tracks

Notes:
Lightweight/Compact, High Clutter Suppression, Fixed Panel

AMPI.aF "Aquila"
Airborne Stare & Scan System (EOSS)

Dual-Band M/LWIR Focal Plane Array Sensor, 10 Megapixel, 60° Field-of-View, Forward of Cockpit

Low Light Level Daylight Camera, 10 Megapixel, 75° Field-of-View

1-40x Power-Telephoto Zoom Lens, Electrothermally Cooled Fixed Blister, Forward Facing

InGaAs System-on-Chip Targeting Computer, Designation Range: 12m - 60,000m

Mahui Layered Defenses Suite:
6x Sensor/Laser Heads, 3 Dorsal/ 3 Ventral

Passive Detection Sensors:
4x 1064 nm Laser Detector / Avalanche Photodiode UV-A / Two-Color IR

Active Directed Energy Heads:
4x LRDEW 10 kW Solid-State Heat Capacity Mid-Infrared Laser Heads (2000-300m Soft Kill)

- Overview: -

The "Khonsu" program is named for the Kylarnatian aspect of the Moon. It is the result of a design specification for an executive transport, however its versatility has seen it produced in several variants. The airframe can take off in under 1,900 meters at just under 45 tons; it is capable of 12,000+ kilometer intercontinental range at a high cruising altitude of 15,000 meters and 900 Km/H. Khonsu is unique for using four small mid-bypass turbofans instead of two or three larger turbines. The aircraft's low-slung wing and four podded engines allow the lightweight pods to be changed quickly for repair; the long, tapered wing with winglets allows for excellent maneuverability and a large internal fuel load. The aircraft's engines, designed for the much smaller "Kharon" high altitude observation drone are extremely quiet and fuel-efficient. Their comparitively low temperature combustor and high air-mass flow produce a minimal infrared and acoustic signature and allow the aircraft to cruise at low throttle position, allowing a conservative fuel burn and a quiet cabin. Internally, the Khonsu aircraft can be configured to carry cargo, fuel or can be configured with 20 swiveling command chairs and computer work-stations. The Khonsu airframe is a thoroughly modern design, with a titanium honeycomb internal frame built up with layers of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer, as all Marquesan combat aircraft are. This military-oriented construction permits high airframe rigidity and light weight while dramatically reducing parts count over a conventional metal aircraft. As an executive transport, the COD.45 "Khonsu" is fitted with additional sound deadening and seats 20 in very comfortable accomodations. Eight windows allow light into the cabin, which is dominated by computer workstations and swiveling chairs in a staggered side-by-side arrangement. Configured as a tanker, the seats and workstations are replaced with tanks for additional fuel and the bulk fuel distribution boom at the rear of the aircraft, with a dedicated boom operator monitoring high definition cameras. In a cargo configuration, Khonsu can carry more than 6 tons of supplies and equipment, making it a highly versatile, multi-mission aircraft which is operated as a civilian craft by Crown Marquesas Airlines and others and as a military aircraft by the Marquesan Armed Forces and its allies.

The COD.45 class is protected by the Mahui Layered Defenses Suite, which places laser warning receivers and 10-kilowatt infrared lasers in pods on the aircraft's ventral and dorsal centerline. Small and minimally-intrusive into the airstream, the sapphire crystal domed pods monitor the airspace for hostile oncoming projectiles, moving at up to 5,000 M/Sec. The system has a sub-500 millisecond response time, and effectively engages hostile missiles at ranges of 2,000 meters to 10 meters by overheating the missile's seeker and forcing it to power down, veer off course or self destruct. With six sensor/laser heads, Mahui can defend against six threats simultaneously. The aircraft's nose integrates an APAx2.250F "Rigel" X-Band Radar, which scans pseudorandom frequencies in the X-band on vertical and horizontal bands simultaneously at 30 Hz. This 250 watt, ultra-compact radar provides all-weather ground observation and object identification, or can track 400 simultaneous air tracks with a small-RCS involuntary detection and identification range of 60 kilometers. In addition, an Aquila compact optronics pod is placed forward of the cockpit on the nose, colocating a dual-band M/WIR sensor and a 10 megapixel visible light camera behind a 40x telephoto power zoom lens, allowing all-weather, day/night flight in instrument only flying conditions; the Aquila optronics blister automatically corrects for atmospheric obscurants and changing light levels to provide a crystal clear picture of what is ahead of the aircraft to the pilots. COD.45's can be launched and arrested on the decks of carriers, once empty of fuel, the wings can be folded for stowage. If operating from land-based airfields, they can land in as little as 730 meters and can operate from austere paved runways and tarmacs.

Real World Comparison - - Gulfstream G550:Nearly identical length and height, Khonsu has a wider wingspan. Khonsu has a higher maximum takeoff weight and is slightly heavier empty; 4x smaller 30 kN class turbofans vs 2x 60 kN class turbofans, in practical terms this is a very even tradeoff between the smaller quieter Khonsu engines and the larger engines on G550. Similar passenger loads but G550 carries less fuel and has similar range. Service ceiling is functionally identical, Khonsu has a slightly longer takeoff run but shorter landing run. Khonsu's four engines are designed for quick-replacement and ease of maintenance where G550 requires more substantial downtime for engine changes. Khonsu's wings fold for stowage on a carrier and its reinforced landing gear are designed for carrier launch, where G550 can only operate from civilian airfields.

Flyaway Cost Per Unit:(Place orders Here.)
70,000,000 NSD.

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RST.260 "Derecho"

Postby Marquesan » Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:46 pm

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Nomenclature:RST.260 "Derecho"
Classification:
Rapid Strategic Transporter

Crew:
5 (Pilot, Co-Pilot, Warfare Officer, Flight Engineer, Loadmaster)

Length & Height:
48.39 Meters / 12.87 Meters

Wingspan & Area:
49.5 Meters (358.57m2)

Empty & Maximum Weights:
93,050 Kgs / 260,180 Kgs

Wing Loading:
725.61 Kg/m2

Internal Fuel:
114,870 Kgs (161,540L)

Airlift Capacity:
280 Soldiers or 52,260 Kgs Payload

Ceiling & Climb Rate:
15,100 Meters, 33.1 M/Sec

Cruising Speed:
905 Km/H (Mach 0.73)

Combat & Ferry Ranges:
8,560 Km Radius, 11,950 Km Direct (13.42 Hours @ Cruise)

Thrust-to-Weight Ratio:
0.30:1 @ Max Takeoff

Powerplant:
2x HPT80.1370 High-Bypass, High Efficiency Turbofan

Length:
5,230mm

Diameter:
2,970mm

Dry Weight:
6,815 Kgs

Overall Pressure Ratio:
45.6:1

Bypass Ratio:
8.09:1

Air Mass Flow:
1,370 kg/sec

Turbine Inlet Temperature:
1,814 °C

Military Power:
378.25 Kilonewtons, 5.66:1 TWR

- Systems: -

Command & Control:
Testudo Mk. IV Combat Management System

Satellite-Independent Communications:(LOS/NLOS Frequency-Adaptive, 30Hz-30GHz, Encrypted)
1x 10kW PSiAN (SANMEN Communications Suite)

"Kanaloa" TIMU
Components:
Ring-Laser Gyroscope, Master Clock, Accelerometers/Magnetometers

Operation:
6-Axis Real-Time Measurement of Altitude/Distance/Heading/Movement

Design Spec:
EMP-Hardened, Low Power Consumption, Compact Unit

APAx4.1500F "Altair"
Classification:
Synthetic Aperture Imaging Radar, 4-Beam Processing, 110° FFOV

Operation Mode:
X-Band AESA, 1,500W ERP, 45 Hz Update Speed

Design Spec:
400 Km Detection Range, 600 Simultaneous Tracks

Notes:
ECM Resistant, All-Weather Air & Surface Surveillance

AMPI.aLF "Aquila"
Airborne Stare & Scan Targeting System (EOTS)

Dual-Band M/LWIR Focal Plane Array Sensor, 10 Megapixel, 60° Field-of-View, Forward of Cockpit

Low Light Level Daylight Camera, 10 Megapixel, 75° Field-of-View

1-40x Power-Telephoto Zoom Lens, Electrothermally Cooled Fixed Blister, Forward Facing

InGaAs System-on-Chip Targeting Computer, Designation Range: 12m - 60,000m

+ 3D Laser Scanner: 1550nm/658nm Dual Axis Compensation, 10km Max Range

+ Eyesafe Laser Rangefinder: 1570nm 30hz, 10ns Pulse Duration

+ Eyesafe Laser Designator: 1064nm 8-20hz

+ Laser Spot Detector, 190° Wide Angle, Passive Multiple-Target, 0.5 μm - 1.65 μm

Mahui Layered Defenses Suite:
12x Sensor/Laser Heads, 6 Dorsal/ 6 Ventral

Passive Detection Sensors:
12x 1064 nm Laser Detector / Avalanche Photodiode UV-A / Two-Color IR

Active Directed Energy Heads:
12x LRDEW 10 kW Solid-State Heat Capacity Mid-Infrared Laser Heads (2000-300m Soft Kill)

- Overview: -

The RST.260 "Derecho" is classified as a Rapid Strategic Transporter; the aircraft is capable of lifting 280 troops or more than 52,000 kilograms of vehicles, aircraft, small vessels, shipping containers, palletized loads or anything else. The aircraft is of a semi-lifting body design, with large blended wings which produces a wide, highly-usable cargo space on the interior of the aircraft, sufficient to accommodate even 40-ton tracked Infantry Fighting Vehicles. Derecho's long-haul capability with nearly 12,000 kilometers point-to-point range affords truly intercontinental range for military airlift. Derecho uses a pair of large high-bypass turbofan engines developed specifically for this aircraft generating nearly 380 kilonewtons of thrust at Military Power. The engines are at the rear of the aircraft, above the wings which masks their infrared signature from upward-looking surface to air missiles. The wide semi-lifting body design uses fly-by-light fiber optic cable to actuate all flight surfaces and full computer control gives the otherwise very large aircraft a forgiving feel to the pilot. A large, vertical T-tail, atypical of Marquesan aircraft for its higher radar cross section permits excellent control at high angles of attack, as when taking off. Because Derecho's engines are above the wings, they are highly resistant to intake of foreign objects or dust, and are cleared for use on austere or unimproved dirt roads and runways. Its crew of five share a wide all-glass multifunction display which wraps around the cockpit providing moving maps and interactive, touch-sensitive controls. The sophisticated Testudo Mk. IV Combat Management System combines the inputs of the onboard Kanaloa TIMU with updates provided over the encrypted broadband SANMEN network; this creates a "moving map" display for navigation that shows the locations of friendly forces, the suspected and reported locations of hostile forces and information about disposition and capabilities wherever available. Mounted in the nose, a 1,500-watt "Altair" X-Band radar and the Aquila Optronics blister identify, track, classify and monitor hundreds of simultaneous airborne targets in all weather conditions, the two systems working together to compensate for changes in light level and poor atmospheric conditions over thousands of square kilometers. Derecho is defended from heat seeking and radar-guided air-to-air and surface-to-air missiles by the "Mahui" Layered Defenses Suite. Mahui nests 12 missile warning receivers with 10-kilowatt Infrared Lasers along the dorsal and ventral spine of the aircraft. Covered by a sapphire dome which protrudes only slightly into the airstream, each missile warning receiver tracks fast-moving projectiles up to 5 Km/Sec with a response time of less than 500 milliseconds. Mahui engages targets at distances from 2,000 meters to 10 meters from the aircraft with a laser which overheats the missile's guidance systems and forces it to either veer off course or self-destruct.

RSTAT.260, Aerial Tanker:
The Aerial Tanker variant Derecho carries aloft an additional 70,000 liters of aviation fuel along with the necessary distribution systems and two flying booms operated by an additional crewmember by high-resolution cameras displayed on large screens in the crew area. The flying booms are simultaneously operable; a computer control system automatically balances fuel from the aerial refueling tanks and the Derecho's own fuel tanks to maintain aircraft stability.

RSTEW.260, Electronic Warfare:
The Electronic Warfare variant Derecho mounts a pair of side-looking synthetic aperture APAMR.600 "Deneb" ultra-wideband synthetic aperture imaging radars along the fuselage of the aircraft. Information from these two systems is fused together with the aircraft's own APAMR.300 data and information received from the field. Additional high-gain plasma antennae are housed on the RSTEW aircraft, along with an expansion of the Testudo Rosso suite aboard. A pair of Theia Prime Electro-Optical turrets are mounted on either side of the fuselage behind the crew area, allowing the Derecho to detect and directly image aerial or surface targets with extreme resolution and accuracy. The RSTEW aircraft also mounts a Magnetic Analomy Detector (MAD) array on a tail-sting extending behind the aircraft. An additional pair of APAMR.75 "Rigel" radars are mounted to the Derecho's wingtips, giving the aircraft unparalleled electronic warfare capabilities. Extremely accurate three-dimensional maps may be compiled by the RSTEW aircraft as it flies, simultaneously analyzing and prioritizing data for tactical use by other command chains. Because of the aircraft's very long range and high fuel capacity, the RSTEW Derecho may remain airborne for extended periods of time or can patrol thousands of kilometers in a single sortie.

Real World Comparison - - Lockheed C-141 "Starlifter": Starlifter is roughly 3 meters longer than Derecho, but with slightly smaller wingspan and less wing area due to Derecho's blended wing extensions. Starlifter is lighter empty by 30t but Derecho's maximum takeoff weight is 120t heavier. Derecho's dramatically more powerful engines give it a higher thrust-to-weight ratio than Starlifter at maximum takeoff weight; engines are also more fuel efficient and Derecho's higher fuel load gives it nearly twice the range of Starlifter. Derecho carries 100 more troops in its wider cargo area than Starlifter, 3,000 meters higher maximum service altitude and similar speeds, but Derecho needs to refuel less often, leading to simplified logistics vs. Starlifters.

Flyaway Cost Per Unit:(Place orders Here.)
145,000,000 NSD.

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HAS.R48 "Meduza"

Postby Marquesan » Sat Oct 24, 2020 1:18 pm

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Nomenclature:HAS.R48 / VBSR-DV308 (Aldarminian) "Meduza"
Classification:
High Altitude Supersonic Reconnaissance Drone

Length & Height:
14.78 Meters / 2.1 Meters

Wingspan:
5.75 Meters

Launch Weight:
11,320 Kilograms

Launch Method:
Electromagnetic Catapult, 1,300 Km/H Ramjet Ignition Velocity


Service Ceiling:
26,600 Meters

"Never Exceed" (VNE) Speed:
3,800 Km/H (Mach 3.08)

Combat Range:
6,070 Km Radius (1.6 Hours @ VNE)

Powerplant:
Airbreathing Rocket-Augmented SCRAMJET

- Systems: -

Command & Control:
Testudo Mk. IV Combat Management System

Satellite-Independent Communications:(LOS/NLOS Frequency-Adaptive, 30Hz-30GHz, Encrypted)
1x 10kW PSiAN (SANMEN Communications Suite)

"Kanaloa" TIMU
Components:
Ring-Laser Gyroscope, Master Clock, Accelerometers/Magnetometers

Operation:
6-Axis Real-Time Measurement of Altitude/Distance/Heading/Movement

Design Spec:
EMP-Hardened, Low Power Consumption, Compact Unit

APAx4.1500F "Altair"
Classification:
Synthetic Aperture Imaging Radar, 4-Beam Processing, 110° FFOV

Operation Mode:
X-Band AESA, 1,500W ERP, 45 Hz Update Speed

Design Spec:
400 Km Detection Range, 600 Simultaneous Tracks

Notes:
ECM Resistant, All-Weather Air & Surface Surveillance

AMPI.aF "Aquila"
Airborne Stare & Scan Targeting System (EOTS)

Dual-Band M/LWIR Focal Plane Array Sensor, 10 Megapixel, 60° Field-of-View, Nose-mounted

Low Light Level Daylight Camera, 10 Megapixel, 75° Field-of-View

1-40x Power-Telephoto Zoom Lens, Electrothermally Cooled Fixed Blister, Forward Facing

InGaAs System-on-Chip Targeting Computer, Designation Range: 12m - 60,000m

- Overview: -

The "Meduza" drone is the result of a multinational requirement for a very high-altitude observation drone capable of sustained flight over a 6,000 kilometer distance at Mach 3. Extended flight times at very high speed and moderate altitudes requires active cooling which in turns requires high electrical power; like a large frame missile, the HASR generates its own electrical power by harnessing waste heat from the rocket-augmented scramjet engine to power the drone's avionics, reconnaissance equipment and electrothermal cooling plates which are installed in the aircraft's Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Polymer skin. The Meduza drone is built on a titanium honeycomb frame, layered with CFRP to produce extremely strong, lightweight and high temperature resistant parts. The Meduza drone is launched by electromagnetic Linear Induction Motor, which accelerates the drone along a Mag-Lev track to the SCRAMJET's optimum ignition velocity at a supersonic 1,300 Km/H. The very long LIM length required precludes launching from naval ships, but the drone can be launched from a suborbital platform and allowed to freefall to its ignition velocity. Because of its small size, high altitude and very high speed, the Meduza drone is extremely difficult to intercept with all but the most powerful high-speed missiles. It is intended to test highly defended airspace and observe how a hostile force reacts to enemy overflight without risking the lives of any crewmembers. The Meduza drones are in serial production for foreign contracts primarily, but a few are in use with the Marquesan Armed Forces. HAS.R48 carries a highly advanced 1,500 watt "Altair" X-band radar, one of the most powerful such radars ever fitted to a drone aircraft. The power of the radar affords tremendous versatility; it scans three bands simultaneously along the X band on pseudorandom frequencies, shifting at the radar's update rate of 30 Hz; this makes the probability of intercept or successful jamming extremely low, while the HAS.R48 can maintain as many as 600 simultaneous high speed air tracks, or produce intensely clear, wide-area SAR images of the ground. In addition, a sophisticated electro-optical observation blister on the bottom of the Meduza drone's nose permits downward-looking and forward observation with a day/night, all-weather thermal camera, which colocates a dual-band M/WIR sensor with a 10 megapixel visible light camera behind a 40x telephoto power zoom lens. Even at very high altitudes, the boosted thermal camera automatically corrects for atmospheric obscurants and changing light levels to provide crystal-clear images at ultra high defintion resolutions.

Flyaway Cost Per Unit:(Place orders Here.)
125,000,000 NSD.

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HEA.R170 "Archon"

Postby Marquesan » Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:34 am

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Nomenclature:HEA.R170 "Archon"
Classification:
Drone, High-Endurance Aggressor

Length & Height:
16.3 Meters / 3.72 Meters

Wingspan:
16.3 Meters

Empty & Maximum Weights:
7,980 Kgs / 17,300 Kgs

Internal Fuel:
6,820 Kgs (8,640L)

Weapons Payload:
Internal Weapons Bay w/ 2,000 Kgs Capacity


Service Ceiling:
14,640 Meters

"Never Exceed" (VNE) Speed:
1,190 Km/H (Mach 0.96)

Cruise speed:
632 km/h (Mach 0.51)

Combat Range:
9,040 Km Radius (26 Hrs Endurance)

Thrust-to-Weight Ratio:
0.38:1 @ Max Takeoff

Powerplant:
2x MTE47.94 Mid-Bypass, High Efficiency Turbofan

Length:
1,780mm

Diameter:
910mm

Dry Weight:
580 Kgs

Overall Pressure Ratio:
33:1

Bypass Ratio:
4.7:1

Air Mass Flow:
94 kg/sec

Turbine Inlet Temperature:
1,093°C

Military Power:
32.30 Kilonewtons, 5.68:1 TWR

- Systems: -

Command & Control:
Testudo Mk. IV Combat Management System

Satellite-Independent Communications:(LOS/NLOS Frequency-Adaptive, 30Hz-30GHz, Encrypted)
1x 10kW PSiAN (SANMEN Communications Suite)

"Kanaloa" TIMU
Components:
Ring-Laser Gyroscope, Master Clock, Accelerometers/Magnetometers

Operation:
6-Axis Real-Time Measurement of Altitude/Distance/Heading/Movement

Design Spec:
EMP-Hardened, Low Power Consumption, Compact Unit

APAx2.250F "Rigel"
Classification:
Air/Ground 3D Targeting Radar, 2-Beam Processing, 70° FFOV

Operation Mode:
X-Band AESA, 250W ERP, 30 Hz Update Speed

Design Spec:
60,000 Meters Detection Range, 400 Simultaneous Tracks

Notes:
Lightweight/Compact, High Clutter Suppression, Fixed Panel

AMPI.aLF "Aquila"
Airborne Stare & Scan Targeting System (EOTS)

Dual-Band M/LWIR Focal Plane Array Sensor, 10 Megapixel, 60° Field-of-View, Forward of Cockpit

Low Light Level Daylight Camera, 10 Megapixel, 75° Field-of-View

1-40x Power-Telephoto Zoom Lens, Electrothermally Cooled Fixed Blister, Forward Facing

InGaAs System-on-Chip Targeting Computer, Designation Range: 12m - 60,000m

+ 3D Laser Scanner: 1550nm/658nm Dual Axis Compensation, 10km Max Range

+ Eyesafe Laser Rangefinder: 1570nm 30hz, 10ns Pulse Duration

+ Eyesafe Laser Designator: 1064nm 8-20hz

+ Laser Spot Detector, 190° Wide Angle, Passive Multiple-Target, 0.5 μm - 1.65 μm

- Armaments: -

LOADOUT A:(10 kgs. Cluster Munitions w/ Drogue Chute & Guidance Fins + 3-Color Thermal Sensor)
200x 75mm (2.95") Self-Forging Ta Fragment, 2.92 Kgs (6.44 Lbs) CL-20/HMX

LOADOUT B:
12-Shot Carousel for OGM.189R2 "Misericorde" Optically-Guided Missiles

- Overview: -

The Archon program, steeped in secrecy during development, resulted in an extremely stealthy long-endurance Aggressor drone, which is extremely versatile. Archon is carrier-launchable by EMALS catapult, it can take off and land from austere, unimproved runways in remote locations and can be configured for high-altitude deployment. Archon is constructed from a titanium honeycomb frame, layered with Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) which minimizes the parts count and allows for very smooth, clean surfaces which contributes to an extremely low Radar Cross Section. The drone is powered by a pair of small MTE47.94 turbofan engines, which are placed in the center of the aircraft. A single centerline intake is split into serpentine ducts which feed the engines without exposing the front faces of their bypass fans to radar. Exhaust is channeled through an exhaust tunnel lined with thermoelectric cooling plates, dramatically reducing the temperature of the exhaust, which is configured to never expose the hot, unmixed exhaust to infrared seekers on the ground. Archon's lifting body design borrows heavily from "Flying Wing" designs but also includes the characteristic Marquesan canted vertical stabilizers, which help the Archon drone to have sharp but stable handling characteristics. The Archon drone is intended to fly at subsonic regimes; at a cruise speed of roughly 630 km/h, the drone has 26 hour endurance, and can complete a 9,000 kilometer patrol route during that time. Archon carries a modern high-definition sensor suite and Active Phased Array radar which provide real-time target recognition and fire control at extended distances, and an ultra wide-angle view for the remote vehicle pilot. The Archon drone's onboard computer responds to remote pilot inputs and keeps the aircraft stable by automatically correcting flight surfaces and engine parameters to maintain instructed course and speeds. Pilots typically select a route-by-waypoint flight path which the pilot may deviate from at his discretion by placing the drone in manual pilot mode, or the Archon drone may be allowed to respond to threats and identified targets autonomously.

The HEA.R170 drones are armed with one of two weapon layouts equaling roughly 2,000 kilograms, in a large weapons bay on the drone's centerline. Archon can carry an array of 200 10-kilogram high explosive cluster munitions or a carousel-rack of 12 OGM.189 "Misericorde" missiles. The cluster munitions, which may be released in selectable batches of 10 or 20 are released over the target area and use drogue parachutes to slow their descent. During the glide phase, two-color IR and UV-A sensors mounted to the downward-facing nose of the submunition scan the target area using advanced target recognition data preloaded onto a System-on-Chip computer carried on each submunition. The submunitions use guidance fins to direct themselves onto tracked and wheeled armor targets directed by their heat blooms, attacking from the top down. Each submunition is rated to penetrate 6 diameters in modern composite/laminate armor, or 450mm, resulting in mission kills on even the heaviest armored vehicles in use today. The 180-kilogram Misericorde missile flies at a maximum velocity just above Mach 4. The missile is capable of 150° per second turns at 80g, its 120 kilometer range and 25,000 meter ceiling make it capable of shooting down the most modern and lethal 5+ generation fighters with high-definition wideband thermal optics, inertial computer and a powerful tandem warhead package, containing a shaped charge primary and high explosive secondary, which is capable of destroying tanks, small naval vessels, helicopters or aircraft. The Misericorde missile may be used to engage a variety of air, land and sea targets beyond visual range including knocking out tactical bunkers or interception of cruise missiles. The versatile, workhorse Misericorde missile affords beyond visual range engagement capability to the extremely stealthy Archon drone, which makes it a potent first-strike weapon in air defense or in close air support roles.

Flyaway Cost Per Unit:(Place orders Here.)
100,000,000 NSD.

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@Marquesan I hereby proclaim you as the Gothic Mad Scientist, who actually isn't mad but a brilliant genius which every nations military goes to consult when they quietly tell their leaders, "We'll consult our experts" and when asked who they always say "private sources"


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