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Background
FA-37

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As nations began to better understand how to use MDC materials all new vehicle and aircraft designs started to be put under development. The US, after 70 years of very effective performance, finally decided to replace the aging F-22 design. Even though the design itself was still a good one, it was time to move in a different direction. The Talon was that new direction. The Talon was designed to be an all in one craft, replacing both the F-22 and F-35, and was to be put into service by not only all branches of the US military but also with NEMA. The Talon would perform very well in testing and saw deployment by the late 2070s eventually fully supplanting the F-22 and F-35 by the early 2080s. By the 2090s however the US, and by extension NEMA, had begun looking to design the next fighter for its use.

Note - it is unknown if any of these craft survived much past the Great Cataclysm.


Model Type - FA-37 Talon(USAF and NEMA, introduced 2078, full deployed 2082)

Class - Advanced Air superiority and Attack Fighter

Crew - 1


MDC By Location


Nose/Cockpit 90

Main Body/fuselage 195

Wings (2) 75

Tailplanes (2) 55

Engines (2) 95

Missile Bays (4) 60

AR - 13

Armour - Stops all standard rounds upto and including 25mm (2d6md). Explosive and ramjet rounds are still effective


Speed


Flying - Mach 2.9 maximum at 10000m, Mach 4 at 20000m

Range - Completely dependent on pilot endurance.

Altitude - 20 000m (60000+ ft)


Statistics


Height - 4.6m

Length - 22.8m

Width - 25.53 maximum, 12.5m (storage)

Weight - 36 tons maximum, 16.7 tons empty

Cargo - Minimal survival gear

Power System - two Pratt & Whitney F225-PW-XX pulse wave nuclear turbines

Cost - millions dollars US


Weapons


Weapon Type - 25mm Vulcan cannon

Primary Purpose - Anti-fighter

Range - 1500m

Damage - 4d6 per round, using gatling gun bursts

Rate Of Fire - equal to pilots attacks

Payload - 300 rounds

Bonuses - +1 strike


Weapon Type - Weapon Bay (2)

Primary Purpose - Anti-fighter

Range - As per missile type

Damage - As per missile type

Rate Of Fire - 1 at a time equal to pilots attacks

Payload - 2 high explosive air to air missile ea

Bonuses - NA


Weapon Type - Weapon Bay (2)

Primary Purpose - Anti-fighter, Anti-ground

Range - As per missile type

Damage - as per missile type

Rate Of Fire - 1 at a time equal to pilots attacks

Payload - upto 4 light high Explosive air to air missile each, or 2 light high explosive air to air missile and 1 high explosive air to surface missile each, or 2 light high explosive air to air missile and 6 light high explosive bombs each

Bonuses - NA


Bonuses and penalties


Use vehicle combat training and combat flying if applicable

+1 attack at level 5, 10 and 15

+1 dodge at level 3, 6, 9 and 12

+20% to piloting rolls and negates any sensory


Systems of Note


Telemental Helmet - Reads impulses from the pilots brain and translates them the fighter. +2 initiative, +1 strike ranged, +1 dodge, +10% to appropriate skill rolls

Radar - Range of 700km. Able to track upto 54 targets, display 30 targets and lock onto 16 targets at once.

Radar Warning Receiver - Warns of potential Radar Lock. Range - 700km

Communications System - Direct 1400km, virtually unlimited via satellite uplink. Encrypted.

ECM System - -30% penalty to opposing radar/sensor operators on a successful ECM skill roll or Read Sensor skill roll (-20%). Radius 800km

Chaff/Flare Dispensers - 75% to cause locked on missiles to lose lock and fly off elsewhere.

Targeting Computer - +3 to strike with all on board weapon systems

Combat Computer - Identifies Friend or Foe and is tied to the radar System.

FLIR - Advanced forward looking infa-red system for night operations

GPS/Inertial Navigation System.

Ejection Systems - Ejects Pilot and Radar Officer from damaged aircraft.

Stealthy - -30% to opposing sensory equipment roll to detect the aircraft beyond visual range and negates any sensor bonuses to strike


References Used


Wikipedia

Warplanes of the World

Fictional Aircraft Wiki

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