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Stringbag-Class Biplane

design by Idiot/Savant

The next advance from the Mosquito; a larger and faster aircraft, the classic Stringbag is both heavier-armed and more maneuverable than its predecessor. Like the Mosquito, its twin forward-firing machine-guns are equipped with interrupter gear, and it mounts a light bomb-rack for ground-attack purposes.

Combat in these primitive craft is a dodgy prospect at best, as they burst into flames and fall out of the sky at the slightest provocation, and the cramped crewstation leaves no room for a parachute. On the other hand, the lack of fire-control equipment and short range of the weaponry means that it requires great skill to even hit the enemy. Thus, the pilots of these low-tech vehicles regard themselves as something of an "elite".

The plane was designed with Fire Fusion & Steel.

Stringbag-Class Biplane

General Data

Price: 13,135 Cr
Tech Level: 4
Size: 24m3
Mass: 400 kg fueled, 540 kg max takeoff.
Power: 0.066 MW internal combustion engine with propeller generating 0.033 tonnes thrust (no surplus power)
Maint: 1

Controls: Primitive Mechanical
Comunications: None
Sensor: None
Electronic Countermeasures: None
Life Support: None
Cargo: None

Crew 2: Pilot in cramped crewstation, gunner/observer in open crewstation.
Fire Control None
Aramanment: Two TL-4 HMG (sans bipod) in forward flexible mount. One fuselage hardpoint, capable of carrying up to 80 kg of ordanance. Bomb loads are either 8 * 10 kg bombs or 4 * 20 kg.
Ammo: 1200 rounds of ammo for each HMG.
Maxiumum Speed: 221 kph, 162 kph loaded.
Cruising Speed: 166 kph 121 kph loaded.
NOE Speed: NA
Travel Move: 664 km, 484 km loaded.
Combat Move: 31 unloaded, 23 loaded.
Agility: 5/4
Fuel Consumption: 13.2 L HCD/hour
Internal Fuel Capacity: 52.2 liters HCD
Endurance: 1.7 hours
Range: 332 km, 242 km loaded.
Takeoff Roll: 119 m, 219 m loaded.
Landing Roll: 75 m

Weapon Stats

RoundROFDam valPen Rtg Bulk Mag Recoil Short
7*57mm ball (flexi) 104 2-3-Nil 6 1200 - 200

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