BARD PAPER: VERA0008
design by Idiot/Savant
The final development of the TL-4 biplane fighter - future
aircraft taking advantage of improved internal combustion engines to
propel them even faster. Due to it's high speed and low endurance,
the Gladiator is best utilised as an interceptor, though it does
carry a bomb rack to provide ground-attack capability.
The plane was designed with Fire Fusion & Steel.
- Price: 12,670 Cr
- Tech Level: 4
- Size: 30m3
- Mass: 500 kg fueled, 675 kg max takeoff.
- Power: 0.12 MW internal combustion engine with propeller generating 0.06 tonnes thrust (no surplus power)
- Maint: 1
Controls: Primitive Mechanical
Electronic Countermeasures: None
Life Support: None
Crew 1: Pilot in cramped crewstation.
Fire Control None
Aramanment: Two fixed, forward-firing TL-4 HMGs.One fuselage hardpoint, capable of carrying up to 160 kg of ordanance. Bomb loads are either 8 * 20 kg bombs or 4 * 40 kg.
Ammo: 95rounds of ammo for each HMG. 5 50 round drums for the LMG.
Maxiumum Speed: 320 kph, 235 kph loaded.
Cruising Speed: 240 kph 177 kph loaded.
NOE Speed: NA
Travel Move: 960 km, 708 km loaded.
Combat Move: 44 unloaded, 33 loaded.
Fuel Consumption: 24 L HCD/hour
Internal Fuel Capacity: 60 liters HCD
Range: 300 km, 221 km loaded.
Takeoff Roll: 103 m, 188 m loaded.
Landing Roll: 75 m
|Round||ROF||Dam val||Pen Rtg|| Bulk|| Mag|| Recoil ||Short
||7*57mm ball (fixed)|| 10||4|| 2-3-Nil ||6|| 1200|| -|| 200
20 kg HE bomb ||C: 7 || B: 27 || 8C|
40 kg HE bomb ||C: 14|| B: 37 || 13C
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