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Gladiator-Class Biplane

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.

Gladiator-Class Biplane

General Data

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
Comunications: None
Sensor: None
Electronic Countermeasures: None
Life Support: None
Cargo: 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.
Agility: 5
Fuel Consumption: 24 L HCD/hour
Internal Fuel Capacity: 60 liters HCD
Endurance: ho2.5urs
Range: 300 km, 221 km loaded.
Takeoff Roll: 103 m, 188 m loaded.
Landing Roll: 75 m

Weapon Stats

RoundROFDam valPen Rtg Bulk Mag Recoil Short
7*57mm ball (fixed) 104 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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