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« on: November 21, 2019, 09:08:03 PM »

The Achkaerin Aeronautical Development Company otherwise known as AADC, is the primary aircraft manufacturer and developer in Achkaerin working in both the military and civilian sectors. The company is probably best known historically for producing the trio of Achkaerinese Aircraft that played huge roles during the Great War - the Harpy, Siren and original Wyvern. In more recent times the company has continued to be a prominent supplier of military aircraft to Achkaerin but has also achieved some overseas sales. The company is owned by Darren Eagle .

Note: As per Achkaerinese arms export regulations military sales of Achkaerinese equipment for combat roles require the purchasing nation to be signatory to the Uppsalla Convention as a general threshold, other conditions are dependent on the piece of equipment being bought.



(OOC disclaimer - given that EM and Ach use same RL aircraft under different IC names some entries will appear to be partial duplicates of EMAC catalogue posts but adapted for Achkaerinese details and such)

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« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2019, 10:02:22 PM »
Name of ProductTyto Owl

RoleAirborne Early Warnings System
CrewFlight Crew = 4
Mission Crew = 11-19
Length46.6m
Max Speed 530 mph (855 km/h, 461 knots)
Range7,400 km
Service Ceiling41,000 ft (12,500 m)
ArmamentNone
Other CapabilitiesRadar dome allows tracking and management of targets, including low flying ones at a range of more than 250 mi (400 km) for low-flying targets and  a range of approximately 400 mi (650 km) for aircraft flying at medium to high altitudes.

The aircraft has the ability to remain airborne for 8 hours.
Cost$270million
BackgroundDesigned following a desire by the Air Force to have an AEWACS aircraft that wasn't consistently on or reliant on naval deployment. It has been used prominently in conflict zones such as Revana (Supreme Sovereignty as was), Marseilles and most recently Phuebra. The aircraft is primarily classified as a defensive aircraft by the Achkaerinese Air Force.

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« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2019, 10:39:19 PM »
Name of ProductSnow Owl

RoleCarrier based AEWACS Aircraft
Electronic Surveillance
Crew5 : Pilot, Copilot, Radar Officer (RO), Combat Information Center Officer (CICO), Aircraft Control Officer (ACO)
Length17.59m
Max Speed350 kn (400 mph, 650 km/h)
Range2,708 km
Service Ceiling34,700 ft (10,600 m)
ArmamentNone
Other CapabilitiesEquipped with a high frequency surveillance radar and capable of being interlinked with other armed forces systems. The 2020 upgrade package for the Snow Owl will see further developments related to aerial refuelling, interlinking and radar detection ability.

The aircraft has a 6 hour endurance at sea but an 8 hour endurance on land.
Costin $182 million
BackgroundBuilt following the shift of naval battles and deployments from being battleship centric to carrier centric, the Snow Owl has been the eyes and ears for the Achkaerin Air Force at sea for many years, a proven aircraft seen in every major deployment over the last few years.
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« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2019, 11:02:55 PM »
Name of ProductSparrowhawk

Role Airborne battlefield
Ground surveillance aircraft
Electronic Warfare
Communications Reconnaissance
Crew5
Length30.3 m (99 ft 5 in)
Max SpeedMach 0.89
Range 9250 km (5800 miles)
Endurance of 9 hours
Service Ceiling14935 m (49000 ft)
ArmamentNone
Other CapabilitiesMuch of the internal workings of the aircraft are top secret. The export version however contains highly sensitive data gathering and image analysis systems.
The aircraft features a towed data gathering buoy that also operates automatically a variety of counter measures.
Cost$170million
BackgroundDeveloped at the request of the Strategic Air Operations Commander for an aircraft capable of tracking targets and then relaying information to strike aircraft and or other forces, with the shifting trend in ground combat in modern times being of counter insurgency this was thought to be a prudent idea. It is capable of being able to track and trace multiple targets at extreme range.

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« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2019, 11:55:49 PM »
Name of ProductSwallow

RoleStrategic Bomber
Crew5 (pilot, copilot, weapon systems officer, navigator, electronic warfare officer)
Length48.5m
Max Speed560 kn (650 mph, 1,047 km/h)
Range16,232 km
Service Ceiling50,000 ft (15,000 m)
Armament4 missile hardpoints (2 under each wing)
Approximately 70,000 lb (31,500 kg) mixed ordnance; bombs, mines, missiles, in various configurations.
Other CapabilitiesThe Swallow is equipped with an advanced targeting system and a Sniper advanced targeting pod. The aircraft also possesses a counter measure system.
Cost$60.2 million
BackgroundOriginally built as the airborne delivery system for Achkaerin's nuclear bombs following the Great War. The aircraft has since seen plenty of action as a more comprehensive bomber aircraft including notable use during the 1980's Toshikawa war. Despite its age the Swallow remains a mainstay of the Achkaerin Air Force and is the set aircraft for carrying the Heaven's Morningstar and Heaven's Hammer bombs.

Upgrades in more recent times to the Swallow saw it gain the ability to fire under wing mounted missiles.

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« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2019, 12:23:27 AM »
Name of ProductEagle

RoleAir to Air Tanker/Strategic Airlift
Crew3 (2 pilots, 1 boom operator) basic crew; 15 permanent seats for additional/optional air crew members, including aeromedical evacuation crew members
Length50.5m
Max SpeedMach 0.86 (570 mph, 914 km/h)
Range6,385 nmi (11,830 km) ; global with in flight refueling
Service Ceiling40,100 ft (12,200 m)
ArmamentNone
Other CapabilitiesIf used as a transport aircraft it can carry up to 114 people, 18 463L pallets, or 58 patients (24 litters, 34 ambulatory).
Cost$147.4 million
BackgroundDeveloped primarily to replace its predecessor as the aerial refuelling tanker of the Achkaerinese military however in a pinch, such as the Cult of Helus Genocide and evacuation of Khyat during the Phuebra conflict it has proven itself capable of being a solid transport aircraft.

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« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2019, 06:44:42 PM »
Name of ProductSea Dragon

RoleAir Sea Rescue
Maritime patrol
Firefighter aircraft
Crew11
Length33.46m
Max Speed560 km/h (350 mph, 300 kn)
Range4,700 km (2,900 mi, 2,500 nmi)
Service Ceiling7,195 m (23,606 ft)
ArmamentNone
Other CapabilitiesCapacity for 20 passengers or 12 stretchers, can land on and take off from the water's surface. The civilian firefighter variant is capable of carrying fifteen tonnes of water.
Costin $120 million
BackgroundOriginally designed for use in the civilian role of being in effect a fire plane, its amphibian capabilities attracted the Achkaerin Air Force purchase of a small number of them. While in service as an Air Force plane it has been used primarily on humanitarian operations most notably in the aftermath of the great disaster that befell the UNP. It's primary role in the Air Force has become to compliment the Navy's coastal patrol vessels.

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« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2019, 09:13:52 PM »
Name of ProductNight Owl

RoleAerial Command Centre
Crewup to 112
Length70.5m
Max Speed523 knots (602 mph, 969 km/h)
Range6,200 nmi (7,100 mi, 11,000 km)
Service Ceiling45,000 ft (14,000 m)
ArmamentNone
Other CapabilitiesHas nuclear electromagnetic pulse protection, nuclear and thermal effects shielding, advanced electronics, and a wide variety of communications equipment.

Has an endurance of over 150 hours
Cost$250 million
BackgroundBuilt during the Cold War to provide the means for respective Achkaerinese officials across the spectrum to operate should a disaster occur, this has since the fall of the WARSAW alliance been adapted to incorporate aerial command of various situations. However the initial purpose for the aircraft is still observed. All in all the initial brief for the Night Owl was "We need to be able to potentially run a war from it."

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« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2019, 09:36:26 PM »
Name of ProductNightingale

RoleStrategic/tactical airlift
Crew3 or 4 (2 pilots, 3rd optional, 1 loadmaster)
Length112 ft 9 in (34.4 m)
Max Speed362 kn (417 mph, 670 km/h)
Range1,800 nmi (2,100 mi, 3,300 km) at max normal payload (34,000 lb (15,422 kg)) Global with aerial refuelling
Service Ceiling28,000 ft (8,500 m) with 42,000 lb (19,051 kg) payload
Max ceiling: 40,386 ft (12,310 m)
ArmamentNone
Other CapabilitiesCapacity: 44,000 lb (19,958 kg)
128 passengers or
92 airborne troops or
8 pallets or
97 litter patients with 5 medical personnel or
23 Humvees, or 1 LAV III (with turret removed) or an M113 armored personnel carrier

can perform aerial refuelling if outfitted with the appropriate equipment.
Cost$150 million
BackgroundThe latest generation aircraft to bear the name, the Nightingale doesn't quite manage the same cargo capacity as the Hawk but it has enough to take the strain off the more aged aircraft.

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« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2019, 10:07:25 PM »
Name of ProductHawk

RoleStrategic and tactical airlifter
Crew3 (2 pilots, 1 loadmaster)
Length53m
Max Speed450 kn (520 mph, 830 km/h) (M0.740.79)
Range2,420 nmi (2,780 mi, 4,480 km) with 157,000 lb (71,214 kg) payload
Service Ceiling45,000 ft (14,000 m)
ArmamentNone
Other Capabilities170,900 lb (77,519 kg) of cargo distributed at max over 18 463L master pallets or a mix of palletized cargo and vehicles
102 paratroopers or
134 troops with palletized and sidewall seats or
54 troops with sidewall seats (allows 13 cargo pallets) only or
36 litter and 54 ambulatory patients and medical attendants or
Cargo, such as one M1 Abrams tank, three Strykers, or six M1117 Armored Security Vehicles
Cost$218 million
BackgroundBuilt to be the latest generation workhorse of Achkaerin cargo transport for military purposes. The Hawk has seen plenty of action over recent years both in combat and humanitarian operations and will likely see more in the years to come, it's a proven aircraft.

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« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2019, 10:28:00 PM »
Name of ProductHummingbird

RoleStrategic airlifter
Crew3
Length47m
Max Speed Mach 0.75
Range4,500 km (2,800 mi, 2,400 nmi) with max payload
7,800 km (4,847 mi) with 40,000 kg (88,185 lb)
10,000 km (6,214 mi)+ with paratroops.
Service Ceiling13,000 m (43,000 ft)
ArmamentNone
Other Capabilities66,000 kg (145,505 lb)
Cost$160 million
BackgroundUnlike the Hawk and the Nightingale the Hummingbird was built not for cargo transport (but it's capable of it) but specifically for troop transport the guiding principle being to be able to send troops anywhere on Mundus should they be required. The Hummingbird's range allows that capability, additionally by being a primarily a troop transport it does remove strain on the logistics of the other transports in service.
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« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2019, 11:53:34 PM »
Name of ProductKestrel

RoleTroop Transport Aircraft
Crew2
Length17.70m
Max Speed431 mph (694 km/h, 375 kn) at 20,000 ft (6,100 m)
Range3,800 mi (6,100 km, 3,300 nmi)
Service Ceiling25,000 ft (7,600 m)
ArmamentNone
Other CapabilitiesVSTOL Aircraft
Capacity for: 32 fully-equipped troops or
24 stretcher patients and 4 attendents or
8,000 lb (3,600 kg) cargo
Cost$100 million
BackgroundStarted out life as a technology demonstrator that would see future aircraft developed from it, the Air Force surprisingly ordered a small number for testing as transport aircraft, seeing the potential for SAR and evacuation operations, the aircraft has since been listed as a "specialist" aircraft by the Achkaerin Air Force and remains in service.

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« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2019, 12:22:24 AM »
Name of ProductNight Fury

RoleStrategic Bomber
Crew1
Length30m
Max SpeedMach 1.5 (altitude) Mach 0.9 (low)
Range14,000km (approx)
Service Ceiling21,000m (68897 ft)
ArmamentSix external hardpoints and three internal bomb bays (payload capacity 80,000lbs)
Other CapabilitiesThe design has stealth features, the bomb bays can be rigged with extra fuel tanks
Cost$300 million
BackgroundCreated from a two part brief firstly to have a bomber type aircraft that could carry out precision operations faster than the Swallow but also to be able to strike with a longer range. The Night Fury was originally conceived under the term "Global Strike Weapon" a nod to the long range and substantive payload capacity of the aircraft, it is designed to be able to carry the vast majority of missiles and bombs used by the Achkaerin Air Force.
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« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2019, 12:45:04 AM »
Name of ProductDragonite

RoleMulti-Role Fighter
Carrier Capable
Crew1
Length15.27 m (50.1 ft)
Max SpeedHigh altitude: Mach 1.8 (1,912 km/h, 1,032 knots)
Low altitude: Mach 1.1 (1,390 km/h, 750 knots)
Range3,700 km (2,000 nmi)
Service Ceiling15,235 m (50,000 ft)
ArmamentGuns: 1 30 mm (1.18 in) GIAT 30/M791 autocannon with 125 rounds
Hardpoints: 13 with a capacity of 9,500 kg (20,900 lb)
Other CapabilitiesRAPTOR pod capable
Cost$70million
BackgroundDesigned in the early 1980's to be the carrier based version of the Raptorwing. It's been the mainstay of the Achkaerin Air Force's carrier based aircraft since then, an agile aircraft with good speed and strike capabilities able to carry out a multitude of different operations.

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« Reply #14 on: November 23, 2019, 04:34:59 PM »
Name of ProductWyvern

RoleMulti role fighter
Carrier capable
Crew1
Length15m
Max SpeedAt Altitude:- Mach 2.2+
At Low Level:- Mach 1.4
Range4000km
Service Ceiling70,000 feet (21336m)
Armament1 mounted 23 mm twin-barrel GSh-23 cannon with 220 rounds of ammunition.
Hardpoints: 10 ( 1 beneath the port-side intake trunk for targeting pods, 6 wing, and 2 fuselage) with a capacity of 8,000 kg
Other CapabilitiesThe design has stealth features
Cost$120 million
BackgroundBuilt to compliment the Dragonite, a joint venture between AADC and Riviere Corporation - faster and with greater range than the Dragonite the Wyvern is widely regarded as the basis for future combat aircraft of the Achkaerin Air Force. It may not be as heavily armed as similar aircraft but it makes up for it with its targeting systems making it the proverbial scalpel rather than a hammer.

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« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2019, 04:47:51 PM »
Name of ProductRaptorwing

RoleMulti-Role Fighter
Air Superiority Fighter
Trainer
CrewAvaliable as a 1 seater (Multi-Role & Air Superiority) and a 2 seater (trainer)
Length 15.96 m (52.4 ft)
Max SpeedAt altitude: Mach 2 (2,495 km/h or 1,550 mph at 10,975m altitude)
At sea level: Mach 1.25(1,530 km/h or 950 mph)
Supercruise: Mach 1.5
Range 2,900 km (1,800 mi)
Service Ceiling19,812 m (65,000 ft)
ArmamentGuns: 1 27 mm Mauser BK-27 revolver cannon with 150 rounds
Hardpoints: Total of 13: 8 under-wing; and 5 under-fuselage pylon stations; holding in excess of 9,000 kg (19,800 lb) of payload
Other CapabilitiesCapable of carrying the RAPTOR pod.
Cost$80million
BackgroundDesigned primarily to defend Achkaerinese airspace while the Dragonite was more offensive, however over time it became apparent that the Raptorwing was a capable multi-role fighter and has proven itself as an excellent strike aircraft. The aircraft is also the go to in terms of the escorts for government and royal aircraft.

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« Reply #16 on: November 23, 2019, 08:05:10 PM »
Name of ProductBlackbird

RoleTrainer/Light Combat (B-A)
Carrier Capable Trainer (B-B)
Light Multirole Fighter (B-C - pictured above)
CrewBA & BB: 2 (Student and instructor)
BC: 1
LengthBA: 12.43m
BB: 11.99m
BC: 11.38m
Max SpeedBA: Mach 0.84 (1,028 km/h, 638 mph) at altitude (Mach 1.2 in dive)
BB: 560 knots, (645 mph, 1,038 km/h) at 8,000 ft
BC: Mach 1.2
RangeBA: 2,520 km (1,360 nmi, 1,565 mi)
BB: 700 nmi (805 mi, 1288 km)
BC: 1,950 km (1,210 mi, 1,050 nmi) with 3 drop tanks
Service CeilingBA: 13,565 m (44,500 ft)
BB: 42,500 ft (12,950 m)
BC: 15,250 m (50,030 ft)
ArmamentNote armaments for BA and BB are optional

BA: 1 30 mm ADEN cannon, in centreline pod
Up to 6,800 lb (3,085 kg) of weapons on five hardpoints

BB: x2 hardpoints (1 per wing) can carry practice bomb racks (can carry up to 12 Mk-76 practice bombs), rocket pods, or fuel tanks

BC: Guns: 1 30 mm (1.181 in) Aden cannon with 120 rounds
Hardpoints: Total of 7: 4 under-wing; and 1 under-fuselage; and 2 wingtip for bombs, missiles and rockets.
Other Capabilities----
Cost$18 million (BA & BB)
$25 million (BC)
BackgroundThe original Blackbird was built to provide a basic training aircraft for the Air Force, with the focus on carrier operations becoming more and more important a carrier variant the B-B was produced. Both the B-A and B-B were for training purposes designed to be outfitted with weapons and as such naturally developed into potential light combat aircraft though both are primarily training aircraft. The B-C represents a further development of the aircraft as a light multirole option and at a decent price. A small number of B-A's comprise the Flying Fox display squadron of the Achkaerin Air Force.

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« Reply #17 on: November 23, 2019, 09:00:16 PM »
Name of ProductDragonfly

RoleMaritime Patrol Aircraft
Crew1 (two seater versions available)
Length8.4m
Max Speed0.1 Mach (81 knots)
Range1500km
Service Ceiling457m (1500 feet)
Efficient Cruise Height: 175mm
Ground Effect Limit: approx 3m
Armament1 x Machine Gun
Rockets/Missiles
Other CapabilitiesGround Effect Vehicle

The design gives a small radar signature making it difficult to track on radar.
Cost$25 million
BackgroundOriginally researched as a technology demonstrator project but was mothballed by the Ministry of Defence. The deployment of the Zircon missile by Kaitaine in 2017 saw a renewed interest in developing the Dragonfly as a practical aircraft by the Achkaerinese Air Force, originally intending it as the launch platform for the Heaven's Dagger missile, however factors in the design relating to the fan and the engine meant that this was never fulfilled as it had the speed and the stealth but the noise was a giveaway to the target. The Air Force has taken to using it as a patrol aircraft and it's believed to be a testbed for future technology uses.

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« Reply #18 on: November 23, 2019, 11:54:50 PM »
Name of ProductWasp

RoleAttack helicopter
Crew2 (pilot and weapon systems officer)
Length14.08m
Max Speed290 km/h (180 mph, 160 kn) with rotor head mast
315 km/h (196 mph; 170 kn) without rotor head mast
Range800 km (500 mi, 430 nmi)
1,300 km (810 mi, 700 nmi) with external tanks in the inboard stations
Service Ceiling4,000 m (13,000 ft)
Armament1 30 mm (1.18 in) GIAT 30 cannon in chin turret, with up to 450 rounds.
4 hardpoints (2x inner 2x outer) capable of carrying missiles and rockets
Other CapabilitiesCan operate at all times in all weathers including the aftermath of nuclear, chemical or biological warfare.
The wasp features stealth measures to reduce its visual, radar, infra red and acoustic signatures and the materials used in its construction give it a reduced radar cross-section.
The design of the Wasp includes a high degree of crash worthiness; many of the onboard systems have redundancies and are segregated to minimise the effect of damage.

The Wasp is equipped with a battlefield management and map display system, integrated communications (HF/VHM/FM radio and satellite) and data transfer links, a high-authority digital automatic flight control system and a mast mounted sight sensor incorporating optical TV and thermal cameras, a laser range finder/tracker/designator, and multiple gyroscopes for stabilisation.
Cost$48 million
BackgroundDeveloped in the 1980's to fill a gap for an agile helicopter capable of navigating tight spaces while also carrying a decent amount of firepower, the Wasp's development program suffered delays due to the Toshikawan war of the late 1980's but it eventually bore fruit in the 1990's. The Wasp has been used in several conflicts including the Marseilles crisis, Seaforth Eugenics War and most recently the Lakhzovian civil war.
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« Reply #19 on: November 24, 2019, 12:13:01 AM »
Name of ProductStymphalia

RoleUtility Helicopter
Crew2 flight crew + loadmaster / sensor operator
Length16.13m
Max Speed300 km/h (190 mph, 160 kn)
Range1,000 km (620 mi; 540 nmi)
Service Ceiling6,000 m (20,000 ft)
5 hour endurance
Armament2x door gun (standard)
anti-submarine and/or air to surface missiles (optional)
Other CapabilitiesThe Stymphalia features an ice protection system making it ideal for operation in cold climates, is capable of all-weather day-and-night operations as well as ship-borne operations during high sea states. The helicopter has a high level of crashworthiness and has a cabin designed to accommodate modular equipment packages to enable the rotorcraft to be rapidly reconfigured, providing for operational flexibility.

In troop transport mode it can accommodate up to 20 fully equipped soldiers, or up to 12 stretchers in a medical evacuation role, some light vehicles may also be transported.

The main cabin is equipped with environmental control systems and sound proofing measures to improve passenger conditions.
Cost$40 million
BackgroundDeveloped in the 1980's for the purposes of battlefield transport and anti-ship/anti-submarine warfare, the brief was deliberately wide due to the preference for having a multi role piece of equipment. It remains a stalwart of the Achkaerinese military.

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« Reply #20 on: November 25, 2019, 10:05:49 PM »
Name of ProductBumblebee

RoleTransport Helicopter
Crewthree (pilot, copilot, flight engineer or loadmaster)
Length30.1m
Max Speed170 knots (196 mph, 315 km/h)
Range2,252 km
Service Ceiling20,000 ft (6100 m)
ArmamentUp to 3 pintle-mounted medium machine guns (1 on loading ramp and 2 at shoulder windows), generally 7.62 mm (0.308 in) M240/FN MAG machine guns, and can be armed with the 7.62 mm M134 Minigun rotary machine gun. (military versions only)
Other CapabilitiesCapacity:
3355 troops or
24 litters and 3 attendants or
Payload of 24,000 lb (10,886 kg)
Cost$38.5 million
BackgroundBuilt to be the mainstay transport helicopter of the Achkaerinese military, it's practical design has since seen its area of work expanded to include police, fire and ambulance services as required. It has also proven a popular civilian transport option especially for short internal flights.

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« Reply #21 on: November 25, 2019, 10:27:13 PM »
Name of ProductFinch

RoleTroop Transport/Utility Helicopter
Crew2 pilots (flight crew) with 2 crew chiefs/gunners
Length19.76m
Max Speed159 kn (183 mph; 294 km/h)
Range1,380 mi (1,200 nmi; 2,220 km) with ESSS stub wings and external tanks
Service Ceiling19,000 ft (5,790 m)
ArmamentGuns:
2 7.62 mm (0.30 in) M240 machine guns
2 7.62 mm (0.30 in) M134 minigun or
2 12.7 mm (0.50 in) GAU-19 gatling guns

Hardpoints: 4, 2 per ESSS stub wings
Other CapabilitiesStealth design featuring noise reduction measures.

Capacity: 2,640 lb (1,200 kg) of cargo internally, including 11 troops or 6 stretchers, or 9,000 lb (4,100 kg) of cargo externally
Cost$50 million
BackgroundThe origins of the Finch are hotly disputed within the Achkaerinese military establishment, it clearly serves the purposes of a stealth helicopter designed for the insertion and extraction of special forces from combat areas. However there exists a rumour that the Finch was originally built for one particular mission in the late 1990's. Whichever of these it may be (and it could be both) there's no question that over the years the Finch has been a valuable asset to the Achkaerinese military.

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« Reply #22 on: November 25, 2019, 10:36:57 PM »
Name of ProductButterfly

RoleV/STOL military transport aircraft
CrewFour (pilot, copilot and two flight engineers/crew chiefs)
Length17.5m
Max Speed275 knots (509 km/h, 316 mph) at sea level / 305 kn (565 km/h; 351 mph) at 15,000 ft (4,600 m)
Range1,940 nmi (2,230 mi, 3,590 km) with auxiliary internal fuel tanks
Service Ceiling25,000 ft (7,620 m)
Armament1 7.62 mm (.308 in) M240 machine gun or .50 in (12.7 mm) M2 Browning machine gun on ramp, removable
1 7.62 mm (.308 in) GAU-17 minigun, belly-mounted, retractable, video remote control in the Remote Guardian System [optional]
Other CapabilitiesCapacity:
24 troops (seated), 32 troops (floor loaded), or
20,000 lb (9,070 kg) of internal cargo, or up to 15,000 lb (6,800 kg) of external cargo (dual hook)
1 light internally transportable ground vehicle
Cost$75 million
BackgroundBuilt to provide a workhorse aircraft capable of operating at sea, moving a wide variety of loads. The Butterfly's been in service for over 30 years and is still regarded as one of the most important aircraft in the Achkaerinese military, it's been a feature of many recent battlefields on Mundus.
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Re: Achkaerin Aeronautical Development Company
« Reply #23 on: November 25, 2019, 10:54:55 PM »
Name of ProductOwl

RoleSurveillance UAV
CrewUnmanned - 1 operator for manual flight
Length47.6 feet (14.5m)
Max Speed357mph
Range22,772km
Service Ceiling60,000 feet
Armamentunarmed
Other CapabilitiesEquipped with a variety of high resolution camera's and other intelligence gathering equipment.
Cost$104 million
BackgroundBuilt to facilitate intelligence gathering in conflict zones and beyond to better enable other elements of the Achkaerinese military to deal with threats more efficiently. The Owl has been a useful asset since its introduction into service. It's primary role has been long range monitoring of situations as they develop.

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« Reply #24 on: November 25, 2019, 11:10:33 PM »
Name of ProductPeregrine Falcon

RoleUCAV
CrewUnmanned - 1 operator required for manual.
Length10.9m
Max Speed230mph
Range1850km
Service Ceiling50,000 feet
Armament4 Hardpoints for missiles of varying types
Other CapabilitiesCapable of identifying and tracking targets independent of an operator (however does require an operator when firing weapons). The drone does have intelligence gathering capabilities as well.

The drone is easily disassembled allowing for it to be transported worldwide for potential global use.
Cost$64.2 million
BackgroundIn the 21st century (especially considering WARSAW-CSTO tensions) it became necessary to develop the means of being able to destroy a time sensitive target that perhaps a conventional jet would not be able to reach, therefore the Peregrine Falcon was developed. Originally there had been a suggestion that the drone could be programmed to be capable of firing its weapons independent of the operator however this was vetoed by the Achkaerin Air Force.

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« Reply #25 on: November 25, 2019, 11:37:40 PM »
Name of ProductElf Owl

RoleUAV
CrewUnmanned - 1 operator for manual flight
Length1.07m
Max Speed<30mph
Range<100km
Service Ceiling3000m
ArmamentNone
Other CapabilitiesOrnihopper - it looks like (from all but a close distance) a seagull and it even moves like one. It's outfitted with camera's for close in surveillance. The manufacturers have experimented with fitting a small lightweight solar panel to the spine of the Elf Owl to increase range.

The Elf Owl can operate completely autonomously.

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Cost$45 million
BackgroundA joint AADC and Riviere Corporation research project on flight mechanics for an Achkaerin Space Agency project but once it became apparent that from a distance no one could tell the difference between the Elf Owl and a normal bird the potential intelligence applications were explored resulting in a drone that breaks the mould from all others.

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« Reply #26 on: August 04, 2020, 05:47:02 PM »
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Patronus
RoleUAV/UCAV
CrewUnmanned - 1 operator required for manual flight.
Length4.2 m
Max SpeedMach 0.6
Range560 km
Service Ceiling40,000 feet
ArmamentCan carry a warhead for a variety of weapons.
Other Capabilitiescan carry a variety of payloads, including electro-optical sensors, infrared imagers, electronic warfare systems, and weapons.
semi-autonomous, allowing a controller either in the mothership or on the ground to control up to eight X-61As at one time.
Deployable from a hardpoint on an aircraft.
Cost$25 million
BackgroundDesigned to be a low cost and recoverable UAV capable of carrying out a variety of mission types, some see it as a nod toward the future of warfare as autonomous or semi-autonomous in nature. The ability to operate and recover the Patronus drone while airborne as well as turn it around aboard the mothership drastically increases the effectiveness of the drone in the field.

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« Reply #27 on: August 02, 2021, 04:03:30 PM »
Name of Product
Harpy
RoleHigh altitude Fighter/Interceptor
CrewOne (two seater versions available)
Length22m
Max Speedat altitude Mach 2.83
at low altitude Mach 1.21
cruise speed Mach 2.35
Range3,000 km (1,900 mi, 1,600 nmi) with 4 x R-33E and 2 drop tanks
5,400 km (3,400 mi; 2,900 nmi) with 4 x R-33E and 2 drop tanks with one aerial refueling
Service Ceiling82,000 + feet
Armament1 23 mm rotary cannon with 800 rounds
Hardpoints: 8 underwing pylons with provisions to carry combinations of Air to Air Missiles and Air to Surface Missiles
Other CapabilitiesAvionics system
passive electronically scanned array radar
Cost$70 million
BackgroundBuilt to fill a role that most thought wouldn't need filling, however advancements in weapons technology changed that. The Harpy is designated a specialist aircraft primarily for interception operations at high altitude and high speed, but has capability to be used as close support.
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« Reply #28 on: August 02, 2021, 04:03:45 PM »
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Comet
RoleSupersonic Passenger Jet/Private Jet
Crew3
Length65m
Max SpeedMach 2.2
Range8000km
Service Ceiling43,000 feet
Armamentunarmed
Other CapabilitiesCan carry approx 277 passengers.
Variable wing sweep
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Cost$200 million
BackgroundBuilt mainly as a supersonic transport aircraft, the Comet's main claim to fame is as the designation 'Fox One' the official transport of the Achkaerinese Royal Family, is a modified version of the passenger aircraft that can transport everything the Crown requires around Mundus  (OOC - it's also is a fully operational aerial command centre, though the specifics of this are highly classified). The sweeping wings give it a defining feature.

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« Reply #29 on: August 02, 2021, 04:04:01 PM »
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Raven
RoleSTOL troop/cargo transport
Crew2
Length20m
Max SpeedMach 0.8
Range3300 km
Service Ceiling37,990 ft
ArmamentUp to 500 kg (1,102 lb) of weapons on two hardpoints. Typically, machine gun pods or rocket launchers.
Other CapabilitiesCapacity: 26 passengers / 25 paratroops / 2,820 kg (6,217 lb) military payload / 2,700 kg (5,952 lb) cargo payload
Avionics system
Cost$140 million
BackgroundDeveloped to replace the Kestrel, the brief for the Raven was a STOL aircraft capable of transporting troops into hostile areas in as safe a manner as possible. It's quick and agile and packs a small punch, it's not got the greatest cargo capacity due to the primary focus as a troop transport but it does have some versatility.
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