Intruder High Speed Recon Aircraft (Military Aircraft)

The Intruder is a specialized reconnaissance aircraft usually built in very small numbers. Its normal mode of operation is to cruise on its turbofan engine using fuel from external tanks as close as practical to its objective. The tanks are then jettisoned, the ramjets ignited, and the aircraft makes a very speed pass over the target, using radar or photographic equipment.

CraftID: Intruder High Speed Recon Aircraft, TL8, Cr1,388,430
Hull: 48/120, Disp=53.4, CleanWt=12t, FullLoad=15t, Airframe=Hypersonic, Armor=none
Power: 0.42MW drawn from engines
Loco: 4/10, BasicTurboFan*1, Thrust=21t, Endurance=10min(internal fuel), BasicRamjet*2, Thrust=60t, Endurance=6min

MaxAccel Drag MaxSpeed Cruise Range Agility

Clean(Ramjet) 5.0 - 3750 2813 281 10

Clean(Turbo) 1.75 - 1925 1444 235 5

Loaded 1.4 2 1509 1131 2205 4

Comm: Radio=Continental(5000)
Sensors: AllWeatherRadar=Regional(500), ActObjScan=Diff, ActObjPin=Diff
2*Plumbed Inboard Hardpoints, Typical external load=2*1500liter
tank, (3000 liters of externally carried fuel adds 1 hour, 50 minutes to
endurance, calculated above under loaded data)
Control: Powered (2mp)
Accom: Crew=1, Complex cockpit with rocket escape pod*1, Env=basic env, basic ls
Other: Fuel=2.258kl, Cargo=0.3tons (photographic equipment), ObjSize=Small, EmLevel=Faint

Author: R.S.Dean