Retaliator VTOL Medium Attack Plane (Military Aircraft)

The Retaliator VTOL attack plane is built locally from standard data packages by numerous governments both inside and outside the Imperium. The antiaircraft threat at TL9 is usually sufficient to ensure that it is more profitable to employ attack aircraft with long range standoff munitions. As a result, no cannon is normally installed on the Retaliator. One or two cannon pods can, of course, be carried if the circumstances warrant it. The Retaliator is equipped with an extensive electronics suite, including laser communication (Highly jam resistant, but requiring a computer to use from a moving vehicle), and LADAR (for both target acquisition and designation). The radar jammer is only intended for use against SAMs and similarly lowpowered applications. Additional jamming support would be used against heavily defended targets.

CraftID: Retaliator VTOL Fighter/Attack, TL9, Cr1,598,000
Hull: 48/120, Disp=53.3, Loaded=16.2t, Unloaded=12t, Airframe=Supersonic, Armor=none
Power: 0.45 MW drawn from engines, Endurance=2.5hrs
Loco: 4/10, High performance turbofan*1, Thrust=21t

MaxAccel Drag MaxSpeed Cruise Range Agility

Clean 1.75 - 1925 1444 3600 5

Loaded 1.30 6 1344 1008 2520 4

Comm: Radio=Regional(500km), LaserComm=VDist(50km)
Sensors: AdvImageEnhancement, AllWeatherRadar=VDist(50km), LADAR=VDist(50km), RadarJammer=Dist(5km), ActObjScan=Diff, ActObjPin=Diff
Off:
2*plumbed inboard hardpoints, 2*inboard hardpoint, 2*outboard
hardpoints, Typical external ordnance load=4*1000kg ASM, 2*100kg IRH ATA
missiles
Def:
-
Control: Powered, Computer Model 0
Accom: Crew=2 (Pilot, Weapons System Operator), Complex armored cockpit with adv ejection seat*2, Env=basic env, basic ls
Other: Fuel=5.08kl(2 external 1500 liter tanks add 1.5 hours to endurance), ObjSize=Small, EmLevel=Faint

Author: R.S.Dean