BARD PAPER: VERA0006
design by Idiot/Savant
The next advance from the Mosquito; a larger and faster
aircraft, the classic Stringbag is both heavier-armed and more
maneuverable than its predecessor. Like the Mosquito, its twin
forward-firing machine-guns are equipped with interrupter gear, and
it mounts a light bomb-rack for ground-attack purposes.
Combat in these primitive craft is a dodgy prospect at best,
as they burst into flames and fall out of the sky at the slightest
provocation, and the cramped crewstation leaves no room for a
parachute. On the other hand, the lack of fire-control equipment and
short range of the weaponry means that it requires great skill to
even hit the enemy. Thus, the pilots of these low-tech vehicles
regard themselves as something of an "elite".
The plane was designed with Fire Fusion & Steel.
- Price: 13,135 Cr
- Tech Level: 4
- Size: 24m3
- Mass: 400 kg fueled, 540 kg max takeoff.
- Power: 0.066 MW internal combustion engine with propeller generating 0.033 tonnes thrust (no surplus power)
- Maint: 1
Controls: Primitive Mechanical
Electronic Countermeasures: None
Life Support: None
Crew 2: Pilot in cramped crewstation, gunner/observer in open crewstation.
Fire Control None
Aramanment: Two TL-4 HMG (sans bipod) in forward flexible mount. One fuselage hardpoint, capable of carrying up to 80 kg of
ordanance. Bomb loads are either 8 * 10 kg bombs or 4 * 20 kg.
Ammo: 1200 rounds of ammo for each HMG.
Maxiumum Speed: 221 kph, 162 kph loaded.
Cruising Speed: 166 kph 121 kph loaded.
NOE Speed: NA
Travel Move: 664 km, 484 km loaded.
Combat Move: 31 unloaded, 23 loaded.
Fuel Consumption: 13.2 L HCD/hour
Internal Fuel Capacity: 52.2 liters HCD
Endurance: 1.7 hours
Range: 332 km, 242 km loaded.
Takeoff Roll: 119 m, 219 m loaded.
Landing Roll: 75 m
|Round||ROF||Dam val||Pen Rtg|| Bulk|| Mag|| Recoil ||Short
||7*57mm ball (flexi)|| 10||4|| 2-3-Nil ||6|| 1200|| -|| 200
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