A-12 Thundercat Aerodyne

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Stats

  • Era: Space Era
  • Manufacturer: Fairchild
  • Government(s)/Organization(s): US, UK, Germany, and Others
  • Type: Fixed-Winged Aerodyne
  • Size: Large
  • Crew: 1
  • Speed: C
    • Maximum Air Speed: Mach 1
  • Agility: C
  • Armor: B
  • Endurance: B
  • Weapons: 1 Railgun, 2 Rocket Pods (1-22 shots, 22 max), 4 Wing Pylons
  • Defenses:
  • Sensors: C

History

The A-12 Thundercat Aerodyne is an update to the classic A-10 Warthog and has mostly replaced helicopter gunships for the nations that use it. Unlike the classic A-10 the A-12 can actually turn off it’s engines and glide, those engines are also more efficient durable turbines giving it higher speeds then rotorcraft. The only thing the A-12 cannot do compared to rotorcraft is to hover. This lead many nations to adopt it over conventional rotorcraft including the US, UK, and Germany.

The Thundercat has a nose mounted rapid fire railgun instead of the A-10’s traditional avenger cannon. This weapon is assisted by two low profile rocket pods which can hold eleven rockets each. Finally four underwing missile pylons. Each pylon can hold up to three standard missiles, a single recoilless rifle, or a pair of heavy bombs.

A-12 Thundercat Aerodyne

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