Sanda Aerospace Fighter

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Stats

  • Era: Initial Early Space Era
  • Manufacturer:
  • Government(s)/Organization(s): Japan
  • Type: Aerospace Fighter
  • Size: Light
  • Crew: 1
  • Speed: B-
    • Acceleration
      • Cruise: 0.8G
      • Max: 1.11G
    • Low Atmosphere
      • Cruise: Mach 1
      • Max: Mach 1.75
    • High Atmosphere
      • Cruise: Mach 2
      • Max: Mach 3.5
    • Ceiling: 120km
  • Agility: B
  • Armor: D-
  • Endurance: D
  • Weapons: 2 Rapid Fire Cannons, 4 Variable Wing Pylons
  • Defenses: Limited Radar Stealth, Chaff/Flare Launcher
  • Sensors: C

History

The Sanda, or Thunder in English, is variably a forth or sixth generation fighter (depending who you ask) designed by Japan. While not as fast or agile as the Chinese Biao, it did have the advantage of being well suited to working from aircraft carriers. It also has the ‘odd’ capability of folding it’s wings and tail fins at different angles and can adjust these in flight allowing it to change it’s flight characteristics at will.

It does not offer true stealth capability as it has no internal missile bays relying on external missile pylons instead. As it’s only other weapon is a nose mounted rapid fire cannon removing the pylons for full stealth is questionable. It uses a single large scram-jet engine with vectored thrust capability heavily influenced from the US F-16 design. It is actually capable of reaching low earth orbit given sufficient fuel and enough time.

Sanda Aerospace Fighter

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