Talon Aerospace Fighter

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Stats

  • Era: Mid Early Space Era
  • Manufacturer:
  • Government(s)/Organization(s): Russia
  • Type: LEO Capable Aerospace Fighter
  • Size: Light
  • Crew: 1
  • Speed: B (A with booster)
    • Acceleration
      • Cruise: 1G
      • Max: 1.45G/3G
    • Low Atmosphere
      • Cruise: Mach 1
      • Max: Mach 1.9
    • High Atmosphere
      • Cruise: Mach 2
      • Max: Mach 3.9+
    • Ceiling:
  • Agility: A (B with booster)
  • Armor: F+
  • Endurance: D
  • Weapons: 2 standard missiles (1-2 shot), 6 Variable Wing Pylons
  • Defenses: Limited Radar Stealth, Flare/Chaff Launcher
  • Sensors: C

History

The Talon Aerospace Fighter is a Russian design that attempts to work around certain limitations. The Talon is a Sixth+ generation fighter, but they wanted to keep it as light as possible so it had to make some compromises. It was also designed for use low earth orbit which was rather unique when work began on it.

The primary weapons of the Talon are six underwing missile pylons, though these cannot be used if transitioning into the atmosphere from LEO. Otherwise it has two small missile bays with a single missile in each side of the fuselage which can be used regardless. It’s engine design is unique, though it’s primary engine is a single scram-jet design not that different from most other aircraft of it’s generation. What is very different are two smaller engines designed to work solely in space. While their output is limited and only works once reaching a sufficiently high relative altitude, they are not limited to requiring oxygen to function.

To reach orbit a rocket pod was designed that fits over the top of the fighter. The rocket pod provides just enough thrust to reach LEO and can then be disengaged. Visually this pod looks a lot like a small ICBM or a classic booster rocket just small enough in diameter to fit between the tail fins.

Talon Aerospace Fighter

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