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VariantsEdit

A-4A ThundererEdit

The A-4A Thunderer is a tactical bomber variant of the A-4 Lightning. Though it is constructed from the same airframe, it has reinforced under-fuselage pylons, allowing it to carry additional bombs at the cost of some maneuverability due to the additional weight.

SpecificationsEdit

General characteristicsEdit

  • Crew: 1
  • Length: 19.4
  • Wingspan: 13.8 m
  • Height: 5.63 m
  • Empty weight: 12,670 kg
  • Loaded weight: 20,000 kg
  • Max takeoff weight: 30,200 kg
  • Powerplant: 2 × E-12 afterburning turbofans
    • Dry thrust: 76.3 kN
    • Thrust with afterburner: 128.9 kN

PerformanceEdit

  • Maximum speed:
    • High altitude: Mach 2.5+ (2,660+ km/h)
    • Low altitude: Mach 1.2 (1,450 km/h)
  • Combat radius: 2,000 km for interdiction mission
  • Ferry range: 5,550 km with conformal fuel tanks and three external fuel tanks
  • Service ceiling: 20,000 m
  • Rate of climb: 250 m/s
  • Wing loading: 358 kg/m²
  • Thrust/weight: 1.2

ArmamentEdit

Guns
  • 1 × AM-12 nose-mounted 30 mm gatling cannon
Hardpoints
  • 2 × O-9 standard launch rails (wingtips)
  • 6 × O-10 standard pylons (under-wing)
  • 2 × O-11 standard ordinance racks (under-fuselage)
Missiles
  • 2 × AAM-13 and
  • 6 × AAM-13 or 6 × AAM-14 and
  • 4 × AAM-13 or 2 × AAM-14

AvionicsEdit

  • Radar
    • D-13 active electronically scanned array
    Countermeasures
    • C-15 electronic allegiance interrogator
    • D-17 electronic warfare warning system
    • D-16 radar warning system
    • C-14 electronic countermeasure system
    • O-18 chaff/flare dispensers
    Other
    • O-19 cargo pod.

See AlsoEdit

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