FIXED WING AIRCRAFT

FIXED WING AIRCRAFT

While RAVEN is a primary CAS role, it has many different ways is can fulfill that role. RAVEN has different fixed wing aircraft to help it excel at the role that is required from it. 

Command along with TACP will advise what sort of CAS will be required and suggest the best fixed wing aircraft for that role.

Some of these Fixed wing aircraft are as follows:

  • F-18E – Single Seat Multi Role Jet
    • Great Multi Role, ATG, ATA
    • Very Strong Air Fighter
    • GBU12, ATG-65 Maverick, AIM Sidewinder
    • 20mm Cannon
    • Fast, Afterburners
    • Basic Targeting System
    • Extra Fuel Tank Pod
    • Carrier Launch and Landings possible
    • Ejection System
  • F-18F – 2 Seat Multi Role Jet
    • Great Multi Role, ATG, ATA
    • GBU12, ATG-65 Maverick, AIM Sidewinder
    • 20mm Cannon
    • Carries Large Payload, Maxed out at 8x GBU12, 2 x AGM, 2 x AIM, 1 x Extra Fuel
    • Fast, Afterburners
    • Advanced Targeting Systems, GPS Targeting, Laser Targeting, High Range Thermal/NV CCIP.
    • Extra Fuel Tank Pod
    • Carrier Launch and Landing Possible
    • Ejection System
    • 2nd Seat weapons officer, Large targeting range.
    • Able to provide high level recon
    • RAAF Paint
  • A-164 WIPEOUT (A-10 Thunderbolt)
    • CAS Focused Jet
    • GBU12, AGM-65 Maverick, Hyrda-70, AIM Sidewinder
    • 30mm Gatling Cannon
    • Slow acceleration, Airbrakes
    • Advanced Targeting System, High Range CCIP, Targeting Pod
    • High Control on Top-Down Gun Runs or Air Strikes.
  • A-10C Thunderbolt II
    • CAS Focused Jet
    • GBU12, AGM-65 Maverick, Hyrda-70
    • 30mm Gatling Cannon
    • Slow Acceleration, Airbrake
    • GPS Targeting system
    • High Control on Top-Down Gun Runs or Air Strikes

 

If a Air threat is possible it would be advisable to avoid the A-164 or A-10c.

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