Ilyushin Il-102/VL-1300 Foxtiger . The new ground attack aircraft of the Imperial Lego Air Force .
My latest MOC represents an llyushin IL-102 ground attack aircraft with some modifications in the armament, wings and systems. In the Imperial Lego Air Force, it’s known as the VL-1300 “Foxtiger”. I will later build the Soviet plane, with a different wing and Soviet Markings.
More info and images here, please click!
The Vila Disparador VL-1300 (Reporting Name: "Foxtiger") is a single-seat, twin-engine jet aircraft developed in the Lego Empire and designed to provide close air support for the Imperial Lego Ground Forces.
The Foxtiger is designed to be refueled, rearmed, and serviced with minimal equipment. Also, most repairs can be done in the field. If runways are damaged in an attack, the plane can operate from taxiways, straight roadway sections or even grass fields. The Foxtiger is probably, the toughest aircraft in the world, being capable to survive direct hits from armor-piercing and high-explosive projectiles up to 40 mm. The crew cockpits, engines, fuel tanks and control systems are armored to protect against ground fire.
The aircraft can operate almost all the light and medium ground attack armament used by the Imperial Lego Air Force and the “Aviação Naval Imperial” (Imperial Navy Aviation). Although not built to operate from aircraft carriers, the VL-1300 Foxtiger made a series of highly successful tests on board the Imperial Navy Aircraft Carriers. However, it failed to secure any orders from the navy.
IL-102 (from Wikipedia)
In 1967, the Soviet Air Forces drew up a specification for a jet-powered shturmovik or armoured ground attack aircraft. While Sukhoi designed an all-new single seat aircraft, the Su-25, Ilyushin proposed a modified version of their Il-40 of 1953 under the designation Il-42, which unlike the Sukhoi was a two seat aircraft with a remotely controlled rear gun turret. The design was rejected by the Soviet Air Forces, but Ilyushin decided to continue development as a private venture, renaming the programme Il-102.
The Il-102 first prototype flew on 25 September 1982, with a second airframe built for static tests, and carried out 250 test flights until it was grounded in 1984 when the engine life expired.
The Il-102 was a low-winged monoplane with moderately swept (30 degrees) wings and powered by two Klimov RD-33I turbofans (non-afterburning versions of the engines that power the Mikoyan MiG-29 fighter). It was highly unusual for its time in having a rear gun turret, something not seen in ground attack aircraft since the World War II Il-2 Shturmovik and Il-10, the Il-102's spiritual ancestors, controlled remotely by a gunner sitting in a cockpit above the trailing edge of the wing. The crew cockpits, engines and fuel tanks were armoured to protect against ground fire.
Although development was abandoned in 1984, the prototype Il-102 was publicly unveiled at the 1992 Mosaeroshow air show at Zhukovsky, being claimed to be available for export. As of 2005, the prototype was mounted on a pedastal and was placed on display at the Gromov Flight Research Institute.
Length: 17.5 m (58 ft 2⅞ in)
Wingspan: 16.9 m (55 ft 5⅜ in)
Height: 5.08 m (16 ft 8 in)
Wing area: 63.5 m² (683.5 ft²)
Empty weight: 13,000 kg (28,000 lb)
Loaded weight: 18,000 kg (39,683 lb)
Max. takeoff weight: 22,000 kg (48,500 lb)
Powerplant: 2 × Klimov RD-33I turbofan, 51 kN (11,465 lbf) each
Maximum speed: 950 km/h (513 kn, 590 mph)
Combat radius: 400-500 km (300-378 nmi, 345-435 mi)
Ferry range: 3,000 km (1,621 nmi, 1,864 mi)
Wing loading: 283 kg/m² (58.1 lb/ft²)
The under-wing pylons of the Il-102, armed with unguided rocket pods
1 × 30mm GSh-30-2 cannon externally mounted under fuselage
1 × 23 mm GSh-23L cannon in remotely controlled tail turret
Bombs: 7,200 kg (15,873 lb) external stores in six wing bomb bays and eight external pylons (six under wing and two under fuselage)
VL- 1300 “Foxtiger”
Length: 17.5 m
Wingspan: 16.9 m
Height: 5.08 m
Wing area: 72.5 m²
Empty weight: 12,600 kg
Loaded weight: 21,000 kg
Max. takeoff weight: 25,000 kg
Powerplant: 2 × R560 turbofan; 76 kN each
Maximum speed: 1250 km/h
Combat radius: 1100-1500 km
Ferry range: 5,200 km
2 × 37mm ENA-75 cannons externally mounted under fuselage
2 x 20mm cannons in remotely controlled tail turret
Bombs: 9000 kg external stores in six wing bomb bays and 9 external pylons (eight under wing and one under the fuselage) for:
Hardpoints: 6 wing bomb bays for one 500kg bomb each and 9 external pylons (eight under wing and one under the fuselage) with a total capacity of 9000 kg and provisions to carry combinations of:
Rockets: 4 FS-1000 rocket pods with 18 90mm rockets each or 4 rocket pods with 4 152mm rockets each.
Guns: External Gun Pods with two 37mm ENA-75B guns;
Air-to-air Missiles: 2 AA-2020 Valkyria medium-short range missiles for self-defence.
Air-to-ground missiles: 3 (Max: 5) D.D.N. anti-ship missiles; 12 AT-2009 Imperium anti-tank missiles; 17 AT-2040 “Vulcan” air-to-ground tactical missiles; 4 LG-1000 munitions dispensers missiles; 2 AT-1500 “Titan” heavy air-to-ground tactical missiles;
Bombs: 12 “Excalibur” Anti-runway bombs; 2 Valhalla Television-guided glide bombs;
Various unguided and Cluster bombs, Laser-guided bombs, Napalm, as well as tactical termo-nuclear bombs.
Torpedo: Three 800mm anti-ship torpedos can be carried;
Other: ECM protection pod, Pave Spike Laser designator pod, Buddy refuelling pack or 5 Drop tanks for extended range/loitering time;
Hope you like it! Please rate or comment if you like it!
More info and images here, please click!