OSPREYS AND OTHERS AIRCRAFTS

Tilt-wing VTOL aircraft, now known as "Ospreys" after the first production model, are the backbone of short-haul air cargo transport in the 21st century. They're larger than AVs and helicopters, and require correspondingly larger take-off and landing areas, but they are faster than helicopters and carry more cargo mass than aerodynes. Typically unarmored, most militaries use Ospreys as troop transports or heavy load-lifters (an Osprey can transport heavy loads slung beneath their fuselages, in a fashion similar to helicopter loading. To do so, its rotors must remain in vertical mode. An Osprey with its rotors in vertical mode flies at 1/5 top speed).
Military airships are usually cargo-lifters, not combat units. There are a couple of combat support uses for airships : Electronic Warfare and Anti-Submarine Warfare.


Airbus A4-88
Type : Transport airplane
Top speed : 960 km/h
Acc/dcc : 65/65
Crew : 3 (+8 stewards)
Passengers : 450
Range : 13000 km
Cargo : 25 tonnes
Maneuver : -2
SDP : 200 (Body 10)
SP : 45 (Armor 2)
Mass : 45 tons
Cost : 228 millions eb
Reference : Datafortress 2020
The Airbus A4-88 is the largest amphibious landing capable aircraft in service today. Able to land on both land and water is a definite plus for the airliner, which has been purchased extensively by international airlines offering services to the Hawaii, Australia, the Caribbean Islands, Asia and other more exotic locations.

Special Equipment :
radio, satellite uplink, full visual suite, damage control, fire extinguisher, 8 hours life support, auto-pilot, navigation systems, cybernetic linkage, laser communicator, environment control, galley, host stations, individual seat back audio/visual entertainment systems for first and second class, climate control (individual passenger and main).

Weaponry :
Aucun en standard.

 

Airbus V-35 Carnival
Type : Tilt-Wing
Top speed : 480 km/h
Acc/dcc : 80/80
Crew : 2
Passengers : 0 (20)
Range : 2400 km
Cargo : 25 tonnes
Maneuver : 0
SDP : 300 (Body 15)
SP : 0 (Armor 0)
Mass : 45 tons
Cost : 1,2 millions eb
Reference : Datafortress 2020
This EDF cargo hauler is the worlds largest osprey.

Special Equipment :
Military radio with scrambler, satellite uplink, damage control, fire extinguisher, auto-pilot, navigation systems, military radar, radar detector, laser communicator.

Weaponry :
Aucun en standard (12 spaces).

 

BAE-Westland V-30 Seraph
Type : Tilt-Wing
Top speed : 580 km/h
Acc/dcc : 80/80
Crew : 2
Passengers : 8
Range : 1750 km
Cargo : 1 tonne
Maneuver : 0
SDP : 180 (Body 9)
SP : 20 (Armor 1)
Mass : 18 tons
Cost : 510 000 eb
Reference : Datafortress 2020
EDF tilt-rotor used primarily for insertion/extraction.

Special Equipment :
Military radio with scrambler, satellite uplink, damage control, fire extinguisher, auto-pilot, navigation systems, military radar, radar detector, laser communicator, spotlight.

Weaponry :
.50 cal cannon, 8 spaces.

 

BAE-Westland V-40 Egret
Type : Tilt-Wing
Top speed : 685 km/h
Acc/dcc : 80/80
Crew : 2
Passengers : 0
Range : 1750 km
Cargo : 0
Maneuver : 0
SDP : 150 (Body 8)
SP : 30 (Armor 2)
Mass : 19 tons
Cost : 640 000 eb
Reference : Datafortress 2020
A military Osprey.

Special Equipment :
Military radio with scrambler, satellite uplink, full visual suite, damage control, fire extinguisher, auto-pilot, navigation systems, cybernetic linkage, military radar, radar detector, laser communicator.

Weaponry :
Dual .50 cal cannons in chin turret, retracting 19 shot 2" rocket pods, (4 spaces).

 

Bell-Boeing C-187 Thunder
Type : Cargo plane
Top speed : 950 km/h
Acc/dcc : 95/95
Crew : 4
Passengers : 0 (150)
Range : 1900 km
Cargo : 19 tonnes
Maneuver : +2
SDP : 120 (Body 6)
SP : 20 (Armor 1)
Mass : 70 tons
Cost : 25 millions eb
Reference : Datafortress 2020
A simple cargo plane, and while this particular model is American, it is virtually identical to the heavy cargo planes of the rest of the world. Used obviously to transport cargo, and as a mass paratrooper vehicle. Used by all branches of the US military, especially by the Navy due to its innovative thruster design, allowing it to lift off and land from aircraft carriers and other short runways.

Special Equipment :
Military radio with scrambler, ECM, ECCM, satellite uplink, full visual suite, ejection seats, damage control, fire extinguisher, laser detector, 36 hours life support, auto-pilot, navigation systems, cybernetic linkage, military radar, radar detector, laser communicator, chaff and flare dispenser, environment control.

 

Bell-Boeing V-31 Zuni
Type : Tilt-Wing
Top speed : 555 km/h
Acc/dcc : 80/80
Crew : 2
Passengers : 30
Range : 1600 km
Cargo : 12 tonnes
Maneuver : 0
SDP : 230 (Body 12)
SP : 40 (Armor 2)
Mass : 31 tons
Cost : 840 000 eb
Reference : Datafortress 2020
United States Navy cargo/transport tilt rotor aircraft.

Special Equipment :
Military radio with scrambler, satellite uplink, full visual suite, damage control, fire extinguisher, auto-pilot, navigation systems, military radar, radar detector, laser communicator, amphibious landing capability.

Weaponry :
Aucun en standard (10 spaces).

 

Bell-Boeing V-33 Heron
Type : Tilt-Wing
Top speed : 555 km/h
Acc/dcc : 80/80
Crew : 2
Passengers : 10
Range : 1750 km
Cargo : 18 tonnes
Maneuver : 0
SDP : 220 (Body 11)
SP : 40 (Armor 2)
Mass : 30 tons
Cost : 11,1 millions eb
Reference : Datafortress 2020
The standard cargo/transport osprey used by the United States Army and Air Force.

Special Equipment :
Military radio with scrambler, satellite uplink, full visual suite, damage control, fire extinguisher, auto-pilot, navigation systems, cybernetic linkage, military radar, radar detector, laser communicator.

Weaponry :
Aucun (10 spaces).

 

Boeing 999 Astra Express
Type : Transport airplane
Top speed : 2205 km/h
Acc/dcc : 80/80
Crew : 5 (+20 stewards)
Passengers : 555
Range : 11000 km
Cargo : 30 tonnes
Maneuver : -3
SDP : 200 (Body 10)
SP : 35 (Armor 2)
Mass : 75 tons
Cost : 709 millions eb
Reference : Datafortress 2020
The pinnacle of commercial aviation. The most luxurious, comfortable and decadent aircraft on the planet, and the ultimate vision of Boeing design. The Astra Express is also the most expensive commercial vehicle in the sky. Only 6 exist, 3 are owned by American Air, 1 is owned by Japanese Air Lines, 1 by United and the last is owned by Pan American. One more is under construction, and is undergoing modification that may allow it to enter and exit the atmosphere, thus truly living up to its name. Boeing is keeping the details very secret, but have scheduled a "major unveiling" in October.

Special Equipment :
Radio, satellite uplink, full visual suite, damage control, fire extinguisher, 8 hours life support, auto-pilot, navigation systems, cybernetic linkage, laser communicator, environment control, galley, host stations, individual seat back audio/visual entertainment systems for first and second class, climate control (individual passenger and main), full bar, duty free giftshop, passenger computer "offices", and comfort stations.

 

Boeing E-12 Watchdog
Type : Radar surveillance plane
Top speed : 930 km/h
Acc/dcc : 65/65
Crew : 12
Passengers : 6
Range : 4800 km
Cargo : 1550 kg
Maneuver : 0
SDP : 200 (Body 10)
SP : 45 (Armor 2)
Mass : 55 tons
Cost : 180 millions eb
Reference : Datafortress 2020
This is the standard advanced radar surveillance plane, while the version shown is the American model, the West European, Russian, and Chinese versions are virtually identical. The plane shown is actually a highly specialized model of the civilian DC-42 airliner, which coincidently happens to be the same aircraft currently serving the duty of Air Force One.

Special Equipment :
Military radio with scrambler, ECM, ECCM, satellite uplink, full visual suite, ejection seats, damage control, fire extinguisher, laser detector, 36 hours life support, auto-pilot, navigation systems, cybernetic linkage, radar detector, laser communicator, chaff and flare dispenser, environment control, personal storage lockers, 40 foot advanced rotodome surveillance radar, full electronics surveillance and communications suite controlled and processed by computer.

Weaponry :
Aucun en standard.

 

British Aerospace C-250 Beluga
Type : Cargo plane
Top speed : 1030 km/h
Acc/dcc : 95/95
Crew : 6
Passengers : 0 (200)
Range : 7000 km
Cargo : 20 tonnes
Maneuver : 0
SDP : 200 (Body 10)
SP : 35 (Armor 2)
Mass : 88 tons
Cost : 31 millions eb
Reference : Datafortress 2020
England and the EDF's slap in the face answer to the American C-190. The Beluga does everything the C-190 can do and most of it better. It is also capable of VTOL, making it ideal for all branches of the European Defense Force, including carrier duty. Each of these aircraft supports the gunship role as well, with the 30 mm vulcan built right in.

Special Equipment :
Military radio with scrambler, ECM, ECCM, satellite uplink, full visual suite, ejection seats, damage control, fire extinguisher, laser detector, 36 hours life support, auto-pilot, navigation systems, cybernetic linkage, military radar, radar detector, laser communicator, chaff and flare dispenser, environment control.

Weaponry :
30 mm vulcan and 10 spaces of ammunition storage.

 

British Aerospace CA-380 Syn
Type : Cargo plane
Top speed : 1350 km/h
Acc/dcc : 65/65
Crew : 3
Passengers : 0
Range : 2550 km
Cargo : 25 tonnes
Maneuver : +2
SDP : 130 (Body 7)
SP : 30 (Armor 2)
Mass : 25 tons
Cost : 31 millions eb
Reference : Datafortress 2020
Very similiar in design and performance to the EDF bomber BA-40 (and in fact designed at the same time by the same team), the Syn is the EDF's fastest cargo mover. Also capable of VTOL, the versatility of this vehicle is unmatched. A second version exists which acts as a gunship.

Special Equipment :
Military radio with scrambler, ECM, ECCM, satellite uplink, full visual suite, ejection seats, damage control, fire extinguisher, laser detector, 12 hours life support, auto-pilot, navigation systems, cybernetic linkage, military radar with target ID and look down, radar detector, laser communicator, chaff and flare dispenser, environment control.

Weaponry :
Aucun (second version is equipped with 2 30 mm vulcan cannons and 10 spaces of ammunition).

 

Chinese V-29 Panda
Type : Tilt-Wing
Top speed : 580 km/h
Acc/dcc : 80/80
Crew : 2
Passengers : 0 (16)
Range : 2050 km
Cargo : 5 tonnes
Maneuver : 0
SDP : 200 (Body 10)
SP : 20 (Armor 1)
Mass : 16 tons
Cost : 505 000 eb
Reference : Datafortress 2020
China's Osprey, used mainly as a transport and search and rescue craft, although a large number have been converted into gunships. Sold to China's allies and many corporations around the world.

Special Equipment :
Military radio with scrambler, satellite uplink damage control, fire extinguisher, auto-pilot, navigation systems, military radar, radar detector, amphibious landing capability.

Weaponry :
Aucun en standard (9 spaces).

 

Dassault ES-40 Eagle Eye
Type : Radar surveillance plane
Top speed : 965 km/h
Acc/dcc : 95/95
Crew : 4
Passengers : 0
Range : 1900 km
Cargo : 0
Maneuver : +2
SDP : 120 (Body 6)
SP : 20 (Armor 1)
Mass : 12 tons
Cost : 135 millions eb
Reference : Datafortress 2020
The EEC's forward radar surveillance plane is capable of VTOL and almost looks more like an AV than a plane. Nevertheless the electronics suite on board is state of the art, allowing it to act with every bit as much dedication as the American Watchdog, but in a package even smaller than the American Sentry.

Special Equipment :
Military radio with scrambler, ECM, ECCM, satellite uplink, full visual suite, damage control, fire extinguisher, laser detector, 20 hours life support, auto-pilot, navigation systems, cybernetic linkage, military radar, radar detector, laser communicator, environment control, 30 foot advanced rotodome surveillance radar, full electronics surveillance and communications suite controlled and processed by onboard computer suite.

 

Dayton Overlord Airship
Type : Airship
Top speed : 130 km/h
Acc/dcc : 10/50
Crew : 10
Passengers : 2
Range : 2400 km
Cargo : 50 tonnes (aucun espace)
Maneuver : +5
SDP : 1000 (Body 50)
SP : 20 (Armor 1)
Mass : 50 tons
Cost : 100,6 millions eb
Reference : Maximum Metal
The Army uses the Overlord to dominate entire battlezones with ECM and jamming. Its multiple ECM generators are set on different frequencies to prevent ECCM from having any effectiveness. Overlords do not operate anywhere near the front lines; they are kept as far away as operationally possible, guarded by several fast-strike combat AVs or air-superiority fighters.

Special Equipment :
Stealth, environment control, fire extinguisher, anti-laser aerosol, chaff and flare dispensers, military radio with scrambler, laser communicator, satellite uplink, auto-pilot and navigation system, two 250 km ECM sys­tems, image enhancement, laser detector, magnetometer, military radar with look-down and radar ID, military radar detector, microwave detector, tele-optics, thermograph.

 

EEC C-220 Air Whale
Type : Cargo plane
Top speed : 1715 km/h
Acc/dcc : 95/95
Crew : 4
Passengers : 0 (40)
Range : 2100 km
Cargo : 15 tonnes
Maneuver : +2
SDP : 120 (Body 6)
SP : 20 (Armor 1)
Mass : 57 tons
Cost : 24 millions eb
Reference : Datafortress 2020
Another example of a large cargo plane, this is a bit lighter than the Thunder, and is manufactured in Britian for the EEC, but serves generally the same role.

Special Equipment :
Military radio with scrambler, ECM, ECCM, satellite uplink, full visual suite, ejection seats, damage control, fire extinguisher, laser detector, 36 hours life support, auto-pilot, navigation systems, cybernetic linkage, military radar, radar detector, laser communicator, chaff and flare dispenser, environment control.

 

Hawker-EEC V-23 Fandango
Type : Tilt-Wing
Top speed : 640 km/h
Acc/dcc : 80/80
Crew : 2
Passengers : 0 (20)
Range : 2050 km
Cargo : 8 tonnes
Maneuver : 0
SDP : 200 (Body 10)
SP : 20 (Armor 1)
Mass : 25 tons
Cost : 700 000 eb
Reference : Datafortress 2020
A British osprey common to many corporations as a commuter/passenger vehicle. Lately modifactions have been made to this model for the EEC and the British military converting the vehicle into either a gunship or a troop transport. It also serves commonly with many european search and rescue teams.

Special Equipment :
Military radio with scrambler, satellite uplink, full visual suite, damage control, fire extinguisher, auto-pilot, navigation systems, military radar, radar detector, laser communicator.

Weaponry :
Aucun en standard (16 spaces).

 

India Air PS504
Type : Transport airplane
Top speed : 885 km/h
Acc/dcc : 65/65
Crew : 3 (+5 stewards)
Passengers : 250
Range : 6400 km
Cargo : 5 tonnes
Maneuver : -1
SDP : 140 (Body 7)
SP : 15 (Armor 1)
Mass : 35 tons
Cost : 90 millions eb
Reference : Datafortress 2020
Serving most of Asia, the PS 504 is antiquated by American and European standards, being comparable to a 737.

Special Equipment :
Radio, satellite uplink, damage control, fire extinguisher, 8 hours life support, auto-pilot, navigation systems, kitchen, galley, host stations, climate control (individual passenger and main).

 

Learjet PAT-75
Type : Transport airplane
Top speed : 950 km/h
Acc/dcc : 65/65
Crew : 3 (+1 steward)
Passengers : 20
Range : 2400 km
Cargo : 1 tonne
Maneuver : 0
SDP : 100 (Body 5)
SP : 15 (Armor 1)
Mass : 26 tons
Cost : 6 millions eb
Reference : Datafortress 2020
A smaller passenger plane, commonly used by corporations worldwide.

Special Equipment :
Radio, satellite uplink, damage control, fire extinguisher, 8 hours life support, auto-pilot, navigation systems, galley, host stations, climate control (individual passenger and main).

 

Lockheed C-190 Thunder
Type : Cargo plane
Top speed : 885 km/h
Acc/dcc : 80/80
Crew : 5
Passengers : 0 (200)
Range : 6400 km
Cargo : 35 tonnes
Maneuver : -2
SDP : 150 (Body 8)
SP : 20 (Armor 1)
Mass : 82 tons
Cost : 25 millions eb
Reference : Datafortress 2020
The workhorse of the United States Army and Air Force, this large aircraft comes in two versions. The standard cargo and troop transport, and then C-190B gunship, equipped with a 30 mm vulcan cannon for air support roles.

Special Equipment :
Military radio with scrambler, ECM, ECCM, satellite uplink, full visual suite, ejection seats, damage control, fire extinguisher, laser detector, 36 hours life support, auto-pilot, navigation systems, cybernetic linkage, military radar, radar detector, laser communicator, chaff and flare dispenser, environment control.

Weaponry :
Aucun (B version is equipped with 30 mm vulcan and 50 spaces of ammunition storage).

 

Lockheed-Martin E-26 Sentry
Type : Radar surveillance plane
Top speed : 1105 km/h
Acc/dcc : 95/95
Crew : 2
Passengers : 0
Range : 1900 km
Cargo : 0
Maneuver : +2
SDP : 120 (Body 6)
SP : 20 (Armor 1)
Mass : 12 tons
Cost : 135 millions eb
Reference : Datafortress 2020
A small fast moving forward radar surveillance plane. There is only a crew of two to this plane, the pilot and the radar controller. The radar controller is for all intents and purposes a dedicated netrunner whose job is to monitor the information gather by the radar and relay it back to headquarters where a special team deciphers the information the same way the crew of the Watchdog would. The onboard controller only actively monitors immediate threats and targets.

Special Equipment :
Military radio with scrambler, ECM, ECCM, satellite uplink, full visual suite, ejection seats, damage control, fire extinguisher, laser detector, 36 hours life support, auto-pilot, navigation systems, cybernetic linkage, military radar, radar detector, laser communicator, chaff and flare dispenser, environment control, 20 foot advanced rotodome surveillance radar, full electronics surveillance and communications suite controlled by computer with the information relayed to headquarters.

 

Mexair GPP-15 Maria
Type : Radar surveillance plane
Top speed : 670 km/h
Acc/dcc : 50/50
Crew : 2
Passengers : 10
Range : 1600 km
Cargo : 6 tonnes
Maneuver : 0
SDP : 120 (Body 6)
SP : 25 (Armor 1)
Mass : 65 tons
Cost : 350 000 eb
Reference : Datafortress 2020
Mexico uses this plane for every conceivable purpose, including an electronic surveillance version with antiquated technology given to mexico by the US government to help combat the drug trade. While these planes are obsolete and laughable by the western world standards, they are actually quite popular and sell widely across South America, Australia, and Africa.

Special Equipment :
Military radio with scrambler, ECM, ECCM, satellite uplink, full visual suite, ejection seats, damage control, fire extinguisher, laser detector, 36 hours life support, auto-pilot, navigation systems, cybernetic linkage, military radar, radar detector, laser communicator, chaff and flare dispenser, (some versions come with a 15 foot radom and basic (antiquated) computers for processing the data collected for 10000 eb extra).

Weaponry :
Aucun en standard, but the plane has 7 spaces available.

 

MIL V-53
Type : Tilt-Wing
Top speed : 640 km/h
Acc/dcc : 70/70
Crew : 3
Passengers : 6
Range : 2480 km
Cargo : 14 tonnes
Maneuver : 0
SDP : 140 (Body 7)
SP : 50 (Armor 3)
Mass : 15 tons
Cost : 5,5 millions eb
Reference : Datafortress 2020
A russian cargo/troop transport Osprey. Heavy armor and long range make it a very formidable aircraft.

Special Equipment :
Military radio with scrambler, ECM, ECCM, satellite uplink, full visual suite, searchlight, ejection seats, damage control, anti-laser aerosol, laser detector, auto-pilot, navigation systems, cybernetic linkage, military radar, radar detector, laser communicator, chaff and flare dispenser.

Weaponry :
Dual 40 mm auto-GL in nose turret.

 

Militech V-25 Bison
Type : Tilt-Wing
Top speed : 610 km/h
Acc/dcc : 80/80
Crew : 2
Passengers : 0 (10)
Range : 1570 km
Cargo : 4 tonnes
Maneuver : +1
SDP : 220 (Body 11)
SP : 20 (Armor 1)
Mass : 16 tons
Cost : 705 000 eb
Reference : Datafortress 2020
Militech's Osprey, sold to corporations around the world and of course the US military.

Special Equipment :
Military radio with scrambler, satellite uplink, full visual suite, damage control, fire extinguisher, auto-pilot, navigation systems, cybernetic linkage, military radar, radar detector, laser communicator.

Weaponry :
Aucun en standard (8 spaces).

 

Sukhoi SUTR-449 Marlin
Type : Tilt-Wing
Top speed : 690 km/h
Acc/dcc : 80/80
Crew : 2
Passengers : 20
Range : 1920 km
Cargo : 5 tonnes
Maneuver : 0
SDP : 200 (Body 10)
SP : 0 (Armor 0)
Mass : 20 tons
Cost : 790 000 eb
Reference : Datafortress 2020
This Russian tilt-rotor is sleeker and more visually pealing the most of it's counterparts, it is also considerably faster, the fastest in the world in fact. Used primarily as transport, some models have been luxuriously customized for VIP and corporate use.

Special Equipment :
Military radio with scrambler, satellite uplink, full visual suite, damage control, fire extinguisher, auto-pilot, navigation systems, cybernetic linkage, military radar, radar detector, laser communicator.

Weaponry :
Chin mounted 7,62 mm gatling cannon, (6 spaces).