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Thursday, January 20th 2011, 6:02pm

Retired Aircraft

These aircraft have been retired from service in the air forces. They might be for sale, or stored for possible future activation, or they might be parked in the middle of some godforsaken boneyard where nobody loves them. Or they might have been sold already. Point is, they're not in service any more.


Thursday, January 20th 2011, 6:07pm

Picture by James, aka "Hood"

[SIZE=4]F2S Storm / Spartan F-9 "Storm"[/SIZE]
Length: 25 feet
Wingspan: 36 ft
Wing area: 192 sq ft
Weight: 4,150 lbs (maximum)
Crew: 1 (pilot)
Powerplant: 1xSpartan 700 (900hp)

Speed: 301mph
Rate of climb: 3,091 ft/min
Ceiling: 25,000 feet
Range: 184 nm (212 miles)

Approximately 144 of these planes were in service at one point, composing the main strength of the FACh. They are now all retired. Some have been donated to cities as display aircraft in parks, and others have been sold to private owners.


Thursday, January 20th 2011, 6:09pm

[SIZE=4]F3S Cutlass / Spartan SP-34 "Cutlass"[/SIZE]
Length: 46.5 ft
Wingspan: 72 ft
Wing area: 718 ft²
Weight: 16,721 lbs (empty), 22,000 lbs (loaded)
Crew: 2
Powerplant: 2x Ripon R-1200-012A (1,200hp at 15,000 ft)

Speed: 305 mph
Rate of climb: 1,255 fpm
Ceiling: 24,500 ft
Range: 1,099 miles

- 2x20mm cannon
- 3x 13mm HMG
- 2x 500lb underwing bombs

Some of these aircraft were lost due to ground fire during the Peruvian War, and they were retired with the arrival of the F3E Caracara. They are retired but maintained as a second-line reserve.


Thursday, January 20th 2011, 6:11pm

[SIZE=4]F1A Aves / Accrisius F-12 Aves[/SIZE]
Wingspan: 39 ft (11.8 m)
Length: 31 ft, 6in (9.2 m)
Height: 10 ft (3.05 m)
Empty weight: 6,211 lbs
Loaded weight: 7,500 lbs
Engine: Spartan V-1300S V-12
Crew: 1
Armour: 8mm thick armoured bulkhead

Max. speed: 329 mph
Range: 641 nm (738 miles)
Service ceiling: 28,000 ft
Rate of climb: 1,617 fpm

- 6 × 12.7 mm in wings

A number of these aircraft were written off after exceeding their useful service life following the Peruvian War. Others still remain in limited service.


Thursday, January 20th 2011, 6:13pm

[SIZE=4]TB1A Peuchen / ANAF TBN-8 Torpedo Bomber[/SIZE]
Length: 41.2 ft
Wingspan: 50 ft
Wing area: 340 sq ft
Weight: 6,992 lbs (empty), 10,500 lbs (maximum)
Crew: 3
Powerplant: Spartan 900 V-12 (900hp)

Speed: 240 mph at 10,000 feet
Rate of climb: 722 fpm
Ceiling: 21,500 ft
Range: 819 miles

- 2x 13mm in wings
- 1x 7.7mm dorsal
- 1x torpedo or 1,500lbs of bombs

With the arrival of newer aircraft, these torpedo bombers are moved to second-line service ashore. They are not for sale.


Thursday, January 20th 2011, 6:14pm

[SIZE=4]SB1A Banshee / Accrisius DBN-1 "Banshee" Dive Bomber[/SIZE]
Length: 38.5 ft
Wingspan: 47 ft
Wing area: 323 sq ft
Weight: 7,019 lbs (empty), 10,200 lbs (maximum)
Crew: 2
Powerplant: 1x Spartan 1000 (1,000hp)

Speed: 228 mph at 15,000 ft
Rate of climb: 1,037 fpm
Ceiling: 22,600 ft
Range: 1,000 miles

- 4x wing mounted 7.7mm Mg
- 2x fuselage mounted 13mm HMG
- 1x 500lb or 1000lb bomb under fuselage

Some of these aircraft are likely to be retired or written off in 1941.


Thursday, January 20th 2011, 6:22pm

[SIZE=4]Aero A102 / ENAER ZFE[/SIZE]
[SIZE=1]License-built Aero A102[/SIZE]

Wingspan: 11.50 m (37 ft 9 in)
Length: 7.30 m (23 ft 11 in)
Wing Area: 18.50 m² (199 ft²)
Empty weight: 1,478 kg (3,252 lb)
Loaded weight: 2,036 kg (4,479 lb)
Engine: 1× Austral Streiff, 1000 hp (745 kW)
Crew: 1

Max speed: 434 km/h (234 knots, 271 mph)
Range: 670 km (360 nm, 420 mi)
Service ceiling: 10,000 m (33,000 ft)
Rate of climb:

- 2 × .30cal in wings

[SIZE=3]Production History:[/SIZE]
- Six aircraft purchased 1938

These aircraft were retired in 1939 following the arrival of replacement aircraft from the US. They are scheduled for conversion into target drones.