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Aircraft Weapons

Depending on aircraft type, weapons are carried internally and/or externally under wing and/or fuselage pylons with the number of weapons stations varying from one aircraft to the other.   To see the various weapons associated with a particular aircraft see : 

Reconnaissance

   Reconnaissance

Reconnaissance (photographic) is one of the most difficult mission to fly.  While not equipped like fighters, most if not all Recce airplanes are equipped with some form of self defense weapons, especially within AAC.  Besides, the use of reconnaissance pods allows the gamer access to a wider range of aircrafts to perform this type of missions, unless a specific type is imposed by game circumstances.

Camera are assimilated as weapons with a limited number of (photographic) frames available to perform the assigned reconnaissance mission.  Then, cameras themselves will not be defined any further, with flight path and altitude being defined in the missions profiles.  Reconnaissance equipment will be declined in the following iterations : 

Self-contained Recce equipment
Specially equipped aircraft carrying their photo-recce equiment in lieu of main armament.   Self defense weapons will be available in one form or another but it should allow the gamer to perform the desired data collection assignment in one pass.   If not, the number of (photographic) frames available will allow the gamer to multiply the number of passes over the target.   Very much like the reconnaissance pods described below, some recce aircrafts will de facto be better equipped than others



 AAC Standard Reconnaissance Pods
May be carried by a wide variety of aircrafts, presumably "wired" to operate them.  In the context of the game, it allows Recce missions to be flown using any operator imposed by game circumstances.  The performances of the equipment is lower [to be defined], making it more difficult to collect the desired data.   These pods are "default" equipment items.



 AAC Advanced Reconnaissance Pods
Along similar principles as the standard reconnaissance pods, the "advanced" variant, while heavier, offers superior performances [to be defined] equal or superior to specialized reconnaissance aircrafts.   This type of pod is a "bonus" equipment item, it may only be acquired when having skillfully performed a given number of reconnaissance missions using standard equipment



In-Game
In the context of the game, cameras are thus taking pictures at a given number of frames/minutes.  With so many frames available it thus offers so many seconds of filming, very much like a gun.   Regarding specialized reconnaissance aircrafts, the amount of frames available may vary from one aircraft to another - see the list below.  Regarding reconnaissance pods, the following items will be available : 

DB3F95  [details]

Inspired by the initiative of Sq Ldr Don Brenchley, RhAF, in 1966 where 3 F95 cameras were installed in a modified Hawker Hunter 100 gallons fuel tank.  Within AAC it's available to all group of operators (NATA, WAPA, NECO) in four variants according to the amount of fuel possibly carried.

1) DB3F95/00

Basic weight with camera : 57.kg / 125.lb

Fuel: none

125.lb

2) DB3F95/16

Basic weight with camera : 57.kg / 125.lb

Fuel: 16 gal (  73L)

245.lb

3) DB3F95/50

Basic weight with camera : 57.kg / 125.lb

Fuel: 50.gal (227L):

505.lb

4) DB3F95/75

Basic weight with camera : 57.kg / 125.lb

Fuel: 75.gal (340L): 

695.lb

RPVN1  [details]  Standard reconnaissance pod - available to most and neutral operators - see Arsenals

RPVN2  [details]  Advanced reconnaissance pod - available to some and neutral operators -            "

KKRS1  [details]  Standard reconnaissance pod - available to most and neutral operators -            "

KKRS2  [details]  Advanced reconnaissance pod - available to some and neutral operators -            "

KKRS2  [details]  Advanced reconnaissance pod - available to some and neutral operators -            "

  

Reconnaissance Pods

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3.483

0.548

57.kg

125.lb

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120

720fpm

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DB3F9500

3.483

0.548

111.kg

245.lb

73

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120

720fpm

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DB3F9516

3.483

0.548

229.kg

505.lb

227

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120

720fpm

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DB3F9550

3.483

0.548

315.kg

695.lb

340L

75

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120

720fpm

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DB3F9575

2.409

0.545

113.kg

250.lb

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3

120

720fpm

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RPVN1

5.270

0.744

350.kg

771.lb

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5

240

720fpm

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F104

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2.420

0.409

71.kg

156.lb

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3

120

720fpm

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KKRS1

5.127

0.626

365.kg

804.lb

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5

240

720fpm

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MiG21

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KKRS2

6.790

0.590

800.kg

1762

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7

240

720fpm

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