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Gryphon
Arma3-render-gryphon
Faction AAF
Type Multi-Role Fighter Jet
Seats 1 seat:
  • 1× Pilot
Item capacity Max: 500 kg
  • 6× Weapons
  • 24× Magazines
  • 6× Backpacks
Top speed ~ 1,015 km/h
Service ceiling 12,000 m
Fuel capacity 1550 L
Primary armament Main:
  • 1× M61 Minigun 20 mm
  • 2× AMRAAM C AA [Default]
  • 2× Macer II AGM [Default]
  • 2× BIM-9X AA [Default]
Secondary armament Targeting:
  • 1× Laser Designator

Defensive:

  • 240× Countermeasures (Flares/Chaff)
Variants None
Games
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The A-149 Gryphon is a light multi-role fighter/attack jet used by the AAF in ArmA 3. It was added with the release of the Jets DLC.

Overview Edit

  • Roles:
    • Combat air patrol
    • Close air support
« The A-149 Gryphon is a fourth-generation, single-seat, single-engine, and all-weather tactical fighter jet. The aircraft was designed as a multi-role platform at an affordable cost, and unlike some of the larger air-superiority jets, it can also perform well in low-altitude flight. Despite its aging platform, the A-149 has still been upgraded with the newest sensors and weapons systems.
Field Manual
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Design Edit

Gryphon

A single-engined conventional jet fighter, the Gryphon uses a mixture of canard control surfaces and a delta-shaped wing design.

Armament
The Gryphon is armed with a 20 mm minigun as part of its standard armament. It has 250 rounds of high-explosive (HE) shells loaded by default.

The Gryphon has six pylons (three on each wing) that support dynamic loadouts.

  • The two inner pylons (1-2) support:
    • AMRAAM C (1×)
    • AMRAAM C (2×)
    • BIM-9X (1×)
    • BIM-9X (2×)
    • Macer II (1×)
    • Macer II (2×)
    • GBU-12 (1×)
    • GBU-12 (2×)
    • CBU-85 (1×)
    • BL778 (1×)
Arma3-Gryphon-Loadout

A-149 pylon configuration

  • The two pylons in the middle of each wing (3-4) only support:
    • AMRAAM C (1×)
    • BIM-9X (1×)
    • Macer II (1×)
  • The two wingtip pylons (5-6) can only support either of the following missiles:
    • AMRAAM C (1×)
    • BIM-9X (1×)

It also has an externally fitted targeting pod with an integrated laser designator which can provide self-designation capability when used in-conjunction with guided munitions like the GBU-12.

Drawbacks
Though it possesses a targeting pod just like its high-tech counterparts, the camera on the Gryphon's targeting pod is forward-facing only. As a result, it cannot be fully rotated in all directions.

As the Gryphon is a conventionally designed fighter jet (like the Buzzard) as opposed to its stealthier NATO and CSAT counterparts, it lacks the ability to store munitions internally and has a larger radar signature as well.

Crew Capacity
The Gryphon only contains a single seat (for the pilot). It is unable to transport any passengers or additional crew.

Camouflage Edit

  • Grey: Pattern-less scheme that uses a flat light grey paint colour.
  • Digital Green [Camo]: Digitised three-tone green/olive semi-fractal camouflage pattern.
  • Digital Grey [Camo]: Digitised two-tone white/grey semi-fractal camouflage pattern.

Sensors Edit

The Gryphon has an array of sensors designed to allow it to operate effectively in both ground attack and air superiority roles:

Arma3-gryphon-sensors

Teal = Active Radar
Orange = IRST
Green = Visual

Active Radar Edit

It has an active radar range of 12 km against aerial targets and 8 km against ground targets. It has an azimuth and elevation coverage of 45 degrees, while identity recognition locks in at 4 km out from a target.

Infrared Search and Track/Visual Sensor Edit

IRST detection extends out to a maximum range of 4 km against aerial targets and 3 km against ground targets. It has an azimuth coverage of just 90 degrees, while for elevation it is limited to 60 degrees. Targets can only be tracked if they are moving at speeds of less than 1,440 km/h.

Its visual sensor on the other hand, has a maximum range of 4 km for aerial targets and 3 km for ground targets. Azimuth coverage is limited to 26 degrees, while for elevation it is 20 degrees.

The visual sensor is located in the external targeting pod's camera, and has an elevation offset of 1 degree. Targets are only trackable if they are moving at speeds of less than 360 km/h.

Both sensors operate at a minimum range of 500 m, while targets can be recognised within a range of 2 km.

Radar Warning Receiver/Passive Radar Edit

The RWR has a 360 degree detection radius and a target recognition range of 12 km.

Laser Spot Tracker Edit

Laser markers and infrared strobes can be tracked within a range of 6 km. It has an acquisition cone of 180 degrees.

Trivia Edit

  • The Gryphon is directly based on the real-world "JAS 39 Gripen" multi-role fighter jet designed by Saab of Sweden.
    • However, the Gryphon actually appears to be an amalgamation of two variants of the real-life Gripen. The exterior fuselage of the "C" model is combined with the cockpit and front wheel position of the "E" model.

Gallery Edit

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See also Edit

Aircraft of comparable role and configuration Edit