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Gryphon
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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. It was added with the release of the Jets DLC.

OverviewEdit

  • 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.

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×)
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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. However, it should be noted that the Gryphon's targeting pod camera is forward-facing only. In contrast to the targeting pods used by its high-tech counterparts, it is unable to fully rotate in all directions.

Also, due to the Gryphon being 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.

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:

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 azimuth coverage of just 90 degrees, while for elevation it is limited to 60 degrees.

Visual detection has a maximum range of 4 km for aerial targets and 3 km for ground targets. Its azimuth coverage is limited to 26 degrees, while for elevation it is limited to 20 degrees.

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.

GalleryEdit

External links Edit

See alsoEdit

Aircraft of comparable role and configuration Edit

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