|Type||Ground Attack Craft|
|Seats|| 1 seat:
|Top speed||~ 715 km/h|
|Service ceiling||25,800 m|
|Fuel capacity||1000 L|
|Primary armament|| Main:
|Secondary armament|| Targeting:
- Close air support
|«|| The A-164 Wipeout is a single-seat aircraft used for close air support and air interdiction. The life-cycle of its predecessor, the A-10, ended in 2030 and the need for replacement grew more important with the rising tension in the Pacific. A limited development budget did not allow for a fresh start, instead the concept of the A-10 was improved with better shape, engines and armaments.|
The Wipeout is a twin turbofan-engined, semi-stealthed ground attack jet that uses a cantilever low-wing monoplane wing design with a wide chord. It is meant to be used exclusively for ground attack and close air support.
By default, the Wipeout is armed with a 30mm gatling cannon that is loaded with 1000 rounds of high-explosive (HE) ammunition.
The Wipeout has ten pylons that support dynamic loadouts.
- The six wing pylons (1-3, 8-10) support:
- Falchion-22 (1×)
- ASRAAM (1×)
- Scalpel (1×)
- Scalpel (3×)
- Shrieker HE (7×)
- Shrieker AP (7×)
- DAR (12×)
- DAGR (12×)
- In addition to the same munitions that can be loaded onto the wing pylons, the four centreline and fuselage pylons (4-7) support either:
- GBU-12 (1×)
- MK-82 (1×)
A targeting pod with an integrated laser designator is also available that can be used to provide self-designation capability when used in-conjunction with most of the Wipeout's guided munitions.
Compared to its CSAT counterpart, the Wipeout has a slower stall speed, which combined with its usage of decelerons enables it to perform better in low altitude flight. Consequently however, the Wipeout takes much longer to reach its top speed due to being the heavier aircraft of the two, and can have difficulty maintaining this speed while performing even the slightest turn.
The Wipeout uses an array of sensors optimised exclusively for close air support:
Active Radar Edit
The Wipeout does not have an active radar as it does not utilise any radar guided munitions.
Infrared Search and Track/Visual Sensor Edit
IRST detection extends out to a maximum range of 5 km against aerial targets and 4 km against ground targets.
Visual detection is maximised at a range of 4 km for aerial targets, while ground targets can only be detected within 3 km.
Both have a minimum detection range of 500 m, an azimuth coverage of 50 degrees, an elevation coverage of 37 degrees, and target recognition is limited to 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.
In place of an active radar, the Wipeout utilises an anti-radiation radar instead that can detect radar emissions in a 90 degree cone, with a maximum detection range of 8 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.
- As stated in its Field Manual entry, the Wipeout is directly based on the real-world Fairchild Republic "A-10 Thunderbolt II" attack jet.
- Although it is based on the A-10, it uses a slightly darker grey paint scheme that is reminiscent of early production models of the Lockheed Martin "YF-22 Raptor".
- Its engines are also modelled with more acutely-shaped inlets, possibly in an attempt to give the Wipeout a stealthy profile similar to that of the UH-80.