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Neophron
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Faction CSAT
Type Light Attack Jet
Seats 1 seat:
  • 1× Pilot
Item capacity Max: 500 kg
  • 6× Weapons
  • 24× Magazines
  • 6× Backpacks
Top speed ~ 935 km/h
Service ceiling ~ 28,000 m
Fuel capacity 1000 L
Primary armament Main:
  • 1× Cannon 30 mm
  • 4× Sharur AGM [Default]
  • 2× LOM-250G LGB [Default]
  • 2× Tratnyr Rocket Pods [Default]
  • 2× Sahr-3 AAM [Default]
Secondary armament Targeting:
  • 1× Laser Designator

Defensive:

  • 120× Countermeasures (Flares/Chaff)
Variants None
Games
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The To-199 Neophron is the primary light attack and Close Air Support aircraft used by Mediterranean CSAT forces in ArmA 3.

Overview Edit

  • Role:
    • Ground attack
« The To-199 Neophron is a new addition to CSAT air forces. An agile single-seat aircraft is used for close air support but can also take down air threats. It cannot carry as much payload as NATO's A-164 and has to rearm more often, but it can take-off from even the roughest terrain, not being as dependent on air bases or aircraft carriers.
Field Manual
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Design Edit

The To-199 is a twin-engined light strike aircraft that uses a conventional swept-wing design. In addition to its primary role as a ground attack jet, the To-199 is nimble enough to perform either combat air patrol or reconnaissance roles if necessary.

Armament
By default, the To-199 is armed with a 30 mm cannon that is loaded with 500 rounds of high-explosive (HE) ammunition.

The To-199 has ten pylons that support dynamic loadouts.

  • The two wingtip pylons (1, 10) support either of these two types of missiles:
    • Scalpel (1×)
    • Sahr-3 (1×)
Arma3-Neophron-Loadout

To-199 pylon configuration

  • In addition to the above two missile types, six of the central pylons on both wings (2-7) can support any of the following:
    • Scalpel (1×)
    • Scalpel (2×)
    • Scalpel (4×)
    • Tratnyr HE (20×)
    • Tratnyr AP (20×)
    • Skyfire (19×)
    • Sharur (1×)
    • RBK-500F (1×)
  • The two inner pylons (8-9) closest to the main fuselage may only carry specific types of munitions:
    • Tratnyr HE (20×)
    • Tratnyr AP (20×)
    • Skyfire (19×)
    • Sahr-3 (1×)
    • Sharur (1×)
    • LOM-250G (1×)
    • RBK-500F (1×)

The targeting pod also has a laser designator that can provide self-designation capability when used in-conjunction with the To-199's LOM-250G precision bombs.

Mobility
In terms of performance, the To-199 has a much higher stall speed compared to its NATO counterpart, but is lighter, and can attain its top speed much more quickly.

In addition, the To-199 has an airbrake located on the top of its fuselage and has two sets of air intakes for its engines: frontal for normal flight and on top, which it switches to during low level flight (during both take off and landing).

Crew Capacity
The To-199 is limited to carrying only the pilot themselves. It is unable to transport any passengers or additional crew.

Sensors Edit

The To-199 is outfitted with a suite of sensors designed to optimise it for ground attack missions:

Arma3-neophron-sensors

Yellow = Anti-Radiation
Orange = IRST
Green = Visual

Active Radar Edit

The To-199 does not have an active radar as it lacks access to any radar guided ordnance.

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 has a maximum range of 4 km for aerial targets while ground targets can only be detected within 3 km.

Each sensor has a minimum detection range of 500 m, an azimuth coverage of 50 degrees, and an elevation coverage of 37 degrees. They can only detect targets that are moving at speeds of 360 km/h or less.

Target identity recognition registers in at a distance of 2 km out from a target. Both sensors are located in the targeting pod and detect via the camera's direction, working independently from the aircraft's current heading.

Radar Warning Receiver Edit

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

Anti-Radiation Radar Edit

The To-199 utilises a passive anti-radiation sensor in place of an active radar that can detect all radar emissions in a 90 degree hemisphere, with a maximum detection range of up to 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.

Trivia Edit

  • The Neophron is based on the real-life "Yak-130" designed by the Yakovlev Design Bureau, a subsidiary of the United Aircraft Corporation.
  • It is one of the few fixed-wing aircraft that are actually light (and compact) enough to be slingloadable by heavy transport helicopters like the Mi-290.
  • The Neophron is not used by Pacific CSAT forces as they utilise the Y-32 Xi'an VTOL instead. This is because the majority of Tanoa's airports lack paved runways which are ill-suited for CTOL aircraft to operate on.
  • Neophron is named after the genus of vulture, of which the Egyptian vulture (Neophron percnopteris) is the only member species.
  • The Neophron was not originally available in ArmA 3 at launch. It would not become available until the release of the campaign's Win episode as part of Game Update 1.14.

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See also Edit

Aircraft of comparable role and configuration Edit