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Shikra
Arma3-render-shikra
Faction CSAT
Type Stealth Air Superiority Fighter
Seats 1 seat:
  • 1× Pilot
Item capacity Max: 500 kg
  • 6× Weapons
  • 24× Magazines
  • 6× Backpacks
Top speed ~ 1,505 km/h
Service ceiling 16,000 m
Fuel capacity 2540 L
Primary armament Main:
  • 1× Gsh Cannon 30 mm
  • 4× R73 SR AA [Default]
  • 6× R77 MR AA [Default]
  • 3× KAB-250 LGB [Default]
Secondary armament Targeting:
  • 1× Laser Designator

Defensive:

  • 240× Countermeasures (Flares/Chaff)
Variants Standard, Stealth
Games
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The To-201 Shikra is a multi-role/air-superiority fighter jet used by CSAT forces. It was added as part of the Jets DLC.

With a top speed of around 1,505 km/h (418 m/s), the Shikra is currently the fastest vehicle in the game.

OverviewEdit

  • Roles:
    • Air superiority
    • Close air support
« The To-201 Shikra is a fifth-generation, single-seat, twin-engine, all-weather tactical fighter jet. The aircraft was designed by a CSAT and Russian joint syndicate with the goal to build a highly agile and maneuverable air-superiority fighter. The To-201 also has ground attack capabilities, and is able to support various weapons configurations via its conventional pylons, but also its internal weapons bay.
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Design Edit

Shikra

The To-201 is a twin-engined stealth fighter that uses a semi-blended-wing-body fuselage. Primarily designed with supermaneuverability in mind, it incorporates all-moving horizontal and vertical stabilisers.

Like its NATO counterpart, it has both stealthy and conventional configurations; the stealth configuration stores up to seven weapons in internal bays but otherwise lacks external hardpoints.

By default, the To-201 is armed with a 30 mm cannon that is loaded with 180 rounds of high-explosive (HE) ammunition.

The To-201 has thirteen (seven for the stealth variant) pylons that support dynamic loadouts.

  • The top two of the hardpoints in the tandem internal bay on both sides of the fuselage (1-2) only support:
    • R73 (1×)
  • The bottom two of the hardpoints in the same tandem bay (3-4) only support:
    • R77 (1×)
  • The main internal bay located directly in the centreline of the fuselage (5-7) has three pylons. Both the left and right pylons (5-6) only support:
    • R77 (1×)
  • The main internal bay's middle pylon (7) can be fitted with the same missiles as the left and right pylons (5-6), but in addition also supports either of the following:
    • KH25 (1×)
    • KAB-250 (1×)
    • RBK-500F (1×)
Arma3-Shikra-Loadout

Non-stealthed To-201 pylon configuration

NOTE: The following pylons only apply to the non-stealthy variant of the To-201:

  • Both the innermost and centre pylons on both wings (8-11) support:
    • R73 (1×)
    • R77 (1×)
    • KH25 (1×)
    • KAB-250 (1×)
    • RBK-500F (1×)
  • The two outermost pylons on each wing (12-13) only support either of the following:
    • R73 (1×)
    • R77 (1×)

The targeting pod also has a laser designator that can be used to provide self-designation in-conjunction with the To-201's KAB-250 bombs.

Variants Edit

  • To-201 Shikra: Non-stealthed variant. Has a total of thirteen pylons (six external) that support dynamic loadouts, but are by default configured with a multi-role loadout.
  • To-201 Shikra (Stealth): Stealthed variant that cannot mount external munitions. Only has a total of seven internal pylons that support dynamic loadouts, but is also configured to use a multi-role loadout.

Camouflage Edit

  • Arid Hex: Light tan/dark tan/dark green cell pattern camouflage.
  • Blue: Two-tone sky blue/charcoal blue paint scheme.
  • Grey Hex: Light/dark grey cell pattern camouflage.

Sensors Edit

The To-201 has an array of sensors designed to allow it operate effectively in both ground attack and air superiority roles:

Active Radar Edit

It has an active radar range of 13 km against aerial targets, and 9 km against ground targets. It has an azimuth and elevation coverage of 60 degrees, while identity recognition locks in at 6 km out from a target.

Infrared Search and Track/Visual Sensor Edit

IRST detection extends out to a maximum range of 5 km against aerial targets and 3 km against ground targets. Visual detection on the other hand, is limited to 4 km for aerial targets and 3 km for ground targets.

Both sensors have 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 has 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.

TriviaEdit

  • The Shikra is based on a combination of two real-world airframes, the "Su-57" (formerly designated as the "T-50 PAK FA") and "Su-35" fighter aircraft. Both are designed by Sukhoi, a subsidiary of the United Aircraft Corporation.
  • At its top speed, the Shikra actually flies faster than the bullets fired by every pistol and SMG in ArmA 3.
  • Shikra (Accipiter badius) is the name of a small bird of prey species that can be found throughout Asia and Africa, though the name may just be another instance of tongue-in-cheek considering that the To-201 is one of the largest fighters in ArmA 3.

GalleryEdit

External linksEdit

See alsoEdit

Aircraft of comparable role and configuration Edit

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