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The Ζεύς (Zeús)Edit

The Zeus is a heavily-armed ground-attack aircraft.

The gunship's sole user is Myrmidon Defense, which uses the Zeus for close air support, air interdiction and force protection. Close air support roles include supporting ground troops, escorting convoys, and flying urban operations. Air interdiction missions are conducted against planned targets and targets of opportunity. Force protection missions include defending air bases and other facilities.

Most of the weaponry aboard is mounted to fire out from the left or port side of the aircraft. During an attack, the gunship performs a pylon turn over the target area (flying in a large circle around a fixed point on the ground, the fixed point being the target). This allows it to maintain fire at a target far longer than a conventional attack aircraft.

DesignEdit

This heavily-armed aircraft incorporate side-firing weapons integrated with sophisticated sensors, navigation, and fire control systems to provide precision firepower or area-saturation fire with its varied armament. The Zeus can spend long periods flying over their target area at night and in adverse weather. The sensor suite consists of Chemical, Electromagnetic, Gamma, Infrared, Neutron, Microwave, Radar, andRadio, Thermal, and X-ray, Sensors. These sensors allow the gunship to visually or electronically identify friendly ground forces and targets in most weather conditions.

SpecificationsEdit

General characteristicsEdit

  • Crew: 13
    • Officers: 5 (pilot, copilot, navigator, fire control officer, sensor warfare officer)
    • Crewmen: 8 (flight engineer, visual screen operator, sensor detection set operator, loadmaster, four aerial gunners)
  • Length: 97 ft 9 in (29.8 m)
  • Wingspan: 132 ft 7 in (40.4 m)
  • Height: 38 ft 6 in (11.7 m)
  • Wing area: 1745.5 ft² (162.2 m²)
  • Loaded weight: 122,400 lb (55,520 kg)
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 155,000 lb (69,750 kg)
  • Powerplant: 4 × Blue Sun EVT29-4000-A90 pulse-feedback generators 48 RCS thrusters

PerformanceEdit

ArmamentEdit