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Hongdu Q-5D
Q-5D
Info
Nation Flag China China
Class Multirole Combat Aircraft
Prerequisite Q-5I, Q-5IA
Cost 115 Supply
Specifications
Armor Front 0 / Side 0 / Rear 0 / Top 0
Icon WALB Strength 10
Icon WALB ECM 30%
Icon WRD Air Detection Very Good
Speed 750 km/h
Icon WALB Stealth Poor
Fuel Capacity 3600 L
Icon WRD T.O.T. 90 s
Icon WRD Turn radius 750
Icon WALB Year 1995
Icon WALB Type Marines, Airborne, Mechanized, Armored, Motorized, Support
Icon WALB Prototype Yes
Weapons
Autocannon NR-30 (30mm)
Laser Guided HE Bomb LT-2 (SALH)
AAM PL-7 (Infrared)

The Q-5D is a prototype multi-role combat aircraft available to China. It first appears in Wargame: Red Dragon.

HistoryEdit

The Hongdu Q-5D (NATO reporting name "FANTAN") is a twin-engine, single-seat, supersonic multi-role combat aircraft developed by Hongdu for the Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force. Based on the Nanchang Q-5, itself based on the Mikoyan MiG-19, the Q-5D is an advanced variant of the Q-5 family, featuring compatibility with laser targeting pods, FLIR and Low Light pods, and laser-guided munitions. It has been provided a HUD, GPS and INS navigation as well as chaff and flare dispensers.

OverviewEdit

The Q-5D is a moderately priced prototype strike platform available to Chinese and Red Dragon decks. It has been provided good ECM (30%), an internal 30mm cannon, two PL-7 AAMs for self-defense, and two LT-2 laser-guided bombs. The LT-2 features the same explosive power as the NATO Mk 84, but is laser-guided, and highly accurate. The type can be used against armored columns and infantry to extraordinary effect, and this weapon system alone makes the Q-5D worth the relatively inexpensive 115 points per aircraft cost.

The Q-5D's chief drawbacks are its lack of a long range missile and relatively low speed. The latter keeps the Q-5D in the kill zones of SAMs and AAMs longer, while the former prevents the Q-5D from defending itself except at very close range. Nevertheless, the LT-2's power and accuracy, combined with fair ECM and helicopter hunting capability provided by the PL-7 make the Q-5D a very cost effective multirole platform.

WeaponsEdit

Red DragonEdit

Weapons WRD Icon NR-30 WRD Icon LT-2 WRD Icon PL-7
Type Autocannon Laser Guided HE Bomb AAM
Name NR-30 LT-2 PL-7
Caliber 30mm, AoE SALH AoE, F&F Infrared AoE, F&F
Ammo x 205 x 2 x 2
Range Ground = 2100 m
Helicopters = 1575 m
Icon WALB Airplanes = 1750 m
Ground = 3500 m
Helicopters = N/A m
Icon WALB Airplanes = N/A m
Ground = N/A m
Helicopters = 2100 m
Icon WALB Airplanes = 3500 m
Accuracy 20% 0 m 50%
Icon WRD Stabilizer 20% N/A 50%
AP Power 0 0 0
HE Power 1 15 4
Icon WALB Suppression 104 600 160
Rate of fire 647 r/min 1 s r/min 2 s r/min

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