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Khirkash CA8-Flyer

(MC Flyer II)

DC-Flyer
Type Attack aircraft
Place of origin DC Flag Armed Republic of Dvinmiste Capia
Service history
In service 2029-Present
Used by DC Flag Armed Republic of Dvinmiste Capia
Production history
Designer Khirkash Company
Manufacturer Khirkash Company
Unit cost $24–30 million per unit
Produced 2029-Present
Specifications
Weight Loaded weight: 22,950 lb (10,410 kg)

Max. takeoff weight:

  • Rolling: 31,000 lb (14,100 kg)
  • Vertical: 20,755 lb (9,415 kg)
Length 46 ft 4 in (14.12 m)
Height 11 ft 8 in (3.55 m)
Crew 1

Primary
armament
1× General Dynamics GAU-12 Equalizer 25 mm (0.984 in) 5-barreled Rotary cannon mounted under-fuselage in the left pod, with 300 rounds of ammunition in the right pod
Secondary
armament
Hardpoints: 6× under-wing pylon stations holding up to 9,200 lb (4,200 kg) of payload:

Rockets:

  • 4× LAU-5003 rocket pods (each with 19× CRV7 or APKWS[63] 70 mm rockets)

Air-to-air missiles:

  • 4× AIM-9 Sidewinder or similar-sized infrared-guided missiles
  • 6× AIM-120 AMRAAM (on radar equipped AV-8B Plus variants)

Air-to-surface missiles:

  • 6× AGM-65 Maverick; or
  • 2× AGM-84 Harpoon; or
  • 2× AGM-88 HARM

Bombs:

  • CBU-100 cluster bombs (CBUs)
  • Mark 80 series of unguided bombs (including 3 kg [6.6 lb] and 14 kg [31 lb] practice bombs)
  • Paveway series of laser-guided bombs (LGBs)
  • Joint Direct Attack Munitions (GBU-38, GBU-32, and GBU-54)
  • Mark 77 fire bomb
  • B61 nuclear bomb
Engine 1 × Rolls-Royce Pegasus F402-RR-408 (Mk 107) vectored-thrust turbofan
23,500 lbf (105 kN)
Payload capacity 9,200 lb (4,200 kg)
Operational range 1,200 nmi (1,400 mi, 2,200 km)
Speed Mach 0.9 (585 knots, 673 mph, 1,083 km/h)
Guidance system Raytheon APG-65 radar

AN/AAQ-28V LITENING targeting pod (on AV-8B Night Attack and radar-equipped AV-8B Plus variants)

The Khirkash CA8-Flyer (MC Flyer II) is a single-engine ground-attack aircraft that constitutes the second generation of the Flyer Jump Jet family. Capable of vertical or short takeoff and landing (V/STOL), it is primarily employed on light attack or multi-role missions, ranging from close air support of ground troops to armed reconnaissance. The CA8-Flyer is used by the Dvinmiste Capia Marine Corps (DCMC). 

The project that eventually led to the CA8-Flyer's creation started in the early 2029 as a cooperative effort between the Armored Republic of Dvinmiste Capia (ARCD) and Poland (PL), aimed at addressing the operational inadequacies of the first-generation Flyer. Early efforts centered on a larger, more powerful Pegasus engine to dramatically improve the capabilities of the Flyer. Due to budgetary constraints, Poland abandoned the project.

Typically operated from small aircraft carriers, large amphibious assault ships and simple forward operating bases, CA8-Flyer have participated in numerous military and humanitarian operations, proving themselves versatile assets. Some general of the D.C. Army named the MC Flyer II as one of several important weapons in the country.

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