Buccaneer

Notes: This was one the first British jet carrier aircraft. When Britain went to the smaller carriers with Harriers, the Buccaneers were relegated to land bases, usually as anti-ship planes, and then were eventually phased out. They were also operated by South Africa, usually in the long-range strike role, but were also phased out by that country. The Buccaneer has an internal bomb bay, unusual for an aircraft of its size; this bay can hold 1.81 tons or 2040 liters of fuel. The aircraft has ejection seats and is capable of in-flight refueling.

Twilight 2000 Notes: Buccaneers were also used against land targets in the Twilight War, though by that war they were largely replaced by Tornadoes and were operated only in a secondary role or to replace Tornado losses. South Africa also used some of these aircraft in the Twilight War.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$5,114,176

AvG

7.26 tons

15.29 tons

2

36

Radar, FLIR

Shielded

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Mnvr/Acc Agl/Turn

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Ceiling

2274

569 (170)

NA 142 7/4 70/40

9240

5315

13715

Combat Equipment

Minimum Landing/Takeoff Zone

RF

Armament

Ammo

Secure Radios, Radar Warning Receiver

1800/1600 Hardened Runway

+3

Internal Weapon Bay, 4 hardpoints

None

Bulldog/Beagle Pup

Notes: This is a light primary trainer and liaison aircraft that is used as a counter-insurgency aircraft by many smaller air forces. There is also a civilian version without hardpoints called the Beagle Pup; these aircraft have a third seat behind the pilots' seats that can hold one adult or two children.

Vehicle

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

Pup 100

$25,176

G, AvG

290 kg

776 kg

1+1

2

None

Enclosed

Pup 150

$25,546

G, AvG

290 kg

917 kg

1+2

2

None

Enclosed

Pup 160

$25,616

G, AvG

290 kg

943 kg

1+2

2

None

Enclosed

Bulldog

$30,062

G, AvG

290 kg

1.05 tons

1+1

2

None

Enclosed

Vehicle

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Mnvr/Acc Agl/Turn

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Ceiling

Pup 100

428

107 (90)

NA 27 6/3 50/20

170

27

4000

Pup 150

600

150 (90)

NA 38 6/3 50/20

170

46

4000

Pup 160

628

157 (90)

NA 39 6/3 50/20

170

49

4000

Bulldog

738

185 (90)

NA 46 6/3 50/20

170

64

4000

Vehicle

Combat Equipment

Minimum Landing/Takeoff Zone

RF

Armament

Ammo

Pup

None

500/400m Primitive Runway

None

None

None

Bulldog

None

500/400m Primitive Runway

None

4 Hardpoints

None

Canberra

Notes: This is a light bomber still used by Britain, and in limited numbers, Argentina, Peru, and India. It holds the dubious distinction of being the only jet aircraft produced with wooden parts (the forward part of the vertical stabilizer is made of plywood). Most countries using the Canberra use it for reconnaissance or research rather than as a bomber. The Canberra has in internal bomb bay; this bay may carry 2.72 tons of the total weapon load. Its two wingtip hardpoints may only carry drop tanks.

Twilight 2000 Notes: The Canberra was primarily used in the Twilight War by Britain for reconnaissance, though it was sometimes used for attack, and other countries also used it for bombing.

Vehicle

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

Mk 20

$3,678,392

AvG

5.45 tons

11.17 tons

2

32

Radar, FLIR, Image Intensification

Shielded

Mk 21

$3,729,682

AvG

5.45 tons

11.17 tons

2

38

Radar, FLIR, Image Intensification

Shielded

Vehicle

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Mnvr/Acc Agl/Turn

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Ceiling

Mk 20

1409

353 (105)

NA 88 7/4 70/40

10500

3342

14630

Mk 21

1776

444 (105)

NA 111 7/4 70/40

10500

4236

14360

Vehicle

Combat Equipment

Minimum Landing/Takeoff Zone

RF

Armament

Ammo

Both

All-Weather Flight, Radar Warning Receiver, Flare/Chaff Dispensers, Laser Designator

1020/805m Hardened Runway

+3

4x20mm M-39 autocannons, internal weapon bay, 10 hardpoints

1600x20mm

Hunter

Notes: This jet is a mid-1960s relic that is still in wide use by Lebanon. Its low-power engine does not lend itself to speed, maneuverability, or lifting power, and its lack of an afterburner does not give it good acceleration. However, it is a decent ground attack aircraft, and its four 30mm cannons pack quite a punch. The Hunter has the rare ability to fire only half its cannons at a time, if desired, usually done to save ammunition when attacking soft targets or to load different guns with different types of ammunition. Though the aircraft has a lot of hardpoints, eight of these may only be used for rocket pods or single rockets, with a load limit of 100 kg per hardpoint; if these hardpoints are used, the two center wing hardpoints may not be used. If the two center hardpoints are used, the eight rocket hardpoints may not be used.

Twilight 2000 Notes: The Hunterís primary playground during the Twilight War was the Middle East; they were taken out of storage by several Middle Eastern countries during that war to replace aircraft losses.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$712,318 (S/-)

AvG

2.54 tons

8.35 tons

1

14

None

Enclosed

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Mnvr/Acc Agl/Turn

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Ceiling

2250

563 (150)

NA 141 7/4 70/40

1800

4523

16155

Combat Equipment

Minimum Landing/Takeoff Zone

RF

Armament

Ammo

None

1200/800m Hardened Runway

+2

4x30mm Aden, 14 Hardpoints

1200x30mm

Strikemaster

Notes: This light strike aircraft was developed from a jet trainer known as the Jet Provost. It is an unsophisticated aircraft for basic ground support missions, and is easy to maintain and inexpensive to operate. The aircraft has ejection seats, but is not capable of in-flight refueling.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$143,630

AvG

1.2 tons

4.02 tons

2

6

None

Enclosed

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Mnvr/Acc Agl/Turn

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Ceiling

1448

362 (95)

NA 91 9/6 90/60

1860

1392

12200

Combat Equipment

Minimum Landing/Takeoff Zone

RF

Armament

Ammo

None

400/500m Primitive Runway

+1

2xMAG, 8 Hardpoints

1300x7.62N