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 v1 Notes: Buccaneers became a primary long-range attack platform, as numbers of Tornados were lower than expected in the RAF due to the withdrawal of Italy from NATO and the need to replace German Tornado losses early in the Twilight War.

     Twilight 2000 v2.2 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.

     Twilight 2013 Notes: Buccaneers were out of service by 2013, though the British scraped up six for duty in the Twilight War, and South Africa managed to put two in the air for duty.

     Twilight 2035 Notes: Buccaneers were for the most part museum pieces or rusted, picked-over hulks by 2035, though the RAF managed to scare up enough intact airframes and parts and avionics to put one in the air in 2036.  (This Buccaneer, however, was shot down within weeks after beginning to conduct missions.)

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

Armor

2274

569 (170)

NA  142  7/4  70/40

9240

5315

13715

FF5  CF6  RF5  T4  W4

 

Combat Equipment

Minimum Landing/Takeoff Zone

RF

Armament

Ammo

IFF, Secure Radios, Radar Warning Receiver, Stealth 1

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.

     Twilight 2000 v1/v2/2,2/2013/2035/Merc 2000: This aircraft found military employment as a liaison and aerial FALO aircraft; others were used by some lucky civilians to escape war zones

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

FF3  CF3  RF3  T3  W2

Pup 150

600

150 (90)

NA  38  6/3  50/20

170

46

4000

FF3  CF3  RF3  T3  W2

Pup 160

628

157 (90)

NA  39  6/3  50/20

170

49

4000

FF3  CF3  RF3  T3  W2

Bulldog

738

185 (90)

NA  46  6/3  50/20

170

64

4000

FF3  CF3  RF3  T3  W2

 

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

 

Hunter

     Notes: This jet is a mid-1960s relic that is still in wide use by Lebanon, though recently they have been looking at ex-US F-16Cs and Ds to replace them. 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 v1/v2/v2,2: The Hunter’s 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

     Twilight 2013: Most Arab Air Forces have replaced their Hunters with newer aircraft, and the remaining hunters sit idle, awaiting their call…

     Twilight 2035: Hunters are found in museums or bombing ranges, long having been replaced by up-to-date aircraft,

     Merc 2000: Another non-descript aircraft used by mercs,

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$712,318

AvG

2.54 tons

8.35 tons

1

14

None

Enclosed

 

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Mnvr/Acc Agl/Turn

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Ceiling

Armor

2250

563 (150)

NA  141  7/4  70/40

1800

4523

16155

FF5  CF4  RF4  T4  W4

 

Combat Equipment

Minimum Landing/Takeoff Zone

RF

Armament

Ammo

None

1200/800m Hardened Runway

+2

4x30mm Aden, 14 Hardpoints

1200x30mm

 

BAC 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.

     Twilight v1 Notes: Generally used as a Sandy by NATO air forces, they were also adapted to operate from carriers, and often found themselves operating from US carriers.

     Twilight v2/v2.2  Generally the same story, but much of their roles were taken over by Jaguar strike aircraft.

     Twilight 2013: The Strikemaster was long since retired, though small amounts made a reappearance late in the war to replace aircraft losses,

     Twilight 2035: The Strikemaster was very long ago retired, and could be found only in museums and in civilian hands,

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

Armor

1448

362 (95)

NA  91  9/6  90/60

1860

1392

12200

FF4  CF3  RF3  T3  W3

 

Combat Equipment

Minimum Landing/Takeoff Zone

RF

Armament

Ammo

None

400/500m Primitive Runway

+1

2xMAG, 8 Hardpoints

1300x7.62N