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VF-29 Durandal
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Type

High performance Variable Fighter

Generation

4th

Dimensions

  • 18.4 Meters long
  • 6.8 Meters high (Gerwalk)
  • 15 Meters high (battroid)

Manufacturer

  • Misriah

Armor

Forerunner EAA

SFTL

Equipped

Developed from

Introduction

2572

Produced

  • 1600

The VF-29D is a fourth generation Variable Fighter in service of the UNSC Air Force and Navy. 

OriginEdit

The VF-29 "Kairos" was an effort by both the UNSC and UCR to develop a highly advanced Variable Fighter. By 2558 the variable fighter completed trials and moved into limited production. It saw action during the Wraith conflict and some minor skirmishes. In 2572 when the Vagans went to war with the UCR the Kairos saw heavy action. Many UCR and coalition Kairos were lost due to how quick the fighter had aged; its weaponry was insufficient against the Vagan forces, the experimental armor was easily penetrated and the performance was generally inferior. The plane was withdrawn from combat after heavy losses.

DurandalEdit

Before the fallout between the UEG and UCR the two had planned to inittate the KairosNEXT advanced fighter program. Before this could happen however both nations severed their ties and the 29 was briefly forgotten in favor of the VF-30.

Combat recordEdit

ISAFEdit

UCR-UEG WarEdit

Covenant CAS get!Edit

Nippon InvasionEdit

Cornerian subjugationEdit

Technology and Combat characteristicsEdit

Highly advanced variable fighter with a wide range of equipment to complete any mission. As a lesson from the Kairos, it is an excellent fighter possessing very good acceleration, maneuverability and high tolerance air frame. Ideally, it should never need to see its enemies but even in close ranges the VF-29

Specifications (VF-29D)Edit

General Characteristics

Crew - 1 pilot
Length - 18.4 Meters
Wingspan - 16.5 meters
Height - 5.2 meters
Empty weight - 13,600 kg
Loaded weight - 22,500 kg
Maximum takeoff weight - 40,000 kg
Fuel - 25 years
Powerplant - 2x Naoto F-450 Thermonuclear engines
Speed - 2,740 km/h in combat
  • 9,900 km/h in intercept

Standard armament

    • 1x GAU-75F Heavy beampod
    • 1x Pulse laser (head mounted)
    • 2x 30mm Vampyr cannons
    • 2x M11 Combat Knifes
    • 2x Oerlikon 20mm cannons (wrist mount)
    • 18x AIM-50XR Mk. VII
    • 13x Hardpoints

Other

    • Mk. 31 125mm Sniper System
    • GAU-75C Close Assault Weapon System
    • 20x ST/Medusa micro missiles 40/pod
    • 19x ASGM-10 missiles
    • 4x Kali AGM-79 LRASM
    • Various 250kg - 2000 kg bombs
    • 1x Type-3 Plasma Charge Projector
    • 15x MITV pods
    • 12x Rocket pods (8 rockets/pod)
    • 7x HAVOK tactical nukes

Avionics

FAE fire control AI
AN/APG-500
Trident-DWS Link
ICS Pilot Survivability Unit
Contact & Energy Shields (Reference: 5 volleys of direct Apoc fire)
Z-3050 countermeasure unit

VariantsEdit

  • VF-29A
  • VF-29B
  • VF-29C
  • VF-29D This variant is equipped with a 75mm gunpod instead of the 55. It also has 4 additional hardpoints for ordnance, total of sixteen. Other significant changes include the engines being flatter and compact, removal of physical tails and the rear cannons have been placed into the wings - following the 30's style. These planes are also distinguished by their plain grey colour. 
  • VF-29 Secace - Technology demonstrator and performance craft used by UNSC Navy demonstration teams.