The Convair F/A-201A is the first aircraft of our "What-If" lineup. These are aircrafts that never left the design stage, but are interesting enough for us to see how they handled.
The Convair F/ A-201 was the proposal put forward by Convair under the designation COnvair 201. It was based on an earlier proposal for an â€œAdvanced F-106â€. It was designed with a single Pratt & Whitney JTF22A-30A/F100-PW-220 engine and its most striking feature was the inclusion of canard fins.
There were to be both land-based and carrier-based aircraft. Also they proposed to make a VSTOL version with two lift engines and a vectored nozzle for the main one. In another first, this aircraft was designed with a fly-by-wire system to help control it
In 1975 the U.S. Navy decided to select a derivative of the YF-17, the loser of the U.S: Air Force Lightweight Fighter (LWF) Aircraft competition which resulted in the F-16. The YF-17 was converted into the F/A-18 Hornet and the Convair 201 proposal never went beyond the model stage
The RAZBAM Convair F/A-201A Kestrel for FSX includes the following amazing features and innovative functions :
Highly detailed exterior and interior models,
Interior and Panel
very comprehensive representation of cockpit systems which include:
Tactical Navigation Computer
Detailed and comprehensive navigation instruments
Faithfull representation of the HSI gauge
Radar with up to 5 modes representations within FSX limits(Air Intercept, Airt-to-Ground Tracking, Ground Map with 2 modes and Nav Beacon mode)
A 1st generation LED based MFD with several modes, allowing a complete control of the aircraft.
Armament panel, with working armament stations, selection, weapon delivery modes , quantity selection in 2 different modes select the amount of ordance to fall per trigger switch, and then again, you can select the amount AND make them fall in pairs or single sequences
Detailed representation of the aircraftï¿½s HUD.
Detailed electrical and hydraulic systems and panels
Detailed fuel panel
Detailed cockpit and exterior lights
Detailed Armament Station Control Unit (ASCU)
Accurate weapon loadouts controlled by the ASCU
Highly detailed exterior representation of F/A-201A which include:
Working carrier catapult shuttle
Working Tail hook
Accurate external loadouts controled by the ASCU
Dropable ordnance in free flights with multiple ordnance release options
Working 20 mm M61 Vulcan Cannon.
Missiles and rockets can be launched (although they are not guided).
Accurate aircraft lights
Accurate and highly detailed paint schemes.
VF-84 Jolly Rogers
VMFA-232 Red Devils
VMFA-232 Red Devils
F/A-201J "Ryuu" JASDF 83rd Air Wing (Okinawa)