Q-107 Grackle

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Q-107 Grackle
A pair of Q-107's
TypeMultirole fighter
Place of originAxdel
Service history
In service2013
Used byAxdelian Air Force
Royal Cryrian Air Force
Oscrelian Air Force
Royal Tavari Air Force
WarsAuroran-Cerenerian War
Production history
DesignerARMS
Designed2004
ManufacturerARMS (now Sentinel-ARMS),
National Ballistics
Produced2012-present
Number built~500+
VariantsCTOL / VTOL
Specifications
Crew1

Main
armament
4 × internal stations and 4 × external stations
Secondary
armament
25mm Revolving gun
EngineTriache YF119 afterburning turbofan
120KN dry thrust
190KN with afterburner
Operational
range
2200 km (CTOL)
1700 km (VTOL)
Speedmach 1.6

The Q-107 Grackle is a single-engined, multirole fighter jet developed by the Axdelian ARMS company. After merging with Sentinel in 2017 the plane is now produced by Sentinel-ARMS and exported globally. There are two variants, with the Q-107A taking off conventionally and the Q-107B having VTOL capability.

Development

(ARMS, an independent union-run arms company, runs out of money developing this thing and has to get bailed out by the even bigger Sentinel with a fat cheque from the government for good luck)

(This is partially because they were banking on being bailed out as an important supplier of military materiel and blatantly overspent)

Operators

 Axdel

  • Axdelian Air Force - 245 Q-107A of 250 originally ordered (5 were lost in the ACW) and an additional 52 are contracted to replace the Q-103ES in 2026
  • Axdelian Navy - 72 Q-107B's to operate on the Khalanitas class carriers alongside the Q-104EQS

Cryria

  • Royal Cryrian Air Force - 20 Q-107A CTOL delivered in 2018

 Oscrelia

  • Oscrelian Air Force - 50 Q-107A delivered from 2014 onwards

 Tavaris

  • Royal Tavari Air Force - 34 Q-107A delivered from 2017
  • Rotal Tavari Navy - 16 Q-107B's to operate on their Blade of Storm class carriers.