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"A multipurpose fighter produced using a JSF (Joint Strike Fighter) design. While able to use a variety of weapons in air-to-air and ground-to-ground combat, the procurement cost for this stealth fighter is more manageable than the original F-35. In accordance with its utility, there are multiple types available. The aircraft have a capable of STOVL (short takeoff/vertical landing) capable. Its nickname is "Ghost"."
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The F-45A Ghost is a sleek aircraft available to the Osean Air, Maritime force and Marine Corps. Designed with stealth engagement in mind. It is intended primarily for Air-to-Ground combat, but it has an integrated radar equipped and can handle Air-to-Air combat as well. The aircraft has an integrated internal weapons bay, allowing it to store its munitions inside the aircraft until needed. This has two main implications for the F-45A: it decreases drag across the aircraft, allowing it to reach higher In-Air Speeds, while also decreasing its radar cross-section as well, letting it both move closer to a radar source before detection and escape radar-locks more easily through conventional evasive maneuvers.

Strategy[]

The F-45A is arguably one of the most specialized aircraft in the Osean military, intended almost exclusively for use in stealth-oriented roles along with the F-35 Lightning II for its very similar design. It was created in response to the growing threat of hostile air defenses, especially where stronger Air-to-Air missile such as the advanced medium range R-77 (AA-12 "Adder") for Erusean aircrafts and modern ground radars and SAM launchers were concerned. It is designed with pop-up attacks in mind, striking nearby targets before dipping back into cover or even striking targets from behind it. Even though it is not capable of equipping any Anti-Radiation Missiles, the F-45A can be a deadly asset in SEAD ops due in part to its aptitude in the area of evading radar-guided missiles. In scenarios where stealth is not required, though, the F-45A has the capacity to fit six extra pylons on its wings, allowing it to function as a versatile assault aircraft as well when needed.

In stealth-oriented roles, maneuverability and mobility are going to be key assets to an aircraft for remaining undetected when needed. As such, the F-45A has full VTOL capability. It can vector its thruster to 90 degrees to hover in a single place for extended periods of time, take off and land from smaller areas like helipads, or even for making strafing runs against ground targets.

History[]

During the 1990s, the Osean military need more aircrafts while the threat from Belka increasing. They need an aircraft to replace the old carrier-based F-14D Super Tomcat and the VTOL AV-8B Harrier II, while more aircraft carriers were made. Lockheed Martin and Wernher begins developing the new carrier-based aircraft with the help of Macmillan Heavy Industries and the F-45A along with the F/A-26A was released. The F-45A was used in limited numbers in the Belkan War because of the F/A-26A. But later the F-45A has shown its power during the Circum-Pacific War and the Lighthouse War.

The Yuktobanian and Erusean Army was no matched with the F-45A, giving them another fear along with the F/A-26A Wasp and the A-10 Thunderbolt II. The F-45A was also very popular during the Lighthouse War, especially by the Osean Navy, while its not popular as the F/A-26A for the higher cost for the stealth capabilities, its still a popular choice for the Osean military. On July 26, 2019, a large group of F-45As and F/A-26As attacked a large Erusean base near Anchorhead, showing its power by taking out all the new Erusean S-400 and S-500 Surface-to-Air Missile systems and crippled the Erusean forces.

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Skins[]

  1. Osea: Standard dark grey.
  2. Erusea: Tan/brown/light grey Israeli-based camouflage.
  3. Special: Cyan blue body with black trim and blue vertical stabilizers; based on the F-35 CF-01 prototype.
  4. Mage: Osea skin with Mage Squadron markings.
  5. Spare: Osea skin with Spare Squadron markings.
  6. Strider: Osea skin with Strider Squadron markings.
  7. Advanced Tactical Scheme: Darker variant of Skin 01 with white nose and OMDF markings.

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