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The Sukhoi T-58VD (NATO reporting name of "Flagon-B") was a modified prototype of the original T-58, it in itself a prototype for the Sukhoi Su-15 (NATO reporting name of "Flagon"). The T-58VD was a scarcely produced prototype, incorporating three Kolesov lifter jets, in order to give the craft STOL capabilities. However, no models of the Su-15 would ever incorporate STOL capabilities. This aircraft only appears in Airforce Delta Strike, where it is the starter plane of Alex Levine.

Design

The T-58VD heavily resembles the Su-15; very long profile with a pronounced nose, somewhat short delta wings, twin engine, and a single vertical stabilizer. However, when the craft enters V/TOL mode, the lifter jets in the center of the craft open up.

Performance

For starter plane standards, you can do a lot worse than this. However, this aircraft does have flaws. Firstly, stats aren't amazing, though not bad. All stats except for speed are somewhat below average. Again, not terrible, but it will be replaced eventually. It IS, however, Alex's only plane to get LR-AAMs; and LR-AAMs are very mighty indeed! However, it also lacks a vulcan, a major flaw that several other of Alex's V/TOLs possess. It's not bad, just kinda... Meh.

Statistics

(Clockwise starting from top)

Type Stats
Anti Air Attack:Medium
Mobility:Medium-low
Defense:Medium-low (2300 HP)
Anti Ground Attack:Medium-low
Thrust:Medium-low
Speed:Low

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Trivia

  • This is the only starter plane in Airforce Delta Strike to not have a machine gun.
  • This is also the only starter plane in Airforce Delta Strike to have LR-AAMs.
  • And lastly, this is the only V/TOL starter plane.
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