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VL-DS Hydra
The new Imperial Lego Air Force Jet Trainer!
About this creation


The VL-DS Hydra is a single engine, two-seater advanced jet trainer and light ground-attack aircraft used by the Imperial Lego Air Force.
More info and images about the Imperial Lego Air Force, please click here!

In 2024, the Imperial Lego Air Force specified a requirement for a new fast jet trainer to replace the VL Yure training Aircraft. The Hydra soon entered service in the Imperial Air Force, Imperial Navy Aviation and the Imperial Marine Corps.

The Hydra has been used for intermediate and advanced portions of the Imperial Navy Aviation/Marine Corps Student Naval Aviator strike pilot training program at the Imperial Navy Aviation Academy, in Espada. The Hydra had not been designed for carrier operations and numerous modifications were required to make it carrier-suitable. These included improvements to the low-speed handling characteristics and a reduction in the approach speed, more robust and wider landing gear with catapult tow bar attachment and an arresting hook. The naval version also features a two-wheel nose landing gear.

Standard armament included a 37mm ENA-75 autocannon in the fuselage centreline gun pod, with four wing hard-points for bombs, ground attack missiles and air-to-air missiles. Two hard-points are plumbed for 2 external fuel tanks and it can be air refuelled.
The Hydra is extremely manoeuvrable and fully capable of battlefield operations.
More info and images about the Imperial Lego Air Force, please click here!


General characteristics

Crew: 2
Length: 14,2 m
Wingspan: 11,4 m
Height: 4.23 m
Wing area: 19.50 m
Empty weight: 3,115 kg
Loaded weight: 5,800 kg
Max. takeoff weight: 9,100 kg
Powerplant: One V-230 jet engine; 30,2kN thrust
Performance
Maximum speed: 1,100 km/h
Combat radius: 1210 km lo-lo-lo profile, gun pod, underwing weapons and two drop tanks
Ferry range: 3,740 km
Service ceiling: 15,330 m
Rate of climb: 67 m/s

Armament:
Guns: One 37mm ENA-75 autocannon in the fuselage centreline gun pod
5 Hard points: 4 pylons under-wing, 1 under fuselage;
Up to 3,700 kg of weapons including:
Rockets: 4 rocket pods with 4 152mm rockets each.
Air-to-air Missiles:
4-8 AA-2006 Fire-Dragon medium range missiles;
4 AA-2020 Valkyria medium-short range missiles for self-defence.
4 AA-2004 Vampire self-defence air-to-air missile;
Air-to-ground missiles:
2 D.D.N. Heavy anti-ship missiles;
2-4 D.D.B. medium anti-ship missiles.
6 AT-2009 Imperium anti-tank missiles.
Bombs:
Various unguided bombs, Laser or TV guided bombs, bombs up to 2000kg.
Other: ECM protection pod, Pave Spike Laser designator pod, Buddy refuelling pack or Drop tanks for extended range/loitering time

More info and images about the Imperial Lego Air Force, please click here!

Hope you like it! Please rate or comment!

Enon



Comments

 I like it 
  January 15, 2013
Great model! I really like the armament.
 I made it 
  October 19, 2012
Quoting Marc dZ this one is cool! I like the color scheme and the landing gear (clever!). The 2nd pic is awesome! -as usual ;) -
Thanks Marc dZ!
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  October 18, 2012
this one is cool! I like the color scheme and the landing gear (clever!). The 2nd pic is awesome! -as usual ;) -
 I made it 
  October 15, 2012
Quoting Admiral Varkov Fantastic looking jet! Great design and very nice armaments! Well done!
Thanks Admiral Varkov! ^^
Joo Enon
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Admiral Varkov
  October 14, 2012
Fantastic looking jet! Great design and very nice armaments! Well done!
 I made it 
  October 12, 2012
Quoting John Smith Wow Joao, I love the engines and the patterns on the wings :)
Thanks John Smith!
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  October 12, 2012
Quoting combaticus wrex Any pics of this beauty with the entire weapons loadout equipped? that arsenal is :0
I will take more pictures of the Hydra with weapons. ^^
Joo Enon
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John Smith
  October 11, 2012
Wow Joao, I love the engines and the patterns on the wings :)
 I like it 
  October 11, 2012
Any pics of this beauty with the entire weapons loadout equipped? that arsenal is :0
 I made it 
  October 11, 2012
Quoting Oscar Floyd I love how this one is the navy version! As usual, you have inspired builders across the pages!
Thanks Oscar Floyd! Appreciate it!
 I made it 
  October 11, 2012
Quoting John Stahlman Great little jet here! I really like how you made the retractable landing gear even with such a small space to work with. It would be cool to see some pics with weapons attached.
I will take more pictures of the aircraft armed later. Maybe in an anti-ship role or as a light fighter. Thanks John Stahlman!
 I like it 
  October 11, 2012
I love how this one is the navy version! As usual, you have inspired builders across the pages!
 I like it 
  October 11, 2012
Great little jet here! I really like how you made the retractable landing gear even with such a small space to work with. It would be cool to see some pics with weapons attached.
 I made it 
  October 11, 2012
Quoting Broken Bricks Great! I like the double cockpit, the wings are good and the weapons are just crazy!
Thanks Broken Bricks! ^^
 I like it 
  October 11, 2012
Great! I like the double cockpit, the wings are good and the weapons are just crazy!
 I made it 
  October 11, 2012
Quoting Locutus 666 A very beautiful Jet!!! It reminds me a little of a mixture of a T-45 Goshawk and the ME-262. But ithink this moc lacks a little of missing engines. Besides that, its awesome!
The aircraft is based on the Soko Super Galeb. The engine is at the rear of the aircraft like the real aircraft. But thanks Locutus 666!
 I made it 
  October 11, 2012
Quoting Little Bricker Awesome build!
Thanks Little Bricker!
 I like it 
  October 11, 2012
Awesome build!
 I like it 
  October 11, 2012
A very beautiful Jet!!! It reminds me a little of a mixture of a T-45 Goshawk and the ME-262. But ithink this moc lacks a little of missing engines. Besides that, its awesome!
 
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