NationStates Jolt Archive

Auction of used aircraft

25-05-2004, 14:14
Cencontria is now developing its own jet fighter-bomber, and no longer has a need for our CFF-9G Harrier squadron. Purchased from Crookfur, these aircraft have served us well. In addition to a squadron of twenty, we purchased two extra ones, just in case. We will be keeping one of the twenty-two we purchased for a museum. The other twenty-one are up for auction. None of them have seen combat, only exercises. The specifications are below.

Length: 14.12m
Height: 3.55m
Width/wingspan: 9.25m
Crew: 1
1 CFPW T4022 Alcohol vapour turbine or 1 RR Pegasus 107
Max Speed: 662mph
Max range: 1667km
Service ceiling: 15,000m
1 G74 25mm gatling gun with 400 rounds of ammo mounted in RHS pod.
7 hard points with max rating of 9000lb plus.
Sample configurations:
Air to air: 4 medium sized AAMs (i.e. AMRAAM, MICA, etc) or 2 medium sized and 4 small sized (Sidewinder, ASRAAM, etc).
Air to ground: wide range of stores including stand off weapons such as storm shadow and a wide range of precision guided bombs and missiles including Paveway 4E and brimstone.
Multimode CFES MK4007R radar and target processing system
Other sensors:
CFES MK5006 Multi mode IR/EO sensor pod mounted in the LHS pod. The pod offers laser targeting of ground targets and imaging for the guidance of and targeting of weapons (offers up to 45x magnification of targets). Also has an air surveillance (IRST) mode offering detection and tracking of up to 250 targets out to 150km.
Full digital open standard GPS system, high accuracy INS.
Counter measures:
duel mode IR/laser dazzler system, active ECM, chaff flare dispensers, automatic threat detection and countering system.
All systems are integrated with a Combat Sphere MK12D data link allow full interlinking with remote sensors and platforms and automatic threat/ target detection and prioritisation.

Based on the successful GR9 upgrade of the Harrier the CFF-9G takes it further. Based on the US AV-8B radar equipped variant the CFF-9G allows the harrier to operate in an air defence mode while still retaining its formidable ground attack abilities. The addition of an all new radar and optical sensing system allows the harrier to operate under all conditions and the new all glass cockpit (featuring 5 MFDs plus a new wide angle HUD) with VHTS (voice hands throttle stick) control system and helmet mounted cueing and sighting device make life much easier for the pilot. In it’s basic state the GR11 is compatible with a wide range of western weapons with Air to air missiles including, AMRAAM, AIM9X, ASRAAM, MICA, Meteor and others offering true BVR and dog fighting capability, something lost with the demise of the Sea harrier from service. The open weapons handling system allows additional modules to be substituted in order to allow soviet and other weapons to be used.
The CFF-9G is fully capable of operating from both land sites and carriers, offering a true multi-role VTOL platform at a mere fraction of the cost of the F35 JSF. A twin seater trainer with all the operational features of the CFF-9G is available as the T14A.

Minimum bid for the lot is $350,000,000 USD.
Lessr Tsurani
25-05-2004, 14:29
We wil accept your price. We wait your answer.
25-05-2004, 15:20
We have 350 Million! Who will give me 360?
Green Moon
25-05-2004, 15:39
25-05-2004, 16:06
Green Moon
25-05-2004, 16:37
500!!! :twisted:
Green Moon
25-05-2004, 18:50
Well, have i got them or not?
United Korean Nations
25-05-2004, 19:09
501 million for the lot
United Korean Nations
25-05-2004, 19:20
501 million for the lot
26-05-2004, 19:02
(just to see how high this will go)
27-05-2004, 01:43
Yes, bump!
27-05-2004, 01:52
550 million.
27-05-2004, 02:39
600 Mil
29-05-2004, 15:43
850 mil.
30-05-2004, 15:54
The auction will end at midnight tonight.