The Hale/Attack/Cargo - Model 30 'Slamfist', is a unique variant of high subsonic heavy ground attack and transport aircraft used by the Escean Air Force and Navy.
Unlike previous or comparative aircraft of this type, the HAC-30 is an amphibious plane, giving it the ability to land both on paved or water runways to refuel or rearm. Introduced in 2101, this aircraft is equipped with a tandem 'hollow delta' wing design that elimintates the need for a tail, retractable float units and overwing engines to avoid seawater ingestion. The fuselage is fitted with a knife-edge keel and blister tanks to help support the aircraft in the water.
While the Slamfist can carry up to twenty soldiers its primary role is that of a heavy weapons platform. Retractable doors on both sides of the fuselage permit internal weapons to move into position on either side if required, with the weapons themselves mounted on rails and turntable units. Slamfist aircraft are typically equipped with eight individual systems, including two fuselage and two bow-mounted 40mm Repeating Railguns, two 20mm Rotary Railguns, a 200mm KAP (Kinetic, Accelerated Projectile) Cannon, and a weapons bay built into the keel, which may hold standoff cruise missiles or guided munitions. The inclusion of forward-facing bow cannons and belly weapons bay was to give the aircraft the ability to strafe a target at high speed instead of always assuming a relatively slow and vulnerable circuit.
Crew: 10 (Pilot, Co-Pilot, Fire Control Officer, Electronic Warfare Officer, Loadmaster, 5x Aerial Gunner)
Loaded Weight: 115,312kg
Powerplant: 4x Hermes J450 Turbofans
Maximum Speed: Mach 0.9
Range: 3,450mi (Unlimited with sea/air refuelling)
Combat Radius: 1,260mi
Service Ceiling: 45,000ft
Rate of Climb: 5,200ft/min
Armament: 4x 40mm KR-65 Repeating Railguns, 2x 20mm KR-81 Rotary Railguns, 1x 200mm KAP-210 Cannon, 3,000kg of Internal Weapons.