First Sparkling to Thundercracker, and Moonracer.
"There aren’t enough hours in the day to save you from death."
Units: Thundercracker, and Moonracer
Origin location: Neo Kaon.
Spark date: July 8, 2014.
Status: Active Decepticon.
alignment: Vornling Study Halls.
Direct officer: Shockwave.
Solstice is Thundercracker and Moonracer’s first sparkling.
to see a collaboration such as Solstice, he is very much his mother’s son, yet has inherited most of his father’s
physical traits. His father has given him an adjustment to his thrusters that creates the same ‘Thunder’ sound
that Thundercracker makes though he is unable to create the sonic boom. What he did have though was his mothers sharp shooting
abilities it make him rather deadly in the air.
He was chosen as one of the
first to take the assessment with the lead team.
The classic Earth looking
Seeker Solstice is a deep teal, with grey highlights.
that one day his power chip will produce the ‘Thunder’ his father has, he powers his turbines to activate it burning
them out in the process.
More will be added as he progresses.
1 (Not needed)
Length: 63 ft 9 in (19.43 m)
• Wingspan: 42 ft 10 in (13.05 m)
• Height: 18 ft 6 in (5.63
• Wing area: 608 ft² (56.5 m²)
• Airfoil: NACA 64A006.6 root, NACA 64A203 tip
• Empty weight:
• Loaded weight: 44,500 lb (20,200 kg)
• Max takeoff weight: 68,000 lb (30,845 kg)
Powerplant: 2× Pratt & Whitney F100-100, -220 or -229 afterburning turbofans
o Dry thrust: 17,450 lbf (77.62 kN) each
Thrust with afterburner: 25,000 lbf for -220; 29,000 lbf for -229 (111.2 kN for -220; 129.0 kN for -229) each
o High altitude: Mach 2.5+ (1,650+ mph, 2,660+ km/h)
o Low altitude: Mach 1.2 (900 mph, 1,450 km/h)
Combat radius: 1,061 nmi (1,222 mi, 1,967 km) for interdiction mission
• Ferry range: 3,450 mi (3,000 nmi, 5,550
km) with conformal fuel tanks and three external fuel tanks
• Service ceiling: 65,000 ft (20,000 m)
of climb: >50,000 ft/min (254 m/s)
• Wing loading: 73.1 lb/ft² (358 kg/m²)
• Thrust/weight: 1.12 (-220),
• Guns: 1× internally mounted 20 mm (0.787 in) M61A1 gatling gun,
• Hardpoints: four wing, four fuselage, two wing stations, centerline station, optional fuselage pylons
with a capacity of 16,000 lb (7,300 kg),
o AIM-7 Sparrow
o AIM-120 AMRAAM
o AIM-9 Sidewinders
o Raytheon AN/APG-63 or AN/APG-70 or
Although several F-15C aircraft were produced with APG-70 radar,
all have been retrofitted to the AN/APG-63(V)1 configuration
o Raytheon AN/APG-63(V)1 or
o Raytheon AN/APG-63(V)2 Active
Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) or
o Raytheon AN/APG-63(V)3 Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA)
Both active AF and ANG F-15Cs will receive another (up to) 48 V3 units between 2009-2015, over the existing 19 aircraft.
o AN/APX-76 or AN/APX-119 Identify Friend/Foe (IFF) interrogator
o Magnavox AN/ALQ-128 Electronic
Warfare Warning Set (EWWS) -part of Tactical Electronic Warfare Systems (TEWS)
o Loral AN/ALR-56 Radar Warning Receiver
(RWR)-part of Tactical Electronic Warfare Systems (TEWS)
o Northrop ALQ-135 Internal Countermeasures System (ICS) - part
of Tactical Electronic Warfare Systems (TEWS)
o AN/ALE-45 chaff/flare dispensers
o Joint Helmet
Mounted Cueing System
o MXU-648 Cargo/Travel Pod - to carry personal belongings, and small pieces of maintenance equipment.