Chilean Air Forces Sub-Tree

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Chilean Air Forces Sub-tree

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A Chilean F-16D Block 50M in its current paint scheme

The Chilean Sub-Tree Implemented in the Israeli Tree Expanded to Rank 1

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(Israel’s new I-III aircraft are part of the forum suggestion made by @yoyolast and the image shows what the new Israel tree could look like with those new aircraft and with the Chilean sub-tree.)

https://forum.warthunder.com/t/ranks-i-iii-for-the-israeli-aviation-tech-tree-with-a-revision-of-rank-iv/13766

History between Chile and Israel

During the 1970s Chile was going through very tense moments with its 3 neighbors (Argentina, Bolivia and Peru) that had territorial claims and like Israel at the time Chile was politically alone and surrounded by belligerent countries and because Chile was under the government of Dictator Augusto Pinochet accused of crimes against humanity, the country was under an embargo on military purchases. Chile was interested in buying European tanks but no country was willing to sell weapons to Chile for fear of losing its good relations with the United States. This is how Chile turned to Israel, which accepted the request for help. Thus, in 1977, Chile and Israel signed a contract for the purchase of various Israeli tanks, M-51 and M-50 Super Shermans arriving in Chile (both models would later be modified in Chile), and many 60mm IMI HVMS cannons were purchased, Chile being its only user and arming the M24 Chaffee and M-50 with this powerful anti-tank cannon, in this way experienced Israeli instructors traveled to Chile to train the Chilean crews, and created a new doctrine for the Chilean armored forces.

In the air field, Israel was also willing to sell the Shafrir II Air-to-Air Missiles to Chile, which would be the main air means to be able to confront the fighters of Chile’s neighbors and installing these missiles on the Hawker Hunter and F-5 Tiger II that in those years were the best fighters in Chile. Fortunately, the almost wars that were going to occur, mainly with Argentina, were resolved diplomatically at the last second.

After these historic events, Chile would not forget the help that Israel gave it in difficult times, which is why they continued to cooperate in the field of military purchases and modifications, mainly in Chilean fighters. Currently, a large amount of Chilean military equipment is made up of Israeli weapons (assault rifles, missiles, howitzers, mortars, rocket artillery, military vehicles) and an agreement was signed between both countries to expand defense cooperation.

Lieutenant General Aviv Kochavi of Israel with the Minister of Defense of Chile Baldo Prokurica, year 2021

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Disclaimers:

  • Not necessarily all the aircrafts from the following list must be added, they can be chosen according to the convenience of the tree in which it would be implemented and moved as necessary. It was ordered in the best way I found possible.
  • The BR of this tree represent the realistic game mode.
  • Some data may not be 100% accurate, also some sources may contradict in some aspects such as technical specifications, basically I did what I could with what I found, if anyone has more information I would appreciate it if you share it in the comments section.

Aircraft list:

Rank 1
FN.305A

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  • Description:
    • In 1938 Chile bought 9 Nardi FN 305A which were two-seater training aircraft but were equipped with two 7.7 mm (0.303 in) Breda-SAFAT machine-guns which provided them with decent fire. This version of the Nardi was powered by an Alfa Romeo 115 engine. Chile was one of the few countries to acquire this plane.
  • Year:
    • 1938
  • Crew:
    • 2
  • Armament:
    • Primary: Two 7.7 mm (0.303 in) Breda-SAFAT machine-guns
  • Dimensions:
    • Length: 6.98 m
    • Wingspan: 8.47 m
    • Height: 2.10 m
    • Wing area: 12 m²
    • Empty weight: 704 kg
    • Gross weight: 984 kg
  • Performance:
    • Powerplant: Alfa Romeo 115 I 6-cylinder in-line, air-cooled, 190 HP
    • Maximum speed: 300 km/h
    • Range: 620 km
    • Service ceiling: 6,000 m
  • Sources:
Ba.65Bis Tipo Chile

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Ar 95 L

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  • Description:
    • Version with fixed landing gear of the German Arado Ar 95 seaplane, these aircraft were used as reconnaissance, torpedo and light attack aircraft since they could carry bombs. Only 3 countries operated this plane: Chile, Spain and Nazi Germany.
  • Year:
    • 1938
  • Crew:
    • 2
  • Armament:
    • Primary: 2 × fixed, forward-firing 7.92 mm MG 17 machine guns (1000 rounds) and 1 × flexible 7.92 MG 15 machine gun in rear cockpit (eight discs of 75 rounds each)
    • Secondary:
      • Bombs: 1 × 800 kg torpedo or 500 kg in bombs.
  • Dimensions:
    • Length: 11.10 m
    • Wingspan: 12.50 m
    • Height: 3.60 m
    • Wing area: 45.40 m2
    • Empty weight: 2,450 kg
    • Max takeoff weight: 3,560 kg
  • Performance:
    • Powerplant: 1 × BMW 132De air-cooled 9-cylinder radial engine, 656 kW (892 hp)
    • Maximum speed: 310 km/h at 3,000 m
    • Cruise speed: 255 km/h at 1,200 m
    • Range: 1,100 km
    • Service ceiling: 7,300 m
    • Rate of climb: 7.5 m/s
  • Sources:
Ju 86 K-6

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  • Description:
    • Medium German bomber from shortly before the Second World War, 12 of these bombers were acquired by Chile in 1938, Chile being one of the few countries to acquire it, receiving the special export version K-6 armed with Madsen model 1937 mobile defensive machine guns. 7 mm caliber that was the standard in Chile in those years.
  • Year:
    • 1938
  • Crew:
    • 4
  • Armament:
    • Primary: 3 mobile 7mm machine guns Madsen, one in the bow, one in the dorsal turret and one in a retractable ventral post (nest of condors).
    • Secondary:
      • Bombs: Four 250-kilo Rheinmetall-Borsig demolition bombs (1 ton of bombs)
  • Dimensions:
    • Length: 17.9 m
    • Wingspan: 22.5 meters
    • Empty Weight: 5,850 kilos
    • Maximum Weight: 8,410 kilos
  • Performance:
    • Powerplant: 2 B.M.W engines. 132 AD. (880hp. at 2,400 RPM)
    • Maximum speed: 325 km/h.
    • Cruising speed: 280 km/h.
    • Service Ceiling: 7,000 meters (with 8,200 kilos)
    • Ascent rate: 6000 meters in 25 minutes.
    • Flight autonomy: 3.5 hours.
  • Sources:
Ba.65 Tipo Chile

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Ar 95 W

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  • Description:
    • Version with floats of the German Arado Ar 95 seaplane, these aircraft were used as reconnaissance, torpedo and light attack aircraft since they could carry bombs. Only 3 countries operated this plane: Chile, Spain and Nazi Germany.
      *** Year:**
    • 1938
  • Crew:
    • 2
  • Armament:
    • Primary: 2 × fixed, forward-firing 7.92 mm MG 17 machine guns (1000 rounds) and 1 × flexible 7.92 MG 15 machine gun in rear cockpit (eight discs of 75 rounds each)
    • Secondary:
      • Bombs: 1 × 800 kg torpedo or 500 kg in bombs.
  • Dimensions:
    • Length: 11.10 m
    • Wingspan: 12.50 m
    • Height: 3.60 m, plus the size of the floats
    • Wing area: 45.40 m2
    • Empty weight: 2,450 kg
    • Max takeoff weight: 3,560 kg
  • Performance:
    • Powerplant: 1 × BMW 132De air-cooled 9-cylinder radial engine, 656 kW (892 hp)
    • Maximum speed: 310 km/h at 3,000 m
    • Cruise speed: 255 km/h at 1,200 m
    • Range: 1,100 km
    • Service ceiling: 7,300 m
    • Rate of climb: 7.5 m/s
  • Sources:
NA-74

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  • Description:
    • The NA-74 is the special export version for Chile of the NA-44 which is a light attack bomber and dive attack bomber of all-metal construction. In 1940, the contract was signed for the purchase of 12 NA-74 (NA-44) aircraft, which had two .30 machine guns, one in each wing, and four chocks for type A-3 bombs that would arrive in Chile in 1941, being numbered from 201 to 212.
  • Year:
    • 1940
  • Crew:
    • 2
  • Armament:
    • Primary: Two Colt machine guns Browning 0.30 on the wings
    • Secondary:
      • Bombs: 181 kg of bombs in four underwing stations.
  • Dimensions:
    • Length: 8,94 m
    • Wingspan: 12,81 m
    • Wing Area: 23,6 m²
    • Height: 3,57 m
    • Weight: Empty: 1.886 kg
    • Max. T.O. Weight: 2.404 kg
  • Performance:
    • Powerplant: Pratt & Whitney R-1340 of 550 HP
    • Max. Speed: 330 km/h
    • Service Ceiling: 6.553 m
    • Range: 1.208 km
  • Sources:
A-24B Banshee

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T-35 Pillán

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  • Description:
    • Military training aircraft developed and built in Chile, it is characterized by its excellent climb rate and for being very maneuverable even with external loads. It was a success in the international market, being acquired by several countries, mainly in America. He has been seen carrying minor weapons such as bombs and rockets.
  • Year:
    • 1986
  • Crew:
    • 2
  • Armament:
    • Primary: Two .30 Browning machine guns in gun pods
    • Secondary:
      • Bombs: Two Mk.81 general purpose bombs
      • Rockets: Two Launcher LM-70/7 with seven SBAT-70 rockets each
  • Dimensions:
    • Length: 8.00 m
    • Wingspan: 8.84 m
    • Wing Area: 13.69 m²
    • Height: 2.64 m
    • Wheelbase: 3.01 m
    • Distance between nose wheels and main wheel: 2.00 m
    • Weight Empty: 930 kg
    • Maximum Takeoff Weight: 1.316 kg
  • Performance:
    • Powerplant: piston engine Lycoming IO-540 six opposed cylinders cooled by air, 300 hp.
    • Maximum Speed: 334 km/h
    • Cruising speed: 298 km/h
    • Never exceed speed: 446 km/h
    • Rate of climb: 464.82 m/min (7.7 m/s)
    • Service ceiling: 3.048 m
    • Absolute ceiling: 6.248 m
    • Range: 1.360 km
    • Takeoff run: 286.5 m
  • Sources:
Rank 2
B-25J-25-NC

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PC-7

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  • Description:
    • In 1979 Chile bought its 10 Pilatus PC-7 Turbo Trainer from Switzerland, being one of the first countries to acquire them and arriving in the country in 1980. In Chile they are used by the Navy for basic and advanced training of Navy pilots, although It is also used as a close support and ground attack aircraft in support of the Marine Corps since it has 6 pylons on the wings that are capable of carrying double containers of FN 7.62 caliber machine guns, 70 mm rocket launchers and/or bombs up to a total of 1040 kg of weapons. The plane also stands out for being very maneuverable. The Chilean Navy has decorated them with a painting on the nose in the shape of a shark, which gives them a peculiar appearance.
  • Year:
    • 1979
  • Crew:
    • 2
  • Armament:
    • Primary: 2 x FN Herstal 7.62x51mm machine gun double magazines
    • Secondary:
      • Bombs: free fall bombs up to a total of 1040 kg of armament (Mk.81, Mk.82, Mk.83, CB-130 cluster bombs)
      • Rockets: 70mm rocket launchers
  • Dimensions:
    • Length: 9.8 m
    • Wingspan: 10.4 m
    • Height: 3.2 m
    • Empty Weight: 1.330 kg
    • Maximum takeoff weight: 2,700 kg
  • Performance:
    • Powerplant: Pratt & Whitney PT6A-25C turboprop engine, 550 shp
    • Max speed: 412 km/h
    • Maximum service ceiling: 10,060 m
    • Maximum range: 2,630 km
  • Sources:
Rank 3
P-47D-40-RA

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  • Description:
    • In 1946 the first P-47D arrived in Chile under an American project, so they still had the USAF insignia, it would not be until 1947 when they would officially become part of the Chilean air force and with at least 6 of they were painted with the national differentials, by the end of that same year 6 more planes were integrated, so the 12 new Chilean planes were numbered from 750 to 761. Later the FACH received 17 more planes of which 3 carried the numbering of 3 planes they had suffered accidents adopting the numbers 750, 751 and 756. Due to lack of spare parts in 1957, in the end only 13 planes remained and on December 31, 1958 they were written off. Fortunately, one of these planes survives to this day, the P-47D-40-RA number 750, being restored and exhibited at the National Aeronautical and Space Museum of Chile.
  • Year:
    • 1946
  • Crew:
    • 1
  • Armament:
    • Primary: Eight .50 machine guns
    • Secondary:
      • Bombs: 2,500 lbs. of bombs (1000, 500 and 250 lb bombs)
      • Rockets: HVAR rockets
  • Dimensions:
    • Length: 11.0 m
    • Wingspan: 12.4 m
    • Height: 4.47 m
    • Weight: 6.500 kg
  • Performance:
    • Powerplant: One Pratt & Whitney R-2800 radial of 2100 hp
    • Maximum speed: 700 km/h
    • Cruising speed: 563 km/h
    • Service Ceiling: 12801 m
    • Range: 1770 km
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Rank 4
B-26D-10 Invader

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  • Description:
    • In 1954, the first 10 B-26C Invader arrived in Chile, that is, those with a transparent nose that allowed the NORDEN sight to be installed for bombing. It should be noted that originally these aircraft were of the A-26B model but before being delivered to Chile they were called B -26C invader by the United States, which is why Chile kept that name, so they should not be confused with the B-26 Marauder of World War II. Later, in 1966 in Chile, the “Gun Nose” project began, which consisted of installing a solid nose instead of the transparent one and installing six .50 machine guns in the nose but eliminating the ventral and dorsal turrets, although the United States only supplied 8 kits for this modification and at that time Chile operated only 17 of these aircraft, so the rest kept their transparent noses and defensive machine guns as bombers. It is important to mention that those aircraft that underwent this modification were called B-26D and were used as attack aircraft. Fortunately, one of the B-26Ds that was modified in the nose is still preserved in the National Aeronautical and Space Museum of Chile.
  • Year:
    • 1954
  • Crew:
    • 4 (a pilot, a bombardier navigator, a crew mechanic plus a gunner)
  • Armament:
    • Primary: Six .50 machine guns in the nose
    • Secondary:
      • Bombs: 6,000 lbs. of bomb carried internally (250, 500, 1000 lb)
  • Dimensions:
    • Length: 15.6 m
    • Wingspan: 21.3 m
    • Height: 5.5 m
    • Weight: 15875 kg loaded
  • Performance:
    • Powerplant: Two Pratt & Whitney R-2800 of 2,000 hp each
    • Maximum speed: 600 km/h
    • Service Ceiling: 6827 m
    • Range: 2253 km
  • Sources:
B-26C-45 Invader

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Rank 5
T-33A-1-LO

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F-80C-10-LO

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Vampire T.Mk.22

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  • Description:
    • Jet plane of British origin, this unique special variant was made for the Royal Navy and was mostly known as Sea Vampire, Chile acquired six of this special model, with only the United Kingdom and Chile operating it. During its service in Chile it underwent several modifications, these being the installation of Hispano MK.5 20 mm cannons, new De Havilland Goblin MK 3 engine, Bendix line equipment, VHF communications equipment, ADF and VOR navigation, also in Chile they were armed with Italian napalm bombs in addition to the conventional ones and SURA and HVAR rockets were added.
  • Year:
    • 1972
  • Crew:
    • 2
  • Armament:
    • Primary: 4 x 20mm Hispano MK.V cannons
    • Secondary: Four Hard points with a capacity of 2000 lb for a combination of:
      • Bombs: conventional 250 lbs, 500 lbs, 1000 lbs bombs, Napalm bombs of Italian-made 500 lbs
      • Rockets: 4x HVAR rockets (140 lb each), 8x SURA rocket (50 lb each)
  • Dimensions:
    • Lenght: 11.8 m
    • Wingspan: 11.8 m
    • Height: 1.87 m
    • Weight empty: 3347 kg
    • Max Takeoff Weight: 5606 kg
  • Performance:
    • Powerplant: De Havilland Goblin MK 3
    • Maximum Speed: 865 km/h
    • Initial rate of climb: 1371.6 m/min
    • Service ceiling: 13106 m
  • Sources:
Rank 6
A-37B

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A-36 Toquí

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  • Description:
    • Aircraft built under license in Chile, it is a single-engine advanced training and light attack jet aircraft, in Chile it was called A-36 Halcón and later A-36 Toquí for the final improved version, in Chile it was improved by implementing HOTAS for the pilot, integration of a navigation system and a SAGEM brand attack system, the adoption of the Ferranti brand HUD and the possibility of firing the Israeli Shafrir II missile, in Chile, the possibility of firing the Sea Eagle anti-ship missile was also added.
  • Year:
    • 1997
  • Crew:
    • 2
  • Armament:
    • Primary: 1x DEFA 553 30 mm cannon and 130 shots in a gondola located in the ventral part of the aircraft
    • Secondary: Warload - 2250 kg in 6 hardpoints:
      • Bombs: 500-kg bombs, 375-kg bombs, 250-kg bombs, CB-500-K cluster bombs, napalm bombs BLU-27
      • Rockets: LAU-10 with 4 Zuni rockets, LAU-3/A with 19 FFAAR mighty mouse rockets, Matra 155 18x68-mm
      • Missiles: AIM-9 Sidewinder, ASM-65A Maverick, Shafrir II, Matra Magic 2, Anti-ship missile Sea Eagle.
    • Additional systems: HOTAS, Navigation system and another attack system brand SAGEM, HUD of the Ferranti brand, Small rangefinder radar.
  • Dimensions:
    • Length: 12.50 m
    • Wingspan: 10.6 m
    • Height: 4.25 m
    • Wings area: 20.00 m²
    • Weight empty: 3500 kg
    • Weight normal take-off: 5000 kg
    • Weight maximum take-off: 6300 kg
    • Weight Internal fuel: 1822 kg
  • Performance:
    • Powerplant: 1 TJE Garrett TFE731-5-1J, 4,300-pound-thrust
    • Maximum speed: in altitude 834 km/h, on sea level 769 km/h
    • Cruising speed: 656 km/h
    • Range: 3706 km
    • Combat radius: 370-964 km
    • Rate of climb: 1859 m/min
    • Service ceiling: 12800 m
    • Maximum overload: 7.5
  • Sources:
Hunter FGA Mk.71

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Hunter FGA Mk.71 Águila

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Rank 7
Mirage 50FC

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  • Description:
    • French Mirage 5F (previously 5J for Israel that was never delivered) which was modified by installing a new Atar 9K-50 engine for Chile and receiving the new name Mirage 50FC (French Chilean) due to the change of the engine, the new designation was 50, the new engine was more powerful so its thrust was greater than the Atar 9C. Shafrir II missiles and locally produced bombs were installed in Chile. These aircraft were later improved and brought to a new standard under the “Pantera” program.
  • Year:
    • 1980
  • Crew:
    • 1
  • Armament:
    • Primary: 2x 30mm DEFA 552A internal cannons
    • Secondary: hardpoint mountings 7 support 4,000 kg:
      • Bombs: Cardoen APF Bombs (APF 82, 83, 84), Cardoen GP Bombs (Mk 81, 82, 83, 84), Cardoen Cluster Bombs (CB-130, CB-500, CB-250-K, CB-500-K, CB-500-K2, CB-770), FAMAE GP Bombs (Mk 81, 82, 83, 84), ALAMANT Napalm Bombs (30, 60, 100 gallons), Ferrimar Cluster Bombs (WB-250-F, WB-500-F)
      • Missiles: Shafrir 2
  • Dimensions:
    • Lenght: 15.5 m
    • Wingspan: 8.22 m
    • Height: 4.50 m
    • Empty weight: 7,150 kg
    • Weight maximum take-off: 13,700 kg
  • Performance:
    • Powerplant: Atar 9K-50 that provides 5,000 kg Normal thrust, 7,200 kg. thrust at full power
    • Maximum speed: 2350 km/h
    • Service Ceiling: 18000 m
    • Range: 4000 km
    • Rate of climb: 186 m/s
  • Sources:
Mirage M-5MA Elkan

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Mirage 50CN Pantera

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  • Description:
    • Mirage 50C to which an Atar 9K-50 engine was installed, more powerful than the original. In Chile, the first Enaer modernization program called “Bracket” began under the advice of the IAI of Israel, incorporating vortex generating fillets in the radar cone of the aircraft and canard fins that reduced the takeoff run by 1,500 feet, after of this modification changed its name to Mirage 50CN. Then a new modernization program was started, the landing gear was replaced with another similar to those used by the IAI Kfir aircraft, to be able to lift heavier external loads, and the integration of a new Kfir-style nose section that expanded its nose in one meter of length, this change allowed the integration of navigation equipment of British origin and the integration of a new radar, the ELTA EL/M2001B manufactured in Israel, now renamed Mirage 50CN Pantera and beginning to use various Israeli weapons. In Chile, an indigenous RWR system called Caiquén was added and a domestic countermeasures pod called Eclipse (flare/chaff) was deployed.
  • Year:
    • 1996
  • Crew:
    • 1
  • Armament:
    • Primary: 2x 30mm DEFA 552A internal cannons
    • Secondary: hardpoint mountings 7 support 4,000 kg:
      • Bombs: Cardoen APF Bombs (APF 82, 83, 84), Cardoen GP Bombs (Mk 81, 82, 83, 84), Cardoen Cluster Bombs (CB-130, CB-500, CB-250-K, CB-500-K, CB-500-K2, CB-770), FAMAE GP Bombs (Mk 81, 82, 83, 84), ALAMANT Napalm Bombs (30, 60, 100 gallons), Ferrimar Cluster Bombs (WB-250-F, WB-500-F), LGB Griffin.
      • Missiles: Shafrir 2, Python III.
      • Rockets: 68mm SNEB rocket pods.
    • Additional systems: Radar ELTA EL/M2001B, Caiquén II RWR, 2 x Eclipse flare/chaff pods with 18 charges each (36 in total) , Device for launching laser-guided bombs, Vortex-generating fillets on the aircraft’s nose and canard flaps, Mid-air refueling lance.
  • Dimensions:
    • Lenght: 17.0 m
    • Wingspan: 8.22 m
    • Height: 4.50 m
    • Empty weight: 7,150 kg
    • Weight maximum take-off: 13,700 kg
  • Performance:
    • Powerplant: Atar 9K-50 that provides 5,000 kg Normal thrust, 7,200 kg. thrust at full power
    • Maximum speed: 2350 km/h
    • Service Ceiling: 18000 m
    • Range: 4000 km
    • Rate of climb: 186 m/s
  • Sources:
F-5E Plus

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  • Description:
    • F-5E Tiger II from Chile that was modernized in Israel under the “F-5 Plus” program developed by IAI. This prototype was seen flying in Israel carrying AIM-9J and Python III missiles. Some of the modifications were the integration of the MIL-STD 1553B data bus, Israeli ELTA EL/M 2032B radar, integration of an El-Op HUD and two monochromatic MFDs, LITE module with laser head and infrared navigation and television, integration of HUD with the Elbit DASH III helmet. At the electronic warfare level, more evolved versions of the Caiquén (Radar Alert Receiver, RWR, DM/A-104) and Eclipse (Chaff and Flares Dispensador DM/A-202) developed in Chile stand out. Once in Chile, these and other modernizations were carried out by Enaer and were renamed F-5E Tiger III.
  • Year:
    • 1993
  • Crew:
    • 1
  • Armament:
    • Primary: 2x Pontiac M39 A2 cannons, caliber 20 mm
    • Secondary: 7 hardpoints, 2 wingtip launch rails, 4 underwing pylons and 1 more pylon under the fuselage with a capacity of 3200 kg, to carry a combination of:
      • Bombs: Mark 81, Mark 82, Mark 83, Mark 84 bombs, LGB Griffin, CBU-24/49/52/58 Cluster bombs, napalm containers
      • Rockets: LAU-61 or LAU-68 Containers each with 19 or 7 Hydra 70mm rockets respectively, LAU-5003 Containers each with 19 CRV7 70mm rockets, LAU-10 Containers each with 4 Zuni 127mm rockets, Matra Containers each with 18 SNEB 68mm rockets.
      • Missiles: AIM-9J Sidewinder, Rafael Shafrir 2, Python III, AGM-65 Maverick
    • Additional systems: MIL-STD 1553B data bus, ELTA EL/M 2032B radar, El-Op HUD and two monochrome MFD, LITE pod with laser head and infrared and television navigation, HUD integration with Elbit’s DASH III helmet, Caiquén II RWR, 2 x Eclipse flare/chaff pods with 18 charges each (36 in total)
  • Dimensions:
    • Length: 14.45 m
    • Wingspan: 8.13 m
    • Height: 4.08 m
    • Wing area: 17.28 m²
    • Empty weight: 4,349 kg
    • Loaded weight: 7,157 kg
    • Maximum takeoff weight: 9,312 kg
  • Performance:
    • Powerplant: 2× General Electric J85-GE-21B turbojet.
    • Maximum operating speed (Vno): 1,875 km/h
    • Normal Thrust: 15.5 kN 3,500 lbf of thrust each.
    • Thrust with afterburner: 22.2 kN 5,000 lbf of thrust each.
    • Fuel capacity: 2,563 internal liters and up to 3 external tanks of 1,040 liters each.
    • Range: 1,405 km
    • Range by ferry: 3,800 km
    • Service ceiling: 16,800 m
    • Rate of climb: 184 m/s (36,220 ft/min)
  • Sources:
Rank 8
F-5E Tiger III Plus

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  • Description:
    • After the modifications made in Israel by IAI under the “F-5 Plus” Program, in Chile the national company Enaer was in charge of continuing with the modernizations, thus in 1997 an in-flight refueling probe was installed, then at the beginning In the 21st century, new avionics were added, such as an INS GPS/inertial navigation system, a second auxiliary GPS and new HF/VHF/UHF radios with data link capabilities, new Chaff/Flare radar alert receiving system, new NVG night vision systems and new low visibility CCIP/CCRP. In terms of weapons, they were equipped with Israeli Python IV and Rafael Derby, AIM-9J/P, LGB Griffin and AGM-65 Maverick missiles. Giving it the final name of F-5E Tiger III Plus and thus converting the Chilean F-5 into one of the most powerful in the world.
  • Year:
    • 2002
  • Crew:
    • 1
  • Armament:
    • Primary: 2x Pontiac M39 A2 cannons, caliber 20 mm
    • Secondary: 7 hardpoints, 2 wingtip launch rails, 4 underwing pylons and 1 more pylon under the fuselage with a capacity of 3200 kg, to carry a combination of:
      • Bombs: Cardoen APF Bombs (APF 82, 83, 84), Cardoen GP Bombs (Mk 81, 82, 83, 84), Cardoen Cluster Bombs (CB-130, CB-500, CB-250-K, CB-500-K, CB-500-K2, CB-770), FAMAE GP Bombs (Mk 81, 82, 83, 84), ALAMANT Napalm Bombs (30, 60, 100 gallons), Ferrimar Cluster Bombs (WB-250-F, WB-500-F), LGB Griffin.
      • Missiles: AIM-9 J/P Sidewinder, Rafael Shafrir 2, Python III, Python IV, Rafael Derby, AGM-65 Maverick.
      • Rockets: LAU-61 or LAU-68 Containers each with 19 or 7 Hydra 70mm rockets respectively, LAU-5003 Containers each with 19 CRV7 70mm rockets, LAU-10 Containers each with 4 Zuni 127mm rockets, Matra Containers each with 18 SNEB 68mm rockets.
    • Additional systems: MIL-STD 1553B data bus, ELTA EL/M 2032B radar, El-Op HUD and two monochrome MFD, LITE pod with laser head and infrared and television navigation, HUD integration with Elbit’s DASH III helmet, Caiquén II RWR, 2 x Eclipse flare/chaff pods with 18 charges each (36 in total), New multifunction screens, New mission digital debriefing system (RADA), New datalink and the approval, testing and incorporation of Derby VBR medium-range missiles, Mid-air refueling lance.
  • Dimensions:
    • Length: 14.45 m
    • Wingspan: 8.13 m
    • Height: 4.08 m
    • Wing area: 17.28 m²
    • Empty weight: 4,349 kg
    • Loaded weight: 7,157 kg
    • Maximum takeoff weight: 9,312 kg
  • Performance:
    • Powerplant: 2× General Electric J85-GE-21B turbojet.
    • Maximum operating speed (Vno): 1,875 km/h
    • Normal Thrust: 15.5 kN 3,500 lbf of thrust each.
    • Thrust with afterburner: 22.2 kN 5,000 lbf of thrust each.
    • Fuel capacity: 2,563 internal liters and up to 3 external tanks of 1,040 liters each.
    • Range: 1,405 km
    • Range by ferry: 3,800 km
    • Service ceiling: 16,800 m
    • Rate of climb: 184 m/s (36,220 ft/min)
  • Sources:
F-16AM MLU M4

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F-16C Block 50M

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F-16D Block 50M

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Decals:

Air Brigades of the Chilean Air Force

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Aviation Group No. 1

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Aviation Group No. 2

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Aviation Group No. 3

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Aviation Group No. 4

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Aviation Group No. 5

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Aviation Group No. 6

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Aviation Group No. 7

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Aviation Group No. 8

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Aviation Group No. 9

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Aviation Group No. 10

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Aviation Group No. 11

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Aviation Group No. 12

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Antiaircraft Defense Group No. 21

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Antiaircraft Defense Group No. 24

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Aviation Infantry Group No. 41

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Aviation Infantry Group No. 44

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Paint schemes:

FN.305A

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Ba.65Bis Tipo Chile

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Ar 95 L

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Ju 86 K-6

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Ba.65 Tipo Chile

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Ar 95 W

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NA-74

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A-24B Banshee

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T-35 Pillán

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PC-7

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B-25J-25-NC

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P-47D-40-RA

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B-26D-10 Invader

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B-26C-45 Invader

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T-33A-1-LO

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F-80C-10-LO

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Vampire T.Mk.22

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A-37B

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A-36 Toquí

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Hunter FGA Mk.71

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Hunter FGA Mk.71 Águila

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Mirage 50FC

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Mirage M-5MA Elkan

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Mirage 50CN Pantera

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F-5E Plus

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F-5E Tiger III Plus

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F-16AM MLU M4

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F-16C Block 50M

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F-16D Block 50M

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+1 for Israel
A good post as per usual

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I’m glad you liked it brother, I think it would help Israel have ranks I-III

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I’ve been led to believe that this is the camo used by the Block 50s, as opposed to the blue rudder of the MLUs, but I can’t find much info about it.

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Great post!

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That was the first paint scheme they came in and it stuck around for a while, over the years it changed to the current one with the blue helm and the different, more uniform paint scheme.

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forgot to include the best Latin American super tucano

Spoiler

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Yes, the truth is I could have added it too, it would have been a good BR 9.0 attack aircraft, perhaps I would have left it as premium since in my Chilean tree the A-36 Toquí is already in that BR, it is also an option to add it in the future, thanks for the suggestion bro

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2 new aircraft were added, the rank 4 B-26D-10 Invader attack aircraft and the rank 7 Mirage 50FC premium fighter, both along with their respective technical data and sources.

B-26D-10 Invader

Mirage 50FC

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I don’t think Chile warrants a Sub-tree in any 1 nation. I think their vehicles would be better suited as event/BP/etc variants in whatever the nation of origin the vehicles were.

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The aerial sub tree of Chile is a complement to the terrestrial sub tree of Chile, the best place for Chile is Israel or a future Latin American tree, if you read this post or the ground one you can realize that a lot of things about Chile were modified for Israel, then what you say doesn’t make sense to me. I’m almost sure you didn’t even bother to read anything.

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I read it. The word some is doing a lot of heavy lifting. Some had nothing to do with Israel at all yet they are getting vehicles they had nothing to do with in their tree?

mmm it seems to me that that doesn’t happen in the game or does it? Oh no wait, I forgot that the sub trees that are already in the game have vehicles that have nothing to do with the main tree. example: the finland sub tree. Explain to me what the T-28, the T-34, the charioteer, the T-55, and a long etc. have to do with Sweden? If you are going to give me arguments against, give me something that is no longer implemented in the game, please.

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Here is a pic of 2 Chilean B-26 Invaders including one with a paint scheme you did not show

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That orange paint scheme was carried by the TB-26B of which Chile had 2, they were a special variant used for double command and also hoses, at first they did not have machine guns but under the “Gun Nose” project 6 .50 machine guns were added on the nose, unfortunately I couldn’t find photos of when they had them installed in service, although I myself took a photo in person of one of those variants in the museum but with a black color scheme.

These are my photos, there is a description of the variant that you show in your photo:


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They have the link of being Finnish service vehicles and Finland and Sweden being mutual defense partners. No such link exists between Israel and Chile. I understand you want to have your countries vehicles represented in game, but shoehorning them into a minor tree is rather pathetic way to get more support. I fully support a combined SA tree or an Israeli style implementation where you must reach X rank in others to access it.

With the answer you give me now you automatically invalidate your supposed previous argument, and in fact you support what I say since historically Israel has been a partner of Chile selling weapons when no other country was willing, and by saying pathetic you denote your frustration with a desire to insult me.

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Selling equipment =/= mutual defense

No. It’s a pathetic move to only have Israel as a voting option for a Sub-tree. Its the most minor of nations so people will vote for it just to have more vehicles in its tree. It’s pandering for the sympathy vote. I see almost entirely French, British and US vehicles yet no suggestion for any of those trees.

First you complained about including vehicles that have nothing to do with the main tree, then you left that aside saying that it is supposed to be justified in the case of Sweden and Finland because they sell weapons to each other (?) (it seems that you just look for excuses to complain or to invalidate the tree).

I see very clearly that in the survey I posted there are more options besides Israel, there is also the option of “others” in case someone is not comfortable with any of the other options, I repeat, it seems that you are only looking for excuses.

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The only daft thing here is your reading comprehension. Mutual defense partners are not selling weapons to each other, they are saying hey we got your back if things go south, without a specific signed treaty. The Chilean subtree would be fine as a component of a combined SA tree, there is certainly more in common there than with Israel.

Excuse me, or you hope columbian could be sub-tree for Israel tree instead chilean ?

And chilean might be part of Rio de la Plata tech tree ?