Short Sunderland

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Rated 2.9 from 6 votes
Category Flying Machines
Theme Modern
Size Medium
Submitted by GameBreaker
Posted on August 29th, 2014 12:34 PM EST
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Dimensions

Length 37 Width 45 Height 17

Description

A fully functional and realistically scaled replica of the British-made Short Sunderland flying boat.

The Short Sunderland was a flying boat developed from the S.23 Empire. It was used primarily as a patrol bomber and anti-submarine plane by the British during World War 2.

This version has been modified to carry more offensive weaponry and can therefore be used in Minecraft as a support gunship, medium bomber, and anti-ship plane.

This schematic should be Movecraft compatible if a craft file can be written for it.

Crew:

This plane is operated by a crew of 8 players in the following layout:

2 Pilots
2 Cannoneers (1 gunner and 1 loader)
1 Frontal gunner
1 Bombardier
2 Tail gunners (Upper and Lower gunners)

Can be skeleton-crewed by as few as 4, but not recommended.

Weapons and Armament:

Main gun:
1x Obsidia M15 Self Loading Howitzer.
A Semi automatic TNT cannon with an effective range of 70-100 blocks. This weapon was not installed on the original Short Sunderland.

Frontal Armament:
4x Fireball HMG.
Automatic dispenser machine guns Installed on the upper half of the plane, fire controls are behind the pilots' seats.

Defensive Armament:
3x Fireball HMG.
These tail guns are pointed backwards and are fully automatic. Lower half has 2, upper half has 1.

Anti Ground Ordinance:
4x Automatic Carpet Bomb Dispenser.
Four fully-loaded dispensers of TNT. Used for carpet bombing ground targets, ships and submarines.

Additional Notes:

> All weapons can be loaded safely from the inside of the plane.
> Crew quarters is in the lowest part of the plane.
> The plane contains 8 sets of custom armor and weapons for basic use.
> Contains 3 Command Blocks at the pilot's interface.

Place on airfields, in mid-air or on water (5 blocks or deeper) near coastlines for best effect.

IMPORTANT: Several blocks such as Stairs, Dispensers and Droppers may not rotate with the rest of the schematic if it is rotated, mirrored or flipped.

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Comments (2)

This is an attractive (if you like ugly seaplanes) and useful schematic. It would serve nicely in a static display role, although I would remove the landing gear for a static display on water. for the neophyte crafter, the "machine guns" are quite useful models for other uses. The directions and variety of weaponry are really useful. This schematic, more than the other aircraft by GameBreaker, would be useful in Movecraft if I were running a modern aircraft theme - the combination of a TNT cannon and fire charge machine guns pointing in the same direction would be unexpectedly effective. I converted the aircraft to use with Archimedes Ships by adding a bottom layer of float blocks, substituting dyed clay (in appropriate colours) for the bottom part of the fuselage, and substituting coloured lift blocks for the wings, tail surfaces and rudder. Not only is this a great airplane/airship schematic, it's also a great starting base for a group of players. The footlockers have sets of the gear that GameBreaker puts in his buildings and bunks for more players than one is likely to assemble. If one carefully placed this schematic on a server, security would be good from PvP and PvE - most players would not expect a pretty model to blow them up..   by goetzliedtke
on September 26th, 2014 11:01 AM EST
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Try using movecraft for letting them be able to fly   by froofball
on September 1st, 2014 07:52 AM EST
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