|A SB-65 Swan performing maneuvers to get away from other simulated enemies during a training exercise.|
|Type||Medium Strategic Bomber|
|Place of Origin||North Shurkan Union|
|Used By||North Shurkan Union|
|Crew||4 - 2 pilots, 1 tailgunner, 1 other|
|Length||19.85 m||65' 2"|
|Wingspan||31.5 m||103' 4"|
|Max. Takeoff||156,000 lb|
|Power Plant|| 6× Ivformiva IK-22PT turbojets |
|Speed||1029.9 km/hr||690 mph|
|Rate of Climb||1737.36 m/s||5,700 ft/min|
|Ceiling||14630.4 meters||48,000 ft|
|Range||14,000 km (typical) Max with 3000 kg payload: 28,000 km (Long range bomb load)||8699.2 miles (typical) 17398.4 miles (Max/Reconnaissance)|
|Guns||2 × IR-33 23 mm cannon in tail turret|
|Missiles||IK-23 long-range anti-ship missiles|
|Bombs||13,000 kg (typical), 3,000 kg (long range, 28,000 km)|
The SB-65 Swan is a long-range jet powered medium bomber developed by Sovyar Industries for the N.S.U. Air Corps. Getting its name from the elegance and streamlined shape of the aircraft along with the typical white paint that is usually used. Capable of near supersonic speeds and extreme manuvrability (compared to all other bombers of the day), it has proven its worth in the Air Corps as a fast attack strategic bomber. The SB-65 Swan is most known for its important role as the main strategic bomber stationed on Vederi League and N.S.U. Seadromes.
The SB-65 Swan was developed out of a need for a medium bomber that was small in size, able to carry a large payload, and with a long range. After competition with InshFumosh, Sovyar Industries was awarded the contract. Production started in 2116.
Because of the relatively small size, quick speed and maneuverability, and long range, the SB-65 Swan has found itself in service all around the North Shurkan Union (Mostly concentrated along the Krav-North Shurkan DMZ). The SB-65 Swan is most known for its important role as the main strategic bomber stationed on Vederi League and N.S.U. Seadromes.
- SB-65B: Standard bomber variant.
- SB-65M: Missile carrying maritime patrol variant.
- SB-65R: Photo-reconnaissance variant with higher service ceiling, upgraded engines, and camera equipment
- SB-65T: Aerial refueling variant