Forgot to add, there were several proposed civilian transport variants of both airframes utilizing a variety of engine configurations. While none came to fruition, they would be a fun alternatives to add in the game for those who enjoy RP on FiveM. Likewise, as more variety of cargo aircraft mods become available I would like to propose a mod script for cargo delivery between LSIA, Sandy Shores, and Cayo Perico. Something to coincide with new mods aimed at populating Cayo Perico while adding a little lore building.
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RE: [Vehicle] Lockheed C-141 Starlifter
[Vehicle] Lockheed C-141 Starlifter
Built as a strategic airlifter for the U.S. Military during the heart of the Cold War, the C-141 variants enjoyed a long service; 1965-2006. Early in the aircrafts service life it was recognized that the plane (the C-141A) was highly susceptible to stress fracture in the wing routs, requiring an extensive wing-box overhaul to all existing airframes. Responding to a proposal by Lockheed engineers to increase versatility and payload efficiency, the military ordered a conversion to lengthen the airframe forward and aft of the wings known as the C-141B (pictured last) be carried out in conjunction with the retro fitting of the wing-box. If you recognize this aircraft, it is because I is the military transport plane from GTA San Andreas, the "Andromada".
[VEHICLE] Convair R3Y Tradewind
With the Cayo Perico Heist DLC and the new island the time is right to add a large seaplane/flying-boat capable of carrying cargo (rather specifically cars) to the island in bulk... well roughly 3 at a time. At the moment the airstrip at the island prevents large aircraft from landing, a seaplane avoids this problem.
The Convair R3Y Tradewind was a large, 4 engine, turbo-prop flying-boat of the U.S. Navy during the 1950's. It's key features were an elevated cockpit/crew space above the cargo space. Likewise, the aircraft featured a lifting nose and loading ramp assembly to allow for front loading of various cargo, including light assault vehicles. Originally, this was a flying-boat so there was no conventional landing gear. However, if someone is interested in making this into an amphibious aircraft look to the Chinese AG600 for inspiration on how to integrate landing gear. happy modding. Cheers!!