[b]Height (Battroid Mode):[/b] 16.7 meters
[b]Length (Fighter Mode):[/b] 17.3 meters
[b]Weight:[/b] empty weight ~20,000 kilograms; standard mission takeoff weight ~31,000 kilograms; maximum takeoff weight ~40,000 kilograms
[b]Speed (Fighter Mode):[/b] Cruise: 560 km/h, Max: 706 km/h
[b]Fighter Mode:[/b] The Thunderhog's standard mode. A tough mode, not capable of fast flight, but still fairly agile.
[b]Battroid Mode:[/b] The Thunderhog's main combat mode. Not as fast as Fighter mode, but capable of making better use of terrain, and the only form that can use certain weapons.
[b]Gerwalk Mode:[/b] An alternate form which gives a balance between speed and combat.
[b]Weapon Hardpoints:[/b] Thunderhogs have 11 hardpoints capable of carrying various weapons into combat. The loadout is usually dictated by the mission, though pilots have some lee-way available to them about certain aspects. 8 of the hardpoints are mounted on the wings and are able to be used in Battroid mode, and the remaining 3 are bomb racks within the fuselage, which are not able to be used in Battroid mode.
[b]Toughened Structure:[/b] The Thunderhog is designed as a close-support fighter, and as such it is one of the most well-armoured fighters in the FAF fleet.
[b]20mm Vulcans:[/b] Standard aircraft vulcan cannons mounted on the fighter's "nose". Since the nose folds into the frame when transforming into Battroid mode, they are unusable. However the nose remains in place when in Gerwalk mode.
[b]80mm "Avenger" Gatling Gunpod:[/b] The Thunderhog's main combat weapon. Also known as the "Avenger", the 80mm Gunpod is the most powerful gunpod used by a variable fighter, using depleted uranium rounds that tend to punch through armour like it wasn't there.
[b]Anti-Armor Missiles:[/b] Each of the Thunderhog's wing hardpoints are capable of carrying 3 anti-armor missiles, which are capable of homing on either laser or infra-red.
[b]Swarming Missiles:[/b] Each of the Thunderhog's wing hardpoints are capable of carrying a pod of 15 "swarmer" missiles. While low-powered, the missiles are fast and are capable of hitting a target from multiple angles, effectively "swarming" the target. The Thunderhog generally only carries these for anti-air defense.
[b]Guided Bombs:[/b] Each of the Thunderhog's wing hardpoints are capable of carrying a single 500 lb guided bomb.
[b]Cluster Bombs:[/b] Each of the Thunderhog's wing hardpoints are capable of carrying a single cluster bomb, which is capable of covering a large area with bomblets.
[b]Incendiary Bomb:[/b] Each of the Thunderhog's wing hardpoints are capable of carrying a single incendiary bomb, which does not cause as much explosive damage to the target, but does set the area on fire.
[b]Reaction Missiles:[/b] Reaction missiles are the most devestating weapon in the FAF's arsenal, even stronger then previous nuclear missiles, without any of the dangerous radiation. Each of the Thunderhog's fuselage hardpoints are capable of carrying a single Reaction Missile.
[b]Bunker Buster Reaction Bombs:[/b] Specialized Reaction Bombs equipped with a penetrating unit, enabling the bomb to dig into entrenched positions before detonating.
[b]Technical and Historical Notes[/b]
The Thunderhog is the primary close-air support aircraft of the FAF. It's not fast, however it is highly resilient and capable of carrying a large weapon loadout to help engage ground targets. Thunderhogs are generally used to soften up ground targets before the variable tanks and infantry attack.