Logistics is the first important role for fixed wing. From dropping troops to supplies, fixed wing aircraft can get infantry and equipment to areas unavailable to rotary or ground crew easily and quickly.
- Infantry - Dropping troops into battle will be the most used form of fixed wing logistics. Fixed Wing can insert troops at a much higher altitude compared to Rotary with minimal impact from AA in the area.
- Supplies - With Fixed Wing, larger amounts of supplies can be dropped into an AO duo to it's larger size. Supplies can be loaded into the back and airdropped using ACE interaction. Though cargo dropped with this method deploy a chute shortly after exiting the aircraft, wind has an effect on the direction it will travel. It is advised to work with the JTAC/RTO to get a wind heading to ensure an accurate drop.
- Vehicle drops - Depending on the airframe you have, it will determine the type and amount of vehicle(s) you can transport. Larger aircraft such as the C-130 can transport and airdrop two HMMWVs and in some cases a single light armored asset. Much like dropping supplies the vehicles will deploy a chute after being dropped so wind is a factor to account for.
Fixed Wing Transportation Qualification
This is the first level of Fixed Wing qualification, those that complete the test will be allowed to pilot unarmed planes in official operations, performing insertions, extractions and logistics. Pilots may also be a pilot a gunship bit cannon use the weapons
Prerequisite: The trainee must have completed RTO/JTAC training
The trainee will be provided with unnamed transport plane
- Takeoffs and landing - Trainee will need to demonstrate the ability to take off and land with the provided aircraft.
- Logistics - Trainee will need to demonstrate the ability to drop supplies reliably at an altitude of 1000 meters or higher.
- Defense evasion - Trainee must demonstrate the ability to evade enemy air defenses. Trainee will be allowed up to three attempts to evade with no more than five enemy air defenses.