Zephyria's first attempt at a modern fighter, derived from the A-1C Falcon.
About this creation
The Zephyrian P-5 Eagle was an experimental derivative of the A-1C Falcon, as Zephyros' first attempt at a retractable landing gear fighter. The dive flaps were replaced with conventional flaps, and the bomb rack was removed.
The landing gear was unchanged from the A-1C, and as such the P-5 was notoriously hard to land.
The cockpit was replaced with a single-seat cockpit with a two-piece bubble canopy made from glass; this resulted in the P-5 quickly becoming outdated with the advent of bulletproof glass, as Zephyros did not initially have the molding techniques necessary to make the canopy glass in two layers, nor the materials to bulletproof it in one. Later models of the P-5 added bulletproof canopies after shaping them into a dome shape was perfected so as to improve the B-4's glazed nose.
Armament was solely two .30 caliber (7.62mm) machine guns, as was standard in Zephyros at the time. Late models of the P-5, like late models of the P-4, added additional machine guns into the wings.
The P-5 was powered by the R2 Radial engine, with all the mechanical issues that came with it. When the more reliable R2-W came into production, the P-5 was re-engined with it, with all existing P-5s being retrofitted with it.