posted on May, 31 2014 @ 08:25 AM
a reply to: Zaphod58
This F-24 schematic. It looks like an americanized stealthed out version of a MIG or Sukhoi. Or like a stealthy hybrid of a sukhoi and a F-16.
Any idea if this plane is/was intended to fill the roll of an F-16 or if it was /is designed to fill the roll of an Air Superiority/ Multi Roll
fighter. TO me it looks like an impreoved f-16 with super cruise, stealth and thrust vectoring.
The canards being retractable is interesting. I'm wondering if those canards move independently of each other. That would allow them to effect the
airflow on one side of the plane independent from the other leading to super maneuverability. Plus It would be awesome if they managed to put
something inside the canards that one might want to deploy at their choosing. For plasma dynamics proponents maybe some type of electrified panels
built into the leading edge of the canards. For either stealth, improved drag, or maybe theres none of that and its just variable geometry canards
with some really sophisticated computer software making for a stealthy, fast, yet agile craft.
Heres my question for Zaph,
How is a stealthy modernized version of a F-16. what I gather from that schematic. going to help the fleet overcome this new super fast and accurate
A2A missiles you've mentioned that would decimate or current legacy fleet. Stealth is important but that doesn't help if they already got enough
data on your plane to send a missile your way. Maybe were hoping on some new EW gizmo to confuse the missiles or send (hack) messed up command and
control data to the enemies electronic systems and radar. But if thats the case why the need for super maneuverability or stealth. Just put the EW
tech inside some flying trash can and it should still be effective right?
Just curious because the F-24 looks to be used to defend another craft or for the same roll as the F-16. How is that design considering the future of
combat engagement? Not disrespecting this plane in any way. It looks beautiful and deadly. Just wondering which direction they are trying to go
with the design. Doesn't look suited for Air Superiority or over the horizon shoot down.