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The 6th gen won't be faster, for example.
Might not have a higher top speed, but will spend a lot more of the mission profile at higher speeds than a Raptor, F-35, etc
Not sure we're that close to offensive DEW's.
originally posted by: anzha
Honest, nonbaiting question: is supercruise compatible with the ADVENT?
Also, a HNB question: could the advent engines end up making the shorter range fighters actually /smaller/? If you need only 80% of the fuel to get the same range?
originally posted by: mightmightWhy wouldnt it be?
The whole point of ADVENT is that it is optimized for both high efficiency and speed.
Since they want to put the first Iteration on the F-35 eventually, speeds up to Mach 2 in itself shouldnt be an issue.
I can see them bulding a larger PCA platform on just one ADVENT engine and ending up without a high Mach supercruise capability.
Smaller than what? If you want to carry weapons internally i dont think you would get smaller than an F-16.
But thats at least twenty years down the line, isnt it? The US wont build a smaller fighter since theey need as you pointed out all the range they can get.
And i dont think Europe will field a variable cycle engine comparable to ADVENT with whatever FCAS will result in (if anything). Its engine will be developed by Safran Aircraft Engines and MTU Aero Engines.
They simply lack the neccessary R&D to quickly catch up to RR und GE.
Mach 2 and supercruise are not the same thing. The F-35 doesn't supercruise. And do you have a source stating the F-35 does Mach 2? Everything I've seen is Mach 1.6, but I've not looked.
Just one ADVENT?
Last I checked, despite their weird voting, RR counts as Euro since they are Brits. And I assume RR will be building the engine for the Tempest. IDK if Safran will have the tech though, tbh.
And I've said this before - Tempest is a pipedream that will go nowhere. Even if Brexit doesnt screw them economically, they wont be able to finance the development and procurement of an indigenous nextgen aircraft. Not without sacrificing the rest of the Royal Air Force anyway. They would need to find partners willing to back them up financially, but the list of possible and viable candidates is awfully short.