Well, we have came a long way. Now it's time to choose wich two planes we want to start working with. Underneath I have put all planed that have
entered in this "competition".
This is how the voting works
Post here the picture that you want to win
The voting will be simple, the model who gets most votes, wins.
Here are the nominies
I had an idea about a small fast drone/ucav that is very cheap and can be launched in large numbers by even very small nations to provide a good air
defence against larger airforces.This ucav is small and very fast and agile, with 2 small forward gunpods and with top and bottom 'popup' Metalstorm
turrets for anti missle/fighter defence.
Id make the frame from a titanium/aluminium alloy and the panels from carbon -nanotude fibre. Combined with a good radar capable of tracking multiple
targets and a parachute for when it runs out of fuel i think it could even the odds when faced with enemy helicopters and bombers.
I'm not really much into aircraft, so this is more like a normal fighter with a radar dish, extra fuel tanks and special paint to make it invisible
to radars maybe.
Project "Raven" Specifications
Concept Role:Heavy, Long Range Air Superiority Fighter
Engines:Two Pratt and Witney F-135-600's at above 40,000 lbs of thrust each
Maximum Ceiling:80,000 Feet
Maximum Speed:Mach 2.2 Mach
Supercruise:Supercruise can be sustained anywhere from mach 1.2 to mach 1.4
Maximum Takeoff:approx. 82,000 lbs
Range:2,250 nautical miles
internal 1x 27mm Mauser cannon
internal 8x AIM-120C AMRAAM
Internal 4x AIM-9X Sidewinders
Bombs:4x External 500lbs JDAMs on 4 Hardpoints
External Fuel: 2 External Fuel tanks
6x External Hardpoints that can hold 3,500 lbs each
Internal Weapon's Bay Capacity:12,500 lbs
This is not a in no way shape or form a pure stealth aircraft, this aircraft has many limitations that prevent it from being so, only a few stealth
features exist on this aircraft.
Inexpensive answer to an advanced, heavy air superiority fighter. Projected cost:37 million per unit
Will post possible configurations later.
I call this Concept 03 or Project "Sea Snake"
so far this is the top view of the aircraft, I haven't gotten around to the other views. Here is the Reference to the Numbers.
2)FSW Switchblad Wings
5)Nav Beacon/ Taxi Beacon
7)Internal gun Cannon
8)Landing Beacons/Takeoff Beacons/Strobe Lights
10)3 Dimensional Thrust Vectoring Nozzels
The idea is to combine S-STOL (Super-Short Take-Off and Landing) with air-superiority fighter performance; allowing it to operate from roads to a
greater extent than existing equivalent types. This would make it far more survivable if the enemy attempted to attack your airbases. The S-STOL
concept allows the aircraft to be far larger (carrying more weapons) than an equivalent powered vertical take-off and landing design (F-35, Harrier,
Forger etc). The layout is also inherently super-agile at slower speeds.
The layout also lends itself to low Radar Cross-Section (RCS) with the canted tail surfaces, Thrust Vector Control (TVC) and sloping fuselage –its
RCS is likely to be less than the F16’s, particularly from a side aspect.
Another key feature is that the weapons are carried internally in a wide bay between the engines. A typical load would be 6 long range missiles and
two dogfight missiles. The forward fuselage has ample space for AESA radar and IRST sensors.
Weapons: 8 internal hardpoints for any mix of long range (Meteor), medium range (AMRAAM, Derby, R-Darter, MICA-EM) or short range (ARSAAM, IRIS-T,
Python-5 or AIM-9X missiles).
Speed: Mach 2
Agility: Super-agile at subsonic speeds
Powerplant: 2 x Eurojet EJ200 with 20,000lb st (same as Eurofighter)
Key characteristic: S-STOL performance