There are more decent designs in the Ace Combat games
ADF-01 Falken, looks like a high altitude interceptor/top secret spy plane.
ADFX-01 Morgan, This is well based on the SU-37 Berkut, Nothing different really exept for the two tails
X-02 Wyvern, Very YF-23ish
I wish this one could be real, Its my favourite out of the world of fictional aircraft
The Testors F-19 we discussed a few months ago
Apart from performances, I do think planes should 'look cool' becouse it would attract Officials/Foreign Customers who are buying new Aircraft.
Although the Typhoon is a 5th generation fighter, It still looks like an old mirage or just an ordinary plane. It also seems like nothing has changed
too. Planes should 'look cool' as long as thier still airworthy, have good performances and are capable of sick stunts and stealth capability.
In my opinion the last time planes 'looked cool' was round the 3rd/4th generation
F-16 Falcon(For a Standard Class Fighter) TSR2, YF-12 Blackbird, F-4 Phantom,
A-5 Vigilante, F-111 Aardvark, F-15 Eagle,
F-14 Tomcat. The latest being the F-22 Raptor, F-35 JSF and the YF-23 Black Widow 2
Aircraft firms should start recruiting the people who design planes for video games 'n' stuff like that