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Originally posted by johnlear
It's one of several different ideas of what the fictional F-19 would look like.
Originally posted by BlackWidow23
Ok fine, but that still doesnt justify a replacement when all its roles are filled
Originally posted by waynos
Yes tim, the pilot in the F-16 is semi reclined, this is in order to make him better able to withstand high g manoevers. This is however considered undesirable by some air forces, hence the Typhoon is designed to have its own specialised flight suit to make it, and the sidestick controller it demands, unnecessary.
Also, looking back over the pictures, I relised they all show a pilot in a semi-reclined position in the cockpit. I was wondering has anyone ever built a real aircraft with the pilot seated in such a configuration?
The pilot looks like he laying in the plane instead of sitting. I've seen an F-16 and the seat is not reclined That much!
Originally posted by Aim64C
Such an airframe is more than likely a fighter or strike aircraft. The wings would most likely be rather intolerant of high speeds because they are very broad and straight.... great for high lift and maneuverability (in most cases) .... but she'd probably shake herself to pieces when going supersonic. I could be off on that one.... but I'd say that she'd make a rather interesting strike platform - and possibly a good dogfighting aircraft.
A pretty looking plane, though - whether or not she'd be adept at combat.
So with the rear landing gear like that, The tail would scrape the runway floor. They could be moved back and the wingtips could be more straight so it wont scrape the floor.
I wouldnt use fly-by-wire, Becouse complexed computer stuff always ends up going wrong.