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posted on Oct, 19 2004 @ 05:49 PM
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The F2 support fighter is a multirole single engine fighter aircraft produced for the japanese air force. It was codeveloped and is now being co-produced by mitsubish heavy industries, and lockheed martin aeronautics company. Based on lockheed martin's F16C/D fighting falcon the F2 is customized to the special requirments of the japenese air force. Althought capable of both air th air and air to surface roles, its emphasis is on air to surface role becase of its primary mission sea lane protection.




posted on Oct, 19 2004 @ 05:52 PM
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Originally posted by blue cell
The F2 support fighter is a multirole single engine fighter aircraft produced for the japanese air force. It was codeveloped and is now being co-produced by mitsubish heavy industries, and lockheed martin aeronautics company. Based on lockheed martin's F16C/D fighting falcon the F2 is customized to the special requirments of the japenese air force. Althought capable of both air th air and air to surface roles, its emphasis is on air to surface role becase of its primary mission sea lane protection.

dude you shoulda posted this in aircrft not weaponry k? sounds nice you got any pics?



posted on Oct, 19 2004 @ 06:17 PM
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hear they are


[edit on 14-11-2004 by blue cell]



posted on Oct, 23 2004 @ 01:48 PM
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picture isnt loading...



posted on Jul, 5 2005 @ 12:48 PM
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There are some pics!



posted on Jul, 5 2005 @ 01:59 PM
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It's an F-16 with a slightly larger wing and it costs millions more than an F-16. It has been an economic failure.



posted on Jul, 5 2005 @ 02:29 PM
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Nothing more than a lightly modified &larger F-16 actually.

The F-2 support fighter is a joint US/Japan development programme, with Mitsubishi as prime contractor and Lockheed Martin as main US subcontractor.

It first flew in 1995 and is not a failure.

Read its details : www.f-16.net...
www.airforce-technology.com...

Empty weight 12,000 kg
Internal fuel capacity 3,600 kg
Performance
Maximum speed Mach 2
Combat radius 833 km

Wing span 10.80 m
Span of tailplane 6.05 m
Length 15.52 m
Height 4.96 m


Some pix :




Check out this thread too : Japan's F1-X Stealth fighter designs






[edit on 5-7-2005 by Stealth Spy]



posted on Jul, 8 2005 @ 12:36 AM
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the F-2 is a waste of money cost 3times more than a F-16 with same general performance and cost about the same as a F-15 made by japan



posted on Jul, 8 2005 @ 04:15 AM
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sounds cool... what's the top-speed etc. etc. ...?



posted on Jul, 8 2005 @ 08:04 AM
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The japanese are doing this for their aerospace industry.
The technology transfers etc.

TextIn October 1987, Japan selected the F-16C Fighting Falcon as the basis for a much developed version to replace the Mitsubishi F-1, primarily in the fighter support role. Although a costly and controversial programme - one F-2 costs at least the same as four Block 52/52 F-16Cs - the F-2 illustrates Japan's commitment to maintaining its high-technology aerospace industry.Text



posted on Jul, 8 2005 @ 09:24 AM
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Originally posted by Figher Master FIN
sounds cool... what's the top-speed etc. etc. ...?




Max speed 1321mph (2125kp/h) or MACH 2.0



posted on Jul, 8 2005 @ 10:10 AM
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Wow, 1 F2 costs = 4 Block 52 F-16Cs. All I can say is Wow? If they are willing to spend that kind of money for still not extremely advanced plane, why not just spend a little more and get raptors?



posted on Jul, 8 2005 @ 10:24 AM
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It's more than just an F-16 with big wings, it's an F-16 redesigned as a specialized maritime patrol/strike plane. More expensive than an F-16, sure, but a standard F-16 couldn't perform the mission.

As to why Japan is willing to spend so much on a specialized maritime strike variant: look at a map. Japan is an island chain, almost entirely dependent on oceangoing trade for resource access. If they can't protect their sealanes, they're dead meat. Same reason Japan has a huge, heavily armed high-tech navy, second only to the USN, even though they are nominally pacifist.



posted on Jul, 8 2005 @ 10:43 AM
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Originally posted by xmotex
It's more than just an F-16 with big wings, it's an F-16 redesigned as a specialized maritime patrol/strike plane. More expensive than an F-16, sure, but a standard F-16 couldn't perform the mission.

As to why Japan is willing to spend so much on a specialized maritime strike variant: look at a map. Japan is an island chain, almost entirely dependent on oceangoing trade for resource access. If they can't protect their sealanes, they're dead meat. Same reason Japan has a huge, heavily armed high-tech navy, second only to the USN, even though they are nominally pacifist.


It is still not as good as several F-16s. Even the Japanese had admitted that now.



posted on Jul, 8 2005 @ 10:54 AM
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Well the price tag got quite high, but seeing as how part of the initial rationale for the project was basically to be a corporate welfare project for Japan's aviation industry, I'm not sure they mind all that much


Still the F-2 is designed to perform a mission the F-16 is not, and carry heavier loadouts farther with reduced RCS, so it's more than just a gold plated F-16. Think of the difference between the F-18C and F-18E, it's somewhat comparable. Though the F-2 was designed with a specific mission in mind (maritime strike), unlike the F-18, which is a general purpose multirole fighter, so the analogy is inexact.



posted on Jul, 9 2005 @ 11:44 PM
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Originally posted by xmotex


Still the F-2 is designed to perform a mission the F-16 is not, and carry heavier loadouts farther with reduced RCS, so it's more than just a gold plated F-16. Think of the difference between the F-18C and F-18E, it's somewhat comparable. Though the F-2 was designed with a specific mission in mind (maritime strike), unlike the F-18, which is a general purpose multirole fighter, so the analogy is inexact.



if they wanted long-range strikes go build some more F-15Js which cost around the same price

[edit on 9-7-2005 by chinawhite]



posted on Jul, 10 2005 @ 12:09 AM
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Blue-Cell..

I don't think this (below) is the F-2. Its the T-50 Golden Eagle (South Korean)
Another new jet from the East






Maybe its achieved what the F-2 was trying to?
Any recent info on the T-50 Glden Eagle??

[edit on 10-7-2005 by Daedalus3]



posted on Jul, 10 2005 @ 12:26 AM
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Daedalus3

Erm, no....it is a F-2.
The T-50 Golden Eagle is a two seater only.
Also does not have protruding aero-fins from the bottom of the aircraft.
T-50 GOLDEN EAGLE JET TRAINER AND LIGHT ATTACK AIRCRAFT, SOUTH KOREA


The photo you have in your post is taken from this site, 2nd from the bottom:
F-2 ATTACK FIGHTER, JAPAN







seekerof

[edit on 10-7-2005 by Seekerof]



posted on Jul, 10 2005 @ 01:09 AM
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"While similar in appearance, the FS-X is larger and heavier than the F-16. The FS-X design calls for a 25-percent larger wing, longer fuselage, and longer horizontal and vertical tails. The FS-X will have the same F110 engine used in the latest US version of the F-16 aircraft. The FS-X will incorporate five technologies defined by FS-X agreements as Japanese (non-derived): active phased array fire control radar, integrated electronic warfare system, inertial reference/navigation system, mission computer hardware, and radar absorbing material. Japan is also developing a co-cured composite wing for the FS-X."

www.globalsecurity.org...

The pricetag sucks, but it sounds like it's going to be a good plane for the mission.



posted on Jul, 10 2005 @ 02:30 AM
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size comparison



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