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Archive for February 15th, 2014

Air superiority fighter proposal 4

Posted by picard578 on February 15, 2014

Design

Airframe

Canopy will be opened and closed completely manually, which will save 10 kg on actuators. Aerodynamics will be optimized for maneuverability; check the previous version of the article for details since there won’t be many changes.

Engine

Engine will be a single-engine modification of F414-EPE, providing 16.800 lb (74,7 kN, 7.620 kgf) dry thrust and 26.600 lb (117,4 kN, 11.975 kgf) wet thrust along with excellent foreign object damage resistance; it will also improve endurance when compared to the EJ-230. Dry weight will be 1.110 kg.

Weapons

Unlike previous proposals, gun will be French GIAT-30. While its higher rate of fire means greater ammo expenditure compared to the BK-27, and higher caliber means less rounds carried, greater energy of individual projectiles and better acceleration mean that it is more effective at getting kills during short opportunities in an actual dogfight.

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