Nature of air to air combat “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” —G. Santayana Fighter aircraft exist to destroy other aircraft, and allow other aircraft to carry out their missions […]
Canards overview and general effects Canard is a small control surface placed in front of the main wing, similar to how tail is behind it. There are two main variations – long arm and close […]
Current state Aircraft costs FY2014 COMBAT:
Historical lessons Since UAVs are very bad at actual observation (except maybe as an inexpensive help for individual infantry platoons, controlled by those same platoons), this aircraft will also be manned. Aside from this concern, […]
Single engined fighters have typically been favored due to their low procurement and operational costs, ease of maintenance and assumed better air-to-air performance. Yet there is also a belief that single-engined fighters are inherently less […]
Due to the excessive length of the original article, I have decided to post the overview. For those interested in entire design process and thinking behind the FLX, full article can be found here.
text and drawings by Picard578 3D designs by Riley Amos Requirements Introduction Modern air forces are getting loaded with highly complex, expensive “mutirole” aircraft. Result is decreasing force size for same or increasing cost, while at […]