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Posts Tagged ‘overview’

Overview of Islam

Posted by Picard578 on October 31, 2017

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Military aircraft configurations overview

Posted by Picard578 on February 11, 2016

Design goal Characteristics required Ideal planform
Dogfight fast transients (roll onset, pitch onset)

subsonic-transonic turn rates (instantaneous, sustained)

energy management (acceleration, climb)

cruise speed and endurance

close-coupled moderate-sweep canard delta
BVR combat energy management (acceleration, climb)

supersonic turn rates (sustained, instantaneous)

cruise speed and endurance

top speed

long arm moderate-sweep canard delta
BVR interception top speed

cruise speed and endurance

energy management (acceleration, climb)

tailless moderate-sweep delta

tailless high-sweep delta

Low-altitude strike low-altitude performance (speed, acceleration, range)

payload

tailed low-sweep wing
Long-range strike

Strategic bombardment

range

payload

optional: cruise speed, service ceiling

tailless moderate-sweep delta

tailed low-sweep wing

long-arm canard-delta

flying wing

Close air support fast transients (roll onset, pitch onset)

subsonic turn rates (instantaneous, sustained)

energy management (acceleration, climb)

cruise speed and endurance

combat endurance

damage tolerance

tailed no-sweep wing

close-coupled low/no-sweep canard wing

Reconnaissance high altitude performance (service ceilling, cruise speed, endurance)

range

payload

moderate-sweep delta wing
Patrol range

endurance

payload

tailed no-sweep wing
Transport range

payload

takeoff and landing

tailed low-sweep wing

tailed no-sweep wing

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Characteristics of aircraft types

Posted by Picard578 on June 1, 2015

ROLE AIR SUPERIORITY BOMBER INTERCEPTION GROUND ATTACK CLOSE AIR SUPPORT
SIZE small (surprise, agility) large (range, missile load) medium-large (surprise vs range, weapons load) small-medium (surprise, agility vs endurance, weapons load)
NUMBER OF ENGINES single (agility, surprise, operating cost) twin (top speed) twin (damage tolerance) twin (damage tolerance)
COCKPIT/CANOPY TYPE bubble (situational awareness) sunk (drag reduction) sunk (drag reduction) bubble (situational awareness)
WING SWEEP moderate (maximum/cruise speed, turning performance, airfield perf.) moderate to high (high altitude performance vs maximum speed) low to moderate (low speed/altitude performance) none to low (low speed agility, airfield / low altitude performance)
WING LOAD low to moderate (agility) low to moderate (high altitude performance) high (gust sensitivity) low to moderate (low speed agility, airfield performance)
CREW 1 1-2 2 1-2
GUN CALIBRE 20-30 mm (firepower vs loadout) 25-30 mm (firepower vs loadout) 25-30 mm (firepower vs loadout) 25-30 mm (firepower vs loadout)
GUN TYPE revolver / linear action (response time) rotary (maximum rate of fire) rotary (maximum rate of fire) rotary (maximum rate of fire)
SENSORS IRST, RWR, LWR, MAWS radar, IRST, RWR, LWR, MAWS radar, FLIR, RWR, LWR, MAWS RWR, LWR, MAWS, (FLIR)
ENGINE TYPE afterburning turbojet / afterburning low bypass turbofan (speed, acceler.) afterburning turbojet / afterburning low bypass turbofan (speed, acceler.) afterburning turbofan (speed, endurance) nonafterburning high bypass turbofan (endurance)

NOTE: reason for selection of certain characteristics is explained in brackets. Aircraft that are intended for more than one of listed roles will have characteristics of several types.

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Air superiority fighter proposal 6 overview

Posted by Picard578 on August 3, 2014

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. Read the rest of this entry »

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