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F-20 upgrade proposal

Posted by picard578 on December 1, 2015

Introduction

While I have originally done an F-5 upgrade due to its simplicity and consequental export potential for third world countries, it was brought to my attention that F-20 does have more potential. Read the rest of this entry »

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F-5A upgrade proposal

Posted by picard578 on May 1, 2015

F-5A overview

Weight:
3.667 kg empty
2.812 kg max weapons load
1.787 kg fuel
5.966 kg combat takeoff (100% fuel, 6 AIM-9)
5.072 kg combat (50% fuel, 6 AIM-9)
9.333 kg max takeoff Read the rest of this entry »

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Gripen C upgrade proposal

Posted by picard578 on December 20, 2014

Introduction

Similar to the F-16 upgrade proposal, this proposal will take an existing aircraft – Gripen C – and adress its greatest shortcomings with minimal redesign. Read the rest of this entry »

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F-16 new build proposal

Posted by picard578 on December 15, 2014

Introduction

While I have proposed design of a fighter aircraft that would be superior to any existing or projected fighter aircraft in the world, USAF is unlikely to ever accept a proposal that uses so much of the non-US technology (that being said, in my NATO air forces proposal a CAS aircraft is mostly based on US technology). Further, it would take at least 3-4 years to put into production Рand considering the bureocratic nature of modern design projects and lack of external pressure, more likely timeframe is 15-20 years.

New F-16 would be based on the F-16A, but with major modifications. Read the rest of this entry »

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