Artist's rendering - Miss February - 6th generation fighter

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Unread post05 Jan 2012, 18:18

Here is a artist's redering of what the 6th Generation fighter from Lockheed might look like....(In his mind's eye anyway...)

From the 2012 Lockheed calender - Miss February
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Unread post05 Jan 2012, 22:42

It looks like someone sat on a Raptor :lol: :lol:
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Unread post06 Jan 2012, 01:05

And it's manned. An odd thing in this day and age.
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Unread post06 Jan 2012, 02:36

LinkF16SimDude wrote:And it's manned. An odd thing in this day and age.


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Unread post06 Jan 2012, 03:06

Looks too thin, where to they put things like fuel, engines, weapons, wheels?
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Unread post06 Jan 2012, 03:40

That_Engine_Guy wrote:Looks too thin, where to they put things like fuel, engines, weapons, wheels?


It appears to be single-engined by that picture. Looks like they took the F-35 and elongated the airframe and converted the tail to the one from the YF-23.
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Unread post06 Jan 2012, 03:57

That's gorgeous-looking artwork. Inter alia the snout is wrong and there is no room for engines, payload or fuel unless we harness dilithium. I'll pin her up anyway.
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Unread post06 Jan 2012, 04:57

LinkF16SimDude wrote:And it's manned. An odd thing in this day and age.


They had to put a seat in it so you can take V.I.P's for a ride. Why do you think the F-22 got canned. No back seat and it cost to much to let some desk jocky jump in it. So they just added a seat to the new UCAV's. :doh:

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Unread post06 Jan 2012, 08:43

Interesting concept rendering. Looks to me like an evolved YF-23 design with some F-22 in it. I'd immediately question the area of maneuverability in the concept as well as payload, but can see the increase in speed, range and stealth.

Of course, this is most likely an exercise of brainstorming and a would-be 6th Gen Fighter, either a LM or Boeing design, will most likely look totally different.
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Unread post06 Jan 2012, 11:36

The requirement for the F-22 follow on has been stated as a 60,000 lb aircraft as opposed to the 40,000 lbs of the NGAD which the F-22 follow on will share some systems with. That's not a single engine aircraft, neither is the NGAD. Of course when it even gets near technology demonstration is anyone's guess now.
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Unread post06 Jan 2012, 15:10

LinkF16SimDude wrote:And it's manned. An odd thing in this day and age.


The odd thing is that anybody would think it wouldn't be.
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Unread post06 Jan 2012, 15:14

Scorpion1alpha wrote:Interesting concept rendering. Looks to me like an evolved YF-23 design with some F-22 in it. I'd immediately question the area of maneuverability in the concept as well as payload,


Big wing, big tail, and probably fluidic TVC so it'd likely have plenty of it. Also, absolute manueverability is becoming less and less critical. Once you're limited by the pilot's physiology more manueverability is unusable. And even "supermanuevability" isn't going to come close to enabling one to escape a HOBS missile.
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Unread post06 Jan 2012, 15:51

sferrin wrote: Also, absolutely manueverability is becoming less and less critical. Once you're limited by the pilot's physiology more manueverability is unusable. And even "supermanuevability" isn't going to come close to enabling one to escape a HOBS missile.


Exactly. Even an F-16 is easily capable of bringing about G-LOC, in a hurry, and the AAMs that will be available by the time a 6th Gen fighter reaches IOC, will certainly be far more lethal that what is now available.
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Unread post07 Jan 2012, 00:54

I guess that by 2030 the forum will have been renamed F-35.net and the debate will be about buying/pouring more money into upgrading and extending the life of the legacy F-35 fleet in lieu of the new 6Gen bird w/c will be in SDD and no doubt encountering the expected difficulties. By then hopefully we'll know more about the PAK-Fa and J-20 and there will be a new generation of Kopps, Spreys and Wheelers to cast gloom and doom. See you around..
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