The last manned fighter aircraft in the USAF

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The last manned fighter aircraft in the USAF


Entered service 2003
Crew 1 men
Dimensions and weight
Length 18.92 m
Wing span 13.56 m
Height 5 m
Weight (empty) 14.36 t
Weight (maximum take off) 27.21 t
Engines and performance
Engines 2 x Pratt & Whitney F119-P-100 turbofans
Traction (dry / with afterburning) 2 x ? / 155.69 kN
Maximum speed > 2 500 km/h
Armament
Cannon 1 x M61A2 20-mm cannon
Missiles 4 x AIM-120C AMRAAMs, 4 x AIM-9M/X Sidewinder air-to-air missiles. GBU-32 joint directed air munition, AGM-88 HARM
Bombs GBU-22 Paveway III laser guided bombs



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http://www.military-today.com/aircraft/f22_raptor.htm

I am wondering are there any other similar aircraft under development around the world?
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Unread post20 Jan 2007, 22:23

IIRC, the 5th generation fighters under development are: F-35 Lightning II, Eurofighter Typhoon, JAS Gripen and Dassault Rafale, but I'm not 100% sure

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Unread post21 Jan 2007, 15:38

Ryan,

There are only two fighters that fall in the 5th Gen category: The F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II.

The Typhoon, Rafale, and Gripen are not considered 5th Gen. :)
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Unread post21 Jan 2007, 16:08

1. JAS-39 entered service formally in 1993, Rafale entered service formally in 1998, and Eurofighter entered in service formally in 2004. According to the plans of EU right now, the successor(s) of this three fighters won't be able to enter service formally until post-2030 at least.

2. Russia is developing its own 5th Gen fighter right now (PAK-FA/T-50), which may be able to enter service formally at the period of around 2015~2020, and India has shown the interest to join this program.

3. Mainland China is also developing its own 5th Gen fighter(s) (J-12 and / or J-14), which may also be to enter service formally at the period of around 2015~2020 if everything is OK.
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Unread post25 Jan 2007, 19:30

Scorpion1alpha wrote:Ryan,

There are only two fighters that fall in the 5th Gen category: The F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II.

The Typhoon, Rafale, and Gripen are not considered 5th Gen. :)


Thanks dude :)
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Unread post25 Jan 2007, 20:34

Militaryman wrote:The last manned fighter aircraft in the USAF


Entered service 2003
Crew 1 men
Dimensions and weight
Length 18.92 m
Wing span 13.56 m
Height 5 m
Weight (empty) 14.36 t
Weight (maximum take off) 27.21 t
Engines and performance
Engines 2 x Pratt & Whitney F119-P-100 turbofans
Traction (dry / with afterburning) 2 x ? / 155.69 kN
Maximum speed > 2 500 km/h
Armament
Cannon 1 x M61A2 20-mm cannon
Missiles 4 x AIM-120C AMRAAMs, 4 x AIM-9M/X Sidewinder air-to-air missiles. GBU-32 joint directed air munition, AGM-88 HARM
Bombs GBU-22 Paveway III laser guided bombs ( USAF doesn't use a "GBU-22)... and even then Paveways aren't cleared for F-22 use. HARM is not cleared for use on the F-22 either.



Information from:
http://www.military-today.com/aircraft/f22_raptor.htm

I am wondering are there any other similar aircraft under development around the world?


JSF until something else is announced will probably be our ( USAF ) last manned fighter when it enters service in a few years.
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Unread post26 Jan 2007, 00:33

toan wrote:1. JAS-39 entered service formally in 1993, Rafale entered service formally in 1998, and Eurofighter entered in service formally in 2004. According to the plans of EU right now, the successor(s) of this three fighters won't be able to enter service formally until post-2030 at least.

2. Russia is developing its own 5th Gen fighter right now (PAK-FA/T-50), which may be able to enter service formally at the period of around 2015~2020, and India has shown the interest to join this program.

3. Mainland China is also developing its own 5th Gen fighter(s) (J-12 and / or J-14), which may also be to enter service formally at the period of around 2015~2020 if everything is OK.


Have you any cocnept pictures to show us about these besides photoshoped F-22/23 fakes?
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Unread post26 Jan 2007, 00:38

Found some


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PErsonaly I think the design proposals will have to be changed, these look kinda doggy and dont resemble any stealth design at all.
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Unread post26 Jan 2007, 11:12

Pilotasso wrote:
toan wrote:1. JAS-39 entered service formally in 1993, Rafale entered service formally in 1998, and Eurofighter entered in service formally in 2004. According to the plans of EU right now, the successor(s) of this three fighters won't be able to enter service formally until post-2030 at least.

2. Russia is developing its own 5th Gen fighter right now (PAK-FA/T-50), which may be able to enter service formally at the period of around 2015~2020, and India has shown the interest to join this program.

3. Mainland China is also developing its own 5th Gen fighter(s) (J-12 and / or J-14), which may also be to enter service formally at the period of around 2015~2020 if everything is OK.


Have you any cocnept pictures to show us about these besides photoshoped F-22/23 fakes?




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Unread post26 Jan 2007, 21:12

The consensus is the F-35 is the last manned fighter for the U.S. Admittedly, things can change down that road where we can't see. With the upgradeability of both the F-22 and the F-35 however, manned replacements for them is very unprobable.
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