Designation Systems / Re: ASCC/ASIC/US DoD Reporting Name for Soviet/Russian/Chinese Aircraft and Missiles« Last post by Stargazer on Today at 01:29:46 pm »
Thanks to you all for your comments!
Thank you HeshamWhat was the intended role for the agricultural jet floatplane aircraft?
My guess is that it would be used for landing closer to fields - allowing refuelling and reloading of chemicals without having to fly back to a supporting airfield. Either that or it is for use as a Bush plane. Either way, In Canada we around three million lakes - so I can definitely see the attraction.
(Not related to above) In the years after the breakup of the Soviet Union, some reporting names were circulated for the latest aircraft prototypes as follows, but I can't determine for sure whether they are bogus or real:
Also some Chinese types were apparently named as follows:
- FLATPACK (MiG-1.44 MFI)
- FIRKIN (Su-47 Berkut)
- MISER (MiG-AT)
- MAXDOME (Il-80 VKP = Il-87)
- MITTEN (Yak-130)
As I no longer trust Wikipedia, and find dubious many of the online resources, can someone refer to a RELIABLE source for these names (IF they are legit at all of course). What is the authoritative document that provides such official namings, anyway? Thanks a lot in advance for your answers!
- CHAN (Harbin Y-11)
- FLOUNDER (Xi'an JH-7)
The 40x80 SHARC Model did have a plenum in the nose. The nose had a total of 6-nozzles (3/side). The 40x80 provided the high pressure air and the mass flow (Cmu) all which was varied. But, the specifics can be found in the aforementioned reports.
The SHARC model had two different blowing schemes in the nose (down selected from the 7x10 wind tunnel test); 1) Tangential (back across the nose surface) and straight out. The tangential blowing worked best.