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Re: USAF/US NAVY 6th Generation Fighter Programs - F/A-XX, F-X, NGAD, PCA
« Reply #2445 on: November 22, 2017, 09:52:18 am »
USAF needs Reagan-level dollars for penetrating counterair platform

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The US Air Force will need to replicate funding levels not seen since President Ronald Reagan's military spending build-up in the early 1980s in order to make its next-generation air dominance (NGAD) concept a reality, the head of Air Combat Command says this week.

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/usaf-needs-reagan-level-dollars-for-penetrating-cou-443531/

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Re: USAF/US NAVY 6th Generation Fighter Programs - F/A-XX, F-X, NGAD, PCA
« Reply #2446 on: January 13, 2018, 09:32:21 am »
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Re: USAF/US NAVY 6th Generation Fighter Programs - F/A-XX, F-X, NGAD, PCA
« Reply #2447 on: January 14, 2018, 09:38:13 am »
Thanks, I always liked that Boeing Phantom Works design, it's nice to finally see the planform, as opposed to the usual isometric image they have shown repeatedly.

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Re: USAF/US NAVY 6th Generation Fighter Programs - F/A-XX, F-X, NGAD, PCA
« Reply #2448 on: January 14, 2018, 01:38:28 pm »
Funny, it's a classic swept wing come back. Almost a F-100 Super Sabre wing in plan view.
Ok , just a concept anyway I suppose...

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Re: USAF/US NAVY 6th Generation Fighter Programs - F/A-XX, F-X, NGAD, PCA
« Reply #2449 on: January 14, 2018, 05:33:10 pm »
Funny, it's a classic swept wing come back. Almost a F-100 Super Sabre wing in plan view.
Ok , just a concept anyway I suppose...

I'm sure that's exactly what that is and not just generic artwork to fill a page. :-\ I'm sure swept wings will do wonders for landing speed and short field performance, especially given that there are no thrust reversers shown.
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Re: USAF/US NAVY 6th Generation Fighter Programs - F/A-XX, F-X, NGAD, PCA
« Reply #2450 on: January 14, 2018, 08:07:01 pm »
To me looks like the original ATF from Lockheed, but with intakes on dorsal. Not impressed, I don't like it (the Boeing 6th Gen). Just my $.02 cents.


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Re: USAF/US NAVY 6th Generation Fighter Programs - F/A-XX, F-X, NGAD, PCA
« Reply #2451 on: January 14, 2018, 08:49:20 pm »
Funny, it's a classic swept wing come back. Almost a F-100 Super Sabre wing in plan view.
Ok , just a concept anyway I suppose...

I'm sure that's exactly what that is and not just generic artwork to fill a page. :-\ I'm sure swept wings will do wonders for landing speed and short field performance, especially given that there are no thrust reversers shown.
Still think Lockheed Skunkworks has the best concept art so far. Just says "Penetrating Counter Air" to me.
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