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A comparison between Paris I & III.
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Aerospace / Re: Tempest - UK Future fighter programme
« Last post by Hood on Today at 01:11:28 am »
That's a nice close-up shot Joe. It even tells who built the mock-up, the Curvature Group.
Looks they construct a very nice array of models and full-size aircraft and railway mock-ups too for several industrial areas.
http://curvaturegroup.co.uk/wp/aerospace-model-making/
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Aerospace / Re: Tempest - UK Future fighter programme
« Last post by TsrJoe on Yesterday at 11:46:01 pm »
Tempest mockup Exhaust and centrebody
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Aerospace / Re: Tempest - UK Future fighter programme
« Last post by galgot on Yesterday at 08:41:45 pm »
Mmh mmh.... And using just the middle finger will launch a fox1 or a fox2, depending if you use both hands.
Brillant indeed   B)
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Aerospace / Re: Tempest - UK Future fighter programme
« Last post by kcran567 on Yesterday at 08:35:34 pm »
Will be leveraging this no moving flaps Technology from MAGMA.

It has an interesting look to it.
Wonder what the Advanced Countermeasures could be, a towed decoy in the tail?

Use of Microwave, Quantum or some kind of HAARP array? Side looking Arrays?

The box behind the pilot a fuel tank or part of the energy weapon system?
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Aerospace / Re: Tempest - UK Future fighter programme
« Last post by Rhinocrates on Yesterday at 06:56:50 pm »
The hand sign interface is remarkably clever.


Since it's a British design, I wonder if it will make use of a very British gesture. :)

Apparently it's origin story is only a myth. http://www.agincourt600.com/2015/06/08/was-the-v-sign-invented-at-the-battle-of-agincourt/
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Aerospace / Re: Tempest - UK Future fighter programme
« Last post by Rhinocrates on Yesterday at 06:39:50 pm »
Is the mockup 1:1 or 85%
Intakes on the mock-up look very small also, and the exhaust nozzles look very small.

Any indicators of features of nozzle design? looks like just a square opening. Subsonic?? no visible after-burning nozzles


Perspective can be very deceptive and most of the photos of the mockup are close/wide-angle. IIRC it has been described as a large aircraft, comparable to an F-22.

Regarding the intakes, perspective effects are compounded by the stealth angling. A low view in BAE artwork shows that they are actually large - compare views from above and below. Other artworks and infographics show afterburner equipped variable-cycle turbofans, other illustrations show afterburners in use (plus a laser).

Also, as a model of a concept that's in the early stages of development, it will be lacking many details that are as yet unresolved or classified.
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Aerospace / Re: Tempest - UK Future fighter programme
« Last post by TomcatViP on Yesterday at 05:33:47 pm »
The hand sign interface is remarkably clever. I see it as a breakthrough in this field. As I have somewhat experimented some years ago hand sign recognition to controll a swarm of drones in real time, I still think that their way of doing it is brilliant. Let's hope that they will share more of it soon.


Last but not least, those that want to see this as a fake mockup, a soon to be popular internet jocke or are taking this display as a derision are only delusional to themselves: a lot of work, time and money (across various succeeding administrations obviously) went behind this Tempest fury. A remarkable sign of continuity.
Any UK foreigner should be humble watching this scene of transparency with so much being shared so openly with the British public. We don't see this happening often in Europe lately.
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Aerospace / Re: SpaceX (general discussion)
« Last post by TomcatViP on Yesterday at 05:03:36 pm »
Fantastic design. Jaw dropping agility.
For those afraid of the ship rolling over, you have to understand that for this happening, the force would have to fight both the counterweight under the ship and pushes the water against the immersed part of the hull. Water having a density of 1000kg/m3, it's a lot of pressure to put (without pulling thought the net). And the net is ensuring a smooth impact while distributing the load among the pillars.
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Aerospace / Re: UK Spaceport
« Last post by TomcatViP on Yesterday at 04:32:25 pm »
9 eng and electric pumps make a lot of complexities for 150kg in orbit.
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