Advanced Fighter Aircraft Study – Avenging Falcons (AVFFX)

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Once again a question derived from “The Pentagon Paradox. The development of the F-18 Hornet” by James Perry Stevenson (ISBN 1557507759), Shrewsbury, 1993

'In Col. Everest E. Riccioni, USAF brief on his “Falcon Brief”, which had acquired the title, “Advanced Fighter Aircraft Study – Avenging Falcons (AVFFX)………..To substantiate his conclusions, Riccioni used two designs in his Avenging Falcon briefing: General Dynamics design, FW71-274-VG1369 and Northrop design N314-2'

Does anyone have a copy of this brief as well as pictures/drawing/models of the General Dynamics design, FW71-274-VG1369 and Northrop design N314-2??

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We can update this post a bit.

N-314 or "Advanced Energy Maneuverability Fighter Twin GE15" (drawing in Tony Chong's book Flying Wings and Radical Things) was one of the studies made by Northrop under Riccioni's "Study to Validate the Integration of Advanced Energy-Maneuverability Theory with Trade-Off Analysis". It was basically the then-curent P-530 configuration, with twin afterburning GE15 engines.

The other studies were:
  • N-315 (drawing in Tony Chong's book Flying Wings and Radical Things) - single GE15 - single tail design with side intakes
  • N-316 - single F100
  • N-317 - single GE15
  • N-318 - twin GE15 without afterburning
The recommended configuration was the N-314.
 
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