Fairchild 1984 low-cost Advanced Fighter demonstrator

flateric

ACCESS: Above Top Secret
Staff member
Top Contributor
Senior Member
Joined
Apr 2, 2006
Messages
9,303
Reaction score
1,880
Fairchild 1984 low-cost Advanced Fighter demonstrator
 

Attachments

  • Clipboard02s.jpg
    Clipboard02s.jpg
    52.1 KB · Views: 1,837
  • Clipboard03s.jpg
    Clipboard03s.jpg
    46 KB · Views: 1,508
  • Clipboard04s.jpg
    Clipboard04s.jpg
    59 KB · Views: 1,495

flateric

ACCESS: Above Top Secret
Staff member
Top Contributor
Senior Member
Joined
Apr 2, 2006
Messages
9,303
Reaction score
1,880
Core testbed 'sceleton', aerodynamic modules variations and the whole variants zoo.
 

Attachments

  • Clipboard05s.jpg
    Clipboard05s.jpg
    36.8 KB · Views: 1,199
  • Clipboard06s.jpg
    Clipboard06s.jpg
    60.7 KB · Views: 1,140
  • Clipboard07s.jpg
    Clipboard07s.jpg
    64.9 KB · Views: 319
  • Clipboard08s.jpg
    Clipboard08s.jpg
    62.5 KB · Views: 333

Sundog

ACCESS: Top Secret
Senior Member
Joined
Aug 2, 2006
Messages
2,945
Reaction score
506
Wow, that's a cool concept. I've never seen that before. Is there any information on the engines? They look to be J85's, but that's just a best guess based on their size.
 

Skybolt

ACCESS: Top Secret
Senior Member
Joined
Jun 14, 2006
Messages
2,295
Reaction score
212
Great Gregory, let's keep this forum rocking and rolling ;)
 

flateric

ACCESS: Above Top Secret
Staff member
Top Contributor
Senior Member
Joined
Apr 2, 2006
Messages
9,303
Reaction score
1,880
Sundog said:
Wow, that's a cool concept. I've never seen that before. Is there any information on the engines? They look to be J85's, but that's just a best guess based on their size.

Right!

'The vehicle is 35 feet long, has a wing span of 23 feet and is over 8 feet in
height. The takeoff gross weight is 6,980 lb, including 1,750 lb of fuel.
Power is supplied by two General Electric J85 engines mounted in pods of the
type installed on C-123K aircraft.'
 

hesham

ACCESS: USAP
Senior Member
Joined
May 26, 2006
Messages
28,549
Reaction score
6,280
Hi,


a clearer view to Fairchild low-cost advanced fighter demonstrator.


http://arc.aiaa.org/doi/abs/10.2514/3.45203?journalCode=ja
 

Attachments

  • F-1.png
    F-1.png
    31.9 KB · Views: 230

cluttonfred

ACCESS: Top Secret
Senior Member
Joined
Dec 31, 2008
Messages
1,410
Reaction score
173
Website
cluttonfred.info
Very neat and a reminder of what could be accomplished if serious defense contractors were actually given a strict, fairly low budget and otherwise free hand to design a low-cost combat aircraft. Yes, I know that this was just a technology demonstrator, just extrapolating here. Something like this could have evolved into a sort of stealthy Textron AirLand Scorpion thirty years earlier.
 
Top