Well if we scale it up from 1/10th, it probably use some kind of Junker corrugated skin too. Probably the German side.LowObservable said:It looks a bit like the early RN experiments, where they used RAM netting....
Thanks a lotflateric said:Drums!
I think so too.Trident said:From what's visible so far, chances are it'll look exactly like the Dassault CG images released to date.
i Don't agreeTomcatViP said:Also notice that it seems to have asymmetrical wing design what suggest two different versions: the pointy for AdlA (left wing) and the larger one for the Marine (with collapsible verticals?)
I think that happens a lot. Went on about Pershing II being a potential strategic antiship missile for defense of the US back in the 90s on USENET. Now China has their DF-21. . . Obviously a coincidence, and yes, I know you were kidding.LowObservable said:Sacre bleu, will people stop nicking my doodle pad already?
I'm pretty sure they omitted a tail radar from the simplistic model, too. Likewise, no hint of DIRCM.totoro said:The whole model is so devoid of details that one wonders how accurate even the basic things like dimensions of wings/engines/intakes/cockpit are, compared to the rest of the plane. Basically, it seems very, very pointless to even discuss such a model in detail. Aside from discussions of general planform choice, no-tails choice, number of engines choice etc.
Galgot's rebuke is a bit harsh, but while DSI certainly is an elegant solution it does (as you say) have to integrate well with the rest of your configuration, so it's not a universally suitable choice.Harrier said:Intake splitters, not DSI, notable.
Seems a bit 80s to me - angular, intake under LERX for high AoA (and so no DSI?).
Could be a wind tunnel model?totoro said:The whole model is so devoid of details that one wonders how accurate even the basic things like dimensions of wings/engines/intakes/cockpit are, compared to the rest of the plane. Basically, it seems very, very pointless to even discuss such a model in detail. Aside from discussions of general planform choice, no-tails choice, number of engines choice etc.
Yup, it's caused by the conical camber of the wing bending the tip of the far side wing out of sight in some photos.galgot said:edit: @JeffTracy, yes wing twist
LYON, France—At the Euronaval show in Paris, Dassault is exhibiting a small-scale model of the “New-Generation Fighter” (NGF) France and Germany intend to build as a successor to the Rafale and Eurofighter Typhoon.
The twin-engine, crewed aircraft would not have a vertical empennage, to enhance stealth. Engine air intakes would be rectangular. The model is consistent with the shapes appearing in a video Dassault issued at the ILA Berlin air show last April.
The NGF name was devised to clarify the identity of the future jet, a Dassault spokesperson says. The future combat air system (FCAS) Dassault is studying with Airbus has a confusing name, as it could refer to the aircraft and the “system of systems” (including UAVs, air tankers, Awacs and ground stations) it will be part of. FCAS also was the designation of a stalled project between France and the UK. Now NGF is the acronym for the aircraft and FCAS for the system of systems, the spokesperson emphasizes.