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F-142A USAF 6th Generation Fighter WIP

 

 

 

End product of the USAF F-X program is the worlds first 6th Generation Fighter the F-142A Thunderbolt II introduced in 2031.

 

 

Features that define a 6th Generation Fighter above and beyond a 5th Gen fighter are:

 

- Extremely low levels of observablity in all spectrum's (radar, IR, acoustic etc).

 

- Artificial Intelligence to aid pilot decisions.

 

- Adaptive Versatile Engine Technology.

 

- Advanced electronic and cyber attack capability.

 

- Directed Energy Weapons (eg lasers) to destroy incoming missiles; and high-power to offensively engage enemy aircraft and ground targets.

 

- Large internal magazines for very long range kinetic weapons.

 

 

Working whiten the limits of the SF2 engine I have managed to make a functioning Directed Energy Weapon. The AN/SEQ-36 Laser Weapon System. It can be fired straight ahead like a fixed gun but the most realistic way it operates is as two gun turrets controlled by the aircraft's AI, one on top and one below the aircraft. So when you are in a twisting gunfight trying to bring your played controlled weapon to bear the AI gun turrets will blast other fighters from the sky around you. Unfortunately they wont take out incoming missiles like it would in real life.

 

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Northrop Grumman's F-X idea:

 

http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/this-is-northrop-grummans-idea-of-a-sixth-generation-fi-1747680825

 

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You can check out the US Navy's operational! AN/SEQ-3 Laser Weapon System below:

 

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Sounds goods, as usual a,reality check: despite its more commonly being called the Warthog, the A-10's proper name is Thunderbolt 2. Hence the many publicity photos of the P-47 and it together.

 

Other than that, looks awesome!

 

 

Edit due to auto correct

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If it's Manufactured by Northrop Grumman then it should follow the company's naming conventions. Grumman developed Fighters are cats, Tigercat, Bearcat, Wildcat, Hellcat and Tomcat. Northrop on the other hand isn't really know for fighters and doesn't really follow any logic Freedom Fighter, Tiger Shark, and Hornet. 

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If it's Manufactured by Northrop Grumman then it should follow the company's naming conventions. Grumman developed Fighters are cats, Tigercat, Bearcat, Wildcat, Hellcat and Tomcat. Northrop on the other hand isn't really know for fighters and doesn't really follow any logic Freedom Fighter, Tiger Shark, and Hornet. 

Best name would therefore be 'Manx' as Manx cats have no tails.

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AN/SEQ-36 Solid State Laser Weapon System Turret heads. One covering the top of the aircraft and another the bottom. At low power it can designate targets (which works), at medium power it can be used defensively to destroy incoming missiles (not modeled in SF2) and at full power it can be used offensively to destroy air (this works!) and ground targets (this does but only by the played firing forward). When used by the aircrafts artificial intelligence and defensive systems it can engage immediate threats autonomously (this also works but only against enemy aircraft):

 

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Cockpit/ Avionics WIP:

 

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