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Offline KeiichiRX7

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KU2015 world Mitsubishi F-2
« on: April 20, 2013, 01:42:01 am »
((An alternate development of the F-2 into a twin engine design.  An increase in the production of aircraft carriers in navies world wide created a need for a heavier version of the F-2 than Lockheed Martin's original proposal, capable of more rapidly deploying anti-shipping missiles to neutralize carrier threats.))

The Mitsubishi F-2 is a multirole fighter manufactured by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and co-developed Lockheed Martin for the Japan Air Self-Defense Force, with a 70/30 split in manufacturing between Japan and the USA. Production started in 1996 and the first aircraft entered service in 2000. The first 76 aircraft entered service in 2008, with a total of 94 airframes under contract.[1] In FY2005, Ministry of Defense changed the category from Support Fighter to Fighter.

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Re: KU2015 world Mitsubishi F-2
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2013, 03:07:07 am »
Now that's sleek  :thumbsup:
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Re: KU2015 world Mitsubishi F-2
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2013, 03:12:47 pm »
It's a flying model for the YS flight simulator software.  was just sitting in my backlog of work till i saw the GB theme and decided to finish it an release it.
Body is made out of 3 F-16C's spliced together.  Wings get thier geometry from a superhornet's tailplanes, Stabilators come from the one and only yf-23.  Despite attempts i could never really find worth while internal room for weapons.

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Re: KU2015 world Mitsubishi F-2
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2013, 04:06:46 am »
Got her armed and flying.  wondering if i can find space to carry those sidewinders internally....




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Re: KU2015 world Mitsubishi F-2
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2013, 04:12:22 am »
Looks good!
I think thare's a "valley" between the engines and their ductings on the bottom. If you enclosed that space, there might be space there to carry something internally.

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Re: KU2015 world Mitsubishi F-2
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2013, 04:18:28 am »
that valley in the belly isnt very deep, not enough to contain the fins for those AIM-9's.  if i knew more about design and could open up the area where the gear used to be on the insides theres enough depth, just not enough length.  Of course that would mean deleting the wet hardpoint


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Re: KU2015 world Mitsubishi F-2
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2013, 03:27:26 am »
Any chance the newer AIM-9s could incorporate folding fins? That way they would fit.
Lovely looking machine too.
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Re: KU2015 world Mitsubishi F-2
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2013, 03:33:12 am »
I suppose they could but that would still require the deletion of the central wet hardpoint

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Re: KU2015 world Mitsubishi F-2
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2013, 06:39:15 am »
Looks like a Rafale would be a good start for the underside. Cool !

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Re: KU2015 world Mitsubishi F-2
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2013, 11:18:28 am »
Trust me it wouldn't hurt my feelings one bit to see someoen build one of these out of plastic of foam