Started by Glenn Harper, July 11, 2002, 01:21:58 AM
Quote from: rickshaw on August 16, 2022, 01:55:21 AMWhat were the guns? Why did they fail to be adopted?
Quote from: tahsin on August 16, 2022, 05:22:20 AMMultiple options, not limited to American guns alone. That's the first time. Real colourful times... Second time was when the USN was testing an underbody conformal thing that allowed the plane fly faster with 12 "small bombs" than a clean one. This thing involves 30 or 50 year type of classifications and not even people who catalogue such hidden projects will stomach you being aware of existance of such things. (Tested and proven to be true.) But people might re-direct interested others to the last page of the sister forum. Where the final solution seems to be the GAU-9. Which must be the Oerlikon that uses the same round with the Avenger. Flexibility apparently demands it to be carried in pod form. So that the necessary qualifications will enable the project to be killed in due course in interests of saving money. The Phantom would be around in higher numbers in case people could make a choice to decide which one of the Teen series would be killed early. But yeah, a conformal pod will let you keep your radar and the No1 fuel cell, when you put two 600 gallon tanks on the outer wing pylons. And satisfy some fetish about the GAU-8, too.
Quoteglorious.tachikoma:Hypothetically......is there anything keeping the #1 fuel cell being deleted for a smaller, Hornet-size (~400 rounds) drum and podding the M61 just aft the nose gear bay?
Quoteglorious.tachikoma:Comparing data, it seems the F-4J could turn much harder than a hard-wing F-4E and in 1971
Quote from: MAD on August 21, 2022, 05:34:15 AMI Neither knew or appreciated that!Would you consider a ventral conformal gun fairing arrangement like that of the MiG-21/MiG-23 and JA-37 Viggen? This ventral conformal fairing arrangement wouldn't require the internal space/preparation of what you are proposing for the installation of an M61 Vulcan cannon and its large ammunition drum and feed system (and you get to keep your fuel and range). Granted, 150 x 30mm rds doesn't sound as sexy as 400 x 20mm rds, but your pilots are going to need to train more efficiently in gunnery + the destructive power of the 30mm round vs the 20mm round will compensate somewhat. MAD
Quote from: Zero-Sen on August 20, 2022, 07:21:14 AM
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