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Weapons / Airborne Platform Identification Help Needed

Started by Accidental Loggie, November 08, 2022, 05:29:08 AM

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thundereagle1997

A manned Bomarc as a long range supersonic interceptor with a 28 foot 11.9 inch long wingspan canard foreplanes a bubble canopy & 2 4 cannons and air to air missiles & unguided air to air rockets

Accidental Loggie

Quote from: thundereagle1997 on November 15, 2022, 09:39:23 PMA manned Bomarc as a long range supersonic interceptor with a 28 foot 11.9 inch long wingspan canard foreplanes a bubble canopy & 2 4 cannons and air to air missiles & unguided air to air rockets

Oooh!!!  Starfighter II, perhaps?
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jcf

The diameter of the BOMARC is 35", the F-104 fuselage is larger in diameter, I've not yet been able to
track down the exact number but it's definitely larger. A couple of online sources state "1 meter", but
it's not correct, the J79 engine diameter is 39" (basically 1 meter) but that's the engine not the fuselage.

35 inches isn't much as a photo of people with a Bomarc demonstrates.

Canards = drag so you'd get no advantage putting them on what would be a high speed point interceptor, as
there ain't no way it's going to be long range with its limited internal volume for fuel and hungry ramjets.

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thundereagle1997

#18
Upscale the Bomarc to the size of an f-5 to compensate for the small size plus better handling & manuvering with the wing design replace the ramjets via twin J-85-GE-21s a bubble canopy & robust landing gear for use on ice snow sand swamps rivers oceans streams rough surfs rocky cliffs mountains volcanoes lava etc with coltan ski undercarriage like an amphibious long range fighter