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A Rafalcon?
« on: October 19, 2021, 03:36:44 am »
It's a Rafale...


It's an F-16...


It's an F-CK-1!


No... It's non of the above. It's basically a left over Rafale body after I took the wings for the Alternate JASDF F-2 project and left over wings and horizontal tail of an F-16. Somehow when cobble out together, it turns out not too bad. One can say this may be how a navalised F-16 would look like  ;D



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Re: A Rafalcon?
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2021, 04:10:07 am »
Turned out well!  :thumbsup:

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Re: A Rafalcon?
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2021, 04:12:54 am »
That looks brilliant!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Re: A Rafalcon?
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2021, 06:09:54 am »
Itís great!!  :thumbsup:
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Re: A Rafalcon?
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2021, 06:19:26 am »
Nice job. Looks entirely feasible.

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Re: A Rafalcon?
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2021, 06:35:01 am »
Well done,  isn't the F-16N the naval version or have I been misinformed?

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Re: A Rafalcon?
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2021, 07:30:52 am »
Well done,  isn't the F-16N the naval version or have I been misinformed?

The F-16N is the fairly basic F-16C modified for use by the US Navy at the Top Gun school. They lasted 7 years (1987-1994) before the wings cracked under heavy use. They have all been retired now and some sent to museums.

They were replaced by ordinary F-16A that were meant to go to Pakistan but got embargoed and sat in the desert for years.

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Re: A Rafalcon?
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2021, 07:51:30 am »
Great mix of ideas! :thumbsup:
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Re: A Rafalcon?
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2021, 11:03:03 am »
That looks good!  :thumbsup:
Very similar to the F-CK-1 Ching Kuo but prettier. :mellow:
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Re: A Rafalcon?
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2021, 12:23:02 am »
That looks good!  :thumbsup:
Very similar to the F-CK-1 Ching Kuo but prettier. :mellow:

I agreed  :lol:

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Re: A Rafalcon?
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2021, 06:15:21 am »
Awesome and inspiring  :wub:
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Re: A Rafalcon?
« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2021, 06:06:12 am »
Gorgeous!! 

Years ago I did the opposite.  Rafale wings on an F-16.  Itís on here somewhere.   I think you did a better job than ai did though.  Top notch Whiffery!   :thumbsup:
So I got that going for me...which is nice....

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Re: A Rafalcon?
« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2021, 09:29:47 am »
Years ago I did the opposite.  Rafale wings on an F-16.  Itís on here somewhere.   :thumbsup:
The Search tool found it (in 2007!), thanks! ;D :thumbsup:
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