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British F-20
« on: August 25, 2019, 11:32:27 am »
It seems the designers of the English Electric Lightning have improved the F-20 Tigershark design, with double power (and no asymmetry if one jet fails):
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Re: British F-20
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2019, 03:23:14 am »
And here is the profile:
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Re: British F-20
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2019, 04:10:49 am »
Combine this idea with the X-29 FSW. Hmm!  :wacko:
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Re: British F-20
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2019, 04:11:47 am »
Years ago I started a project to siamese two F-5s together belly to belly to make a four-engined version.
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Re: British F-20
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2019, 04:38:57 am »
...or you could cut away the lateral air intakes, fair them over and add a single, large chin intake?  :o

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Re: British F-20
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2019, 06:11:28 am »
Thanks!

Years ago I started a project to siamese two F-5s together belly to belly to make a four-engined version.
And yes, a F-20 version of this (twin-nose vertical layout) occured!:
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Re: British F-20
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2019, 01:37:16 pm »
Mine would probably have looked something like this.

Basis is that the Airfix F-5 is split horizontally just above the bottom line of the fuselage, so two will siamese together.

Intakes are F-4, blended into the F-5 with lots of PSR.

I've used standard wings and tailplanes here, but an alternative would be Mirage deltas.

Twin fins is also a possibility.

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Re: British F-20
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2019, 03:10:19 pm »
Good! :thumbsup:
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Re: British F-20
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2019, 01:40:14 am »
It seems there was another English-designed F-20, a twin-boomer!:
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Re: British F-20
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2019, 10:29:45 am »
Hmmmmm.........  Four engines, place the wings in an X position, laser cannons on the wing tips?
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Re: British F-20
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2019, 03:41:29 pm »
Hmmmmm.........  Four engines, place the wings in an X position, laser cannons on the wing tips?

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Re: British F-20
« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2019, 07:54:16 am »
Four engines, place the wings in an X position, laser cannons on the wing tips?
I may try to draw this F-20Ke if you explain a little more:
are the X xings external of the booms?
or are the booms at the tips of the upper wings?
or else?
 :unsure: ;D
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Re: British F-20
« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2019, 10:43:29 pm »
from https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=46894.15
Yes, the MiG-56 is born:  :unsure: ;D


No, seriously (not about Mig-28 nor F-5 but F-20): UK is the motherland of the General Aircraft Twin-Hotspur and that gave life to the British Twin-shark:
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Re: British F-20
« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2019, 03:10:38 am »
Here is the complete family in this direction:
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Re: British F-20
« Reply #14 on: September 27, 2019, 10:10:55 am »
Magnificent!! I love this pointy airplane!   :lol: :mellow:
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