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F-4 FVS Switchblade Phantom

5,811 Shootingstar07  1.8 years ago
Auto Credit Based on mikoyanster's Area88Challenge

This craft is design by PWDB.

Manufacturer: Peace Walker Design Bureau

Year : 1968

History :


The F-4 FVS is a proposal introduced by McDonnell Douglas in 1966. As the F-111B seems impossible to be the Navy's service carrier fighter, MD come out and give this proposal. In which a new Phantom using variable geometry wings, new avionics and new engine. Can become a new and powerful carrier fighter. However, it fail in comparison with the Grumman G303(which becomes the famous F-14 in the future). MD also sent this suggestion to the Royal Navy but they have little interest. Eternally this project is scarped and never went off the drawing board.

However, this plan and all its technical data end up being sold to PWDB. In which the dear engineers that decide to build this aircraft and try to export it to nations that currently use Phantoms. Sadly, the trial failed, again. Even though a prototype is built and perform various display flight in front of different nation's military. After PWDB cease the project, this prototype is "losted" a few years later. And mysteriously appear in Area 88.
(I guess McCoy is really a man of his word, he can get you anything if you have enough money)

Specification

Wingspan 59.5ft (18.1m)
Length 65.4ft (19.9m)
Height 19.1ft (5.8m)
Takeoff/landing speed : 150mph/241.4kmh
Max speed : 1100mph at 20000ft

Armament:

9 hard points
SUU-23 20mm gun pod×1
AIM-120D×4
AGM-60×6
M260 hydra rocket 7×2

Flight manual

AG1 : Activate the VG wing, increase 22.5 degree swept angle
AG1+VTOL down : Another 22.5 degree increase in swept angle
VTOL down: Engage afterburner
Trim : Trim of the aircarft
AG2 : Arresting hook
AG3 : Airbrake
AG7 : Formation light
AG8 : Engine power

Cockpit manual

Comment

This is the first time I tried something as complicated as this. I know a kind of wasted too much part on the aircraft and I will try my best to reduce parts count next time
Thanks for @edensk for helping with the VG wing control ! This plane cannot fly without his help !
Also thanks @CoolPeach for allowing me to take reference from his Phantom, he inspaire me how to build the Phantom's fuselage !

Hope you guys enjoy !

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General Characteristics

  • Predecessor Area88Challenge
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 59.5ft (18.1m)
  • Length 65.4ft (19.9m)
  • Height 19.1ft (5.8m)
  • Empty Weight 32,989lbs (14,963kg)
  • Loaded Weight 47,107lbs (21,367kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 2.862
  • Wing Loading 34.1lbs/ft2 (166.4kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 1,382.2ft2 (128.4m2)
  • Drag Points 13826

Parts

  • Number of Parts 749
  • Control Surfaces 0
  • Performance Cost 2,850
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    @mikoyanster Thank you

    1.7 years ago
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    Ease of maneuver - 22/30pt
    Realistic model - 58/70pt
    Details, paint and accesories - 21/30pt
    Realistic weapons and behaviour - 25/40pt
    Build quality - 20/30pt
    Mission Fulfillment - ??/100pt
    Fair play - 20/20pt

    166pt

    +3 1.7 years ago
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    @Eagle92Lightning Glad that you notice that

    1.8 years ago
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    16.1k HorizonFulin

    报到(滑稽)

    +1 1.8 years ago
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    25.5k SyntheticL

    nice

    +1 1.8 years ago
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    OMG There have been drawings of a swing wing phantom!
    https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/cscale,fauto,flprogressive,q80,w_800/1479936255779745424.jpg

    +1 1.8 years ago
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    14.2k FeatherWing

    A very nice idea.
    And a very good looking one too :3

    +2 1.8 years ago
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    @ReignSUPREME 草GRASS(中英雙語)

    +2 1.8 years ago
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    80.7k Inuyasha8215

    It looks like the F-14 Tomcat and the F-4 Phantom had a child

    +2 1.8 years ago
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    @Indecision I take that reference from the lights on F-14 Tomcat. There is really a formation light on the wing tip
    Here is one photo I take reference from
    http://i.stack.imgur.com/r7PoA.jpg

    +1 1.8 years ago
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    2,738 Indecision

    @Shootingstar07 formation lights on the wing tips? that seems like a waste considering there's already a sufficient amount

    +1 1.8 years ago
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    @Trijets @CRJ900Pilot the first parargraph of the "history" section is pretty much the real life history. In the end no one want this.

    +1 1.8 years ago
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    @Indecision emm.that is a formation light. I am force to take away the actual nav light to meet the challenge parts count.

    +1 1.8 years ago
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    2,738 Indecision

    the left wing's nav light is supposed to be red

    +2 1.8 years ago
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    3,296 Subnerdica

    These seem to be becoming popular. They are pretty cool.

    +1 1.8 years ago
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    10.4k Trijetz

    @CRJ900Pilot make a fixed-wing F-14 Tomcat then XD

    +1 1.8 years ago
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    10.4k Trijetz

    @Shootingstar07 ooooooh

    +1 1.8 years ago
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    32.0k CRJ900Pilot

    Awesome plane, but you beat me to it! It's funny to believe someone wanted a swing wing version of the phantom, very interesting...

    +1 1.8 years ago
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    @Trijets Well...the plane actually exist in real life... MD really come up a proposal of a VG wing Phantom.

    +1 1.8 years ago
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    10.4k Trijetz

    Deserves more upvotes, I like how for this specific challenge, that people take real life aircraft and just change a bunch of compenents on it and call it a day, this one by far is the most interesting conversion, may I say.

    +2 1.8 years ago
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    @mikoyanster this is my entry to the Area 88 challenge. It is stated as 2.862 thrust to weight ratio but I use power multiplier to scale the engine thrust so it is actually at 2.5

    +1 1.8 years ago
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    @edensk @CoolPeach Thanks for your help !

    +2 1.8 years ago