Profile image

Shortsword

23.2k JohnnyBoythePilot  10 months ago
Auto Credit Based on hopotumon's Simple Fighter Challenge (Closed)

"Shortsword" 5th generation stealth attack jet concept

The Shortsword concept is a light-attack jet concept Rainier has had on the drawing board for awhile but was finally made as a basic fighter for this Simple Fighter challenge.

In reality, the Shortsword is a 5th generation stealthy attack jet concept that could serve as a potential replacement for the A-10, and serve as an export-friendly attack jet. Unlike the brawny A-10, the Shortsword utilizes it's small size, fast speeds, and nimbleness to it's advantage to get a jump on ground targets. It also features stealth-shaping around the fuselage and infrared-reducing exhaust nozzle at the rear to make it harder for Manpad's to lock on to the jet. While not featured on this demonstrator, the Shortsword would feature a large, expansive weapons bay that would house various air-to-ground missiles and bombs, while a 20mm Vulcan Gatling gun with 1,000 rounds would be at the center between the bay doors. The Shortsword's goal is to be as low-cost as possible while remaining highly effective and efficient in it's air-to-ground mission. It can also serve as a basic fighter, however it's design really performs best at low altitude; as high-altitude its performance suffers.

ALL CONTROLS ARE DEFAULT





General Characteristics

  • Predecessor Simple Fighter Challenge (Closed)
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 25.7ft (7.8m)
  • Length 31.7ft (9.6m)
  • Height 6.6ft (2.0m)
  • Empty Weight 9,195lbs (4,171kg)
  • Loaded Weight 11,350lbs (5,148kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 1.979
  • Wing Loading 68.9lbs/ft2 (336.6kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 164.6ft2 (15.3m2)
  • Drag Points 1608

Parts

  • Number of Parts 44
  • Control Surfaces 6
  • Log in to leave a comment
  • Profile image
    68.3k hopotumon

    Simple Fighter Result

    7 months ago
  • Profile image

    @VeryUnprofession
    Thx!

    10 months ago
  • Profile image
    8,560 JED

    Np :-) :-) @JohnnyBoythePilot

    +1 10 months ago
  • Profile image

    Np comrade! @JohnnyBoythePilot

    +1 10 months ago
  • Profile image

    @redbear89
    Thank you!

    10 months ago
  • Profile image
    15.1k redbear89

    Great model for 44 parts dude.. :)

    10 months ago
  • Profile image
    68.3k hopotumon

    @JohnnyBoythePilot okay

    10 months ago
  • Profile image

    @hopotumon
    Thanks, I'm about to upload 2 other designs.

    10 months ago
  • Profile image

    @JED
    Thx!

    10 months ago
  • Profile image

    @Strikefighter04
    @brOrbitalDynamics
    @Kungfuevan
    Thanks for the upvotes!

    +2 10 months ago
  • Profile image
    68.3k hopotumon

    The Intruders are chicken

    10 months ago
  • Profile image
    68.3k hopotumon

    it's amazing

    10 months ago
  • Profile image

    @SledDriver
    Thx!

    10 months ago
  • Profile image
    54.2k grizzlitn

    @JohnnyBoythePilot no problemo :)

    +1 10 months ago
  • Profile image

    @grizzlitn
    Thx!

    10 months ago
  • Profile image

    @Ownedpilot
    Only after I added the wing cuffs (to increase pitch stability) did it click to me that it looked a lot like the Shinden II.

    10 months ago
  • Profile image

    @Ownedpilot
    Actually I didn't refer to the Shinden II at all when I designed this. I actually made the design on paper a few months ago but this is the first rendition of it in SimplePlanes. I'll be making a complete, official and highly detailed version in the future.

    10 months ago
  • Profile image
    12.9k Ownedpilot

    ASFX-02 Shinden 2 ? @JohnnyBoythePilot

    10 months ago
  • Profile image

    @Gameboi14
    Yep, and it still looks good! I'm working on a 2nd aircraft for this challenge.

    10 months ago
  • Profile image

    @PlanesAndThings2
    @Ownedpilot
    @SakuraSaku
    Thank you!

    10 months ago
  • Profile image
    17.5k Gameboi14

    44 pieces!

    10 months ago
  • Profile image

    @DROP
    Thx!

    10 months ago
  • Profile image

    @hopotumon
    Thank you!

    10 months ago