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ASF-1 Tai Lung Information/History

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ASF-1 Tai Lung

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A ASF-1 Tai Lung in Flight
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A ASF-1 Tai Lung parked at Yeager Airport

Role:Advance Space Fighter,Air Superiority Fighter

National Origin:

-Philippines(Base of Operations and PAC HQ,Pilots)
-South Korea(Fold Quartz ISC Technology,Pilots)
-Japan(Assembly Line Technology,Pilots) -Britain(Engine,Pilots)

Manufacturer:Panthera Uncia Aircraft Company "PAC''

First Flight:20 March 2007
Introduction:17 September 2008
Status In Service

Primary Users

Japan
Britain
South Korea
Philippines
Thailand
China
Canada
Russia
Sweden
Taiwan
Indonesia
Bangladesh

Development

In 2005 the UA needed a Aircraft/spaceplane to have an ability to skip dogfights and Battles and to go directly into orbit to do the main objective then return to base without taking a
scratch.

The Project is named ASF=Advance Space Fighter,Air Superiority Figther

The PAC is Assigned to Build and Create the ASF for the UA Spacy.

However it seems that all Staff of the PAC is Watching too much Movies like Kung Fu Panda and Top Gun,and Many More.

Design

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The ASF-1 Tai Lung is a Multipurpose Aircraft having Reverse Canards and semi Delta Wings,double Vertical Stabilizers and tricycle landing gear
There are Internal weapon bays in the ASF-1 Nacelles

Propulsion

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2 LHE-40 Snow Leopard engines
4 LHE-35 leopard wing engines
Provide the ASF-1 the Ability to enter Low Earth Orbit without any external booster Assistance
Since the ASF-1 is a SpacePlane it has no
service ceiling
The LHE 35 can also be Used as an Airbrake
It is Also Designed for supersonic Flight.
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A ASF-1 using the LHE 35 as Airbrake

The ASF-1 is highly maneuverable at both supersonic and subsonic speeds. Computerized flight control system and full-authority digital engine control (FADEC) make the aircraft highly departure resistant and controllable. The Tai Lung's powerful Vernier thrusters enable the aircraft to turn tightly and perform very high alpha (angle of attack) maneuvers such as the Herbst maneuver (J-turn) and Pugachev's Cobra. The aircraft is also capable of maintaining over 60° alpha while having some roll control.
The Aircraft does not Feature Control Surfaces but it compensate it with the use of Vernier Thrusters

Avionics

The Cross-Dimensional Radar
An advanced form of radar technology that propagates electromagnetic waves through fold space. This technology allows effectively "faster than light", real-time electronic detection of distant objects without the significant time delay of light speed limitations for electromagnetic waves in real space. The Battle 7 cross-dimensional radar, in conjunction with the song energy detection system, was utilized to instantaneously locate City 7 on the far side of a red giant star

The aircraft is Equip with ISC
The Inertia Store Converter (ISC) is a technological system that reduces the forces of gravitational acceleration (G) that a VF and it's pilot experience. It is also known as an Inertia Buffer.

Even though the ASF-1 does not need external Parts for Space Flight it can be Equip with FAST Packs to increase its speed,weapons,sensors.
Fuel And Sensor Tactical Packs(FAST) Packs. Many FAST Packs are built in form factor (conformal) sections to reduce negative effects on variable fighter aerodynamics but some FAST Pack systems are specifically designed for use in space only.

Note:A ASF-1 with Fast Pack is called
ASF-1 FP Super Tai Lung

Cockpit

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VF-1 cockpit also used by the ASF-1(the actual aircraft has no interior cockpit)

The ASF-1 is a Huge Aircraft it Features Two Seperate Canopy
Each Canopy has 2 seats and a hidden compartment for 6 passengers
The Total Crew/Passenger Capacity is 10 people
The Aircraft Uses Block 6 Cockpit.
The Block 6 system signifcantly simplified the HMI (Human-Machine Interface) for the VF-1 Valkyrie and ASF-1 Tai Lung and improved the flight control with a true HOTAS system (Hands-On-Throttle-And-Stick). The Block 6 system introduced the single-panel main display and also improved target tracking/acquisition using an advanced holographic/volumetric imaging system inside the cockpit canopy. Most importantly, the Block 6 cockpit placed the variable fighter transformation control on the left stick, allowing the pilot to change vehicle modes by shifting the throttle laterally. The Block 6 cockpit was so successful that many elements of the control system are still found in the most modern variable fighters.
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YF-21 Cockpit used by the ASF-1 with BDI(the actual aircraft has no interior cockpit)

Also the Optional BDI(Brain Direct Interface)control system
The Brain Direct Image system consisted of a network of cameras built within the ASF-1 that would relay visual information directly into the brain of the pilot. The system allowed an unobscured 360 degree view around the entire aircraft and granted the pilot superior situational awareness.
It also Allow the pilot to fly the plane like it was his/her own body but minus the pain since the aircraft does not need one.

Being a Multipurpose aircraft it can be Ground Support,Recon,Naval,Air,Space Fighter

Technology

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ASF-1 Tai Lung Gerwalk notice the gun is not deployed

The aircrafts safety systems Chaff/Flare Countermeasures
A combination of both aerial radar and aerial infrared countermeasures designed to foil radar-guided/heat-seeking missiles. Chaff is typically released via a specialized dispensor designed to create a cloud of small, thin pieces of aluminium, metallised glass fibre, plastic or other materials. This cloud creates a swarm of secondary targets on any radar screen or masks the area by providing multiple returns detected on radar. Decoy flares are launched to attract the attention of incoming missiles, while the targeted vehicle turns away from the direction of the flares and attempts to produce as little heat from the engines as possible. These systems can help to defeat hybrid missile tracking systems.

The ASF-1 has a CIWS (Close-In Weapon System)press AG 7 to use
A point-defense weapon system designed to detect and defeat incoming enemy fire directed at the object or vehicle upon which it is mounted. Conventional CIWS would utilize multiple-barrel rapid-fire medium-caliber guns placed on a rotating gun mount firing projectiles at short-range to destroy incoming guided missiles or enemy aircraft. With the advent of OverTechnology, practical combat aircrafts were constructed and armed with CIWS utilizing beam weapon technology, allowing far superior defenses over much longer ranges typical of most space combat engagements.

It aslo have a Energy Conversion Armor (SWAG Energy Conversion Armor)
An OverTechnology which redirects excess power generated by a vehicle engine into the specially designed armored hull of the vehicle, resulting in a significant increase in armor strength.(this is on when the sound booster is on.

The ASF-1 can Also Control Enemy Aircraft but it has a Cool Down the ASF-1 can Only Hack 1 Aircraft at a Time it will have 2 Seconds Cooldown so the Computer of the ASF-1 won't OverHeat.
But it can hack many Aircraft without limits it can Even Hijack Battleships and the Arsenal Bird.
Yes it can Control 1000 Aircraft if the Pilot Wanted that.

One of the Unique Feature of the Aircraft is the Song/Music Technology.
It Features a Powerfull Sound Booster because almost all part of the Engine and the Plane is Covered with Fold Quartz
It aslo negates G-Force at Extreme Levels
Many Test Pilots Complained because it feels like they are not flying the aircraft since there is no G-Force.
ASF-1 with Sound Booster
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ASF-1 using its Sound Booster
The Aircraft Use Sound Amplifiers to Direct Songs and musics into the enemy
Causing cease fire.However if the enemy ignored it the Pilots have an Option to destroy the enemy with Sonic weaponry.
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The ASF-1 Tai Lung GERWALK mode

The ASF-1 also have a GERWALK mode
Ground Effective Reinforcement of Winged Armament with Locomotive Knee-joint.
Most often the GERWALK is used as a low-level air combat unit, similar to the traditional role of an attack helicopter.

But due to the size and weight of the ASF-1 it cannot land on the ground with Gerwalk on.
The ASF-1 does not have a Third mode unless if the Sub-transformation of deploying the turret counts.

Deployments

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Insignia
The ASF-1 is Designed to be used in space but it can be aslo be used as an Air Superiority Fighter.
The ASF-1 is Also used in Ground ,Naval,Air Combat.

ASF=Advance Space Frontier
As the Acronym says the Tai Lung is a space craft

It entered service late and almost got replaced by the Lotus Shan fortunately the aircraft got saved when a incident happen

On 2009
An enemy NUNs Squadron entered the UA airspace in Asia. the Airfield of Chinese Lotus Shan is Destroyed
That includes almost All Lotus Shan Parked in the runaway.only a handfew of Lotus Shan survived and Assigned to destroy the Enemy Squadron

This makes the Philippines which is the PAC's HQ Deploy the Prototype of the ASF-1 Tai Lung to rescue them the aircraft Quickly jumps into orbit.
When the Lotus Shan squadron got critical damage and is going to be wiped out
the ASF-1 suddenly appeared out of nowwhere and destroyed the enemy Squadron without taking any damage.

Thanks to the GERWALK capabilities of the Tai Lung it can slow down and Also Act like an Attack Helicopter.

Because of this incident the Funding of the Aircraft increased allowing better Equipment and Tech for the Aircraft
This Aircraft serve as the space Fighter for the Space Wars I

Because of the Aircraft's Flexibility the Tai Lung is also used in the Navy and even ground Forces. It is also considered one of the pilots favorite aircraft to be assigned since the owner can take the aircraft for a joyride but the aircraft should not be armed while joyriding

Armament

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Nerve Missiles
2X 2.05 mm Mauler cannons located on the nose
1X 3.10 mm Rov Snow Leopard cannon Tail cannon
2X Pin point barrier system located on each hand
20X Nerve Missiles

Trivia

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-Despite of the Name and Design of the Aircraft it has no connection with the KFP character(why would Tai Lung Pilot a Aircraft in the First Place)
-Tai Lung means Great Dragon but if you Google translate it it would be Da Long instead
Tai might be named after Kim Tai-chung