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F717 EVOLUZIONE "LONGTAIL"

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The EVOLUZIONE

Backstory:

Nightworks found that the F717 design had a lot of potential and decided to improve upon it.

Thrust Vectoring and complete wing redesign gave birth to the EVOLUZIONE LONGTAIL.

This 5 Generation Fighter was designed to offer huge maneuverability at supersonic speeds without ripping its self apart and designed to endure the extreme heat at mach 3+. The EVO features a heat sheild on the underbody of the fighter with little drag produced and a fully Carbon fibre body reinforced with Titanium to offer light but durable strength till hypersonic speeds.

Nightworks Started development around 2015 updating the original F717 to become a fighter jet. Lots of elements were forced to be redesigned to be able to even compete with competitors like the F22 Raptor.

Action Groups:

1 for Afterburners
5 for arresting hook
6 to drop fuel tanks
7 to remove weapons
8 to toggle Thrust Vectoring
VTOL down to close weapon bays

Images:

Original F717

Testing of the engines

Specs:

Top speed of Mach 3+
Supercruise at mach 1.2
2X Longtail Engines Producing 135 kN of static thrust each
At Mach 2.8 and above air is redirected straight into the engine (idk like how the SR71 does it, im too tired to explain lol)
Empty Weight 25,433lbs (11,536kg)
Loaded Weight 36,406lbs (16,513kg)
3D 15 Degrees of thrust vectoring
4 Air to Ground missiles
5 Air to Air missiles

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General Characteristics

  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 40.9ft (12.5m)
  • Length 55.3ft (16.9m)
  • Height 14.6ft (4.4m)
  • Empty Weight 25,433lbs (11,536kg)
  • Loaded Weight 36,406lbs (16,513kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 4.074
  • Wing Loading 41.8lbs/ft2 (204.3kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 870.1ft2 (80.8m2)
  • Drag Points 1711

Parts

  • Number of Parts 227
  • Control Surfaces 6
  • Performance Cost 1,405