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F102 alt Fairey Ferret MKI 5.7

145k RamboJutter  9 months ago

The Fairey Ferret F-MKI arose from the Fleet Air Arm requirements for an air superiority fighter to suplement the Sea Vixen, the requirements where based on the delta concept, similar to the F102/F106 programs in America.

The Ferret was at the cutting edge of technology with a 'hands off' style of carrier takeoff, flaps and elevator pitch where speed controlled along with the undercarriage and their associated doors leaving the pilot free to concentrate on landing approach etc. A large speed brake was fitted in a similar manner as the F104 Thunderchief and also featured speed controlled top and bottom petals which retract when below 220mph to avoid ground collisions on landing.

Armed with 2 redtop missiles (extra pylons are expected to be fitted to later variants along with multirole capability) and a Vulcan cannon, the Ferret was a potent air superiority fighter.

This variant is in the scheme of the technology demonstrator used for air shows and is in itself a tribute to the early naval aircraft colour schemes.

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Thanks to ChiChiWerx for using the V> command on his thud which lead to the utilisation on this build, thanks also to Dllama for his forum post pointing out this ability.

Lower part count version

General Characteristics

  • Successors 1 airplane(s)
  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 24.9ft (7.6m)
  • Length 43.1ft (13.1m)
  • Height 12.6ft (3.8m)
  • Empty Weight 8,514lbs (3,862kg)
  • Loaded Weight 17,545lbs (7,958kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 4.29
  • Wing Loading 30.3lbs/ft2 (147.7kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 579.9ft2 (53.9m2)
  • Drag Points 2945

Parts

  • Number of Parts 716
  • Control Surfaces 0
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    @DimitriIqbal91 have a look at the rotators, I used V<300 or something like that on them.

    2 months ago
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    How to make the gear retracted automatically?

    2 months ago
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    @harits I wouldn't have thought so, it's not much different to the f106 dart, the engines don't solely rely on forced air input they have a suction effect (hence fod being a bother), so even if the leading edge of the wing had a negative pressure build up sue to manoevering the engine will still be sucking air from above and to the side. If anything the engine intakes reduce fod problems as they are higher up and partially protected. Have a look also at the avro 707 which had a top mounted intake.

    9 months ago
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    2,599 harits

    great design btw

    9 months ago
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    2,599 harits

    so, in dogfight this thing didn't get enough air to the engine. causing to stall, IN REALITY

    9 months ago
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    @FairFireFight lol I'm British and in the 50s and 60s the British aircraft industry came up with so many whacky concepts I find it hard to have my builds as anything but British, tag or fleet air arm.

    9 months ago
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    @RamboJutter I Mean Just In General , Naval Or Normal
    Nice Plane Tho

    9 months ago
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    @FairFireFight It says royal navy on it....

    9 months ago
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    You REALLY Like The RAF Don't You?

    9 months ago
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    39.5k WIZARD2017

    Do you know how to write a input of 200>v>100?@ChiChiWerx

    9 months ago
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    32.7k Thecatbaron

    Ooh pretty

    9 months ago
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    39.5k WIZARD2017

    Any else xml for input? This is very useful.

    9 months ago
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    39.5k WIZARD2017

    Oh, this is absolutely amazing! That landing gear retracted automatically!

    9 months ago
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    28.0k Trainzo

    Nice ...... great job ask usual . Great plane .

    9 months ago
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    28.0k Trainzo

    Ask usual , great plane fully detailled . Great ... GREAT job .

    9 months ago
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    24.0k ChiChiWerx

    Wow, great out of the box thinking on using that command, I really like the sequenced doors. This one is on my favorites list, there’s so much good tech.

    9 months ago
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    1,045 aplayer

    The name

    9 months ago