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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #30 on: February 17, 2012, 01:43:52 PM »
I could see both systems for your AV-19, since it's a new design and you want to see to as many customers as possible (theoretically, you could do a dual system version of the F-35A with very little difficulty as the probe bay area is left empty on the current F-35A).  Now, my F-15M will likely get a telescoping probe that also rotates up a bit from the wing plane, but I'm wanting something that'll work with the existing F-15 fuel system without a lot of extra plumbing being added.

Just a thought for someone doing a Phantom II what-if, there's no reason you couldn't build a variant of that with both USAF and USN inflight refueling systems.  It might look interesting on something derived from a F-4E/F.

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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #31 on: February 17, 2012, 08:35:26 PM »
I could see both systems for your AV-19, since it's a new design and you want to see to as many customers as possible

Ah! now there's a thought, I was wondering what I could use the space for in the original refueling position.  I didn't realise the F-35A had duel-refueling capability. I think that's how it will go --- thanks Evan, that's two ideas you've given me now, I was getting a bit of 'tunnel' vision there for a while --- 

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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #32 on: February 18, 2012, 11:49:11 PM »
It's not that the F-35A does have dual capability but that a dual capability could be done without over much difficulty (the "real estate" is available as forward fuselage systems installations are common across all three variants - I was very actively involved in that - and the probe area was deliberately left empty on the F-35A).  There is, of course, a bit of a penalty in weight and cost, but that's up to the purchaser to do the trade off.
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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #33 on: February 19, 2012, 02:57:12 AM »
Off on a different tangent - artists's impression of a Patriot SAM armed F-15:


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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #34 on: February 19, 2012, 05:26:43 AM »
Off on a different tangent - artists's impression of a Patriot SAM armed F-15:
'Twould definitely fit that old advertising slogan for ATT Long Distance, "Reach out and touch someone!"

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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #35 on: February 19, 2012, 12:22:27 PM »
Before the Silent Eagle there was this:

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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #36 on: February 19, 2012, 12:45:06 PM »
Which got me wondering...

... any possibility of mounting low-observable pods of some sort for ASRAAMs under the intakes (used for LANTIRN pods on F-15E), in addition to adopting the Silent Eagle's AMRAAM FAST Packs?
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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #37 on: February 19, 2012, 12:58:30 PM »
Actually, I was thinking of the new L-O centerline pod for the Super Hornet on the F-15's centerline and wing pylons; possibly with a special variant for the centerline with additional sensors (this has been proposed).  Add that to the SIlent Eagle's versions of the FASTPACs.  I suspect you could take a few measures to reduce the signature of the inlets and engine faces also.

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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #38 on: April 01, 2012, 06:30:56 AM »
Found this cool 1/72 F-15 build while looking for something completely different....


SOURCE (with two more pics of this build)

I guess this was heavily inpired by the F-15 in "Patlabor: The Movie 2".
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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #39 on: April 01, 2012, 06:39:14 AM »
Silent Eagle eat your heart out! :)
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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #40 on: April 01, 2012, 10:45:56 AM »
Pops to mind  ---  Patriot SAM armed B-1 Missileer.

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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #41 on: April 01, 2012, 11:32:20 AM »
Pops to mind  ---  Patriot SAM armed B-1 Missileer.


Not far from this topic, ALHTK (Air Launched Hit-To-Kill) PAC-3 for F-15





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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #42 on: April 29, 2012, 04:18:04 AM »
Recon F-15:

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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #43 on: April 29, 2012, 04:26:38 AM »
Recon F-15:



A different pod was studied and flight tested on 71-0291 for the "Peek Eagle" program.  The pod looked like a stretched version of the F-14 recce pod mounted conformally on the centerline.  Going by the data in the first two Aerofax F-15 books on the sensor fit, you could easily model it by splicing two F-14 pods together.  I'm strongly thinking of doing some F-15D's to have an auxiliary recce role with such a pod, conformal tanks, and, possibly, LATRIN or similar navigation aids.

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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #44 on: April 30, 2012, 07:03:31 AM »
Some SEAgles:








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