Author Topic: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration  (Read 70085 times)

Offline Rickshaw

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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #325 on: March 16, 2019, 09:23:45 AM »
Lots of empty space around that gun! Hmmmm, pack it full of six packs, fly a quick mission, come back with cold beer.....

That'll only work as long as you don't fire the gun.  The Vulcan generates a lot of heat...

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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #326 on: March 16, 2019, 01:49:36 PM »
Lots of empty space around that gun! Hmmmm, pack it full of six packs, fly a quick mission, come back with cold beer.....

That'll only work as long as you don't fire the gun.  The Vulcan generates a lot of heat...

Yes, I'm afraid there would be a lot of broken glass too!

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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #327 on: March 17, 2019, 11:58:28 AM »
Just a thought for a couple reduced observables tweaks to the F-15.  In the intakes, install vaned radar absorbers as proposed for the production X-32 variant.  Update the exhaust nozzles with production versions combining the LOAN (Low Observable Axisymmetric Nozzle) and AVEN (Axisymmetric Vectoring Exhaust Nozzle) test programs; you could probably use a pair of F135 nozzles from the F-35A.  Looking at the pictures above, I could also see a rotating cover on the M61 barrels to hide them when not firing (much as the output end of the F-35A's gun has a cover when not firing).

Addendum: The thought occurs to me that these same approaches could also be applied to updated F-14 variants, too.
« Last Edit: March 17, 2019, 12:35:48 PM by elmayerle »

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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #328 on: March 18, 2019, 01:32:00 AM »
the output end of the F-35A's gun

 ;D  That's one way of describing it.
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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #329 on: March 18, 2019, 01:37:09 AM »
Just a thought for a couple reduced observables tweaks to the F-15.  In the intakes, install vaned radar absorbers as proposed for the production X-32 variant.  Update the exhaust nozzles with production versions combining the LOAN (Low Observable Axisymmetric Nozzle) and AVEN (Axisymmetric Vectoring Exhaust Nozzle) test programs; you could probably use a pair of F135 nozzles from the F-35A.  Looking at the pictures above, I could also see a rotating cover on the M61 barrels to hide them when not firing (much as the output end of the F-35A's gun has a cover when not firing).

Addendum: The thought occurs to me that these same approaches could also be applied to updated F-14 variants, too.

Maybe call it a F-15 Super Silent Eagle.
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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #330 on: April 10, 2020, 03:50:17 AM »




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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #331 on: April 13, 2020, 04:42:49 AM »
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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #332 on: Yesterday at 05:46:45 AM »
What if a F-15/79? ... by the same reasons as F-16/79


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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #333 on: Today at 03:18:11 AM »
Interesting idea.  Maybe give it Taiwanese markings.
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Re: McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #334 on: Today at 04:15:37 AM »
Way ahead of you there Carlos