To fulfill the requirements for a stealth strategic bomber that had a good range and could operate off of carriers.
About this creation
With a 36,000 pound ordinance load, 70,000 foot service ceiling, and Mach 2.1, it is hard to catch, hard to beat, and hard-hitting as they come.
Not capable of dogfighting in the usual sense, it can still engage multiple conventional targets in the BVR role with a full payload of AMRAAMs.
AESA radar gives it fabulous range-finding and detection for 360 defenses.
It can carry every bomb and airborne missile in the Western Confederation arsenal. Even nukes, if they were allowed...
The bombardier is pretty cramped, but he has all the gear he needs. Thermal, radar, and GPS, you name it.
Not just high-altitude, this baby can hit the deck and blast past any defenses known for 2,400 miles without internal axillary tanks.