The latest product of the Allied Oceanic Emirate's military factories, the long range air superiority fighter dubbed, "The Phoenix."
About this creation
The missile bays, which open out the sides of the belly, similar to on an f-22 raptor. They can hold 2 large bore missiles, as shown here, or 6 smaller ones. Since stealth is a main aspect of the aircraft, all weapons are stored internally, and the bays open and close in about one second.
The tail of the aircraft. In the back, the fuselage is perforated down the middle slightly, separating the two engines. I like the yellow dot on the tailfins a lot for some reason, so I kept them. The engine ports also have thrust vectoring, which we"ll get to in a second.
This shows the crafts aft end, showing the rear landing gear. As with the tank, a bit of looks were sacrificed for realism, as shown here. Im really proud it has working landing gear, Ive never done landing gear like that before.
This is a head on shot, when in supercruise mode (yes, it has switching wings, which you'll see in a bit). Speed, agility, and stealth are what give this fighter the edge, so you can see I made it as streamlined as possible. It also has the swinging wings for this reason, as the delta wing shape is best for high-speed flight. It ended up better than I hoped, with a very sleek look, especially in supercruise. Supercruise is when an aircraft flies above supersonic speeds for long periods without the use of afterburners. This is critical for survivability and long range capabilities. The craft can supercruise at Mach 1.5, and with afterburners can approach Mach 3 (for comparison, an Sr-71 goes Mach 3.5).
This shows the bottom of the Phoenix with all its working parts. These include working landing gear forward and aft, an opening Air to Ground Bomb bay, and working missile ports. This also shows the wings in maneuverability/dogfight mode.
Here are all the flaps and ports closed, and in supercruise mode. Not the smoothest belly ever, but with all that working stuff I think I did pretty well.
Here is the cockpit, closed. You can see it has a two man crew with a pilot and copilot (also a first for me).
Here is the cockpit open. You can see that the pilot has a HUD (heads-up display). Credit for the beautifully opening cockpits goes to... uhm... I cant remember. I feel bad, but I saw it here on the pages. If you did it, let me know and Ill give credit haha.
Here you can see the thrust vectoring, as on many modern fighters, helping make the fighter more maneuverable. These are similar to those on a Raptor.
Here is the vectoring in action. Beautiful if I do say so myself. And I do...
This is an overhead shot showing the Phoenix in dogfight mode. Forward swept wings such as these, (inspired by those of the Russian Su-47), make the craft highly maneuverable, and with the help of thrust vectoring, this bird is about as agile as anything in the skies.
This shows the front of the craft, back in supercruise mode.
Fourth Wall! This was a pretty long build, and has been in the workings for a long time. I also apologize for the small pictures, this has happened to all my uploads lately. Grrrrr... stupid computer. Anyways, Im really proud of this build, and I hope you guys like it. We shall soon see if you do....
Great job on this. It looks totaly amazing. It definently looks like a very fast stealth aircraft, but it doesnt look as manuverable as mine, but it would be good against most. The detail on most of it is amazing, especaily the thrust vectoring, and the opening canopy. It would be good for long range light attacks. Mine looks a bit more manuverable, and has better weapons since they are under the wings, but it sacrafices stealth, and speed for that. You cold use yours for long range stealth strikes, and I could use mine for mid range assaults on vehicles, and dogfighting.
I like it, I definitely like it! It has everything I love about modern fighters: Sweeping wings, forward angled wings, canards, thrust vectoring, stealth characteristics and a very speedy / agressive look. NICE! Just one question, where is the engine intake? ~Cheers
I LIKE IT! ME ME ME! In all seriousness, though... ITS AMAZING! Every little detail clearly came together beautifully to make this powerful bird that will claim the skies of the AOE and our enemies; speaking of which, they'll need aiming practice to ground this bird. Have fun trying everyone! But, Josh, another amazing and well thought out build. Great job as always!