FF-1A Hyperfalcon . The Imperial Federation of Prusso-Egypt most proudly presents the final product of the HYPERFALCON program, the FF-1A. .
MANUFACTURER: Lippisch Aviation/Pet-Khaw Inc.
USERS: Prussian Luftwaffe, Royal Egyptian Air Force, Grand Egyptian Navy, Chilean Air Force
POWER: turbofan jet engine with Cliffe/Weagle magnetic thrust vectoring Mk. II and two-dimensional thrust vectoring nozzles
MAXIMUM SPEED: over mach 3
CREW: one pilot, optional artificial intelligence assistant
ARMAMENT: one 25mm vulcan cannon mounted above right canard root, hardpoints for six multirole missiles, SAAMs, QAAMs, XLAAs, XMAAs, XAGMs, LAGMs, LASMs, FAEBs, SODs, guided bombs, unguided bombs, rocket pods, or any combination of the above
AVIONICS: radar, missile warning system, IFF, fly-by-wire, HUD, look-down-shoot-down capability, artificial intelligence assistant(optional), two-dimensional thrust vectoring, Cliffe/Weagle magnetic thrust vectoring Mk. II using laser cooled fermionic lithium-6 gas
The Hyperfalcon is designed to be an air dominance fighter.
It is among the most maneuverable fighters in the world today, able to pull off maneuvers the human body can't even handle, thanks to canard foreplanes plus two-dimensional thrust vectoring combined with the controversial Cliffe/Weagle Magnetic Thrust Vectoring.
Magnetic Thrust vectoring works by injecting a ferromagnetic material into the jet engine's combustion chamber. The material is immediately liquefied and mixed in with the thrust, thus magnetizing it. Electromagnets positioned behind the thrust nozzles concentrate the thrust and force it through somewhat small, ceramic-insulated nozzles. The magnets can then rotate and spin to vector the thrust in virtually any direction. Previously, iron pellets were used as a magnetic material. However, with Cliffe/Weagle MTV Mk. II, laser cooled fermionic lithium-6 gas(the only known magnetic gas!) is injected in front of the compression chamber of the engine. It was found that when compressed and mixed with the ordinary air, the lithium-6 gas can retain its magnetism even when burning.
Top scientists are working to find out why this happens. It may have to do with a the compression pressing the spinning electrons closer together, somehow allowing them to protect each other from the heat and ongoing chemical reaction as the lithium-6 burns and turns into different gases. Of more concern is whether we will end up with a bunch of magnetic gas in our atmosphere or not, but this is considered highly unlikely, as the gases will dissipate over time and cease to be magnetized.
Magnetic Thrust Vectoring Developed by myself and A.C. Weagle.
Standard payload of six air-to-air missiles. Advanced and/or long range missiles are carried in the [imaginary] missile bay. Most Hyperfalcon pilots are trained to use their missiles, for the most part, only when taking fire from other aircraft with long range missiles and in other emergencies. Otherwise, they are accustomed to closing into gun range with the target and engaging in a dogfight with the aircraft's 25mm cannon. This way, the Hyperfalcon's advantage of hypermaneuverability can be exploited to its full potential.
Here are the two-dimensional thrust vectoring nozzles. They also function as the thrust concentrators for the magnetic thrust vectoring.
Thrust vectored up.
Thrust vectored down.
Thrust vectored right.
Thrust vectored left.
The Autofalcon is an entirely unmanned variant of the Hyperfalcon primarily designed for the "Wild Weasel" role of eliminating anti-air defenses. The aircraft is controlled by a three-man team of operators who simply give commands and track the autonomous aircraft. An unmanned "Wild Weasel" will result in higher performance due to lack of fear, reduce air casualties, and raise morale.
The skies are no longer friendly...
They are weird.