In the UK, research into advanced combat aircraft configurations and systems is being aided by this Jaguar modified as an Active Control Technology demonstrator. It has recently been flown to the maximum planned instability level of a nominal -10 per cent of mean aerodynamic chord.
Expected to be developed for service with the USAF during the ‘nineties, the McDonnell Douglas C-17 is derived from the C-X programme of a few years ago and features externally-blown flaps of the type tested on the company's YC-15 prototypes.
A model of the Dassault-Breguet ACX (Avion de Combat Experimental), the French counterpart of Britain's EAP design.
The Rockwell HiMAT programme, involving the use of two air-launched (from a B-52) remotely-controlled aircraft provided the USAF and US industry with valuable data to be used in the Advanced Tactical Fighter designs.
The latest available illustration of the British Aerospace Warton-designed aircraft for the EAP (Experimental Aircraft Programme), an outgrowth of the ACA (Agile Combat Aircraft) design displayed at Farnborough two years ago.
Модель проекта истребителя Хоукер Сиддли P.110
At Warton, British Aerospace has been conducting studies of an advanced fighter to comply with the RAF's AST 403 requirement. One recent version of the design is shown.
British Aerospace has studied a number of advanced fighter projects in recent years, including a twin-engined alternative, featuring canards and modified delta wing planform.
A McDonnell Douglas concept for a Mach=12 subspace strategic reconnaissance aircraft.
An artist's concept of a Trans-Atmospheric Vehicle (TAV) design by Lockheed-California, one of 14 concepts by five companies studied in a USAF-funded programme. Six of these concepts are to be studied further in Phase II of the TAV programme, which could lead eventually to a multi-purpose military Mach = 20 aircraft with global range.
Seven major US contractors are engaged in design activity in response to the USAF's statement of a requirement for an Advanced Tactical Fighter (ATF). One or more will be selected eventually to proceed towards full-scale engineering development for an IOC in 1995. (Shown) One of the Grumman designs
Seven major US contractors are engaged in design activity in response to the USAF's statement of a requirement for an Advanced Tactical Fighter (ATF). One or more will be selected eventually to proceed towards full-scale engineering development for an IOC in 1995. (Shown) A McDonnell Douglas generic configuration.
Проект истребителя ATF фирмы «Боинг»
The Boeing Company has released this illustration of an ATF concept. The requirement is for an aircraft that will achieve Mach = 2.5 or better, will accelerate from Mach=0.8 to 1.8 in 50 sec at 30,000 ft (9150 m), will be able to sustain 9 g in a turn for up to 30 sec and have an instantaneous turn rate of better than 12 deg/sec at above Mach = 1 at 40.000ft (12200 m).