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International Guard Fighter

Post by Animal » Sat Dec 24, 2011 5:26 am

Proposal Document:
12-21-1967

International Guard Fighter Program Request for Proposals

In the spirit of international security and cooperation, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization is putting forth a request for proposals for low cost fighter, with the mission of being used for patrolling of home airspaces, and mutual support in case of attack by hostile forces. The goals are fairly simple, the aircraft are to have a flyaway cost of approximately $3-5 Million USD, and weigh in the range of 15,000 to 25,000 pounds, with a good turning rate, as well as competitive acceleration and range. The aircraft is to be optimized for combat in the range of .6 to 1.6 mach at altitudes between 30,000 and 40,000 feet, as well as moderate anti ground capability. Short Take-off and Landing capability is desireable, but not mandatory.

Prototypes should be ready to fly in 1973, and ready for more in depth evaluations in 1974.
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Submit a 2d Plan view and spec sheet before february 15th 2012.
Flyable prototypes modelled to HQP/GAC standards by March 15 2012.
Judging will commence in April 2012
Aircraft Performance will be calculated and implimented by the Contest commitee based on the spec sheet, plan view, and various attributes of the model. This is to insure consistent performance across the group of craft. All data must be realistic for 1975
An aircraft development story would be quite appreciated, as these will be used for the pack release thread, to give it a very authentic feeling narative. Information in the development story might also be useful in determining the performance of the airframe.
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Re: International Guard Fighter

Post by Phoenix » Sat Dec 24, 2011 11:13 am

well I've been looking for a reason to get into modding.

Challenge accepted.

are there any other limitations, aka armaments?

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Re: International Guard Fighter

Post by Animal » Sun Dec 25, 2011 6:12 am

Realistic weapons loads, reasonable cost, 1960's and early 70's technology... all of which should have been very well implied by the request for proposals.
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Re: International Guard Fighter

Post by Welshy » Sun Dec 25, 2011 9:12 am

can it be based on an existing aircraft???
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Re: International Guard Fighter

Post by Bombcat » Sun Dec 25, 2011 10:28 pm

welshy wrote:can it be based on an existing aircraft???
Certainly. We're not looking for unmodified designs, and you'd need to be able to justify any tech you use for the era specified, but setting an existing type as your basis is a good idea, and is entirely welcome.
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Re: International Guard Fighter

Post by Welshy » Mon Dec 26, 2011 2:41 pm

Is there any In Service date for these aircraft??? as you have only put testing dates in!!!
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Re: International Guard Fighter

Post by Bombcat » Mon Dec 26, 2011 4:02 pm

The RFP only covers prototypes, followed by a comparative evaluation. Any development beyond that is outside the scope of this competition. If you wish to produce a production standard aircraft with features dating from a later period, you may feel free to do so, but it is outside the scope of this requirement, and will not be considered in judging.
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Re: International Guard Fighter

Post by vandal » Mon Jan 02, 2012 3:46 pm

How will you work out how much an aircraft costs?
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Re: International Guard Fighter

Post by Animal » Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:19 am

of of the guys that will make up the judging panel is an aircraft structural engineer and former USAF maintainer. we can get pretty decent estimates on flyaway cost and cost of operation from him
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Re: International Guard Fighter

Post by Animal » Sat Jan 14, 2012 4:01 am

Just to toss something out of the table, here's a plan-view of the YF-115 Dagger. Original design by YSI_maniac of whatifmodelers
Model by Bombcat
Flight Data and lots of number crunching by Animal
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Re: International Guard Fighter

Post by VNAF ONE » Sat Jan 14, 2012 4:18 am

That's a new look. I like it.
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Re: International Guard Fighter

Post by Animal » Sat Jan 14, 2012 4:30 am

The model's a few months old, but it will be released with the pack containing the competition entries. It's a cute little kitbash though. Can you guess it's lineage.
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Re: International Guard Fighter

Post by Dragon029 » Sat Jan 14, 2012 4:42 am

Animal wrote:The model's a few months old, but it will be released with the pack containing the competition entries. It's a cute little kitbash though. Can you guess it's lineage.
Easily some F-111 with those strakes, intakes, elevators, nose, markings on top, leading edge extensions, etc ;)

The tail looks a bit like a T-38's and the wings look like they're off an F-16. Note sure about the cockpit canopy, but yeah.
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Re: International Guard Fighter

Post by Phoenix » Sat Jan 14, 2012 2:29 pm

On the grounds my new PC OS prevents even YS from working properly, I withdraw from the contest.

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Re: International Guard Fighter

Post by vandal » Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:22 am

Lets throw my baby into the mix then. No where near done, but this is the general shape minus a few clean ups here and there maybe a little tweeking but you'll get the idea of my entry from this.
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Re: International Guard Fighter

Post by Crazypilot » Sat Jan 21, 2012 12:20 pm

I might enter a variant of my Mig-29CP(meets the requirements) if I can make one.
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Re: International Guard Fighter

Post by Animal » Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:55 pm

2 weeks to the first deadline

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Animal wrote:The model's a few months old, but it will be released with the pack containing the competition entries. It's a cute little kitbash though. Can you guess it's lineage.
Easily some F-111 with those strakes, intakes, elevators, nose, markings on top, leading edge extensions, etc ;)

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Re: International Guard Fighter

Post by Dragon029 » Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:01 am

And in 2 days work, I have entered the fray:

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For the record, GAF stands for Government Aircraft Factories, which at the time was basically in charge of indigenous fighter programs.

In this alternate timeline, Australia has built the YD-120 as an indigenous fighter-bomber for homeland defence. Due to local geography requiring long ranges capability, the YD-120 is one of, if not the heaviest entry to the IGF program.

The feature shown in the top right is basically a novel mix between an intake ramp for supersonic shock cone control and also to increase laminar flow over the wing at high angles of attack, increasing yaw control and also reducing the likelihood of aerodynamic wing-stall. (Also, it's been approved for the contest).

Aircraft used were Birdfarm's F-15, 16, 18, a ground object F-111 from YS Major and the afterburners of the F-111B from the 171st GAC pack.
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Re: International Guard Fighter

Post by Animal » Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:23 am

preeeeety. Can't wait to get all the IGF fighters posed together
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Re: International Guard Fighter

Post by Dragon029 » Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:03 am

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An updated specs sheet - for reference, at the moment the 15 hardpoints are: 4 under-wing triple ejectors, 1 centreline pylon and 2 wingtip / above wing AAM rails.

However, to make things a bit more realistic and fair, it's been made so that only the centreline pylon and the lowest rail of each of the 4 under-wing ejectors can carry Air to Ground weapons. That means that a fully loaded YD-120 with Air to Ground weapons can only carry 5 bombs or rocket pods, with 10 AAMs (it's an air supremacy aircraft at heart). The (3 wet) means that the centreline pylon and the 2 inner, lowest ejector rails can carry external fuel tanks.

Also, the effects and rendering were done exclusively in Paint.net - no printing was conducted.
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