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F-36 Panter 5th Generation Multirole Fighter

Postby Nachmere » Sun Mar 28, 2021 7:49 am

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Specifications:
Type: Multirole Fighter
Crew: 1 pilot
Length: 17 meters
Wingspan: 10.5 meters
Wing area: 47 sq.m.
Height: 5.4 meters
Empty weight: 10,000kg
Max take-off weight: 23,500 kg
Internal fuel: 6,000kg
Powerplant: 1 Alyuka Electric AE-110TFA-N Afterburning Turbofan
Max thrust: 110.04 kN (24,818 lbf) dry, 163.4 kN (36,733 lbf) with afterburner

Performance
Top Speed: Mach 2.25
Supercruise: Mach 1.6
Stall Speed: 85 Knots
G-limit: +9/-3 G
Thrust to Weight ratio: 1(clean)
Wing loading: 350kg/m2 (clean)
Ferry Range: 4,000 kilometers (with external fuel)
Typical Combat Radius: 1200 Kilometers
Service ceiling: 50,000ft
Rate of climb: 60,000 feet per minute

Avionics and Sensors
SPR 2081 AESA radar
SPEO 2037 Electro-Optic system
CEWS-36 Countermeasures Suit
GIN+ Integrated GPS and Inertial Navigation
Advanced encrypted data links and radios, with BASTION II integration

Armament
*20mm 3 barrel rotary cannon/205 rounds
*A total of 12 stations, 6 internal and 6 underwing.
*Forward weapons bay for 2 Viper 5 or similar AAMs
*Rear weapon bays with 4 stations, for up to 2,000kg of Whipsnake or similar missiles or air-to-ground munitions.
*6 underwing hardpoints for overt carry of up to 6,000kg of missiles, rockets, fule and bombs.

Variants and cost
Panter A: Standard version 85,000,000USD
Panter B: Two seater trainer , reduced fuel capacity (5,000L). 86,000,000USD
Panter N: Naval version, strengthened landing gear and landing hook, reduced fuel capacity (5,000L). 86,000,000USD
DPR cost: 50,000,000,000 USD


In the late early 2000s the Royal Nachmerian Air Force and Royal Nachmerean Navy began searching for replacements for their previous generation of fighter aircraft. Of the highest concern was the need to replace the F-26 delta winged multirole fighters. The aircraft is designed and constructed for low observability, with a low RCS airframe using radar absorbing materials. It is a highly agile platform with a powerful engine, low wing loading and all moving canards. Coupled with advanced sensors and full networking, it is a capable air-to-air and air-to-ground fighter. The Panter is rapidly becoming the backbone of Nachmerean tactical aviation and is now available for export.


Layout and propulsion
The Panter was designed to be a relatively affordable to purchase and operate design, with both low observability and agility in mind. Aerodynamically it is a delta wing and canard design with twin ruddervators, shaped for low radar returns and constructed using radar absorbing materials.
The large, elongated bubble canopy is coated with Indium Tin Oxide to reduce its radar signature and protect the cockpit from hostile emissions. It also offers excellent visibility for the pilot.

Because of the program’s cost saving goals Schwerpunkt hoped to find an international partner or supplier for the propulsion system. At the same period the at the time The Federal Republic of Lauzanne was developing its own fighter, and Alyuka Electric was well into the development of an engine for it. Schwerpunkt saw the opportunity to purchase production rights for the engine, reducing costs for both fighter programs. The AE-110TFA met the requirements to power the Panter, however because the Nachmerean military was not requiring thrust vectoring and to further lower production costs, the AE-110TFA-N, a non thrust vectoring variant was designed and selected. This twin-spool, axial flow augmented turbofan is fed air by two S-duct intakes, one on each side of the fuselage. Though the Panter is slightly heavier then the Groza, the engine provides it with sufficient thrust, and combined with the low wing loading, internal weapon bays and all moving canards the F-36 is well liked for its maneuverability and performance.

Avionics
The F-36 is not only an aerodynamic and materials step up from older Nachmerean aircraft, it also utilizes a new generation of cutting edge sensors and communications. With advanced radar, electro-optics and countermeasures the Panter has powerful engagement, self defense, navigation and communications capabilities.

The SPR 2081 is a state of the art, multi-function AESA radar. The 17Kw X band fully solid state radar is capable of tracking up to 40 aerial targets simultaneously, and guiding weapons to up to 8. The approximate detection range is 400km. For air-to-ground operations the radar is capable of accurate ground mapping and ground target tracking and targeting. The beam agility and power output also make the SPR 2081 capable as a barrage jammer, attacking and barrage jamming enemy radars.
SPEO 2037 is a highly advanced electro-optic system performing both offensive situational awareness/defensive functions. Under the F-36’s nose a specialized, low RCS shaped sapphire housing holds a combined infra-red and high definition targeting system. In addition a distributed aperture system consisting of 6 combined infrared and high definition cameras is located around the aircraft. The system is capable of detecting and classifying aircraft and missiles at long ranges in complete spherical envelope around the Panter. The SPEO 2037 is networked both into the situational awareness displays and the countermeasures system, greatly increasing the Panters ability to detect and evade threats. The system is of course also useful offensively, linked to the HMD or HUD, it gives the pilot unmatched, fully spherical night vision as well as the ability to cue IR guided munitions such as the Viper 5 at virtually 360 degrees.

CEWS-36 is based on older Schwerpunkt Countermeasure suits, however it has been greatly redesigned due to the inherent abilities of the SPEO 2037 and SPR 2050, saving weight and complexity. The CEWS-36 uses the integrated data from the radar and IR system, and the BASTION II network, combined with a radar warning receiver, to constantly detect threats and inform the pilot. CEWS-36 can defeat various threats with a wide array of tools. It can use the integral EW capacity of the SPR 2050 as a jammer. It automatically deploys chaff and flares. It can be linked to carried EW pods for specific missions that require specialized EW abilities. It also controls two towed EW decoys capable of confusing or seducing incoming threats. These are released from the aircraft and controlled using a fiber optic link,

For networking and navigation the F-36 is equipped with an advanced data link, several radios, and tactical computers running the BASTION II integration system. It also of course has GPS and inertial navigation.


Cockpit and Interface
With a plethora of sensors and communications, as well as advanced weaponry, the Panter’s interface and cockpit had to be designed to clearly and usefully display the massive amount of data available. The Panter has a fully digital, triple redundant flight control system. A side stick and throttle control engine power and maneuvering, with HOTAS keys for the other systems installed on them.

The main aircraft computer collects and combines information from the various systems and displays it via several highly selectable options. Two wide full colour touch screens take the majority of space in front of the pilot, and he can select what information to display on each screen. In addition the pilot has both a heads up and helmet mounted display, and can choose which systems are displayed on either of them. The choice to maintain the HUD despite of the advanced HMD was at the request of many pilots that found it useful in some situations to have a minimal display in their visor while displaying IIR or other data on the HUD. Warnings are always displayed clearly on the left hand widescreen, and are also announced by a voice system. The pilot is seated in a zero-zero ejection seat.

Armament
The Panter is armed with a 20mm 3 barrel rotating automatic cannon with 205 rounds in storage, using the automated fire control system it is usable for both air-to-air and air-to-ground engagements.

Due to its multi-purpose role the aircraft is capable of both low RCS internal carry of munitions and external carry for missions requiring it. The internal armaments are carried in 3 bays. The front bay is meant only for short/medium range air to air missiles, and allows for the missile to be exposed shortly before launch for lock on (though the Viper 5 is also capable of LOAL). The two rear weapon bays, each on either side of the fuselage center, are for larger armaments such as radar guided air to air missiles or air to ground munitions (including 2,000lbs bombs).

Externally the F-36 has 6 hardpoints for various munitions, including 2,000lbs bombs and 400 gallon fuel tanks.

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Last edited by Nachmere on Sat Oct 30, 2021 12:10 pm, edited 5 times in total.

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