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F-58 Hammer


The F-58A Hammer is an 6th+ generation ultra-long range, hypersonic heavy fighter designed for air dominance and rapid strike missions. Its design is based off of the proven F-33A Rapier II hypersonic multirole fighter, and thus shares much of its technology. In addition to the proven technology inherited from its predecessor, the aircraft also brings new technologies to the fighter world. The most notable of these technologies include SynVision, which is a form of synthetic vision designed for this, and other higher performance aircraft. It allows unparalleled situational awareness when compared to convention cockpit designs along with reducing RCS and aerodynamic drag. In addition to SynVision, F-58 also uses a more advanced variant of EO-DAS designed just for this aircraft.

Other advanced technologies include DAESA (Distributed Actively Electronically scanned Array), which places multiple AESA panels in various places around the aircraft to provide 360˚ radar coverage. This aircraft is also capable of mounting a Free-Electron Laser (FEL) weapon of 2Mw in output in place of a fuselage internal fuel tank ahead of the weapons bay. For kinetic needs, there is a pair of 15mm hypervelocity railguns mounted in semi-conformal pods under each wing.

Flight control is provided by a quadruple redundant neural network computer system capable of adapting to any situation, including damage to the control surfaces or failure of a control surface. Due to this system, a safe landing can be performed with up to 50% of either wing damaged or missing. The system also keeps this slightly unstable design artificially stable, which increases agility to a level an aircraft of its size normally cannot reach. All flight controls, including thrust vectoring and the reaction control systems are directly controlled by this flight control system.

Avionics wise, this aircraft is state of the art. It utilizes a neural network based artificially intelligent computer system capable of performing data processing, target discrimination, and management of aircraft sub-systems. This allows the two man crew to put all of their focus on the mission without distraction. This AI can also provide input on tactics and provides a backup in the event either of the crew members becomes incapacitated. The AI also closely monitors the flight control system, and in the event of a possible collision with either the terrain or another aircraft it will take over to prevent a collision. The AI can be completely locked out of the flight control system at the crew’s discretion.

The upgraded F-58B model features significant upgrades over the A model. A revised SynVision cockpit dispenses of the OLED “screendows” and replaces them with more optical sensors. This reduces weigh of the cockpit escape pod, while improving SynVision’s field of view. The updated system is quadruple redundant, and has an emergency periscope in case all electrical systems were to fail.

The F-58B has improved thermal management due to both improved materials and better active cooling. All waste heat is dumped into the engine exhausts to minimize exterior vents. F-58B also has minor aerodynamic improvements, such as enlarged chines and fixed wingtips instead of variable wingtips like F-58A.



Dimensions & Capacities:

82 ft (24.99 m)

59 ft (17.98 m) wingtips up
53 ft (16.15 m) wingtips down

13.5 ft (4.115 m) wingtips up, gear up
15 ft (4.57 m) wingtips down, gear up
15.6 ft 4.75 m gear extended

2, pilot and a WSO

50,200 lbs (22,770.33 kg) empty
135,500 lbs (61,461.76 kg) MTOW

Internal Fuel Capacity:
50,000 lbs (22,678.62 kg)
7,407 gallons (28,038.5 liters)


Maximum Speed:
Mach 5.0+ (2,865 kts, 3,300 mph, 5,310 km/h) @ 70,000+ ft (21,336+ m)
Mach 2.0 (1,320 kts, 1,524 mph, 2,446 km/h) @ Sea level

Cruise Speed:
Mach 4.0 maximum cruise @ 70,000+ ft (21,336+ m)
Mach 2.0 Supercruise @ 30,000+ ft (9,144 m)
Mach 1.5 Supercruise @ Sea level
Mach 0.92 subsonic cruise

Stall Speed:
110 kts (126 mph, 204 km/h)

Service Ceiling:
120,000+ ft (36,576 m)

Rate of Climb:
70,000+ ft (21,335 m) per minute (est.)

4,000 nm (4,603 miles, 7,408 km) internal fuel, subsonic cruise
1500nm combat radius @ Mach 2.0 Supercruise
Unlimited with in-flight refueling

11+ empty
9+ @ max weight

8- empty
6- @ max weight

13G structural limit

Takeoff Distance:
1000 ft (305 m)

Landing Distance:
1,500 ft (457 m)

Thrust to Weight Ratio:
1.21:1@ MTOW
3.38:1 Empty


2 VAAS CCT-85 combined-cycle afterburning turbofan engines with 55,000-85,000 lbf (24,947-38,555 kgf) each
16 monopropellant reaction control motors with 800 lbf (362.9 kgf) each


25,000 lb (11,340 kg) maximum weapons payload carried internally and externally consisting of:
Most US/NATO standard air to surface munitions
AGM-180 Viper AGM
GBU-190 Devastator
AIM-180 Viper
AIM-180 Viper-CAM
AIM-180 Viper-Scorpion
ASM-180 Viper-ASAT

2 pod mounted 15mm railguns with 500 rounds each
2Mw FEL defensive/offensive laser system with dual apertures



Flight Control/Avionics:

Quadruple redundant neural network flight control system utilizing Fly-By-Light
Neural network quantum computer based AI computer/avionics system

Landing Gear:

Dual nose wheel
Main gear with 4 wheel bogie per strut with anti-skid system
Arrestor hook

Control Surfaces:

All-moving rudders
All-moving canards
2D Thrust Vector Control (Pitch axis, 20°)
3D Fluidic Thrust Vector Control (15°)
Speed Brakes
Variable Geometry Wingtips
Reaction Control System
Cascade reverse thrust

Other Systems/Features:

3000 PSI high temperature hydraulic system
Faraday Cage enclosures for all electronics
1Mw APU gas turbine
250Kw EPU Fuel Cell

Construction Materials:

30% carbon-ceramic matrix composite
25% titanium alloy
20% carbon fiber composite
15% Al-Y-Li alloy
10% other


WSO = Weapons System Officer
EOTS = Electro-Optical Targeting System
AESA = Active Electronically Scanned Array
MTOW = Maximum Take Off Weight
DIRCM = Directed InfraRed Counter Measure
CMWS = Common Missile Warning System
CMDS = Counter-Measures Dispenser System
MTOW = Maximum Take Off Weight
ASR = Advanced Special Receiver
EO DAS = Electro-Optical Distributed Aperture System
ABM = Anti-Ballistic Missile
ASAT = Anti-Satellite
kts = Knots
KE = Kinetic Energy
RCS = Radar Cross-Section
FEL = Free Electron Laser
AI = Artificial Intelligence
JAHG = Joint Advanced Hypervelocity Gun
APU = Auxiliary Power Unit
EPU = Electrical Power Unit
ASAT = Anti-Satellite
ALRAAM = Advanced Long Range Air to Air Missile
SRAAM = Short Ranged Air to Air Missile
AAGM = Advanced Air to Ground Missile
HSCM = HyperSonic Cruise Missile
SSASM = SuperSonic Anti-Ship Missile
CAM = Common Airframe Missile (Made by Pearce Aerospace)
Ok, I will just have separate deviations for my aircraft specs from now on. Gonna start with F-58A Hammer...
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Ravajava Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Just wondering, which company (fictional or real) produces this bird?
Venom800TT Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My own lol. I just toss my aircraft designs under the fictional company "Venom Aerospace", as I am too lazy to come up with some fancy name. :P
Ravajava Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well, that works :P
Roddy1990 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Price: N/A...


"Enough" :lol:

Just like Rolls-Royce, when they used just to say "enough" about the horsepower of their cars :lol:

Can this baby carry extra fuel tanks?
Venom800TT Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"Enough" sounds about right :P
With all the fancy tech in it, I don't even want to imagine the price... But then again, as tech matures, it gets cheaper lol...
And yes, it can carry external fuel tanks.
Roddy1990 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Well, I guess about $ 250 million would be...fair :lol:

After all, it's not the kind of bird that an Air Force would buy many examples. ;P

And what's the range with the external fuel tanks, both in sub and supersonic cruise? :)
Venom800TT Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lol, dunno, as I never really figured out how much fuel it would carry externally
Roddy1990 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
I see...:iconiseeplz:

Well, perhaps about 7-8,000 liters? :shrug:
Venom800TT Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lol, maybe a lot more than that, as I also plan large external tanks, similar to the Shuttle to attain low earth orbit lol...
Roddy1990 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
By the Gods :icondafuq: :lol: :XD:

Okay...US$ 1 Billion, maybe? XD
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