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F-58A Hammer 01 by Venom800TT F-58A Hammer 01 by Venom800TT
*EDIT*

Added an external tank and boosters for orbital interception missions...



Minor update to F-58A Hammer...
Tweaked intake shape and length slightly, modified the thermal protection system (hotter areas are darker in color), enlarged the variable angle wingtips, lengthened the JAHG coil gun pods, and updated the specs.



F-58A Hammer



Overview:

The F-58A Hammer is an 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 JAHG 40mm coil guns mounted in conformal pods under each wing. This is primarily an anti-satellite and anti-bomber weapon intended to destroy targets in one or two shots.

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.


Price:

N/A



Dimensions & Capacities:

Length:
81 ft (24.69 m)

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

Height (fuselage only):
13.5 ft (4.115 m) wingtips up
15 ft (4.57 m) wingtips down

Crew:
2, pilot and a WSO

Weight:
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)



Performance:

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.)

Range:
4,000 nm (4,603 miles, 7,408 km) internal fuel, subsonic cruise
Unlimited with in-flight refueling

G-Limits:
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



Engines:

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



Weapons:

25,000 lb (11,340 kg) maximum weapons payload carried internally and externally
2 pod mounted JAHG 40mm Coil Guns with 200 rounds each
2Mw FEL defensive laser system



Sensors/Countermeasures:

DAESA
AN/AAR-57 CMWS
AN/AAQ-24 DIRCM
AN/AAQ-37 EO DAS
EOTS
AN/ALE-47 CMDS
AN/ALR-67v3 ASR



Flight Control/Avionics:

Quadruple redundant neural network flight control system
Neural network based AI computer/avionics system



Landing Gear:

Dual nose wheel
Main gear with 2 wheel bogie per strut
Arrestor hook



Control Surfaces:

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



Construction Materials:

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



Glossary:

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
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Nardraug Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like the lines on this craft (It's somewhere between a spacecraft and an aircraft, isn't it?), and you seem do have a good bit of knowledge on the matter of aeronautics too.

Well done.

[It's somewhat similar to my modification of the SR-71, however mine failed a bit on the math side.  Dog-fights at these speeds are a bit more like racing with guns strapped on the hood of your car instead of the famed turning battles of wars past.]

My only questions are these; is the crew's life-support system independent of the Hammer's main system (i.e. modular in nature), what physical safeties are built in to prevent a supersonic stall and recover from such an emergency, and how do the crew "abandon ship" as it were?
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Venom800TT Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :)
As it is a hypersonic combat aircraft, it tends to be just as much like a space craft as it is a fighter. Lots of thermal protection, reaction control system, etc. Technically, it is a sub-orbital space plane lol...
As for dog fighting, well I'd imagine two hypersonic or sub-orbital fighters would probably rely more so on lasers/directed energy weapons and rail/coil guns rather than missiles, due to the speeds involved.
And yes, much of the aircraft is modular, mainly to facilitate maintenance and to reduce the amount of time needed to install upgrades. The life support system is self-contained in the cockpit escape pod (similar in design to the F-111's), and it can survive a hypersonic or space ejection. And at hypersonic speeds, over-stressing the airframe is the big issue in terms of damage to the aircraft. Also thermal stresses can be an issue if the flight control system is not functioning properly to limit airspeed based off of altitude. Any kind of safety issue involving the FCS system requires a return to base, if it cannot be fixed in flight.
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tblackheart Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what tools do you use? Max? Maya?...
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Venom800TT Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lol, no. I use an oooold program called Zmodeler 1. Only my renders are done in Max, as I am too lazy and unmotivated to basically re-learn modeling just to model in Max.
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tblackheart Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks- some of the best stuff I have ever seen here or anywhere.
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Venom800TT Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :)
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iwan1981 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Nice concept.
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Venom800TT Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks
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ThreeDManiak Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kewl! That's some sexy ass beauty you got there! That black and white paintscheme is just the cherry on the top!
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Venom800TT Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed she is sexy :D
Gonna have to render this updated model soon :XD:
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