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Eternal FIame
30-09-2003, 00:42
Does anyone sell the Cranked Arrow F-16? If not and there's interest I'll begin researching/building them for sale.

-Shawn Black, General of the Air Force-
30-09-2003, 00:43
Well, I have seen some other F-16 experimental variants on some storefronts, but I don't remember seeing the F-16XL. Good luck on your project.
30-09-2003, 00:45
Yes, as the F-16E.

F-16E/F Super Falcon

The result of ESAA's "Low cost multi-role fighter programme"

The F-16E is a multi-role fighter that is very capable at both air superiority and ground attack roles. It is a major upgrade on the F-16C/D. It's avionics have been improved, allowing the F-16E to attack effectively beyond visual range. During development, major efforts were sought to keep down the cost of the final product.

The F-16E is based on the defunct XL that was the competitor to the F-15E strike eagle. The F-16XL airframe was selected based on manuevearbility and its low cost. The airframe differs to the F-16A/B/C/D with respects to the wing. A delta wing is used to reduce drag at supersonic levels. Costs have been kept low without adversely affecting performance. The airframe is mostly aluminium, with around a third made with composites to allow flexibility. The nose and body have also been strengthened for a carrier born derivative.

The F-16E uses ESAA's MX-7 turbofan which is capable of a cruising speed of up to Mach 1.8. VTOL capabilty can also be installed if desired. The F-16E uses the MX-7B to achieve VTOL without sacrificing performance. Thrust-vectoring allows the F-16E/F to achieve very tight turns.
To save on costs, no new avionics were developed. Instead, ESAA used a 'helmet' system taken from the Mig-29. Wherever the pilot looks, the missile goes. Radar has also been improved. The standard radar on the F-16E is the AN/APG-77 Radar taken from the F-22. Rear facing radar can also be fitted under the fuselage.

The F-16E is comparable to the Su-27 in terms of dogfighting manueverability, with a 75% rate of success in our tests. However, the F-16E/F is superior to the Su-27 in terms of avionics. During the combat tests the F-16 destroyed 85% of all Su-27s in a long range AMRAAM shoot out, inferior only to the F-22 and the ESAA Millenium fighter.

Air Superiority:
2x AIM-132
6x AIM-120

Ground Attack:
2x AIM-132
12x MK-82
4x AIM-120

Primary Function: Strike fighter
Powerplant: 1x ESAA MX-7 Thrust-vectoring afterburning turbofan
Cruising speed: Mach 1.8
Max speed: Mach 2.1
Range: 4,500km
Max Take-off weight: 50,000lb
Length: 54.2 ft (16.52 m)
Wingspan: 34.3 ft (10.45 m)
height at vertical tail: 17.7 ft (5.39 m).
Armaments: 10 wing hardpoints. Compactible with AIM-120, AIM-132, AIM-9, AIM-7, AGM-88, AGM-84, AGM-65, AIM-116, All JDAMs, Most dumb bombs.
30-09-2003, 00:45
I wanna be du first costumer.
Eternal FIame
30-09-2003, 00:47
Nerolands, I'm selling nothing to you. You're a lake.
30-09-2003, 00:52
Should I remove my post?
30-09-2003, 00:54

I wanted to pay some cash...
30-09-2003, 00:55
Too bad lakes don't have money.
Eternal FIame
30-09-2003, 01:46
Your post is fine Ell. I'm going to be buying some soon.