This fighter design is amazing! Even though it kind of looks like the tailfins would be easily snapped off by enemy fire, it is nonetheless a very aerodynamic and low-radar-profile shape. I believe this is going to be my first favorite piece!
F-68 Talon and from what i am seeing from you description...you plane is slightly named and based off of the F-37 Talon III Stealth planes from the movie 'Stealth' Also...Eagle One Fox Two...is a line from 'Independence day' were the president Fire a missile into the alien ship...but other than that...this is an epic piece of artwork
Actually they just say fox 2, then theres fox 1 and fox 3 Fox 1 is semi active radar missile as in Aim-7 Sparrow Fox 2 is IR Guided Missile- Aim 9 and Fox three is Active radar guided missile Or the Aim-120 Amraam(pronounced am-ram) which stands for advanced medium range air-air missile Fox four is the Cannon mounted weapon on the plane. in which you would say guns x3
Couldn't the drone be replaced with remote control equipment and be operated like a UAV? This would give you both advantages, of having a human pilot, and being able to operate at higher G's. Small fish-eye cameras mounted on all sides would give the pilot a higher field of view than if he/she were there in the fighter him/herself.
It looks like a really good design, both aesthetically and realistically. The only problem I can see is that the blade arial looks like it could create a corner reflector with the top of the fuselage... Kudos for using lambda wings too.
"...due to the inherent orbital velocity needed to maintain orbit, they can be deployed anywhere on the globe within minutes."
Hours, not minutes. It takes about 91 minutes for the ISS to make a single orbit. A satellite in a polar orbit (such as the typical spy satellite) can pass over every part of the planet, but it can only see the same spot once or twice a day (depending on if the camera is mobile), since the planet rotates underneath its orbit: these satellites orbit roughly every 100 minutes. It should also be noted that such spy satellites orbit around 1,000 km: roughly three times the altitude of the ISS. The more you know...
yes, well, only a handful of real world stealth aircraft to use for inspiration huh. The rest I had to create from imagination and a basic knowledge of forms and shapes that have a low radar signature I guess.