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Eagle One Fox Two by ProlificPen Eagle One Fox Two by ProlificPen
An older concept I came up with in college to strengthen my portfolio a little. Planes are what I first started drawing when I was four years old. So fun to return to them every few years. I lived in Washington DC at the time and I was inspired by the jet fighters that flew over my house each day.

This is supposed to be the first of the 6th generation of USAF fighters. (f-22 and f-35 are gen 5). I am calling it the F-68 Talon.

It is an advanced stealth fighter that can be dropped into the atmosphere from a low orbiting military space station, meaning due to the inherent orbital velocity needed to maintain orbit, they can be deployed anywhere on the globe within minutes. The bottom of the craft is made of a top secret ceramic compound that not only shields the jet from the extreme heats of atmospheric entry, but also has the same stealth properties as the rest of the craft. The cockpit section pictured here is for a pilot of course, but the plane was designed so that the cockpit section can be swapped out for a drone command module if need be. Although more predictable than a human pilot, the drone controlled variants are able to operate at slightly higher G's than a human pilot can withstand, making it a viable tradeoff for some tactical sorties.

EDIT: Spent more time on the clouds, added more details to the plane, levels color balance work etc.
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OrionShipworks Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very plausible looking design. I like how it blends the intake design most often seen with the angular wings of a stealth plane.
Nice work!

I have a few ideas, if you don't mind a suggestion.
First off I'd like to see a drone version. I think the days of human piloted vehicles may be coming to an end. In any case it would be cool!
Second, I suggest you remove that vertical fin type antenna on the top near the tail. Stealth planes don't have those - do they?
Finally, and I'm not sure about this idea, but if you made another drawing someday, what if the color scheme echoed that of the space shuttle?
That black-and-whit look really makes vehicles look like spacecraft. And since this gets dropped from orbit...

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templar127 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
COOLNESS!
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nuclearmissile Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
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!
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Scattergunsniper Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
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
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ProlificPen Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Never seen stealth. Also, "eagle one fox two" is not just a line from independence day. It's what US air force pilots say when they fire any air to air missile.
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Scattergunsniper Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
That i never knew...Thank for letting me know
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ProlificPen Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Welcome. Where that lingo comes from, I do not know. You'd have to find an air force pilot and ask him. Let me know if you find out! :)
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marx234 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
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
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nuclearmissile Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Yah, fox four is not typically used anymore.
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RDFAF Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
Awesome! How agile is it?
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