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.