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FA-34 Stingray by ONI-Defense FA-34 Stingray by ONI-Defense
Lockheed Martin FA-34 Stingray Fighter/Attacker Role


Operators: USAF, USN, USMC, JSDAF


Entered Service in 2038, designed to replace the A-10 Thunderbolt II and F/A-18 Hornet. Served in the North American Expansion War as the main attack aircraft for the US Marine Corps and alongside the Boeing F-36 in the air superiority role in the US Air Force. The FA-34C was the carrier version used on US Navy aircraft carriers. The Japanese Self Defense Air Force operated a total of 200 FA-34B variants for homeland defense.

It uses 3D thrust vectoring as well as an updated fly by wire system with a primitive "dumb" AI system known as Electronic Variable Entity or EVE.that acts as a copilot allowing a pilot to multitask and complete missions in stressful and difficult situations.


Design inspiration was the F-22, X-36, and the T-50 PAK FA.


* Crew: 1
* Length: 70 ft
* Wingspan: 48 ft 6 in
* Height: 16 ft 8 in (5.08 m)
* Empty weight: 43,430 lb (19,700 kg[2][232])
* Loaded weight: 64,460 lb (29,300 kg[N 6])
* Max takeoff weight: 83,500 lb (38,000 kg)
* Powerplant: 2 Pratt & Whitney F121 3D Thrust vectoring turbofans

Performance

* Maximum speed: **At altitude: Mach 2.35
* Range: >1,700 NMI
* Combat radius: 520 NMI
* Service ceiling: 70,000 ft



Armament

* Guns: M61A2 Vulcan 6-barreled Gatling cannon
* Air to air loadout:
o 6 AIM-120 AMRAAM
o 2 AIM-9 Sidewinder
* Air to ground loadout:
o 2 AIM-120 AMRAAM and
o 2 AIM-9 Sidewinder

+ 2 1,000 lb JDAM or
+ 8 250 lb GBU-39 Small Diameter Bombs
* Hardpoints: 4 under-wing pylons

Avionics

* RWR : 250 NMI
* Radar: 125150 miles
* Chemring MJU-39/40 flares
*Electronic Variable Entity EVE
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Is there a top view?
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:icontounushifan:
Pretty slick! Have you seen Tounushi's gallery? It's similar to mine.
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DarkProxy Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This throws the bullfrog out of the game although that bird wasn't to hot in the first place. although I thought the main weapon for fighters was the GAU-12 equalizer
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ONI-Defense Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah.


No the GAU-12 is mainly used on gunships, I do know one fighter that uses it and that is the AV-8B Harrier.
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DarkProxy Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
and the F35B however in the story the 20mm is no longer the best option in fighters plus the FA35 in stealth had a 25mm gua which what I have most of my fighters living up to
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VoidofSoul Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that looks epic...where's the guns?
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ONI-Defense Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ionosphere explained it pretty well going into around the same technical detail I would have, although I do have to add that retracting the cannon into the fuselage also reduces its radar cross section making it hard, almost impossible to detect with modern radar. Of course whenever the guns are out or the weapons bay is open the F-22 and F-35 can be detected by radar since the aircraft no longer has its stealthy shape intact until the weapons and weapon bay doors are retracted and closed.
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VoidofSoul Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh cool n_n that makes sense
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:iconionosphere-negate:
Newer aircraft carry their main cannons further inside the fuselage. The F22/F35 have a "door" that opens and closes when the cannon is armed or unarmed, respectively. It's to lower air-drag, among other things. As for the missiles and other equipment, that to is stored inside of the plane's airframe. Newer jets do have the hardpoints for external weaponry, but those are reserved for when stealth really doesn't make any difference, such as a vanguard mission. The external hardpoints can each carry a whopping two AIM-120C AMRAAMS with a fuel tank. The F22 has FOUR hardpoints.

I mention those two (F22/F35) because this one has remarkably similar designs.
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VoidofSoul Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh wow that's really amazing *_* thx for telling me
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