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Lightweight Supercruise Jet by Kryptid Lightweight Supercruise Jet by Kryptid
Dr. Daniel P. Raymer is an aircraft designer that used to work for Rockwell International. He wrote a book about aircraft design called Aircraft Design: A Conceptual Approach. It was basically a textbook explaining the fundamentals of the field as well as providing equations relevant to design and aerodynamics.

In the back of the book, he provided two examples of conceptual design: one was a prop-driven stunt plane and the other was a lightweight supercruising fighter jet. I thought the supercruise jet looked cool, so I decided to draw a colored schematic of it as shown here. It was never built nor even a serious project, but I thought it looked nice enough.

The Lightweight Supercruise Fighter (LSF) is a copyright of Dr. Daniel P. Raymer.

DATA:

Length: 45 feet, 2 inches
Take-off Gross Weight: 16,480 pounds
Military Thrust: 13,776 pounds*
Full Afterburner Thrust: 16,150 pounds
Maximum Speed: over Mach 1.8
Supercruise Speed: over Mach 1.4
Nozzle Type: 2D Pitch-vectoring
Tail Type: Variable-dihedral V-tail

*I derived the dry/military thrust from a place in the book where its cruise was descrbed. The speed listed was Mach 1.4 (around supercruise speed) and it stated the thrust used was 85.3%. I inferred this to be the percent of full thrust that dry thrust represented.
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Emilion-3 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Cool.
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toes-in-the-sand Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Keep up the great work...
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Kryptid Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Thanks, I will try.
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Yuxtapuestoelmono Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
Interesting, i can see from where does the inspiration comes :nod:
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GamesFuhrer Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Looks like F-16 meets F-22 meets MiG-29 meets Sepecat Jaguar.
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Kryptid Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
That's quite a mix, huh?
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Rikkubeauty Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This should be the "children" of an F-16 and F-22 =)
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Kryptid Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
Or perhaps YF-23 due to the V-tail.
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Rikkubeauty Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
"Could be", not "should be"...
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Yuxtapuestoelmono Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
For me it looks like the children of an F-16 and a F-18 :D
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Stealthflanker Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice indeed :D

however i'd like to know the dry thrust value of the engine :D , since for a Supercruise regime of flight, the engine must be able to bring the plane supersonic in just full military power .
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Kryptid Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
I don't know if it was listed. If I find it, I'll list it.
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Stealthflanker Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks :D
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Kryptid Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
Well, I did some looking, and if I read it correctly then dry thrust is around 13,776 pounds.
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Stealthflanker Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice :D thanks a lot

Hmm well beside aircrafts i'm also do some jet engines too , currently i'm collecting various engine data and parameters, as well as acquiring an engine design software and books (Elements of Propulsion by jack D Mattingly) .

Hehehe your aircraft's thrust value would be a nice addition to my datasheets :D
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Kryptid Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
It's not my aircraft though. It was designed by Dr. Raymer. However, if you want more data on the engine, his book provides it:

Weight: 1,517 pounds
Diameter: 32 inches
Length: 125 inches (if with conventional nozzle. Flat nozzle lengthens the engine more than this)
Capture Area: 552 square inches
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Kryptid Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
Welcome!
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