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@Stealthflanker have you done RCS modeling of KF-21 with/without missiles?

I did long time ago. The problem was that the model was obsolete. It doesnt have all the details the currently flying prototypes has. Also it doesnt take account of inlet contribution.

Would love to update the model sometime in the future.


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A new addition to the "If-China-Can-Do-It-So-Can-We" Series - South Korean Edition:

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The whole reason that destroyers/cruisers (like Type 52/55 or Arleigh Burke/Ticonderoga keep VLS cells down low is to minimize the chance of a missile hitting it. Motherfuckers put their most explosive and largest missiles in the dead center high up the waterline of the ship with jack shit armor to protect it.
Literally a single missile that hits anywhere on ship and it will go boom. It almost will certainly suffer the exact same issues of Russian ships that are far too heavily armed and will make maintenance/repairs costly.
Also I wanna know how they are gonna launch the "Large VLS" missiles since hot launches of such a large missile will almost certainly cause significant amounts of heat and vibration.
Also nice "Strategic VLS" that is blocking a huge firing arc of the rear CWIS.
Edit: is this fanart or some shit? Cause there is no way this is practical. Also how dafuq does one access the rear of the ship from the front if there is that huge "Large VLS" module in the center?


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Yes South Korea is pursuing long range missile system. Their rocketry is behind traditional rocket powers despite being well industrialuzed. Although it is perplexing what use does it have. All potential enemies are close by. It has no nuclear arsenal to warrant ICBM. If I have to guess this is for export.

Naval usage is fanboy shit.


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Interesting, second coming of single seat F-50; there was a lot of talk about it, but now an actual picture.
Curiously - before the rear cockpit was to become the single cockpit; now it's the front one.
The choice is sensor space v fuel space, I guess.

But an interesting development regardless. Sounds like a good replacement for the F-5 fleet...and wow, yet another new, non-stealth fighter is to be born in the 2030s.

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SEOUL, Dec. 26 (Yonhap) -- South Korea on Tuesday launched a research project to develop a fighter jet engine by the mid-to-late 2030s as part of efforts to acquire key homegrown defense technologies.

Earlier this year, the country designated advanced aircraft engines among 30 strategic defense technologies it will invest in as part of a 15-year basic plan for defense science and technology.

Through the concept research, Seoul seeks to complete the development of a 15,000-pound-force class turbo-fan engine to be used by a homegrown fighter jet by the mid-to-late 2030s, according to the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA).

Only a few countries, such as the United States and Britain, possess technology to develop aircraft engines, with South Korea currently lacking the technology to design and manufacture such engines on its own, DAPA said.

"Future battlefields are expected to expand to the air and space (domains)," DAPA said. "If we rely on foreign manufacturers for engines and core parts of manned and unmanned aircraft, it will be difficult to independently improve capabilities."

South Korea is currently developing the homegrown KF-21 fighter jet, which is set to enter production next year and be delivered to the Air Force starting in 2026. The KF-21 is powered by U.S. company GE Aerospace's F414 engine.

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