Minister of defence JY Le Drian announced start of first F4 standard. More netcentric, new missiles, sensors and engine evolution.
Too cool, I repeat. I have given u the explanation, then I gave links in case some still doubted why. The B-2 example proves my point. Flying wings use split ailerons in some cases. And no, they cannot fly at a high AoA at all due to yaw control as wing blocks aileron effectiveness. Also why flying wings are subsonic.
I did provide valid data, i'm sorry if you don't understand the rationale. There is nothing special about the Rafale's control surfaces. Every aircraft will suffer decreased pitch and yaw if flow is disrupted. Instead of yelling in caps, show me how the tail provides lateral stability when blocked, I provided enough visually and in actual reports that single tails suffer decreased yaw control at high AoA. As for why the Rafale was tested at an AoA three times the FCS limit, I explained that too. Look back, a clean airframe can recover from that type of departure. Once loaded (especially with an asymmetric load) it would be dangerous to risk departure in combat. The FCS is about carefree handling so the pilot does not have to worry about exceeding the departure limits at a variety of weights and with various stores.
Prove me wrong or stop whining because you feel I'm attacking your beloved Rafale. I'm actually not, the layout has advantages.... and disadvantages just like every other control configuration.. Shocking I know.
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Because nobody can definitively prove that the Rafale's AoA limit is there for a reason, as is the case for every other fighter, it must just be a totally arbitrary limit.
The same logic would mean that the Rafale can fly faster than its top speed, carry more than its max load, etc etc, because maybe those are all just totally arbitrary limits that are imposed for no real reason.
It talks about missiles, is this a MICA replacement or better meteor suppprt and perhaps additional third nation missile requirements?
The point is that tommorrow B-TX - a trainer - would probably have a wider flight maneuvering envelope than a today Rafale. EoA
As it is F4 standard and not MLU, block will be retrofittable. Which do not mean every airplane engines will be changed (think like AESA) but new ones would be fitted with. Older engines would be replaced little by little... And air intakes would not allow more than 8.2/8.3 T thrust afaik.
No, it's true. Open you eyes.
no, not tomorrow, perhaps the day when mach 2 supercruise is to be expected,
but that day is not tomorrow
the missile will require about five times the G capability of the target to complete a successful intercept.
-Robert L Shaw
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