F/A-37 Talon

I had not heard about this aircraft before I found these pictures. It looks like the Joint Strike Fighter has some competition. The plane in these pictures is air vehicle number 1, a prototype on board the USS Washington for catapult fit checks.

Not yet made public, the F/A-37 is a Mach 3.5, super cruise stealth fighter/bomber/interceptor with a 4000nm range. The top speed is classified, but is somewhere in the Mach 4 plus range. Also, there is no phase interval for this plane. It has a 10,000 hour life airframe and engines that require replacement only at failure or signs of trouble.

Note: There's a lady in the cockpit.







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U.S. Navy pilots BEN GANNON, KARA WADE, and HENRY PURCELL are at the cockpits of fearsomely advanced "Talon" fighter jets, but...

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Josh Lucas Lt. Ben Gannon
Jessica Biel Lt. Kara Wade
Jamie Foxx Lt. Henry Purcell
Joe Morton Commander Clint "Hud" Huddle
Ebon Moss-Bachrach Josh Trent
Sam Shephard Captain George Cummings

Last updated: 19 August, 2004 10:41