Japanese F-3 project

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So where does Japan stand on the F-3 at present time?
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So where does Japan stand on the F-3 at present time?
They are supposed to fly in 2014 the tech demonstrator, now they are building the prototype of the tech demonstrator. It is supposed to replace the F-15 by 2027 in the meantime Japan will use F-35s to replace F-4s. http://blog-imgs-62-origin.fc2.com/1/6/1/16162ch/0019b91ecbef138a9d7c48.jpg According to what little has been released by magazines in Japan, they might build two variants one a FB-22 kind with no vertical tail and no horizontal tail, and a fighter type similar to the F-22 http://images.china.cn/attachement/jpg/site1004/20130617/001ec94a25c51328f7fc38.jpg Recently they had a magazine in Japan that showed the main configurations studied, one was a YF-23 type aircraft a similar aircraft to PAKFA and another like The F-22. They chose the F-22 type and IHI is designing the engines read link http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/japan-seeks-foreign-engines-for-stealth-fighter-prototypes-341145/
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They are supposed to fly in 2014 the tech demonstrator, now they are building the prototype of the tech demonstrator. It is supposed to replace the F-15 by 2027 in the meantime Japan will use F-35s to replace F-4s. http://blog-imgs-62-origin.fc2.com/1/6/1/16162ch/0019b91ecbef138a9d7c48.jpg According to what little has been released by magazines in Japan, they might build two variants one a FB-22 kind with no vertical tail and no horizontal tail, and a fighter type similar to the F-22 http://images.china.cn/attachement/jpg/site1004/20130617/001ec94a25c51328f7fc38.jpg Recently they had a magazine in Japan that showed the main configurations studied, one was a YF-23 type aircraft a similar aircraft to PAKFA and another like The F-22. They chose the F-22 type and IHI is designing the engines
lol I see cg images are your kryptonite. Japan is building one stealth tech demonstrator with no bays. that cg you have up above came from a modelling magazine. its cg. if you're good, i can show you the actual F-3 which does not look like that.
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Yes, MiG-29 is correct with the YF-23-style configuration ... these are the currently studied ones: By the way regarding the FB-22-like design I think it comes from a Japanese aviation amgazine and is more a fan art than a real design since the same mag also proposes a carrier capable version from an ac larger than the latest US CVNs.