F-52 Fighter jet is Real? Everything You Need to Know

F-52 Fighter jet is Real? Everything You Need to Know

F-52 Fighter jet is Real? Everything You Need to Know. President Donald Trump several months back told reporters that the United States had delivered the F-52 to Norway.

The statement was obviously a mistake; there is no such thing as an F-52 yet. The aircraft only exists in the context of a video game. —however, there was once a real-world concept that looks similar to the fiction jet.


The Navy’s choice was the naval variant of the YF-22 design, which looked like a bizarre hybrid of a Raptor and F-14 Tomcat with variable geometry wings.

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“In November we started delivering the first F-52s and F-35 fighter jets,” Trump said. “We have a total of 52 and they’ve delivered a number of them already a little ahead of schedule.”

 

The aircraft that appears in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is clearly based on early 1990s-era Lockheed Martin concepts for the Naval Advanced Tactical Fighter and the later A/F-X—both of which were based on the YF-22 demonstrator aircraft that eventually became the F-22 Raptor.

However, if one were to look at the proposed naval version of the F-22 or the proposed AF-X, the resemblance to the F-52 is remarkable. Clearly, the game designers based the fictional aircraft on the old Lockheed concept designs.

There might one day be an F-52, but technology has advanced a long way since the days of the YF-22 and YF-23. Thus, tomorrow’s aircraft will look very different from today’s planes. Mostly likely, given current trends, engineers will have to adopt a flying wing configuration without protruding tail surfaces for the sake of advanced stealth. But certainly, a future F-52 will not resemble is fictional counterpart.

Article Source: nationalinterest.org

 

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