Accession Number : AD0676527

Title :   DEVELOPMENT OF MODERN FIGHTER AIRCRAFT,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Hsin Chun,

Report Date : 03 NOV 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The fighter aircraft is the basic and most important aircraft in a modern air force. According to differences in characteristics and uses, interceptors may be divided into various types. At present, the trends of development of fighter planes lie in: higher speed at higher altitudes, increase of range, increase of versatility, still better equipment, solution of the VSTOL problem. While a part of present air-defense systems, they will supplement ground-to-air guided missiles and be used in coexistence with the latter. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*JET FIGHTERS, CHINA), SUPERSONIC FLIGHT, AIRCRAFT DEFENSE SYSTEMS, AIRCRAFT INTERCEPTION, INTERCEPTION PROBABILITIES, FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS, SWEPTBACK WINGS, DELTA WINGS, WEAPONS, SHORT TAKEOFF AIRCRAFT, PLANNING

Subject Categories : Attack and Fighter Aircraft
      V/STOL

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE