Accession Number : ADA194311

Title :   Proposal for a New Aggressor Aircraft.

Descriptive Note : Student rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Naas, Craig W

PDF Url : ADA194311

Report Date : Apr 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : The F-5 aircraft is no longer capable of simulating the adversary threat. Therefore, a replacement aggressor aircraft must be found. This project examines the threat presenting the most difficult challenge in the air combat arena and then compares the threat to possible replacement aggressor aircraft. Analysis of the adversary has determined the MIG-29 to be the most difficult challenge in the air combat arena. Comparison of the possible replacement aircraft has shown the F-18 Hornet to be the single best choice to simulate the MIG-29 Fulcrum and replace the F-5. This study proposes the F-18 Hornet be chosen as the new aggressor aircraft.

Descriptors :   *JET FIGHTERS, AERIAL WARFARE, COMBAT AREAS, REPLACEMENT, USSR, FLIGHT TRAINING, ENEMY, SIMULATION

Subject Categories : Helicopters

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE