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