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Fighter KF-X at the stage of assembly

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Expected appearance of the KF-X fighter


The South Korean project of a promising 5th generation fighter has reached the stage of final assembly of the first prototype. The construction of the aircraft is scheduled to be completed next year, and the first flight will take place in 2022. Then, in just a few years, it is planned to carry out full-scale tests and in 2026 begin operating equipment in the Air Force.

Work in progress


Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) is responsible for the development and construction of the KF-X fighter. In her recent press release, she noted that minimal time was spent on the creation of the new aircraft. So, the design started at the very end of 2015. The preliminary design was ready in 2018, and in September 2019 its final version was approved. At the same time, since February 2019, the manufacture of individual components and assemblies has been going on.

KAI is quite active in disclosing information about the work being carried out and publishes interesting information. For example, in June of this year, current plans were announced, as well as photos from the workshop of an aircraft building plant in Sacheon were published.

At that time, the public was shown a slipway with a partially assembled nose section of the fuselage. The product in a characteristic yellow color was a power set with a partially installed casing. Apparently, there was no instrumental equipment at that time. Then KAI reported that the assembly of the prototype aircraft is proceeding in accordance with the schedule and will be completed by the end of this year.


Bow section under construction, June 2020

In early September, new materials were published, incl. a number of interesting photos and videos. To date, KAI has manufactured all major airframe components assembled into three large sections. They have already received some of the internal equipment and are now joining into a single structure. All other components will be delivered to the plane shortly.

For unnamed reasons, the deadline for the work has been revised. The assembly is now said to be completed in the first half of 2021. Other plans are still in place. Flight tests will begin in May 2022 and will continue until 2026.

Production details


The airframe of the KF-X aircraft is structurally and technologically divided into three sections. The bow contains parts of the instrument compartments, the cockpit and air intakes. The center section unites the center section and the middle part of the fuselage. The tail is intended for mounting engines and empennage. It is curious that in the official photographs from the assembly shop, the aircraft has not yet received wing mechanics, stabilizers and keels.


Aircraft sections before docking, August-September 2020

The bow section, previously shown unfinished, is now equipped with the necessary cable routes and some electronic equipment. The assembly of the cabin interior has also begun. In the central and tail sections, both in the fuselage and in the wing, pipelines and cables for various purposes are laid.

KAI showed the glider before and immediately after docking. By connecting three large units, the aircraft builders continued to install the various components. So, a phased array radar appeared in the nose, and the cockpit was closed with a canopy. The wing and previously exposed sections of the fuselage were covered with a composite skin. Apparently, the saturation of the structure with internal components continued.

In the near future, Korean specialists will have to complete the airframe assembly and equipment installation. The aircraft will also receive two General Electric F414-GE-400K turbojet engines - these products arrived at the warehouse a few months ago and are ready for installation.


In general, the progress of recent months is conducive to optimism and allows us to believe that KAI will cope with the task and will complete the construction of the experienced KF-X on time. At the same time, it should be borne in mind that not so long ago the completion of construction was planned for the end of the year, and now it has been postponed for several months to the right. This may indicate the occurrence of certain problems in production - in addition to the total project complexity.

Features of the appearance


The goal of the promising project was initially to create a modern fighter of the "4+" generation, but later the requirements changed, and the KF-X was referred to the next 5th. At the same time, the updated tactical and technical requirements do not fully correspond to foreign views on the 5th generation of fighters, and therefore the KF-X has some characteristic features

Stealth technology was used in the development of the aircraft. Because of this, it has a characteristic appearance without right angles, a construction of special materials, curved air intake channels, etc. In addition, one cannot fail to note the significant external similarity between the KF-X and the American F-22.

At the same time, South Korean engineers were unable to use one of the main methods of reducing visibility - internal cargo compartments. The KF-X will carry its combat payload on pylons under the wing or in a semi-recessed position under the fuselage. Accordingly, the design of the aircraft will not be able to hide the ammunition from enemy radars. According to some reports, internal compartments will appear later, in a future modification of Block II.


The sections are connected and equipped with new units

The complex of onboard equipment includes a radar with AFAR developed by Hanwha Techwin with unnamed characteristics. The use of an infrared optical location station is also proposed. Smart plating with multiple antennas throughout the airframe is not envisioned. To increase the surveillance and targeting potential, the aircraft will be able to carry outboard containers with one or another equipment. This decision is not typical for new generation foreign fighters, since it negatively affects visibility and, accordingly, combat effectiveness.

Plans for the future


According to recently updated plans, construction of the first prototype KF-X fighter will continue until the first half of next year, with flights only beginning in 2022. Then flight tests and preparation of serial production will be carried out practically simultaneously.

The South Korean Air Force plans to sign the first contract for the assembly of serial KF-X version of Block I in 2024 - about two years before the completion of tests. Receiving serial equipment is expected in 2026. Thus, the development of aircraft in the army starts almost immediately after the completion of testing and development. In the future, it is planned to carry out modernization, and the aircraft of the Block II version will enter the series with a number of important differences from the basic version.


The KF-X fighter is intended to replace the outdated F-4E Phantom II and F-5E / F Tiger II aircraft, which are due to end in the foreseeable future. The Air Force plans to purchase 120 promising aircraft by 2032. This will allow timely modernization of tactical aviation with obtaining the desired quantitative and qualitative indicators.

Risks of novelty


South Korean aircraft manufacturers have some experience in the development of fighters, but creating a modern aircraft of the latest generation is an extremely difficult task even for world leaders. In the case of the KAI project, this complexity led to the fact that preliminary research took almost a decade and a half, and only after that the current stage of work began.

A direct consequence of the total of 5 generations are the characteristic features of the KF-X, which distinguish it from foreign vehicles of the same class. South Korea was unable to resolve a number of key issues, which is why some of the requirements for the 5th generation can only be met with subsequent modernization.

In the meantime, the main task of Korea Aerospace Industries is to complete the construction and launch the first prototype KF-X for testing. This aircraft has already reached the final assembly stage and will be ready next year. Of course, if new problems do not appear and the schedule does not have to be revised again. The same applies to the optimistic plans with the start of operation in 2026.
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  1. Grazdanin
    Grazdanin 7 September 2020 18: 07 New
    +7
    Actually the video itself. The comments are funny.
  2. FIR FIR
    FIR FIR 7 September 2020 18: 20 New
    +4
    One gets the impression that any aircraft re-developed after 1993 can be called the 5th generation. For me, there is only one plane in the world, which in its performance characteristics came close to the "five" - ​​F22. Everything else is the desired, which is presented as achieved. PAK FA - not finished yet. J20 is a solid 4.
    So here's another "five" looming, albeit with missiles under the wings ...
    1. Grazdanin
      Grazdanin 7 September 2020 18: 28 New
      17
      All these generations are conventions created by journalists and marketers. It has nothing to do with real life. All these 4 ++ or 5 - - complete crap. The aircraft is created for specific tasks, using available technologies. And not according to the principle, let's make a super-duper plane so that it will be recognized as an aircraft of the 5th generation at VO.
    2. Revival
      Revival 7 September 2020 19: 05 New
      +2
      I totally agree.
      Everybody, as soon as they do something, immediately 5e.
      And then, well, here it is not 5, and here it is not 5, and mulberries, well, almost 5.
      Bragging ...
    3. Viktor Sergeev
      Viktor Sergeev 8 September 2020 07: 54 New
      -5
      F22 does not meet the 5th generation of super maneuverability. There is no 5th generation, there are aircraft with separate elements, which someone refers to the so-called 5th generation.
    4. Hermit21
      Hermit21 8 September 2020 08: 05 New
      0
      Korean is more likely 4 ++. And yes, there are no clear generally accepted criteria for the fifth generation, this is more marketing and simplification for the layman. Except, perhaps, stealth and internal bays for weapons
  3. The leader of the Redskins
    The leader of the Redskins 7 September 2020 18: 56 New
    +9
    I will be brief - GOOD MEN.
    A century ago, they were just beginning to create their own industry.
    1. demiurg
      demiurg 7 September 2020 19: 40 New
      -1
      Uh-huh, under a dictatorship, the level of Pinochet with executions of those who disagree or think otherwise. As soon as they began to play democracy, the shipyards immediately became unprofitable, and all industrial production crept away to China.
      1. mvg
        mvg 9 September 2020 16: 14 New
        +2
        so immediately the shipyards became unprofitable

        Therefore, South Korea is one of the three countries with the largest launching tonnage. At the level of China and Japan. I doubt that "maid in China" is written on the Korean LV and Samsung. By the way, the Korean Navy is also being built in Korea and is not the weakest, but the destroyers of the King Sejun project are almost steeper than the Berkov.
    2. Viktor Sergeev
      Viktor Sergeev 8 September 2020 07: 55 New
      +2
      I wonder where products like Samsung, LG and other "Korean" products are now produced?
      1. Vadim237
        Vadim237 8 September 2020 13: 47 New
        0
        In the Kaluga region, TVs of these brands are produced.
        1. Viktor Sergeev
          Viktor Sergeev 8 September 2020 18: 45 New
          0
          Probably already released everywhere, except for the South Caucasus.
  4. demiurg
    demiurg 7 September 2020 19: 44 New
    +5
    Where is the logic, where is the justice? In the Russian Federation, show the layout, or the assembly process of something:
    Sips, kickbacks, cooperative lake, Jurassic, we all loved. We cannot build in thousands, in the west it already exists, everything is gone.
    South Korea, anyone shows the production process:
    Well done, strive further, you will succeed.
    It seems that Koreans, Americans, Englishmen are sitting on the site, they are practicing in the Russian language and in between times are happy for their industry.
    1. Rubi0
      Rubi0 7 September 2020 21: 51 New
      +4
      They also forgot about the fact that the ready-made pre-production and experimental operation, this is also all gone
    2. Mishanya 74
      Mishanya 74 7 September 2020 22: 08 New
      +2
      Look ... you are probably surrounded by a Samsung Smartphone, an LG TV, a Kia or Daewoo car ... It's all Korea ..

      That's all the logic ..
      1. English tarantas
        English tarantas 8 September 2020 10: 23 New
        0
        Honor's smartphone, Renault car (I think in the near future to take a Toyota or Mitsubishi purely for myself), I don't use a TV, but yes, I do it, but I use a laptop - asus. Korea, of course, yes, but not so much.
        1. Mishanya 74
          Mishanya 74 8 September 2020 10: 46 New
          0
          Well, again, not Russian, but Chinese ..
  5. Postum
    Postum 7 September 2020 20: 33 New
    +3
    It is worth congratulating them, this is a big leap, because only a hundred years ago they were a Japanese colony without resources and industry.
  6. Crabong
    Crabong 7 September 2020 20: 40 New
    +2
    Well done of course ... But they will finish for a long time. Will not be in time until 2026 in full operation - 100%.
  7. APASUS
    APASUS 7 September 2020 21: 12 New
    -4
    There is only one question:
    What the fuck is it to the Americans?
    In fact, with plans to buy 120 KF-X vehicles, this is a lost profit from the purchase of a batch of F-35s (despite a serious batch) And considering that Malaysia seems to be attached to the project there, this is another 20-30 vehicles.
    There are suspicions that not everything is so simple with this car.
    1. Grazdanin
      Grazdanin 7 September 2020 21: 22 New
      +4
      Quote: APASUS
      this is the lost profit from the purchase of a batch of F-35

      What does the F35 have to do with it? Completely different fighters. Korea recently doubled its F35 purchases.
      1. APASUS
        APASUS 7 September 2020 21: 25 New
        -1
        Quote: Grazdanin
        What does the F35 have to do with it? Completely different fighters. Korea recently doubled its F35 purchases.

        It's not the F-35. It's about the competition, why should the Americans have competitors? Look at how many weapons programs have been curtailed in countries under US pressure.
        1. Grazdanin
          Grazdanin 7 September 2020 21: 29 New
          +2
          Quote: APASUS
          how many weapons programs were curtailed in countries under US pressure.

          Which for example?
          1. APASUS
            APASUS 7 September 2020 21: 39 New
            -4
            Quote: Grazdanin
            Which for example?

            Google to help. I look forward to dialogue, and not as help in enriching your knowledge
            1. Grazdanin
              Grazdanin 7 September 2020 21: 41 New
              0
              They just don't exist. This is a local community notion.
              1. APASUS
                APASUS 8 September 2020 12: 44 New
                0
                Quote: Grazdanin
                They just don't exist. This is a local community notion.

                Learn the mat part dear, otherwise write like children
                1. Grazdanin
                  Grazdanin 8 September 2020 12: 50 New
                  0
                  Some common words. Give examples. About Lavi has already answered. There are sanctions against Russia, Iran, North Korea and others. The United States adequately interacts and competes with normal countries. Doesn't build any special accessories. And there were no sanctions against Russia until 2014.
                  1. APASUS
                    APASUS 8 September 2020 12: 52 New
                    -2
                    Quote: Grazdanin
                    Some common words.

                    do not tell me my dear, why does Europe not produce a 5th generation plane? And there were already 3 programs
                    1. Grazdanin
                      Grazdanin 8 September 2020 13: 01 New
                      +2
                      Expensive and unnecessary. There is no military threat against Europe, all armies are only being reduced. The current 5 have no quality superiority over 4+. The price of the F35A is lower than that of Raphael and Typhoon, the F35B simply has no analogues. The European 5ka would cost even more than 4ok. The reasons are purely economic and the absence of military threats.
                      1. APASUS
                        APASUS 8 September 2020 13: 05 New
                        -1
                        Quote: Grazdanin
                        Expensive and unnecessary.

                        Next generation aircraft development programs have never been cheap
                        Quote: Grazdanin
                        There is no military threat against Europe,

                        I don't even want to comment
                      2. Grazdanin
                        Grazdanin 8 September 2020 13: 12 New
                        -1
                        Quote: APASUS
                        I don't even want to comment

                        Please do not comment. But there are no threats, Russia has not been considered a military threat for a long time, all other threats are far away.
                        For Japan, the threat of China through the "puddle", South Korea is the same China and the DPRK, Turkey opposes Assad, Egypt (Saudis), Greece. Therefore, they create their own aircraft and weapons systems.
        2. Roman1970_1
          Roman1970_1 8 September 2020 00: 19 New
          -3
          Which for example?


          Israeli "lavi"
          1. Grazdanin
            Grazdanin 8 September 2020 00: 24 New
            +3
            Which was created with US money and US technologies? And then twice sold by Israel? And every year the US donates $ 3 billion in arms? Oh well
  8. English tarantas
    English tarantas 8 September 2020 10: 27 New
    0
    The Americans know that the Koreans will buy 35 from them. But the Koreans are replacing scrap metal, which means they will remain a strong player when they replace them, which means that the Americans will be able to concentrate their forces in other areas.
  • Al_lexx
    Al_lexx 7 September 2020 21: 26 New
    0
    In the photo, I see something like the American F-15, developed in the 21st century (like with an eye on a certain fashion in design). There can be no question of any fifth generation there. And the point is not only in the external suspension (which in itself is a complete mess), but also in the fact that the airframe is entirely aluminum, while modern fighters have a very high percentage of composite surfaces (50% and more). Well, no radar and sensors in the wings, skin, etc. You can not even mention this, because all aluminum. Unless they stuff it with electronics, unless of course they manage to lick the software, in which the Koreans are also not Copenhagen.
    If someone thought that I was scolding Koreans here, no. They are clearly moving at an accelerated pace that path, for many of which was more than 25 years. It's no joke if a significant part of the fleet of their fighters are American phantoms that are completely antediluvian in modern times and no less antediluvian tigers. For Koreans, this is a clear progress in targeted development and a serious call to Comrade Eun, who has serious problems with modern combat aircraft. At the same time, China has especially nothing to offer the DPRK, except for the already outdated J11, which is essentially a deteriorated copy of our Su-27. And moreover, Russia refuses to supply any military equipment and weapons to the DPRK, on ​​pain of even tougher sanctions and a fall in the world image.
    That is, as I see it, the KF-X is a kind of test of the pen in aerodynamics and on-board equipment, after which the further improvement of the concept will proceed at an even more accelerated pace. Koreans are good at work and are good at it.
    1. Grazdanin
      Grazdanin 7 September 2020 21: 41 New
      +2
      Quote: Al_lexx
      In the photo I see something like the American F-15, developed in the 21st century (like with an eye on some fashion in design)

      F / A-18E / F "Advanced Super Hornet" is the closest American counterpart.
      Quote: Al_lexx
      There can be no question of any fifth generation there.

      The developers do not call it, this is a stigma on the conscience of news authors

      Quote: Al_lexx
      , KF-X, this is a kind of test of the pen in aerodynamics and onboard equipment, after which the further improvement of the concept will proceed at an even more accelerated pace.

      So it is planned, there will be block 2. It is better to have a finished product than to improve it to the ideal.
      1. The eye of the crying
        The eye of the crying 7 September 2020 23: 14 New
        0
        Quote: Grazdanin
        F / A-18E / F "Advanced Super Hornet" is the closest American counterpart.


        What is similar in it, besides the engine?
        1. Grazdanin
          Grazdanin 7 September 2020 23: 22 New
          +2
          Concept. Increased stealth characteristics, but external sling weapons. The engines are the same, respectively, the weight, overall and flight characteristics will be approximately the same.
          1. The eye of the crying
            The eye of the crying 7 September 2020 23: 36 New
            -3
            Quote: Grazdanin

            Quote: Eye of the Crying

            What is similar in it, besides the engine?

            Concept.


            Perhaps a concept. It's funny that you are not embarrassed by the fact that one plane is deck-based and the other is land.

            Quote: Grazdanin
            The engines are the same, respectively, the weight, overall and flight characteristics will be approximately the same.


            The published specifications are not roughly the same. There is no reason to assume the flight characteristics are approximately the same.
            1. Grazdanin
              Grazdanin 8 September 2020 00: 12 New
              +1
              Quote: Eye of the Crying
              It's funny that you are not embarrassed by the fact that one plane is deck-mounted and the other is land.

              Well? The main difference is the equipment for takeoff / landing on the deck. Super Hornets serve excellently on land. Have you heard a lot about the aircraft carriers of Australia and Kuwait? Hornets serve well in these and other "land" countries.
              Quote: Eye of the Crying
              The published characteristics are about completely different.

              How is it? KF-X / 18 Wing area 46,5 / 46,45; empty weight 11,8 / 13,4 (remove deck equipment to 12 t will come out), maximum speed 1,8M / 1,8M, etc.
              1. The eye of the crying
                The eye of the crying 8 September 2020 00: 21 New
                -2
                Quote: Grazdanin
                Super Hornets serve excellently on land.


                I knew you would say it. Because you need to give the opposite examples - when land vehicles serve on ships. Because it is already clear that an aircraft based on a ship can be based on the ground.

                Quote: Grazdanin
                empty weight 11,8 / 13,4


                Where do the numbers come from? Wikipedia gives 11.8 / 14.5 for empty (and 17.1 / 21.3 for takeoff weight).

                Quote: Grazdanin
                (remove deck equipment to 12 t will come out)


                And with the KF-X you don't need to shoot anything, that's the difference. Except for radar, weapons and avionics, of course.
                1. Grazdanin
                  Grazdanin 8 September 2020 00: 40 New
                  +1
                  Quote: Eye of the Crying
                  Because you need to give the opposite examples - when land vehicles serve on ships.

                  MiG-29K, Su-33, Hornet are examples (there are even more of them earlier). The F / A-18 is an upgrade to the YF-17 (a sequel to the F5) that lost the competition at the F16.
                  Quote: Eye of the Crying
                  Where do the numbers come from? Wikipedia gives

                  Russian Wikipedia? It's messy. Here is the correct info (After the tests, the data will change) https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/KAI_KF-X compare with the single Super Hornet.
                  Quote: Eye of the Crying
                  KF-X no need to shoot

                  I say analog, not copy.
                  1. The eye of the crying
                    The eye of the crying 8 September 2020 00: 59 New
                    -2
                    Quote: Grazdanin
                    MiG-29K, Su-33


                    That is, land aircraft could not be based on ships. For ships, you have to make special models.

                    Quote: Grazdanin
                    F / A-18 is an upgrade of the YF-17


                    This is a separate plane.

                    Quote: Grazdanin
                    Russian Wikipedia?


                    English speaking.

                    Quote: Grazdanin
                    compare with the one-seater Super Hornet.


                    Wikipedia does not make a difference between modifications E and F. You do not give links, and the minimum weight of an empty F / A-18E, which I found in the sources that Wikipedia refers to, is 13.88t. It's still a little more than 2m (17%). And how fair the comparison is with the older single-seater variant is an open question (the KF-X has a crew of 1 or 2 people).

                    Quote: Grazdanin
                    I say analog, not copy.


                    You say "similar concept". These aircraft are definitely not analogues - only one of them is deck-mounted.
    2. Hwostatij
      Hwostatij 7 September 2020 22: 29 New
      +2
      And moreover, Russia refuses to supply any military equipment and weapons to the DPRK, under fear of even tougher sanctions and a fall in the global image.

      Or maybe North. Korea simply has nothing to pay with - that's why ours don't supply anything?
      1. Al_lexx
        Al_lexx 8 September 2020 00: 29 New
        -2
        Quote: Hwostatij
        Or maybe North. Korea simply has nothing to pay with - that's why ours don't supply anything?

        There is always something to pay with. Kim Jong Il, shortly before his death, came to Russia, just to buy weapons. First of all, air defense and aviation. They have more than enough guns and tanks, they will crush the southerners in mass if they want. So ... if there was nothing to pay with, I would not come. Moreover, for him, the very fact of leaving his country is already a historical event. For this trip, the Koreans even built special armored cars ...
  • Pavel57
    Pavel57 7 September 2020 22: 38 New
    +2
    I would say that I grew out of the F-15.
    1. Al_lexx
      Al_lexx 8 September 2020 00: 47 New
      +1
      Quote: Pavel57
      I would say that I grew out of the F-15.

      The same feberge, side view. ))
      I did not mean just a partial copy of the F-15, but a certain concept / ideology, in terms of proportions, weight, purpose, main characteristics. You can certainly try to compare with ours, but the MiG is clearly easier, and Drying is still not for dwarf countries, like Korea (excess combat radius, without PTB). Europeans have very different designs in many ways. China is a separate song about the country of talented copyists and arrangers of other people's songs.
      The main difference from the F-15, and it is fundamental, for the Korean is that the "Eagle" is built quite the old fashioned way (separate fuselage, separate wings, etc.), while the Kaefex still has an integral layout. And the fact that his face was made faceted and the air intakes were mowed, then it's all like trifles and rather attempts to get close to the real fifth generation, and just see how it flies. There is no other practical sense in its contours, despite the fact that it is all metal and with an external suspension.
      1. Grazdanin
        Grazdanin 8 September 2020 00: 52 New
        +1
        Quote: Al_lexx
        You can certainly try to compare with ours, but the MiG is clearly easier,

        Direct analogue of the F / A-18E / F "Advanced Super Hornet". Similar concepts, similar engines, similar weight and dimensions.
        1. Al_lexx
          Al_lexx 8 September 2020 00: 54 New
          -3
          Quote: Grazdanin
          Direct analogue of the F / A-18E / F "Advanced Super Hornet". Similar concepts, similar engines, similar weight and dimensions.

          Sorry. Your record is stuck. Change, plz.
          1. Grazdanin
            Grazdanin 8 September 2020 00: 57 New
            +1
            Sori, I just can't get past stupidity.
            1. Al_lexx
              Al_lexx 8 September 2020 09: 14 New
              0
              Quote: Grazdanin
              Sori, I just can't get past stupidity.

              I'm good to you too, Captain Obvious. ))
      2. The eye of the crying
        The eye of the crying 8 September 2020 01: 07 New
        +2
        Quote: Al_lexx
        MiG is distinctly lighter


        The MiG-35 is distinctly heavier. The MiG-29 is lighter, but not much.
      3. The eye of the crying
        The eye of the crying 8 September 2020 01: 54 New
        0
        Quote: Al_lexx
        There is no other practical sense in its contours, despite the fact that it is all metal and with an external suspension.


        They plan to make compartments for the internal placement of weapons.
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        2. Al_lexx
          Al_lexx 8 September 2020 09: 14 New
          0
          Quote: Eye of the Crying
          They plan to make compartments for the internal placement of weapons.

          It will be a completely different car. Just rip open the belly and make the inner compartment impossible. Too many changes need to be made to the design, starting with the power elements and ending with drives, the weapons themselves, their control systems, etc. Although .. outwardly, it is possible that it will be similar in some way. ))
          1. The eye of the crying
            The eye of the crying 8 September 2020 10: 08 New
            0
            Quote: Al_lexx
            It will be a completely different car. Just rip open the belly and make the inner compartment impossible.


            Simple or not, they are going to make this machine internal bays. They probably even planned it from the very beginning.
            1. Al_lexx
              Al_lexx 9 September 2020 12: 04 New
              0
              Quote: Eye of the Crying
              They probably even planned it from the very beginning.

              What is your education?
              I have MAI ..
              1. The eye of the crying
                The eye of the crying 9 September 2020 12: 15 New
                0
                Quote: Al_lexx
                What is your education?


                Why did you decide to compete with me? I think the KF-X developers have a specialized education. Have you developed many fighters yourself?

                Quote: Al_lexx
                I have MAI ..


                MAI provides many specialties. Including, God forgive me, management, innovation and nanotechnology.
                1. Al_lexx
                  Al_lexx 9 September 2020 12: 43 New
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                  Quote: Eye of the Crying
                  Have you developed many fighters yourself?

                  And you? ))
                  Speak your tongue, don't dig trenches ..;)
                  You have not answered my question.
                  What kind of education do you have, dear?
                  1. The eye of the crying
                    The eye of the crying 9 September 2020 12: 49 New
                    -2
                    Quote: Al_lexx

                    Quote: Eye of the Crying

                    Have you developed many fighters yourself?

                    And you? ))


                    Me neither. But I do not express my opinion, but convey the opinion of experts.

                    Quote: Al_lexx
                    You have not answered my question.
                    What kind of education do you have, dear?


                    And you haven't answered this question either. MAI is an educational institution, not an education. It is strange that an alleged MAI graduate confuses such things.
                    1. Al_lexx
                      Al_lexx 9 September 2020 13: 51 New
                      0
                      Stupid copy-paste detected.))
  • Farid Alekperov
    Farid Alekperov 7 September 2020 22: 46 New
    -1
    The Turks will most likely receive this fighter as a prototype)
    1. Grazdanin
      Grazdanin 7 September 2020 23: 00 New
      0
      Thoughts about their cooperation appear. They even have similar names KF-X, TF-X. Korea, Turkey and Japan started making very similar planes at about the same time.
      1. Farid Alekperov
        Farid Alekperov 8 September 2020 09: 16 New
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        Yes, the Turks have very good relations with the Japanese and especially with the Koreans after the Korean War. Prior to this, the Turks bought training aircraft from the Koreans. Further, the Altai tank was built according to Korean drawings. So I won't be surprised if the fighters of both countries are very similar)
        1. Grazdanin
          Grazdanin 8 September 2020 09: 36 New
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          The plane in pair with the F35 is asking for it, then the United States shot itself in the leg without making a replacement for the F15 / 18 aircraft. The program to create an aircraft to replace the F / A-18E / F has just started.
          1. The eye of the crying
            The eye of the crying 8 September 2020 10: 44 New
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            Quote: Grazdanin
            The plane in pair to the F35 is asking for


            In the quality of what? The KF-X does not look like an air superiority aircraft.
  • Tank jacket
    Tank jacket 8 September 2020 11: 14 New
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    After the unification of the two Koreas, under the leadership of the north, Kim will like ...
  • Georgievic
    Georgievic 8 September 2020 11: 28 New
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    In fact, if Lockheed Martin considers the loot of which it loses, then Koreans will not see the General Electric F414-GE-400K!