Fear the Bone!
F/A-45N Angel Shark VF-103 Jolly Rogers
The custom design of the Indonesian IFX-45R Advanced Aquila [link]
for United States Navy's Carrier Based Strike (Stealth) Fighter.
The aircraft's landing gear and arrested hook has been modified for use of frequent carrier landing and magnetic catapult launcher.
After gave up their F-14B Tomcats and F/A-18F Super Hornet, VF-103 began transition to the F/A-45N Angel Shark and transfer to Carrier Air Wing Seven.
Crew: 2 (pilot and recon/navigator officer)
Role: Multi-role Stealth Fighter
Length: 21.7 m
Wingspan: 15.9 m
Height: 7.15 m
Power-plant: 2× Revised Lambda Power LTF 5500V-3D afterburning with three dimensional thrust-vectored turbofans of 550 kN each.
Fuel capability: 10,500 kg
Maximum speed: Mach 5+
Supercruise speed: Mach 2.5
Service ceiling: Classified
Maximum g-load: 9+ g
Guns: Two GAU-22/A Equalizer 25 mm (0.984 in) 4-barreled gatling cannon, 520 rounds.
Hardpoints: 8 total: 6× under-wing, and 2× under-fuselage with a capacity of 17,750 lb (8,050 kg) external fuel and ordinances.
Internal Weapon Bay:
Equipped with internal rotary launcher with a wide variety of ordnance, including air to air missiles, air to surface missiles, air to ground missiles, bombs, and FAEs, or fuel air explosives.
Short to medium range of air to air missiles
Flares/infrared decoys dispenser pod.
Electronic countermeasures (ECM) pods.
LITENING III laser targeting integrated pods.
Tactical Airborne Reconnaissance Pod System (TARPS)
Up to 2 drop tanks for ferry flight or extended range/loitering time.
Euroradar CAPTOR-S AESA Radar.
Passive Infra-Red Airborne Tracking Equipment (PIRATE).
Lambda Electronic Division AN/AAQ-78 Distributed Aperture System (DAS) missile warning system.
Sentry Alliance AN/ASQ-539 (Sentinel) electronic warfare system.
EADS Multifunction Advanced Data Link (MADL) communication system.