The front cover concept of Star Eagle, The Knight Fighter.
My own original manga/comic project.
IFX-35L (Sentry) Cygnus, is a four-seat twin hybrid scram-jet-turbofan engine experimental military aircraft developed for the Indonesian Air Force. The aircraft has been developed by Sentry Alliance, collaborated with Airtech, Sukhoi, and EADS.
Primarily designed as a missile defense system to destroy tactical ballistic missiles (TBMs), while in boost phase, and anti-satellite interceptor. It's weapons system are multi-megawatt-class Tactical Laser System (TLS) mounted inside a modified IFX-35E (Strike) Cygnus.
There are three TLS on board the aircraft, two medium energy long range TLS on the centerline of the wings. And a single long range high energy TLS pod. All TLS types equipped with a swiveling irradiation lens to project beams in a 45° degree angle. When the high energy TLS deployed from center weapon bay, to maintain its physical integrity, it had a maximum strength of up to 7G.
The medium power wing integrated TLS pods has smaller firepower, perfect for hostile fighter aircraft, cruise missiles, and incoming artillery shell. While the high power TLS pod has larger firepower, designed to destroy enemy or rouge low-earth-orbit satellites, also engaging enemy tactical ballistic missiles (TBMs), and even Inter Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBMs).
To support such a huge amount of energy, the (Sentry) Cygnus carried dorsal "Hump" to accommodate auxiliary turbine generator. Called the "Laser Extender", which extends the weapon's payload, longer beam irradiation time and the ability to fire and reload at the same time.
The (Sentry) Cygnus also armed with a single machine gun and AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles from side weapon bays for close combat. Long range missiles stores opens behind the wings for additional long range offensive or interception operations.
General Spesification (IFX-35L):
Crew: Two (Pilot and Mission Specialist)
Powerplant: 2× Lambda Power LTF 3000V-3D afterburning with three dimensional thrust-vectored turbofans of 350 kN each. Combined with 4 x Argus II+ Revised Pulse Detonation/Scramjet engines.
Maximum speed: Mach 5+ (clean configuration), mach 2.5+ (fully loaded)
Service ceiling: >50,000 ft (15,000 m)
1 × General Dynamics GAU-22/A Equalizer 25 mm (0.984 in) 4-barreled gatling cannon, internally mounted with 180 rounds
Hardpoints: 6 total: 4× under-wing, 2× side weapon bays.
Equipped with internal Electric Rail Launcher for air to air missiles, similar to rail gun technology.
Internal Weapon Bay:
Equipped with single High Energy TLS and turbine electric generators .
AIM-54X Extended Range Phoenix
AGM-65 Maverick missiles
AGM-84 Harpoon missiles
AGM-84 SLAM-ER missiles
Brimstone missile / MBDA SPEAR
Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM)
Storm Shadow missile
Long range Burst (Cruise) Missiles
Joint Strike Missile (JSM)
Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM)
Current Residence: Bandung, Indonesia
Favourite genre of music: soundtrack, game, instrumental
Favourite style of art: Anime
Operating System: Windows XP
Favourite cartoon character: Danny Phantom, Jungle Book: Shonen Mowgli, Jungle Book: Adventures of Mowgli, Thunderbirds 2086.
Personal Quote: Patient...patient...patient...!