TR TF-X KAAN Fighter Jet

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The Korean aircraft KFX made its first taxi test on June 25th and the first flight on July 19th. It took 3 week for them to fly it. Would TFX walk the same path and make the first flight next month(the elections being the catalyst)?
 

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What do you guys think will change from prototype to final product design wise?
Incredibly hard to say. The design of the bird probably won't change that much. The cockpit will change just a tad, more sensors will be aboard. To sum up, the changes will mostly be internal.
 

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Incredibly hard to say. The design of the bird probably won't change that much. The cockpit will change just a tad, more sensors will be aboard. To sum up, the changes will mostly be internal.

People who expect very drastic changes to the design of the plane are gonna be very disappointed. The changes will be very subtle.
 

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Korean aircraft KFX made its first taxi test on June 25th and the first flight on July 19th. It took 3 week for them to fly it. Would TFX walk the same path and make the first flight next month(the elections being the catalyst)?
Why take the risk?

There has been already multiple revisions of the schedules.
Besides, KF-21's CDR were completed earlier.

In my opinion, Hurjet should make its flight first.
 

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What do you guys think will change from prototype to final product design wise?

As others have mentioned, it's hard to say. It's such a beautiful bird already, but here are a few things we'll definitely/probably see:
  • A low observable nozzle once we ditch the F110s.
  • Slimmer farings around the actuators for the horizontal tails (kinda chunky rn).
  • The tolerances of the leading edge flaps are a bit loose (see F22). This'll probably tighten up.
  • Canopy coated in radar reflecting material.
  • DIRCM, FSS
  • The lighting setup will probably change. Nav lights in wingtips instead of on them (or maybe those are Luneburg lenses—can't tell—haven't seen this baby lit up yet).
  • There is no attempt to mask the visibility of the nozzles from the side (like the Su-57). This might be from some understanding that modern IIR sensors (or maybe DIRCM) are so advanced as to make previous efforts pointless (F-22, F-35 [ish], J-20). Otherwise, it *is* a weakness, so there might be mitigations for the final product.
 

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This reinforced my belief in a pet theory that I have that everything looks better in video compared to pictures. I think I can happily die after I see this thing fly with an indigenous engine.
 
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