F-36 Kingsnake: Could it be the USAF’s Next Fighter?

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Meet the new, non-stealthy fighter that some say may replace the F-16. Artist unknown
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F-36 Kingsnake: U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. C.Q. Brown caused a stir recently when he announced the service was looking into buying a brand-new fighter jet to help replace the F-16 Viper. Such a jet doesn’t exist – yet – but thanks to new digital engineering techniques, it could actually enter service before 2030.

Now, the alternative aviation magazine Hush-Kit has brought experts together to design that potential F-16 replacement. The result: the F-36 Kingsnake lightweight fighter.

Hush-Kit huddled with aviation authorities Stephen Mcparlin and James Smith, who helped bring aircraft like the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and Eurofighter Typhoon to life. Read more

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Art: Andy Godfrey/Teasel Studio
Art: Andy Godfrey/Teasel Studio

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