I found a statement in this book that “images are projected onto a heads-up display or multifunction display”
Oh that’s awesome will be really cool for sim battles. Although even in RB I think it would be cool for us to see in night time better in 3rd person.
Added XF-2A suggestion
F-2A with some kind of guidance kit for the Mk.82. It doesn’t appear to be a JDAM such as the 38, 54, or other JDAM versions, but the bulk at the top makes it look like some kind of glide bomb similar to a JDAM-ER.
Perhaps a 500lb version of the XGCS-2 as documents mention that the XGCS-2 was a study into future glide bomb technology.
The bomb is too high to be on a TER rack and there is a white seethe surrounding the bomb which is similar to what is seen on other JDAM kits. As for the XGCS-2 yes its only a 2k lb bomb, but the programs purpose was as a launch point for future glide bomb projects so i wouod imagine this is an evolution of the program. A guidance kit rather than a specialized bomb like the XGCS-2.
Nice find but its not an F-2A nor a production line airframe; its the F-2B ADTW ‘63-8102’
XF-2B full modern loadout
XF-2B, this one has two seats and lacks ECM :P
Nice pic though
Unknown radar on a XF-2A that was an improved version of J/APG-2 and was also equipped on the X-2/planned gen 5 fighter studies.
That ASM-2 with IRST is also interesting i think one was tested right?
White ASM-2 modified and carrying IRST.
Credit to @tanuki10 for the throttle pics below which confirms the G limit override
According to this book it can override up to 12Gs
There is also another button for the “DY mode” which is part of its unique Fly by wire system
I really hope Gaijin doesn’t make us wait for the production F-2A as our first F-2.
Looking back on the old forums where Smin said the XF-2 “has not a lot of solid information”. Which is almost laughable considering they added the AJ and there was a lot of info on the old forums and here. Also, the AJ devblog only mentioning the F-2A makes me worry a bit.
I hope my worry is misplaced…
In either situation we’re waiting for ~13.0.
AESA radar strong, and it’s in the XF-2 as well.
Hopefully the ARH maturity gives us a better indication on where next gen technologies will show up in BRs.
The XF-2, to my knowledge, was initially planning to use the AN/APG-68 until the J/APG-1 was built. However, its iffy at best if the APG-68 was ever installed or just considered.
I don’t really see that as a huge issue though as Gaijin very frequently Frankensteins vehicles together and it seems the AESA is the biggest thing holding this back. I think I and many others would be fine with an XF-2 without the AESA if it meant getting it in game quicker. It could also easily be limited to 9Ls and 7Ms, making it essentially it a slower, more agile F-16C with 2 more missiles.
Obviously the APG-68 is better than what we have in game now, but it would still help get the XF-2 in game faster. Assuming Gaijin is even considering it which is also a bit questionable.
The J/APG-1 was tested on the C-1FTB in 1991, and I believe it was installed at the time of the XF-2 rollout in 1995.