Arbeitsgruppe für Luft- und Raumfahrt
Groupe de Développement de Projets Aérospatiaux
Aerospace Project Development Group

Fighter Performance & Mission Analysis

As an example, performance models were developed by ALR for 4th generation fighter aircraft. Extensive calculations were carried out and comparisons were made with the flight handbook of these models. Combining available data and own engineering analyses, a complete dataset was developed. The mission and flight performance computations were carried out with the ALR APP Aircraft Performance Program.

Content of an exemplary ALR report:

  • Database
  • Basic Data
  • External Stores
  • Aerodynamics
  • Installed Propulsion Performance
  • Sustained Performance, comparison with F/H
  • Mission Performance, comparison with F/H
  • GCA, Landing and Reserve according to F/H
  • Fuel Consumption, comparison with F/H
  • Acceleration, comparison with F/H
  • Sustained Flight Envelope
  • Turn Rate Performance (Energy Maneuverability Chart)
  • Mission Performance

Example energy-maneuverability comparison:

Fighter Performance & Mission Analysis