lordarpad From Ireland, joined Jul 2008, 16 posts, RR: 0 Posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4991 times:
I have been thinking about this bird a lot recently, since it is such a nice cheap fighter/bomber. One question that has me puzzled is aerial refueling, which probably would be easiest done USAF style with a boom? I can't really see a pull prop and a probe mix well ...
my second question is whether one could substitute the 12.7 mm guns with the 13.5 mm Russian
my far distant third question is a navalized STOBAR version with folding wings
Additionally, there's hardly space on the ST for a receptacle...where the boom wouldn't run afoul of the prop...so a refueling probe and a boom with an adapter might be needed anyway...thus bringing the whole setup back to your original quandary.
Incidentally, the Emb-314's qualities are reaffirmed.....