Is there a term for the general design used in most modern fighters?

2018-05-15 11:10:22

Is there a term that encompasses the overall design of modern fighters (e.g. F-15, F/A-18, F-14, Su-27, Su-30,33,35,37, Mig-29, J-11, etc.), with dual vertical stabilizers, leading edge extensions, dogtooth extensions, very similar nose and canopy shape/profile, air intakes, dual engines, and so on?

I know they each fit into one or more of the air superiority, strike fighter or interceptor categories, but I'm looking for a term (if it exists) which describes and/or encompasses this particular design style. Or is "modern air superiority / tactical / strike fighter" as close as I'm likely to find?

Some are also classed as lifting bodies!

I don't know of any formal classification of the various types either and there does not seem to be such.

  • Some are also classed as lifting bodies!

    I don't know of any formal classification of the various types either and there does not seem to be such.

    2018-05-15 11:43:20