His findings there lead to the development of the F-16 and F-15 that both had a large wing area. The larger wing area decreased wing loading thus making the 15/16 much more maneuverable at low speeds. However they have more trade as a trade-off.
Yeah but doesn't the F-4 have a large wing area?
Last edited by Karaahmetoglu; 05-29-2008 at 11:04 AM.
It's a damn fine aircraft. Comparing it with the other planes of its era makes it seem like it was way ahead of its time. Advanced avionics, huge load of varying state of the art weaponry, adaptability for different roles and future upgrades, and impressive performance. It set an example for all the future combat aircraft that are in service now.