ASF-17 Hunchback Aerospace Fighter
- Government(s)/Organization(s): Japanese
- Type: Stealth Aerospace Fighter
- Size: Small
- Crew: 1
- Weapons Mounts:
- 2 Light Cannon Mounts
- 4 Heavy Pylons
- Default Weapons
- Advanced Stealth Hull
- Flare/Chafe Launchers
- Vessel Connectivity
The ASF-17 is a side project of the HF-7 Sylph Aerospace Fighter and has a somewhat similar radical design. It uses a single inline engine in a pod style mounted under a sweeping hull with broad straight primary wings and a set of smaller and longer secondary wings. It also has engine exhausts in the secondary wings which give it SVTOL ability.
The ASF-17’s weapons are fairly simple with a pair of Light Cannon Mounts to either side of the cockpit using Sanda CIWS Railguns. Then it has 4 Heavy Pylon Mounts which can take Type 142 ASMs, Type 160 Torpedoes, or Twin SM-9 ERAM Pylons.
The ASF-17 ‘Hunchback’ Aerospace Fighter was developed from the research to create the HF-7 Sylph, but was made somewhat smaller and more compact. It also had development begin before the ASF-14 Barukiri, but development delays caused it to be released afterwards. It deviates from all the other aerospace fighters in offering a heavy missile load more in line with a smaller Sylph. While it has only just finished it’s first production run it’s has some success.
The ASF-17 is much to new for variants.