ASF-6V Farukon Aerospace Fighter
- Government(s)/Organization(s): Japanese
- Type: Multi-Purpose Aerospace Fighter
- Size: Small
- Crew: 1
- Weapons Mounts:
- 2 Light Energy Mounts
- 2 Missile Pylons
- Default Weapons
- Basic Stealth Hull
- Flare/Chafe Launchers
- Vessel Connectivity
The ASF-6V Farukon was developed from the very classic F-16 Fighting Falcon design, which the Japanese had been using for decades as a trainer aircraft and testbed. The need to enter and exit an atmosphere limited it’s weapon loadout as it had limited internal space.
The ASF-6V Farukon was the first Aerospace Fighter design by the Japanese to reach production status. In fact it was the first aircraft to get the ASF label for ‘AeroSpace Fighter’. While it was very limited none of the first generation of Aerospace fighters were incredible compared to the current generation. The ASF-6V is still used as a trainer within the JSDF and offered to colonies and outposts as 2nd tier units.
The 6V is obviously not the first model of the Farukon, but is the first to offer the nose laser system. Earlier versions were functionally the same, but lacked any ‘cannon’ type weapons and relied on just a pair of missiles.