Aircraft design contest 2019 launched
In 2018 we asked you to design a fighter aircraft, your entries were brilliant. Now it’s 2019 and we have a new contest for you. Your concept will be judged by an expert panel on effectiveness, originality and aesthetics.
Submission deadline: August 30th 2019.
Submission should take the form of no more than 4 illustrations or diagrams (one is fine) and a small amount of text to explain the type.
Choose one of the following design briefs:
Design a fighter aircraft using only technology available in 1970. The aircraft must have a range of at least 400 nautical miles. It must have a minimum top speed over Mach 1.8. It should carry at least one cannon and four air-to-air missiles. The type should have a good dogfighting performance.
Design a fighter-bomber aircraft using only technology available in 2019. The aircraft must have a range of at least 400 nautical miles. It must have a minimum top speed over Mach 1.6. It should carry at least one cannon and four air-to-air missiles/and/or 7000kg of munitions.. The type should be relatively cheap to build, easy to maintain, and a short development period.
Design a supersonic civil passenger aircraft using only technology available in 2019. Minimum top speed 1000mph. Range 2500 miles. 100 passengers plus reasonable baggage. Extra points awarded for economy of operation and lower noise levels.
Design a close support aircraft using only technology available in 1985. Minimum top speed 400mph. Must capable of carrying at least 5000kg of munitions and carry internal gun. Must be low-cost, highly resistant to ground-fire and have minimal ground support requirements. STOL or rough-field capability a plus.
Design a fighter aircraft using only technology available in 1938. The aircraft must be a capable dogfighter. Armament is to be four cannon. Aircraft must have a top speed higher than 380mph, be easy to repair and maintain and offer a high level of battle damage resistance.
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How can I participate in this “Aircraft design contest”? Do I need to sent my picture by email?
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Hi there. How do I enter in the 2019 aircraft design contest without sending a twitter message? Because I don’t use twitter. There is some email address to submit the designs?
Hi Rui, I can let you know by email- what’s your email address?
Hi, I can’t use Twitter right now, can I email? My address is email@example.com. And can the illustrations be made from a sandbox digital editior?
I don’t use twitter, and I don’t want to post my email out in the open, can you share your email so I can send an email? I’m sorry if I’m being difficult
Sorry, I get lots of spam when I do that – have you a friend on Twitter?
Hi!i want to submit my design, but Twitter tells me that i cant send you a message. Any chance of using an alternative?Thanks a lot! By the way, great page!
You can only message me if I follow you – what’s your handle on Twitter?
Hi, is it the same email from last year?
I just followed you on twitter (@QEntangled). Can I get the submission details (just in case I can still cobble something together)? Thank you.