They are arranged with equivalents being aligned vertically (F-22 = Su-49)
MSPaint, with Photoshop for scaling the real-world aircraft to the right size(7.5 pixels/Meter)
Experimental high-performance interceptor based on the mass production MiG-51. Extremely fast and heavily armed. Counts on considerable armament and survivability rather than maneuverability in close combat. Most famous for being the choice aircraft of ace pilot Colonel Meyran.
High altitude interceptor notable for very powerful low-bandwidth radar used to detect stealth aircraft. Very fast but vulnerable in close combat due to inferior maneuvering performance.
An aircraft based of an original PAK-FA study that forms the backbone of Neo-Soviet air power, which serves as a stealthy jack-of-all trades aircraft.
Latest generation Neo-Soviet fighter equipped with total immersion cockpit system and not conventional canopy. Meant to operate in conjunction with various unmanned fighters as forward relay point for control signals. Very dangerous in all areas.
Light fighter, licensed-built version of Chinese J-12 (J-10 derivative). Maneuverable and agile but lacks advanced electronic systems of other aircraft.
Modified Su-27s, rebuilt and upgraded to new standard for modern air combat with significantly improved systems. Marginally useful in front-line service and relegated to rear-line duty.
Navalized strike fighter version of Su-49 whose development was co-funded by the Chinese for their fixed-wing carrier program. Employs extensively researched swing-wing design and side-by-side seating for pilot and weapons officer.
F/AX-44 Mk. III
Experimental prototype light fighter/attack aircraft that utilizes advancements in composite armor and pilot interface systems. Used as front-line prototype in ANGELS 22 program and made famous by pilot Captain Lance Carver.
Public version of a black-world program aimed at producing a stealthy, high-speed successor to the SR-71. Capable of being used manned or unmanned for tactical or strategic reconnaissance. Armed version developed as YF-43, status unknown.
Upgraded F-22A lengthened to accept larger payload of modern air-to-air missiles and provide greater loiter time in supercruise. Updated systems and radar. Forms core of NATO air control force.
Cutting edge Air Control fighter meant to succeed heavily used F-22 force. Designed to be used as forward control for unmanned aircraft and is the first USAF fighter since the F-4 to have a second crewmember for the air-to-air mission. Exceedingly high in all areas, most notably ceiling and speed. Many capabilities are still classified at this time.
Upgraded “rugged” F-35B meant as a cheap fighter and attack aircraft for forward deployment using V/STOL ability. Adequate performance for most missions.
Heavily modified F-15 for rear-line air control missions. Upgraded systems give acceptable combat capability and enable STOL performance on smaller airfields.
The first newly designed swing-wing fighter in decades utilizes an electromagnetic sweep mechanism to reduce weight to acceptable levels. Shares most systems with F-22B but modified for a 2-crew member setup for use in Naval roles.
[Edit 4:] Updated MiG-51, and replaced Su-49 with aircraft modeled after real-world T-50 PAK FA.
[Edit 3:] Replaced plain background, gave aircraft shadows, added sidebar to indicate faction, replaced F/AX-44 and MiG-51S with updated versions. Also changed contrast of some aircraft and made some minor artistic changes with Photoshop, including the addition of darker outlines.
[Edit 2:] I added the Su-51K and the F/A-28, and changed the background to a gradient. I made the whole thing a .PSD instead of just a .PNG so I can modify it later, like adding codenames (like F-22 Raptor)
[Edit 1:] I added the F-15 and Su-37, which I meant to put onto this, but I didn't ever get around to finishing them. I also improved the F-35 and added national markings to more aircraft.
A montage comparing some of the airplanes that are going to be featured in our game. These aren't the actual sprites, but I get bored sometimes, and this is what I like to do.