I disagree with the next project that Eagle Dynamics plans - Another Black Shark ??!?
With the issuance of the A-10C, the path for the next plane is more open.
There have been indications that it will be a fixed wing fighter as per this speculation thread.
Eagle Dynamics does have some items on their plate before fully focusing on the next aircraft.
- A-10C Bug-fixes
- Patch integrating A-10C with Black Shark
- Nevada Terrain
What will be the next?
From the basis of their habits, we are going to be looking at an older aircraft with the majority of its systems de-classified. It should also be in use by possible real-life, military clients. Snagging a contract would set them up for longer term survival - not based on solely on the flight sim market. If they get one of those contracts, that will be the next sim we get, no matter what we want.
The F14, while a favourite, is out of service in the U.S. and has just a few remnants in other nations.
The FA-18 and the F-16 has had many export versions. It would be my guess that it be those two but both are long in the tooth.
I do not know much about the European fighters. How would they stack up?
Care to get the unfounded speculation started?