Manufacturer: Boeing

Model: unknown

Name: Trihorn

Type: Jet interceptor


Status: Experimental

Country: United States of America

Service: U.S. Air Force

Designation: YF-39A


I sometimes do realistic collages... well... this is not one of them! Other than the visually interesting aspect of athree-bodied derivative of the F-18 Hornet, the operational value of such a configuration remain to be seen...

Hope some of you guys enjoy it, anyway!

Viewers' comments:
  • Is quite interesting... (AXU)
  • Should not this A/C be a F-54? 3x18? :-) (The Big Gimper)
  • Yes -- F-54 is a fitting designation. (finsrin)
  • Imagine the weapons payload this could carry. It's such an unusual and fantastic design. (ONI-Defense)
  • Wow... no more high alpha... maybe but an interesting design nonetheless. (EricJ562)
  • Love the TriHorn  :)  Who needs stealth when you've got six engines? (apophenia)
  • Blink Grin cheesy Very much enjoyed! Wonderful! Wub Wub Wub Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Bow Bow Bow [I did] a FP-38 Triple Lightning on the same principle. Thanks Stéphgazer! [link] (Tophe)
  • Wub as Tophe ! (tonton42)
  • Hehehe, that's AMAZING!  Thumbs Up And also modelable too. Perhaps the best use for a Hornet kit (writes he while ducking for cover.......  Grin) (PR19_Kit)
  • If you have an AWACS or some other slow and visible tar.... erm ... asset, you need to protect it. In a forum thread somewhere, it was mentioned that a stealthy enemy could get pretty close to an AWACS before it is spotted. Then you might want the ability to fire lots of missiles at that enemy. The Trihorn should work for that, depending on how many AMRAAMs or other pretty long range missiles you can hang on it. You probably don't need cockpits on all fuselages for that duty. Maybe you could even leave out a few landing gears, to save weight and make room for missiles. This bird is unlikely to fit on any aircraft carriers in the near future. (perttime)

My comments:

Thanks a lot perttime for trying to make some extraordinary sense of my ordinary madness!