Killswitch

Variable Fuselage Geometry
Strike Fighter

Two Pan Spatial Killswitch advanced combat aircraft are flying in close formation. One is in extended-fuselage configuration; the other in closed-fuselage configuration.
Multiview diagram demonstrating Pan Spatial Killswitch variable geometry fuselage. On the left, Killswitch is seen in "closed" delta-wing configuration from above, the side, and below, with the upper jet intakes fully open, and the lower intakes closed and flush with the lower fuselage. Middle views show Killswitch in transition, as sizeable left and right aft fuselage sections shift rearward, downward, and slightly outward, bringing the rear two-thirds of the wings with them. The lower jet intakes are beginning to open, while the upper intakes close. On the right, Killswitch is shown in "open" canard-and-forward-swept-wing configuration, providing extreme maneuverability for close combat. The lower inlets are now fully open, with the upper inlets closed and flush against the upper fuselage.
A Pan Spatial Killswitch takes off from a carrier ski jump. Its engine nozzles are tilted partly downward to provide additional takeoff lift.

Jump into a Killswitch!

Pan Spatial Killswitch is available to fly in Modern Warships, the mobile and PC game from Artstorm and and Gaijin Entertainment.

Modern Warships promotional video for Pan Spatial Killswitch

Killswitch Features

  • Delta-wing planform for exceptional cruise range opens up to swept-wing with canards for extreme maneuverability in combat
  • Innovative “Shot-Locker” dense-pack launch tubes provide an imposing warload of up to 40 missles
  • Rotating-nose optics provide staggeringly wide engagement aspect for directed-energy weapon
  • V/STOL via vectored main engine exhaust and auxiliary lift fan
  • Kinetic Capacitor flywheel stores excess power for surge usage during combat and launch/landing
  • CATOBAR capable for larger payloads

Designer’s Notes

Portrait of Tom Alfaro in a small private aircraft. He is wearing aviator sunglasses and a flight comm headset.

Pan Spatial Designer
Tom Alfaro

First published in 2020, Killswitch is an exercise in extreme variable geometry integration, in a fictional concept design.

The lack of serious integration of low-observable geometry, sensors and communication equipment – compared to readily available examples of IRL aircraft – should be a dead giveaway of i’s place on the spectrum of science and fiction.

However, the final design and realistic details also demonstrate a dead-serious commitment to the exercise of system integration – which I think many people perceive as an intent to create a realistic aircraft.

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