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Postwar Aircraft Projects / Re: Nuclear Powered Aircraft Projects
« Last post by blackkite on Yesterday at 04:54:47 pm »
Of course I always did. ;)
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Aerospace / Re: Northrop Grumman B-21 Long Range Strike Bomber
« Last post by Flyaway on Yesterday at 04:35:52 pm »
Maybe people like yourself who seem keen to cover up everything including the costs are probably the same people that thought programs like the F-35 should have a blank cheque with taxpayers money.

But you know what happens when the public gets too much development information?  You wind up with people freaking out over routine development issues and declaring the program to be a "miserable failure" because a crack was discovered on the fatigue test article or a bug was found in the software.

This.  Monday-morning quarterbacking by hoards of imbeciles, and then the politicians freak out / try to make a name on killing the program.

But do you trust the modern politician to effectively oversee the costs of such a program whatever arrangements the Air Force makes?

I believe I just indicated the opposite.  If a politician has nothing to gain (because if a thing is classified he can't roll out his soapbox and feign outrage in the name of votes) then possibly.  Make it public then no way.

I was including the politicians read into the program?
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Aerospace / Re: Clean Sky2 LifeRCraft Demonstrator
« Last post by muttbutt on Yesterday at 03:57:53 pm »
This is not R&D. This is biased subsidies.  I wonder if any OEM aside of Airbus have had a chance to submit anything different.
Cleansky is open to anyone.....like all Horizon projects you submit your application.
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Early Aircraft Projects / Re: Various Blohm und Voss projects
« Last post by robunos on Yesterday at 03:41:30 pm »
Funky floats, too . . .   ;D

cheers,
           Robin.
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Aerospace / Re: Northrop Grumman B-21 Long Range Strike Bomber
« Last post by sferrin on Yesterday at 03:36:35 pm »
Maybe people like yourself who seem keen to cover up everything including the costs are probably the same people that thought programs like the F-35 should have a blank cheque with taxpayers money.

But you know what happens when the public gets too much development information?  You wind up with people freaking out over routine development issues and declaring the program to be a "miserable failure" because a crack was discovered on the fatigue test article or a bug was found in the software.

This.  Monday-morning quarterbacking by hoards of imbeciles, and then the politicians freak out / try to make a name on killing the program.

But do you trust the modern politician to effectively oversee the costs of such a program whatever arrangements the Air Force makes?

I believe I just indicated the opposite.  If a politician has nothing to gain (because if a thing is classified he can't roll out his soapbox and feign outrage in the name of votes) then possibly.  Make it public then no way. 
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Missile Projects / Re: AEG glide bomb
« Last post by newsdeskdan on Yesterday at 03:19:10 pm »
Do you have more details?

The report runs to nine pages including two drawings and three photos, of which this is one. I'm sure I'll do something with it eventually. :)
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Early Aircraft Projects / Re: Various Arado projects
« Last post by newsdeskdan on Yesterday at 03:12:47 pm »
I don't want to post up everything but here's a taster. You'll notice the unusual prone observer position...
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Early Aircraft Projects / Re: Various Blohm und Voss projects
« Last post by newsdeskdan on Yesterday at 03:08:49 pm »
Noteworthy are the inverted gullwing and the slender booms. The engine nacelle turret remained more or less on the same site. Excellent find and thanks for sharing.

I kinda thought the production version nacelle turret was much further back and without the little windscreen? Looking at it more closely, the nose turret is much further forward, the cockpit glazing is different, the rear fuselage is a completely different shape and so are the fins on the ends of those slender booms. Actually, it's almost a completely different design.
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Missile Projects / Re: AEG glide bomb
« Last post by Wurger on Yesterday at 02:57:12 pm »
Do you have more details?
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Early Aircraft Projects / Re: Various Blohm und Voss projects
« Last post by Wurger on Yesterday at 02:51:13 pm »
Noteworthy are the inverted gullwing and the slender booms. The engine nacelle turret remained more or less on the same site. Excellent find and thanks for sharing.
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