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The Bar / Re: Sea Magic Fast Craft Ltd.
« Last post by Triton on Today at 11:13:11 pm »
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Aerospace / Re: Chengdu J-20 news, pictures, analysis Part III
« Last post by Blitzo on Today at 11:03:29 pm »
Whether an aircraft is able to carry four or two EFTs or whatever I think should have no implication for what we estimate its internal fuel capacity is.
Ability to carry 4 fuel tanks requires additional complication of fuel system.
No one will do it without a proper reason. Even more so for a 5th generation fighter.

Simplest possible reason is a ferry range, of which they want really a lot(5500 was quoted by Xinhua).
Without these EFTs we just drop 8+t of fuel out of equation. Which basically is a full Raptor worth of fuel.

Yes, of course the engineering and testing to allow an aircraft to carry four or two EFTs needs time, and money and effort.

However, that merely means the Air Force would've believed that it would have been worthwhile for the aircraft to have that ability. It does not convey to us on what the aircraft's internal fuel capacity/range is, nor does it tell us what the aircraft's internal+EFT fuel capacity/fuel range is.


In other words, we know the Air Force definitely has fuel and range requirements, both with and without EFTs, but the fact that they decided to allow the aircraft to carry four EFTs doesn't tell us what those requirements are.
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The C-17 was RAND's go-to because it had the best-balance of O&S and payload and
you only need to carve off about 5% of the inventory to supplement the bombers.

A relatively larger percentage of the C-5 and C-130 fleet would be required but
still comparatively small (11% and 13%). 

Some recent analysis on CMCA is there as well.





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The Bar / Re: Sea Magic Fast Craft Ltd.
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