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Aerospace / Re: Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor
« Last post by sferrin on Today at 07:39:54 pm »
But I would doubt there are "specific" rules just for F-22's.  All US fighter pilots would frown upon losing their ride for a bit of bump and tickle at 25k feet.

Oh, for sure. 
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Aerospace / Re: Boeing to unveil new mystery craft
« Last post by Sundog on Today at 07:37:18 pm »
It's not a Phantom Swift or anything STOVL. If it was it wouldn't need the navy landing gear, especially a nose gear designed for being catapulted.
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Aerospace / Re: Boeing to unveil new mystery craft
« Last post by LowObservable on Today at 04:44:23 pm »
The UFO thing is coincidental.
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Aerospace / Re: BAE MAGMA Stealth UAV
« Last post by LowObservable on Today at 04:43:23 pm »
Really, you should take the words in your profile to heart.

I don't think the average politician takes much interest in fluidic thrust vectoring. Shareholders? Doubt it. Journalists? A very few.

Getting ventilated in a technical discussion about such topics is a little excessive.
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Aerospace / Re: Boeing to unveil new mystery craft
« Last post by Mat Parry on Today at 04:40:32 pm »
...

... it would seem to me that the application of thrust vectoring might counter that argument?



Thrust vectoring sounds expensive.  Is it too expensive for this tanker role?



Yes I would think so, and with stealth removed from the requirements I really can't see why they would use such a planform.

I'm guessing Bob225 had it right downthread
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Aerospace / Re: BAE MAGMA Stealth UAV
« Last post by marauder2048 on Today at 04:26:22 pm »
So if that is indeed the case, do you think BAE have been developing it just for small UAVs?

They have stuck with it for over a decade now, so must be seeing some benefits surely?

Cynically, it's easier for grad students to implement and it can overawe non-technical audiences like
journalists, shareholders and politicians.
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Aerospace / Re: Boeing to unveil new mystery craft
« Last post by yasotay on Today at 04:23:14 pm »
Well..  The NYT lead article is on UFO's today.  Just saying.  Coincidence?
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Aerospace / Re: Boeing to unveil new mystery craft
« Last post by NeilChapman on Today at 04:21:28 pm »
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... it would seem to me that the application of thrust vectoring might counter that argument?



Thrust vectoring sounds expensive.  Is it too expensive for this tanker role?

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Aerospace / Re: Boeing to unveil new mystery craft
« Last post by NeilChapman on Today at 04:11:04 pm »
Too much sci fi?

Navy would reject it if it was offered.  Looks too "STOLey"




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Aerospace / Re: Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor
« Last post by NeilChapman on Today at 04:05:26 pm »
If you don't believe there are rules in place on how to handle aggressive Russians just because our pilots are not dumb, then whatever.

You're the one who can't seem to decide if F-22 pilots are stupid enough to allow a Frogfoot to ram them.

I'm guessing there are two rules...

1.  Always be ready to kill the other guy.
2.  Don't do stupid shit.

It's likely that "don't allow the other guy to ram your plane" falls under the 2nd rule.

An F-22 is likely to negate entire squadrons of enemy aircraft.  This fact is obviously not unknown to Raptor drivers.  But I would doubt there are "specific" rules just for F-22's.  All US fighter pilots would frown upon losing their ride for a bit of bump and tickle at 25k feet. 


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