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AMSA Program & B-1 Bomber projects

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Was it to fly with its wings as swept back as that? A smooth ride at low level, yes. But also crash prone surely?
 

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I think the model is wrong, maybe somebody destroyed the pivots...
 

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Nope, sweeping the wings all the way back to 90 degrees turning you to a lifting body was a 'thing' for a while. This model locates the pivots outboard to make it work.
 

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My dear Flateric sent it before,but a clearer view;

 

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PaulMM (Overscan) said:
Nope, sweeping the wings all the way back to 90 degrees turning you to a lifting body was a 'thing' for a while. This model locates the pivots outboard to make it work.
I particularly liked the scissor-wing, low-altitude, lifting body bomber.
 

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The USN could use a F-111 replacement for the deck. Retiring that maintainence heavy craft ;} is just a mistake. Bones could help w/ the Pacific range problem
. Current and near future Carrier based craft carry is conspicuiously low.
A long range, near recoiless. gun suspended from a Bone could surpress IADs from distance.
 
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