CLEARANCE: Top Secret
- Dec 6, 2007
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I've wondered about that. The only things I can think of (possible but not plausible) is that the landing gear actuators aren't flight qualified (could be the actuator itself or less likely, a drop test) or aren't yet in fact available for delivery. If the main gear is to be fixed on one version (also possible but not plausible), then that would be another reason: they're demonstrating the version configured for the first customer.F-14D said:What I also find curious is that the main gear on the Army model appears to be fixed, while on the USMC version it appears retractable. Also, the V-2380 has gone over 190 knots, at least, but AFAIK the gear hasn't been retracted yet. Is that any indication of something?
And why did Bell initially blur an area on the wing tip?