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flateric

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found in some presentation
 

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Very interesting ! :)

I didn't know the first, the third and the fifth

It was told about the second here : http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=162.0
I saw the fourth, probably in the weekly french magazine Air & Cosmos

Was the fifth designed before or after the second ?
 

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The fourth is a Dassault file shown on Air & Cosmos n°1764 from 29/09/2000. It's a study for the project AVE (Aeronef de validation experimentale = aircraft for experimental validation ?) UAV.

The project foresaw a mix operational flight with one Rafale to command any AVE-UAVs.
 

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AVE reduced scale model

(source: AW&ST October 2000)
 

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FACE concept from AWST February 2000

according to the test, FACE was a light fighter which could complement the Rafale and Typhoon by 2018
 

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Does anybody know why gull wings are surposed to be stealthy (as in Flateric's forth image and the Boeing Bird of Prey)?

Cheers, Woody

PS. Thanks for the pictures.
 

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Probably it (just one wing ;)) is used as some sort of compensation of the missing vertical tail surfaces and for the better directional stability.
 
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