- Dec 27, 2005
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Found in an AIAA paper on advanced engine technology from 1981.... looks like faceting to me?
overscan said:I wonder if that sketch inspired Italeri's MiG-37 Ferret-E?
AeroFranz said:Isn't the Long EZ made out of fiberglass and foam core (at least the original ones)? you should be able to see right through it with radar and get reflections off the internal reflective components (me thinks). Furthermore, I think the prop and other non-aligned parts of the airframe would swamp whatever benefit you could get with faceting just the nose.
So what's with the curious shape of the nose? was it something related to the purpose of the testbed? ???
firepilot said:There was a book, I believe called "Stealth" that had a blue cover on it that was published in the 86ish timeframe I believe. While the other books had mainly stuck to the curved surfaces idea, this one had stated that it believed the (F-117A) was faceted, and not curved.
famvburg said:ISTR hearing about a book by a Soviet designer, maybe from the '60s, regarding stealth and I think it discussed faceting. also, not that I have ever heard it referred to faceted surfaces, but the fictional Firefox from the movie has a faceted nose section, and the movie was made in '81 and released in '82. I guess you could also say the fictional Blue Thunder helo from the movie used faceted surfaces and it was released in '83.