This is going to hurt
- Jan 31, 2008
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I wonder if the A-12 Avenger II had the same issue?overscan said:Dan discusses this whole design study in some length in his recent book. Interestingly, when RCS was tested the design did fairly well except it had an RCS spike pointing directly forward. This seemed counterintuitive to Dan, who had deliberately designed the wing sweep, intakes etc to avoid forward reflections. He mentioned it to Rockwell's Stealth expert, who said "Oh, they all have that. Nothing you can do about it". As he realised much later on, this spike was caused by the trailing edge - he needed to angle the trailing edges too.
The model flateric posted the picture of above is currently at the LAX Flight Path Museum, if anyone wants to go arrange a look
PaulMM (Overscan) said:Full Rockwell study report...