- Jun 3, 2011
- Reaction score
The acoustics under the B-1B are -terrible- with high pressure vortices flows that curl up around the glove root and beat the skin with something like 170 decibels of constant thumping. Tore the AGM-86 to pieces. The AGM-129 was designed to handle the aeros environment but the drag on the jet became so bad that it could neither make range nor refuel at a safe height
The 1B would probably run out of fuel trying to dash supersonic with all that drag...
Still waiting for a source.