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Hi,

http://agent44.com/blog2/?p=30
 

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yeah, sexy looking...but putting a vertical tail like that on a stealthy aircraft is "like trying to hide an elephant in a strawberry field by painting its toenails red"! ;D
 
Nice one Hesham. I always enjoy your contributions, especially the unusual configurations. Don't listener to the killjoys.

Quiet a few supposed stealth proposals have had vertical stabilisers, DASA Mako for one (I know it was only a trainer), shouldn't be a problem if the fin is radar transparent.

While we're on the subject, how can a stealth radome be 'stealthy' yet be transparent to it's own radar? And what effect does high speed frictional heating have on that transparency?

Cheers, Woody
 

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Does the radar not have a wide range of transmission and reception frequencies? and does the radome not have to be transparent to all of these?

If this is beyond the scope of this thread can you (or anyone else) direct me to where I might find the answer? Also to where can I find information on temperature verses radar transparency.

Appreciated, Woody
 
source: http://gripennewsthread.blogspot.ru/2011_07_01_archive.html
 

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http://patentscope.wipo.int/search/docservicepdf_pct/id00000000055887.pdf?download
 
AeroFranz said:
yeah, sexy looking...but putting a vertical tail like that on a stealthy aircraft is "like trying to hide an elephant in a strawberry field by painting its toenails red"! ;D

I could not agree more !
 

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