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Steve Pace

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For your pleasures....
 

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Wonders you can do with a thick wing - fit a large crew for example!
 

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Nah... they can't get so many folks to sit a ludicrously expensive, specially-radar-absorbant-coated, all-composite wing the way they used to with good old polished steel!!!
 

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Or, intead of polished steel (too heavy), how about the polished aluminum it was actually made from.
 

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:eek: You're right! The words "polished steel" came together quite naturally, but I didn't really think about what I was writing there! Steel wouldn't be too clever for an aircraft, especially that big! Thanks for showing what a moron I can be at times (especially when I lack in sleeping time...)
 

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Well we still have B-52s!

But for how long??

http://www.minotdailynews.com/page/content.detail/id/517549.html?nav=5010


cheers,
Robin.
 

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Or, intead of polished steel (too heavy), how about the polished aluminum it was actually made from

what's wrong with polished steel?? ??? ???


cheers,
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Thin, very thin stainless steel honeycomb sandwich skin will work (look at the XB-70).
 

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