posted on Apr, 19 2014 @ 02:41 PM
Nice story. But most of it is BS.
First, its a somewhat known urban myth that gets repeated in the pop-sci circles.
Second, The article is full of inaccuracies that do not make sense. For example, the wings werent "magnesium-tipped"; the whole aircrafts structure
was to be made from magnesium.
Third, the whole construction doesnt make sense for a "ram-aircraft". Most glaringly, putting the pilot in the very nose and also in the prone
position, which is notoriously difficult to bail out from. Also, the flying wing desing is inherently unstable and additionally would lose all control
much more easily than a conventional plane AFTER an impact (which has more control surfaces and arguably better horizontal stabilization). Also, a
flying wing is built for the advantages in weight and flight control. Both are probably not very interesting for a ram-aircraft.
Lastly, building a new, top of the line aircraft for the purpose of ramming is not efficient, even in military terms. In WW2, there were hundreds of
obsolete models around.
edit on 19/4/2014 by Lonestar24 because: derp