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originally posted by: mbkennel
originally posted by: aholic
a reply to: mbkennel
The F-111 didn't work out so well for the Navy. And they ended up with an arguably better airplane because of that misdirection.
Because they didn't actually design it well for navy. And then they made the F-4, which also turned out so good AF wanted some too.
The F-14 turned into a pretty nice strike platform in Gulf War 1. And the Iraqi pilots ran the # away from them even though they were willing to engage (and lose) to other aircraft.
originally posted by: MysterX
a reply to: stirling
OK...these stealth aircraft are radar stealthy right?
They have the effective radar return of a typical large bird, like an eagle or albatross etc..but they get warm..do they not?
How does a stealthy aircraft with radar camo paint and absorbing surface angles prevent being easily seen optically in the IR?
I don't think a stealth aircraft would look much like an eagle through a sophisticated electronically controlled IR optical system.
fires pulsating flashes of IR energy that confuse a missile’s guidance system.