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Originally posted by Dima
the rotors are relatively thick on the RAH-66, does that reduce the RCS?
Originally posted by waynos
Murcielago covered what I was going to say except that I will point out that if the engine were to exhaust out of the bottom of the fuselage it would be a nice christmas present to SAM operators.
The color of a given surface changes in such a way it can match the terrain below it. Looking from above, the surface appears to match the terrain. Fly over forest, and the surface takes on a green like hue. A cloudy day, add clouds to match what sensors see underneath and the aircraft becomes a chameleon and disappears.
This may sound like Science Fiction, but then think of the LCD display of notebooks and it may not seem so far fetched all of a sudden. Recent breakthroughs in chemical polymer technology have made it possible to create polymer (plastic) color displays. In other words, mold the polymer in any shape you like and with the additional control electronics you can make it virtually invisible from any point of view.
This is not a new idea, in fact several military fiction writers have already come up with the idea, in one particular instance having the aircraft continually modifying top and bottom like a magician's mirror box making the aircraft totally invisible.
More technologies are currently under development and will be closely monitored to be found here. But likewise the F-117, we may not hear about that until the first smart-bomb coming out of nowhere has made a successful hit!
Originally posted by Seekerof
You have been here long enough to know that you need to cite your sources, StealthSpy. As such, please make an attempt in the future to credit the sources you use by posting a working link to them.
The future of Stealth
Originally posted by Stealth Spy
Currently some mods are doing more harm than good by restricting free discussion and incessantly irking members.