posted on Jan, 23 2015 @ 01:19 PM
a reply to: DaMac
All fighters carry two small explosive charges in the external pylons. They're able to jettison individual pylons, or all of them. Besides the ability
to go back stealthy for a stealth aircraft, in the event of an emergency, they can jettison them to reduce weight and drag.
On a stealthy platform, once they're jettisoned they're back to a stealthy configuration.
edit on 1/23/2015 by Zaphod58 because: (no reason
edit on 1/23/2015 by Zaphod58 because: (no reason given)