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The CIS T60s

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posted on Dec, 29 2004 @ 03:29 AM
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Various sources indicate that Sukhoi, since the late 1980s, has had an advanced, supersonic intermediate range "Joint Continental Bomber" under development. Information that has surfaced to date indicates the aircraft is to replace the Tupolev Tu-22M during the first decade of the next century. It apparently incorporates low-observables technology and is powered by two state-of-the-art turbofan engines in an aft mounting above the fuselage.

The aircraft is quipped with canards, just ahead of a chined delta wing. Little else has surfaced concerning this aircraft. The status of the full-scale development is unknown. The design may be capable of supercruise at Mach 2, with engines possibly equipped with two-dimensional thrust vectoring nozzles to solve the problem of insufficient area of horizontal control surfaces at high speeds encountered during the T-4MS development effort. The aircraft was intended to replace the current fleet of Tu-22M supersonic bombers, although this project has probably been deferred.

Source: www.lowobservable.com...

Would love to see the russians finish a large project like this to give the russian aircarft industry a nice boost. And I think it would be very nice for the UK to re-obtain a heavy strike capacity.

As i do feel the the current MOD force mix reallys on to many sub based tomahawks and the Storm Shadow has really got the range or the speed for snap strikes.




posted on Dec, 29 2004 @ 03:40 AM
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So, basically a huge EF-Typhoon with inverted intakes and an internal bay?


Wait, lets somehow toss Sukhoi out of business!!!



posted on Dec, 29 2004 @ 05:17 AM
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Some good info on that page, I enjoyed looking down it. One thing I never realised was that the Typhoon RCS is about 1/5 that of an F-16. Thats pretty cool.



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