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posted on Jan, 23 2016 @ 09:16 AM
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I dunno but I'd make it a lighter colored grey, almost whitish grey. I bet she's pretty in real life and could almost be mistaken for a fighter.



I have a question. nobodies seen the Northrop entry. but they are flying the lockheed entry during the day? over heavily populated california? And putting lifelike depictions of her for the public to see all over their commercials. a top secret classified craft. why would they do that?

unless that bird there has already been around. could the lrs-b birds be a bigger mystery than we think?

also check out the muscle she's got with those big engines sitting on top. she's no sub sonic cruiser maybe toe the line with barely transonic kinda thing. look at the depictions of bypass ports just behind the intakes. could be just artistic licence but those sure look like the kind on supersonic cruisers. mirror, mirror on the wall is the b1 really baddest of them all?
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posted on Jan, 23 2016 @ 09:19 AM
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a reply to: BASSPLYR

You did see the pictures from Amarillo didn't you?

Neither is supersonic beyond maybe a mach 1 dash capability.
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posted on Jan, 23 2016 @ 09:31 AM
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exactly. and that lockheed lrs-b entry depicted above looks like it's supersonic.

Amarillo, in my opinion, is within the lrs-b "family". you know what impresses me about Amarillo. those birds were flying three deep. are the new lrs-b bombers, not other members of the family but the specific bombers, going to roll three deep? I'd figure they'd go in by themselves with a squadron of drones, support assets etc in which she could command. but a wolf pack of the bombers. that's pretty vicious.
something I would expect though from a light tactical bomber.



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posted on Jan, 23 2016 @ 09:35 AM
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No they're not. Two of the three were B-2s, the third WAS the LRS-B. The Boeing/LM aircraft is not supersonic. The requirement was not for a supersonic platform, and building one would have cost them the bid instantly.



posted on Jan, 23 2016 @ 09:37 AM
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originally posted by: BASSPLYR


also check out the muscle she's got with those big engines sitting on top. she's no sub sonic cruiser maybe toe the line with barely transonic kinda thing. look at the depictions of bypass ports just behind the intakes. could be just artistic licence but those sure look like the kind on supersonic cruisers.


They may have opted for larger intakes to take advantage of a higher bypass ratio with the ADVENT's, but yes I think a lot of the finer details on that "artist rendition" needs to be taken with a grain of salt. We are talking about artists here.
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posted on Jan, 23 2016 @ 09:39 AM
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Not to mention they're going to fudge a lot of fine details to keep things classified.



posted on Jan, 23 2016 @ 10:08 AM
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could also be a bait n switch. i often wonder if lockheeds shown depictions of other air craft saying they were something forthcoming to have them be something else entirely and the public eats it up. its a good way of disclosing two different things at once. call it one thing show a depiction of something else.

as for the artistic depictions. i agree with both of you, lots of license. Artistc license doesn't explain away everything though.



posted on Jan, 23 2016 @ 10:09 AM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: Sammamishman

Not to mention they're going to fudge a lot of fine details to keep things classified.


I can think of one instance where they fudged the details into a totally different craft.



posted on Jan, 23 2016 @ 10:31 AM
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Those intakes remind me of the thoroughly SUB-sonic intakes on the Polecat, or some of the Quartz concept models. To me, they're obviously optimized for low observability over supersonic flight, with their shape, the way they're mounted dorsally, etc.

I'd imagine the long (but blunt, notice the 45° angle) nose has a lot more to do with boom mitigation at transonic speeds than it does with shock cone placement at true supersonic speeds, the overall shape still says "stealth" to me a lot more than it says "speed".



posted on Jan, 23 2016 @ 10:54 AM
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I think the 45° nose is more an aspect of the stealth shaping. Boeing had it on their X-36, Bird of Pray and some of their 6th gen concepts. Lockheed also used it on their 6th gen concepts and to some extent on the F117, F-22 and F-35.
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posted on Jan, 23 2016 @ 02:42 PM
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I have realy a doubt with the rendering, LRS-B is highly classified are you sure they realy put the shape in the light since years on the web ? Northrop don't do that they just release a tease of a mystery craft Under a wrap and a mystery shadow. For the Amarillo sighting I disagree with the fact of two of them was B-2. Look at the Steve picture where we see the three craft together, the craft of the middle is triangle shape and the two other don't look of B-2, the last on the right of the picture was the craft taken in photo by the bottom with the star shape.



posted on Jan, 23 2016 @ 02:56 PM
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They're artist concepts. That doesn't mean they're necessarily exactly what it looks like. They were released before the development program started.

Two of the three aircraft over Amarillo were B-2s. They flew it with them so they could pass it off as a third B-2.



posted on Jan, 23 2016 @ 03:51 PM
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But again, most of those craft with those wide, 90° angled almost shovel-like noses like the one in the concept has were like the BOP/X-36, subsonic designs.

The only supersonic craft that I can think of with a truly stealthy spade-chined nose was the YF-23, and then it's nose was closer to a 60° angle, much sharper than the concept image's nose point is.



posted on Jan, 23 2016 @ 04:06 PM
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Except there wasn't a real supersonic requirement in the RFP. The best they'd get in for the price the Air Force wants is a short, barely over mach 1 dash capability.



posted on Jan, 23 2016 @ 04:21 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

I don't care I want my Mach 6 stealth bomber!!! JK but I would like to have a closer gander at the variable geometry on the Lockheed bird.



posted on Jan, 23 2016 @ 04:34 PM
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In fact Zaphod convince me an ultra stealth bomber with slightly above mach 1 top speed , with a mach 6 missile cand do the same, with that put on it a laser weapon for air-air defense and you have an ultimate aircraft. F-22 for escort and futur 6th gen fighter will bring usaf the first role in the world.



posted on Jan, 23 2016 @ 04:39 PM
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a reply to: darksidius

With this degree of stealth, sensor suites, EM equipment and a laser, this thing won't need escorts.



posted on Jan, 23 2016 @ 05:05 PM
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That's what I was saying,y point was that the the 90° nose all gives it away as a near-sonic/transonic craft at most, because it's nose looks too much like the X-36 or the bird of prey for it to be anything faster.



posted on Jan, 23 2016 @ 09:30 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: darksidius

They're artist concepts. That doesn't mean they're necessarily exactly what it looks like. They were released before the development program started.

Two of the three aircraft over Amarillo were B-2s. They flew it with them so they could pass it off as a third B-2.


Wouldn't it make more sense to fly it on its own then? Most people would still pass it off as a b-2 but having it fly next to two b2's is just having a comparison right next to it lol



posted on Jan, 23 2016 @ 10:50 PM
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There were other reasons as well.



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