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originally posted by: nelloh62
originally posted by: Discotech
a reply to: Zaphod58
Do you think it's because we've reached an apex in terms of aerodynamics and we can't deviate too much from standard designs until we figure out anti-grav/magnetic levitation ?
How do these beasts achieve yaw without a seemingly visible rudder/tail ?
I think it might be controlled by the engines. But exactly how they do that is still a military secret
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: Barnalby
They may end up going another route, but they're pretty limited with the amount of fuel you're talking about transferring. One reason the Navy gets away with a hose and drogue is they're moving small amounts of fuel. With even a C-130 you'd have to move do much a hose or similar system wouldn't be feasible.