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Budget deal funds F-35, F-18, KC-46

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posted on May, 4 2017 @ 10:04 AM
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Is that where they could maybe modify Lockheeds entry as it looked like it could maybe have a speed advantage over the Northrup bird?




posted on May, 4 2017 @ 10:26 AM
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It MIGHT be capable of brief supersonic dashes, but they were both designed for subsonic speeds. If they were built for higher speeds they would have been way over the cost target.



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 10:56 AM
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Yeah I suppose extra speed costs more pennies it just looks a fast bird from the rendering. Maybe in the future they could improve on it for a speedy bomber that they might need.



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 02:50 PM
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Do you think the Northrop will do the same , brief dash speed too ?



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 03:08 PM
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a reply to: darksidius

No. Flying wings don't do fast well. They tend to try to tuck when they get near Mach 1.



posted on May, 4 2017 @ 03:23 PM
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But The Northrop 6th gen fighter concept is a flyng wing too, surely able to do supersonic speed , what is the difference, more swept wing on the fighter ? B-2 have a mach 0.95 speed, its realy near mach 1 too. Don't you think if pilots push the engine in full gas the mach 1 can't be possible ?


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posted on May, 4 2017 @ 03:54 PM
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No, it's a tailless design. The two are very different. No, they might get 0.99 but not mach 1, and even that would be on the edge of control.
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posted on May, 4 2017 @ 04:23 PM
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OK




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