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Russian Hunter-B Flying Wing UAV Breaks Cover

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posted on Aug, 11 2019 @ 06:56 PM
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a reply to: MrRCflying

Those German flying wings were way ahead of their time, and if I'm remembering correctly americas big steps into flying wing aircraft were done with German Air raff engineers post ww2.




posted on Aug, 11 2019 @ 06:57 PM
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originally posted by: Rhombus101
a reply to: MrRCflying

Those German flying wings were way ahead of their time, and if I'm remembering correctly americas big steps into flying wing aircraft were done with German Aircraft engineers post ww2.



posted on Aug, 11 2019 @ 07:07 PM
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a reply to: Rhombus101

A 30 second google would show Jack Northrop's designs for flying wings were per WW2.

The XB-35 contract was awarded prior to the US entering WW2:


On 22 November 1941, the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF, or AAF) signed the development contract for an XB-35; the contract included an option for a second aircraft, which was exercised on 2 January 1942. The first was to be delivered in November 1943, the second in April of the next year.


en.wikipedia.org...

No Germans needed. In fact, this was meant to kill Germans.


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posted on Aug, 11 2019 @ 07:13 PM
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a reply to: anzha

Jack was flying powered flights with his designs when the Horton brothers were glide testing their design.



posted on Aug, 11 2019 @ 07:13 PM
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a reply to: anzha

Ahh, I stand corrected then! I doubted it not long after posting lol, thank Im getting my wires crossed with the saturn 5 rocket.



posted on Aug, 11 2019 @ 07:16 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

The Germans Horton HO was really ahead of its time tho, watched a documentary that simulated its radar cross section and found it would have been right on top of English Air strips by the time our radar would have picked it up.
Anyways back to Russias wing.



posted on Aug, 11 2019 @ 07:27 PM
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a reply to: Rhombus101

It had some very interesting features. The RCS testing revealed some surprising results. That period of history is very interesting, and a lot more complex than it's usually portrayed.



posted on Aug, 11 2019 @ 09:19 PM
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a reply to: RadioRobert

At darn near the size of an F-16, how can it *not* have legs? (garbage Russian engines aside)



posted on Aug, 12 2019 @ 02:41 AM
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originally posted by: Rhombus101
a reply to: Zaphod58

The Germans Horton HO was really ahead of its time tho, watched a documentary that simulated its radar cross section and found it would have been right on top of English Air strips by the time our radar would have picked it up.
Anyways back to Russias wing.


I dont go in for this ahead of their time in relation to flying wings, the designs of the flying wing were about efficiency and payload and the reduced RCS was a lucky byproduct that was probably not even known about at the time.

The reality is the B2 design from the ground up was about RCS reduction, the Horton from the ground up was about efficiency and payload and the similarity between the two is that they are both flying wings.

Also, as there was no FLIR or Heat Seeking Missiles, the engines above the wings would have nothing to do with masking heat signature.
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posted on Aug, 16 2019 @ 03:34 PM
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posted on Aug, 16 2019 @ 09:32 PM
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a reply to: anzha

Surprised Putin didn't incorporate anything nuclear into it.




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