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Originally posted by denseuno
correct me if im wrong but, i thought that "stealth" planes were made up from a radar absorbing/defracting material. not just painted with some expensive paint.
Originally posted by FredT
Alot of planes uses both for stealth effects. There are places on a plane that can be non stealthy so other material is used. F-117 require a LCS "butter" to be placed in reflective areas like joints etc. The Raptor's steath features are supposed to be much easier to maintain.
The Black was used in the early days! Today's stealth planes are not black, because black isn't the best color for blending in.
The B-2 is a dark blue-gray, not black!
The F-117 is now being repainted in grey!
The Black paint on the Blackbird spyplane isn't for camoflage, it's meant to radiate heat away for the aircraft.
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