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Originally posted by Zaphod58
Oh, it's what the US called the RB-57. It was a precursor to the U-2. That's a hard question, because there aren't many platforms out there that would be good at that mission. I would say the U-2 is the best out there right now for photo recon. If it was battlefield recon, I'd say make a photopod version of the Tornado like the RF-4 the US used, if they haven't already. For something like this....I'd go with the U-2. It's tempermental, vulnerable, hard to fly, but there's nothing that does the mission like it does anymore.
[edit on 30-6-2005 by Zaphod58]
Originally posted by Stealth Spy
Tu-22M3 Backfire long-range nuclear bombers. India has alredy placed a lease order for them.