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F-22... Bomber and it's possible abilities

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posted on Feb, 9 2006 @ 05:26 PM
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Originally posted by chinawhite
here is something


MARIETTA, Ga. - Lockheed Martin Corp. is working to further develop the F/A-22 Raptor's electronic attack (EA) capability, such as against improvised explosives devices (IEDs), and continues to envision a bomber version of the aircraft, executives told The DAILY and other reporters Nov. 28.

As for a stealthy bomber version, one executive said Lockheed Martin envisions a larger variant capable of delivering 100,000 pounds of ordnance. The variant would benefit from several existing attack-fighter innovations, including payload doors that open, launch ordnance and close all within 1.5 seconds, minimizing the aircraft's radar signature.


100,000 pounds?

Lockheed Martin Cites Bomber, Anti-IED Raptor



[edit on 2-12-2005 by chinawhite]


10,000 pounds is more likely unless its going to significantly larger, which means it would be essentially a new airframe, or they build some ridiculously long runways to support very high take-off speeds. Remember, if they want it to carry 100,000 lbs of ordinance, the wingloading and fuel requriements will go up accordingly.




posted on Feb, 10 2006 @ 03:54 AM
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maybe it'll incorperate the anti-grav tech people are always going on about?

or, it's a typo.



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