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Stealth is a waste of cash

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posted on Nov, 18 2006 @ 01:58 PM
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America thought new tech was going to be the answer, but with every measure their is a counter-measure, and todays ct-measure is IR, it has been proven to detect stealth, thats why new manouvre aircraft with take 1st place such as the typhoon, rafael, Gripen and Su37




posted on Nov, 18 2006 @ 03:30 PM
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Firstly - ????

Secondly - IR detection has limited range



posted on Nov, 18 2006 @ 03:34 PM
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why did you make another thread with basically the same topic that will get disproved again



posted on Nov, 18 2006 @ 03:34 PM
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why did you make another thread with basically the same topic that will get disproved again



posted on Nov, 18 2006 @ 03:50 PM
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Seems like your trying to have a second bite of the cherry. I expect this thread will be closed. Why not go back to your original thread and discuss it there:

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posted on Nov, 18 2006 @ 04:01 PM
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Originally posted by ShadowKeeper
America thought new tech was going to be the answer, but with every measure their is a counter-measure, and todays ct-measure is IR, it has been proven to detect stealth,


Modern Stealth aircraft are design with IR in mind. Yes IR can detect stealth aircraft, so can radar. Low Observable or Stealth aircraft are Not invisible, abnd never were. The trick is they are only detectable at very close range, which means a Stealth can make it's attack and escape again before it gets close enough to be seen. Every American stealth since the F-117 has been design to conunter IR.

Yes IR can detect stealth, but at what range? If it's less then 8 miles a stealth armed with standoff weapons like JDAM or JSOW can still hit the target LONG BEFORE the IR becomes a threat!

Tim



posted on Nov, 18 2006 @ 04:06 PM
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You generally won't find a good quality image of a B-2's or F-117's rear hemisphere, but even in one like this it is quite possible to see that there are no classic round engine outlet nozzles. This is because the are flat, and the air mixes with the exhaust gases to cool them far more efficiently. Also, in the B-2, it is impossible to get a direct line of sight into the engine, where the hottest parts are, because of the way it was designed.
These measures reduce the IR signature many many times. Generally, IR detection doesn't work out past about 50 kilometres, even in great conditions. Water vapour severely degrades infrared seekers' performance, so clouds and fog and the like would play havoc, bringing the range down a kilometre in some cases.



posted on Nov, 18 2006 @ 04:14 PM
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Originally posted by stumason
Seems like your trying to have a second bite of the cherry. I expect this thread will be closed. Why not go back to your original thread and discuss it there:

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Since the other thread already has more replies and this one is an almost exact duplicate, I'm closing this one.

Please reply on this topic via the link provided by stumason (thanks :up




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