posted on May, 27 2009 @ 03:39 AM
reply to post by C0bzz
The tail-end of your second aircraft is bugging me.... The B-1's stabs are placed a little higher on the vertical stab than the picture.... It
doesn't fit the S-3's profile.... and it just screams "airliner" at me with that high-gloss finish that military aircraft avoid like the plague
(though it could be a show-bird of some sort).
The tail has a reasonably close match to the RB-66.... but I don't think any of those are still being flown - anywhere.
It's a closer match to the B-47, with a longer and sleeker tail section - though I don't know of any of those being flown in restored/historical
Otherwise - that tail configuration doesn't seem to appear on many subsonic aircraft. It is present on the F-104 and many other supersonic
On that note - I was just doing some research into supersonic wing/control surface design and ran across a gem of an article - will follow up on it in
another thread that it pertains to.