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Originally posted by Murcielago
Yeah, I like it but It's for the Air Force not the navy so I wish they would of made it bigger. I mean it only hold 2000 lb. of explosives.
I don't kn w about that. Cost is a huge issue. as well as surviability. Which would you rather have 1 that could carry say 10000 lbs or 5 that can confuse and sturate enemy defences and if you hit one you still have 4 roaming aroound to hit thier targets.
Originally posted by WestPoint23
Yes FredT that is the idea by having them smaller they are almost impossible to detect on radar due to their shape and size but if you make them bigger they can stand up more so by having them hold
Originally posted by FredT
Actually Westpoint, according to Ben Rich, its not the size its the shape. Rich claims to have designed a Aircraft carrier that would have shown up on radar as the size of rowboat. Thats pretty dang small. The navy was not interested. The B-2 which is huge has a smaller RCS that the F-117.
Originally posted by mrmonsoon
Very cool pic. It looks like a mini B2 bomber. I am sure this is not by chance.
It'd be a awesome sight to see one flying at low-level over my or your house....hehe.
Originally posted by E_T
Here's very interesting table:
(Well, I really don't believe F-15 RCS being so big compared to BUFF)