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Originally posted by TedHodgson
reply to post by ShortMemory
Yep, Your money
Originally posted by Did you see them
Imagine one of these being launched from the X-47B
Drones carrying drones
Originally posted by Pervius
It's fuel mileage and range must really suck. Can't refuel. Small weapons payload.
Does it offer much more a Cruise Missile couldn't do?
If they wanted something to loiter around in airspace a long time a prop version would have been better.
It's like the F-35 and how effective it will be for the Navy. Less range than a F-18, not really effective in a Pacific War. Just looks pretty.
Maximum speed: subsonic
Cruise speed: 0.45 mach (342 mph)
Range: 2,100+ NM (3,889+ km)
Service ceiling: 40,000 ft (12,190 m)
2 weapon bays (Provisions for 4,500 lb (2,000 kg) of ordnance)