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posted on Jul, 2 2013 @ 11:53 AM
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No worries, I wouldn't wanna get you in trouble or anything just to satisfy my curiosity lol one other thing you mentioned was that the F-22 was testing faceted external tanks, I looked up on these and couldn't find anything at all, if they were flying out with these they'd have to be pretty careful with people getting pictures, but since I can't find any I'd say they have been anyways.

I was trying to find a patent from Lockheed on them and came across this one (not from Lockheed) you might be interested in reading; Air to air arming

I have no idea whether or not it would actually work but it's interesting nonetheless.




posted on Jul, 2 2013 @ 12:01 PM
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Originally posted by Stealthbomber
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No worries, I wouldn't wanna get you in trouble or anything just to satisfy my curiosity lol one other thing you mentioned was that the F-22 was testing faceted external tanks, I looked up on these and couldn't find anything at all, if they were flying out with these they'd have to be pretty careful with people getting pictures, but since I can't find any I'd say they have been anyways.

I was trying to find a patent from Lockheed on them and came across this one (not from Lockheed) you might be interested in reading; Air to air arming


I have no idea whether or not it would actually work but it's interesting nonetheless.




Yeah the F-22 was definitely testing faceted external tanks. There are pics out there but it's still classified. I can neither confirm nor deny if I may or may not have a picture of them



posted on Jul, 2 2013 @ 12:10 PM
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They've been researching air to air arming for years but never got the funding to create the boom armer and other technology they would need. But in today's day and age, while it would be kick ass to see, I don't see a need for it.



posted on Jul, 2 2013 @ 12:14 PM
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We'll that's good, ill have to do a bit more research and try and find a pic although I don't like my chances lol yeah I agree it would be cool to see. It was just something I came across looking through lockheeds patents and it lead me to that. Also found some other cool patents, I think ill make a thread about it tomorrow. I found one that shows a way to keep an aircraft stealthy in the rain



posted on Jul, 2 2013 @ 12:22 PM
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nice. looking forward to that.



posted on Jul, 4 2013 @ 01:11 PM
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Here's another video of the display. This one was shot with a FLIR Systems Star Saphire 380 HD camera. What amazes is me is how sharp and clear the IR shots are. I remember when they first started showing FLIR images (and seeing them for myself the first time), while you could tell what you were looking at, the images were a little fuzzy, and sometimes you had to really look to tell what it was. These shots are incredible, and were taken in broad daylight.




posted on Jul, 4 2013 @ 02:44 PM
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Some of the new EO/IR systems are pretty amazing.

There have been some .. interesting developments about our understanding of how quickly different wavelengths attenuate through the atmosphere.



posted on Jul, 4 2013 @ 02:49 PM
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Zaph,

Here is a very open ended question, that I think you or Boomer would be the most qualified to answer.

When do you expect to see a fundamental shift in aircraft design? I am referring to design changes that go beyond the incorporation of auxiliary technologies (e.g stealth, guidance, etc).



posted on Jul, 4 2013 @ 02:51 PM
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It's been in the works for several years now in the black world. There are a few designs that incorporate incremental shifts leading towards a big design shift. We're still a few years from seeing a completely radical design shift, but they're working that way.



posted on Jul, 4 2013 @ 02:57 PM
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And in your opinion will unmanned vehicles take more and more precedence in the future? Or will man always been an integral part of aviation?



posted on Jul, 4 2013 @ 02:59 PM
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We're going to see a lot of the mission taken over by unmanned aircraft, but some missions will always have a man involved. I don't think we'll ever see a completely unmanned air force. We might see a 99% unmanned one, but a few missions will always have pilots involved. At least for awhile yet.



posted on Jul, 26 2013 @ 01:03 PM
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Ah yes, the good old arbitrary assignment of generations to modern day fighter jets. So amusing.



posted on Jul, 26 2013 @ 02:09 PM
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Were already seeing it in X planes. Here' s a couple examples:

X-48BWB

X-53 Active Wing

The BWB will be a breakthrough in aircraft design if they get it working. And an Active Aeroelastic Wing is the future for sixth gen fighter aircraft. Its the first step in a skin that can "heal" itself when it comes to combat aircraft, something the Air Force wants in a sixth gen fighter.

Edit: Forgot about the X-55 ACCA. Pretty interesting.
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posted on Jul, 26 2013 @ 02:13 PM
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There's nothing arbitrary about it. It's a logical progression of technologies.



posted on Jul, 27 2013 @ 01:14 AM
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Yes. The whole distinction between gen 4.5, gen 4.75, gen 4+, gen 4++, gen 4+++, is a whole bunch of arbitrary marketing Gobbledygook.
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