posted on Apr, 16 2015 @ 12:20 PM
a reply to: Zaphod58
I get that you need new aircraft, I wonder why waste money on R&D if what comes out is basically an airframe that is nothing new. Like the poster
before me said, its from the carter years. Thats what I first thought too at first glance. Then it turns out to not even carry that much more fuel or
have higher ceiling really, etcetera.
I am probably the least informed person here, thats why I ask. If its going to be the replacement for the next 50 years, why not think out of the box
and do something new?
I heard that there are designs for airframes for large tankers that are much sleeker and can cut air resistance in half, why not use one of them? Why
not design a super sonic tanker? The airframes I heard of arent used SUPPOSEDLY because the cost of fuel would be greatly reduced and as such would
"make us lose jobs and ruin the industry"...same old crap line.
I dont know. Like I said, I have barely enough to say to even comment on the subject.
I just see it and think, "oh another big dumb thing that looks like a civilian airliner".
Unless the inner workings are so much better...which makes me ask why those systems cant just be incorporated into the existing fleet? OR just build
the same model down to the last curve all over again with updated internal systems.
You tell me man, I have no idea, thats why I ask.
edit on 4 16 2015 by tadaman because: (no reason given)