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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: yuppa
The lawn chair is for naps. When the B-2 flew their non stop missions they put them in the cockpit to lay down on and take naps.
I remember watching tv a couple years ago, they said F/A-22 RCS was equal to a golf ball, and F-35 RCS was equal to a basketball. But now we see they are actually smaller. And that B-2 RCS was equal to a bumble bee.
originally posted by: Darkpr0
a reply to: BigTrain
Speed is out, stealth is in. Faster is easier to detect due to friction on the surfaces, the larger thrust required, and other fun challenges of supersonic flight. If you are putting a strategic bomber into enemy territory, the likelihood of them doing training missions in that political environment goes down substantially, and increases the likelihood of them doing missions that involve coming to kill you. Furthermore, a dash ability is not going to protect you from those 30mm cannons when they are mounted onto a fighter aircraft, while IR and radar stealth will protect you substantially from the missiles that need such things for firing solutions.