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Originally posted by WestPoint23
Wow... look as that the bay flaps are not being ripped of the aircraft! And to think that thread went on for 8 pages.
Originally posted by skippytjc
Wait, you guys are missing the point of the article:
This test is a big deal NOT because it can open its doors at speed, thats ALWAYS been the case. This test is a big deal because it can drop guided GROUND ordinance from speed.
I thought it was all but chiseled in granite that it could fire air to air at speed.
Imagine doing bombing runs, nearly invisible to radar AND flying at mach 1.5+? Thats the big deal here.