posted on Jun, 24 2012 @ 01:25 AM
The first time I saw this concept, it just seemed ridiculous. Once I was able to get my mind over the tube shaped paradigm, I could see a lot of
potential for the design.
I had seen one concept version of it, when it still had three engined, but they were set along the horizontal plane of the aircraft. I thought that
the potential for such a feature would be phenomenal. Current military fighters have internal engines with intakes blended in with the body. If these
larger blended wing craft would incorporate that I would think it would make the aircraft even better.
I have always thought that if the plane were large enough with intakes like a fighter, you could have sensors and devices to prevent bird strikes from
damaging the engines.