LSMF-Mollis Air Show (Zigermeet)

Unread postPosted: 18 Aug 2019, 02:45
by jetblast16


Noisy bugger :wink:

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Unread postPosted: 18 Aug 2019, 02:46
by jetblast16

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Unread postPosted: 18 Aug 2019, 02:47
by jetblast16

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Unread postPosted: 18 Aug 2019, 02:51
by jetblast16

Re: LSMF-Mollis Air Show (Zigermeet)

Unread postPosted: 18 Aug 2019, 15:01
by mixelflick
The big question is, will the Europeans still be canard crazy when building their Tempest/whatever comes next?

I thought canards were a non-starter on stealth aircraft, inflating their RCS. But the Chinese had no problem sticking 2 big ones on their J-20. Will be interesting to see how the Europeans approach the issue..

Re: LSMF-Mollis Air Show (Zigermeet)

Unread postPosted: 19 Aug 2019, 03:04
by Corsair1963
mixelflick wrote:The big question is, will the Europeans still be canard crazy when building their Tempest/whatever comes next?

I thought canards were a non-starter on stealth aircraft, inflating their RCS. But the Chinese had no problem sticking 2 big ones on their J-20. Will be interesting to see how the Europeans approach the issue..



How is the RCS of canard larger than that of a wing??? :|

Re: LSMF-Mollis Air Show (Zigermeet)

Unread postPosted: 19 Aug 2019, 15:34
by mixelflick
Corsair1963 wrote:
mixelflick wrote:The big question is, will the Europeans still be canard crazy when building their Tempest/whatever comes next?

I thought canards were a non-starter on stealth aircraft, inflating their RCS. But the Chinese had no problem sticking 2 big ones on their J-20. Will be interesting to see how the Europeans approach the issue..



How is the RCS of canard larger than that of a wing??? :|


I dunno, that's why I asked. A question mark after RCS would have been better, agreed. So... how do the inflate RCS - or do they?

We seem to have eschewed them for chines, or at least Lockheed has. Has there ever been a US fighter with them? None immediately come to mind...unless you count the glove vanes on certain F-14 models. Even then, they're not true canards I take it..?

Re: LSMF-Mollis Air Show (Zigermeet)

Unread postPosted: 31 Aug 2019, 01:04
by jetblast16