F-35 and X-47B

The F-35 compared with other modern jets.
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Unread post13 Jan 2018, 02:47

Tidy RogerAway has some BOING! MQ-25 outside in the distance ZOOOOOOOM Lens pics:
Exclusive: New Photos Of Boeing's MQ-25 Tanker Drone On The Ramp In St. Louis
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Unread post13 Jan 2018, 05:21

Since stealth or VLO was not a requirement for the MQ-25 contract, I don't understand why Northop Grumman didn't just enter a variant of their MQ-4C Triton. Certainly they should have been able to have enough push, and they'd have the aero efficiency. They could later offer maritime ISR as an upgrade...
Take an F-16, add a dollop of A-7, a big gob of F-22, sprinkle on some AV-8B, stir well, then bake. What do you get? An F-35.
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Unread post13 Jan 2018, 05:44

The requirements for the MQ-25 and MQ-4C are vastly different. One is a mid-altitude refueler (needs cargo space and carrier launch ability) while the 4C is a high-altitude ISR platform with no carrier ability.

As LM has said with the F-35, VLO shaping did not add a lot of complexity or cost to the F-35.
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Unread post13 Jan 2018, 05:53

Now I'm just going to sit back and wait and see if this thread gets locked like the RAN carrier thread. For the life of me, I can't figure out why that thread was locked.
Take an F-16, add a dollop of A-7, a big gob of F-22, sprinkle on some AV-8B, stir well, then bake. What do you get? An F-35.
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Unread post13 Jan 2018, 06:09

SpudmanWP wrote:The requirements for the MQ-25 and MQ-4C are vastly different. One is a mid-altitude refueler (needs cargo space and carrier launch ability) while the 4C is a high-altitude ISR platform with no carrier ability.

As LM has said with the F-35, VLO shaping did not add a lot of complexity or cost to the F-35.


....hmmmm?, wondering if this is the Boeing UCLASS design (engine, carrier gear and hook, flight controls, etc.) revised/ applied for CBARS; mitigate a lot of engineering.
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...also, the air intake (on top) should be an interesting arrangement with the dynamics of flight for approach and trap, but I'm sure that Boeing has computer simulated the airflow for all of the flight envelope in UCLASS!
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Unread post13 Jan 2018, 07:08

steve2267 wrote:Now I'm just going to sit back and wait and see if this thread gets locked like the RAN carrier thread. For the life of me, I can't figure out why that thread was locked.

me neither, perhaps south china seas and their fortification ? It was a bit off topic.
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Unread post13 Jan 2018, 07:13

optimist wrote:
steve2267 wrote:Now I'm just going to sit back and wait and see if this thread gets locked like the RAN carrier thread. For the life of me, I can't figure out why that thread was locked.

me neither, perhaps south china seas and their fortification ? It was a bit off topic.


South China Seas has more relevance to the RAN-needs-to-get-back-in-the-carrier thread (yeah, title was slightly different, but still) and F-35B's off those carriers, than stealth tanks in the Here-come-the-German's thread...
Take an F-16, add a dollop of A-7, a big gob of F-22, sprinkle on some AV-8B, stir well, then bake. What do you get? An F-35.
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