F-35 and X-47B

The F-35 compared with other modern jets.
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Unread post11 Sep 2018, 08:18

Boeing looks to have selected the F137 engine (aka AE 3007N) for the MQ-25. That should generate est 7k to 9k lb thrust (variants used for MQ-4C/RQ-4)

This suggests a gross weight of ~32k lbs for the MQ-25.
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Unread post11 Sep 2018, 08:42

Quote from BTM previous page this thread:
"...Each MQ-25 aircraft will be powered by a single Rolls-Royce AE 3007N engine, manufactured in Indianapolis. The AE 3007N, the latest variant of the Rolls-Royce AE family of engines, will provide more than 10,000 pounds of thrust and additional electrical power to the aircraft...."
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Unread post11 Sep 2018, 08:58

spazsinbad wrote:Quote from BTM previous page this thread:
"...Each MQ-25 aircraft will be powered by a single Rolls-Royce AE 3007N engine, manufactured in Indianapolis. The AE 3007N, the latest variant of the Rolls-Royce AE family of engines, will provide more than 10,000 pounds of thrust and additional electrical power to the aircraft...."


So where does it say the gross weight will be?
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Unread post11 Sep 2018, 09:52

I give in - where?
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Unread post11 Sep 2018, 10:04

spazsinbad wrote:I give in - where?


Good question! I was hoping you had the answer:)

As RR (which the seapower quoted RR's media release word for word) has highlighted that the engine thrust is 10+k lbs, I would amend the estimate slightly higher. Possibly 35k lbs. If assuming empty weight of 15k lbs, it could suggest around 14000 lb fuel internal + 2 x 2750 lb pod (3900 lb fuel @6.5 lb per gal) with ~17900 lb fuel.
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