#1 Boeing sixth generation stealth fighter concept announced04-13-2013, 11:01 AM
Boeing unveils updated F/A-XX sixth-gen fighter concept
Dunno about this...
...but so far the F-35 ain't working out so well.
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04-13-2013, 01:04 PM
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Looks like a space fighter...May the FORCE be with you!
04-13-2013, 02:07 PM
I checked them out, I can't afford one.
04-14-2013, 06:00 AM
Damn, I usually know about these things before anyone else. This one wasn't even on my radar.
04-14-2013, 12:11 PM
eta - The lack of vertical surfaces is clearly a stealth 'Feature,' however it was also the aerodynamic failing of the Horten-designed Luftwaffe flying wing fighter to which the B2 owes so much. One of the prototype Horten jet fighters crashed due to inability to recover from a spin when it lost an engine and couldn't recover from the resulting spin. Fly-by-wire works great and totally outperforms humans when it works right, but even computers have to have some surfaces to work with. Seems like its instability in yaw would be challenging for even the most advanced control systems to handle.
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