Message posted by greatguess on March 11, 2020 at 12:14:03 PST:
the speculated basing would not work well with a test fleet of six like we had for the b2. we could have done the b2 program with four aircraft if we could have skipped the climatic lab testing (av5) and waited a bit on the OT&E testing (AV6). is the climatic testing really needed for the b21? b2 av6 was used for a lot of logistical support procedural verifications that would have to be fit in somewhere. planning is for a test program that doesn't lose an aircraft which seems to be pretty much the standard since we started that trend with the F15 in two of the buildings proposed for the b21 on main base. perhaps the LO work for the b21 could be done at dreamland in the northrop hangar at the south end of the ramp - why not throw in a second aircraft there for the OT&E testing - two would fit nicely in that building. if you put the LO and OT&E aircraft at groom you have the same size test fleet as the b2 did.....
In Reply to: Re: Edwards AFB Upgrades Point To Unexpected Home For B-21 Raider, Other Secretive Programs posted by greatguess on March 11, 2020 at 11:34:33 PST:
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