Re: B-21 water cooler talk

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Message posted by Smythers (Member since 01/10/2010) on January 05, 2023 at 8:32:58 PST:

I am also leaning towards distributed / novel rear aspect with an F117 level of IR suppression. I have my reasons, but the main one is that the B-2 is no longer able to head as far into the IR threat envelope as before, due to gains in 'threat nations' IR detection capability.

On that note? The F117 is hands down the single best IR managed airframe in the white world (which is why F-15s with data-linked LEGION pods are playing tag with it out over the ocean) and from lessons learned there and elsewhere? I could see the B-21 having a third stream available to it as well, further increasing its ability to penetrate and survive in heavily contested airspace.

In Reply to: Re: B-21 water cooler talk posted by Chris Martin on January 04, 2023 at 23:52:13 PST:


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