Re: B-21 Raider

Help keep this
web site online

[ Post a Reply ] [ Discussion Forum Index ] [ FAQ ]

Message posted by Peter Merlin (Member since 11/13/2003) on May 01, 2023 at 15:53:09 PST:

All things considered, this 3D render isn't too bad. The wingtips look a bit distorted, but the artist was probably trying to capture the "washout" (an aerodynamic feature). I'm sure someone will offer a better rendering in the near future.

The aircraft unveiled at the rollout was T-1, the first airframe off the assembly line. It will initially be devoted to developmental testing. The second airframe is being used for full-scale loads testing on the ground. It was not intended to be a flyable airframe.

The color of the B-21 is a light gray rather than white. It only looks white under certain lighting conditions.

The design configuration of the B-21 Raider undoubtedly owes much to its smaller predecessor, the RQ-180. Similar planform. Similar approach to low observables and other technologies.It will likely be a long time before we know much more about the details.

In Reply to: B-21 Raider posted by Altner on May 01, 2023 at 12:22:31 PST:


Post a Reply

(*) are required fields
Name (*):
Password (*):
Subject (*):
Message (*):

Optional information:
Link URL:
Link Title:
Image URL:

[ Discussion Forum Index ] [ FAQ ]