Message posted by Vahe Demirjian (Member since 04/28/2022) on October 13, 2023 at 9:27:35 PST:
Sweetman's guess about the B-21's wingspan is based on his size comparison of the B-21 in publicly released photos of the aircraft with the B-2. I remember that the Northrop Grumman NGB proposal of envisaged in the 2006-2008 timeframe had the "cranked kite" layout of the X-47B UCAV technology demonstrator, so Northrop Grumman seems to have reworked its NGB proposal for the Long Range Strike Bomber competition to use longer wings (the Boeing/Lockheed Martin NGB proposal had the same planform as the B-21 Raider) to meet the range parameters spelled out as part of the LRSB operational requirement because the Northrop Grumman NGB design probably had some inadequate operating range.
In Reply to: Re: B-21 details posted by NotTelling on October 12, 2023 at 23:15:32 PST:
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