Message posted by TacitBlue1973 (Member since 11/08/2023) on November 11, 2023 at 21:55:21 PST:
It's really the ideal simple planform for the balance of long range efficiency at altitude and signatures. The original B-2 looked like the Raider with bigger inlets. I'm not surprised the 180 shares the overall look but differs greatly in detail. Raider has the flat pancake bottom by the engine access and the weapons, it's deep center section is wider proportionally than the the B-2. I'm not surprised if the Raider takes up some of the supposed mission of the 180 being both data collection and data node. With everything being networked like NGAD and loyal wingman all these new systems would ideally operate integrated together.
In Reply to: Re: B21 first flight posted by Joerg (Webmaster) on November 10, 2023 at 13:14:40 PST:
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