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To: Jewbacca

Also 4+ gen without stealth? Sorry, that’s NOT 4+ gen.


18 posted on 06/18/2013 2:08:32 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: piytar

The Russians have almost given up on producing stealthy engines, it seems to me. (At least until GE sells it to them)

They can get the body down, but have been having a heck of a time with the exhaust, in particular.

Their attempts have resulted in very short engine life and really spectacular fires.

That said, I think they can create a plane that is stealthy from the target side vantage, right here and now.

Leaving downtown, however, is another matter.


50 posted on 06/18/2013 3:03:39 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: piytar; Jewbacca
None of the gen4+/4++ planes (collectively called 4.5) are stealth. This generation includes the SU35, the Eurofighter Typhoon, the Rafale, etc.

I believe it is the '4+' that confused you and probably made you think it means gen 5. What it means is better than gen 4, but not gen 5. Some say gen 4.5, while others use 4+ and 4++.

56 posted on 06/18/2013 3:11:16 PM PDT by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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