Skip to comments.USAF Photo of the Evening: Deterrent Extraordinaire
Posted on 02/25/2013 3:49:20 PM PST by EnjoyingLife
U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit stealth bomber sitting on the flight line at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, USA. Via http://ChamorroBible.org/gpw/gpw-200905.htm (medium, large)
Staff Sgt. Eric T. Sheler, United States Air Force
No don't you remember? obungo promised pootin' that he'd have more leeway after the election. By the time he's done all we'll have are ragged guys drafted from SEIU and the press corp in suicide vests screaming allahu dooby doo while their wives ululate from behind their burkas.
The original workable theory behind the flying wing can be traced back to a Frenchman, Alphonse Penaud, in the 1870's time frame.
But the Hortens claim to fame is that they were the first to produce stable flying wing gliders and then the HO 229.
The only know surviving copy is in pieces in the Smithsonian. It's been scheduled for restoration and some work is underway.
And this radar model is in San Diago.
Sorry, a no go. The XB-70 is conventional three surface design.
It’s greatest design feature though is that it is the first aircraft to be purposely designed to take into account and use the wave rider effect found in super sonic flight.
The YF-12 and SR-71 are the first aircraft to experience the effect, and Kelly Johnson did add some ability to the SR-71 to make use of the effect, but not to fully exploit it.
The XB-70 needed to utilize the effect if it was to achieve the range and speeds required.
Had to go to youtube and watch the XB70 episode again. I’d forgotten that one survived. Have got to find the time to visit Wright -Pat
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