Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by A-58, May 30, 2017.
RAAF F-111s over Sydney…
Aardvark is a silly name. I prefer Dragon.
I don't know? Whispering Death and this shot with flatulence seems to fit perfectly.
My brother worked on 'Varks, he was with the unit that ALMOST got Qaddafi.
Edited to reflect reality.
Correction, "that almost got Qaddafi". Reagan tried to get Gaddafi, but Italian Prime Minister Bettino Craxi warned him, and he managed to escape (along with his family) moments before the strike hit. I personally think his actual death was more appropriate for the cur dog he was. Shot, beaten and sodomized by a bayonet after he was found hiding in a garbage filled drainage pipe by his own people.
Who knew Bruce Willis was in World war 2?
Wonder if he posed for the mannequin ?
Yikes! General Devereaux!
XP-56 Black Bullet…
Don't push me, bro!
They're thinking about it.
Air Force Plans New Blended Wing Body Cargo/Tanker Aircraft by 2027 - Air & Space Forces Magazine
Back to that are we? Is this one going to drop an atomic bomb on the Martians too?
The X-48C. They have been thinking about it for some 20 years. Were doing small scale flights with an 8.5% scale model. Have not heard anything new about this for some time. But, it will be lucky to get it into service by 2027.
Most of these are concept aircraft...Like concept cars you almost never see them come to fruition. And like concept cars, they are more about developing and testing technologies attached to the design.
Yeah that was in the article
Hopefully the full size testbed prototype will transform into a full fledged aircraft.
That photo was taken about 2013, when the X-48C completed it's flight tests.
So, don't hold your breath.
The only recent bits about it I have seen, is some "fluff" pieces about it being a "Green airliner".
Well, only if they redo the seating. Boeing or McDonnell-Douglas(originator of the Blended Wing idea before Boeing bought them out) tried it using a semi-ampitheater seating, and it was rated so poorly by "test" passengers, that the airliner idea was dropped.
These ideas do circle round...
Burnelli UB-14 - Wikipedia