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ndwariga
06-12-2007, 04:31 PM
http://www.boeing.com/news/feature/paris07/gallery/N-UCAS.jpg
Boeing Image

Do you think the US Gov't will ever buy these birds?

SobeSVT
06-12-2007, 04:41 PM
I don't know, but I wish there was no need for any of that stuff.

2b2
06-12-2007, 05:05 PM
That looks a lot like the B1 style of stealth - isn't retro out?
'd think the next phase would be more like
http://media.npr.org/programs/atc/features/2006/oct/christies/bird200.jpg

Unregistered
06-12-2007, 05:17 PM
I don't know, but I wish there was no need for any of that stuff.
Unfortunately, free societies must remain vigillant. Do not under estimate how vital military strength is to keeping us free.
Its sometimes abused, but, that does not mean its not necessary

SobeSVT
06-12-2007, 05:31 PM
Unfortunately, free societies must remain vigillant. Do not under estimate how vital military strength is to keeping us free.
Its sometimes abused, but, that does not mean its not necessary

I know that, and I gree 100% in keeping not only vigilant but ready to defend. I just think is sad it is that way, that's all.

ndwariga
06-12-2007, 06:01 PM
http://www.robotechresearch.com/rpg/vehicles/ebsis/sukhoi_s_37/s37_1a.JPG

The Russian Bird of Prey Berkut S-37
http://media.popularmechanics.com/images/lg_0101STMIAC.jpg
Popular mechanics image

2b2
06-12-2007, 06:32 PM
What's a "pitot"? (far right)

& I love the Pilot's "Heat-Up" display :D

ndwariga
06-12-2007, 06:35 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/71/F-22F119.JPG/800px-F-22F119.JPG (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/71/F-22F119.JPG)

you can tell today I am on some sort of air mode
I was reading about the F22 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F-22_Raptor), and have come to the conclusion that Russians might never catch up..
It seems all its capabilities are classified, but, my guess is that it can easily do Mach 2 without after burners since some people claim to have achieved some pretty high speeds on super cruise.

They plan to Arm the F22 with laser weapons!!! Wow!!!

Myself
06-13-2007, 01:15 PM
That looks a lot like the B1 style of stealth - isn't retro out?
'd think the next phase would be more like
http://media.npr.org/programs/atc/features/2006/oct/christies/bird200.jpg
Space is a hostile place. I wonder if humans will ever actually travel the stars with some sort of hyper drives that cut time to travel from place to place.

The distances involved are so ridiculous that, there is probably tons of civilizations right in this galaxy of man eating intelligent being, that will never find us because itís a scientific impossibility to cover the distances involve in crafts

2b2
06-13-2007, 04:56 PM
Space is a hostile place. I wonder if humans will ever actually travel the stars with some sort of hyper drives that cut time to travel from place to place.

The distances involved are so ridiculous that, there is probably tons of civilizations right in this galaxy of man eating intelligent being, that will never find us because itís a scientific impossibility to cover the distances involve in crafts


^^ yup
I'd be very happy just to get to L5!

Mbukukanyau
06-13-2007, 07:01 PM
^^ yup
I'd be very happy just to get to L5!where is L5?

2b2
06-13-2007, 07:42 PM
I was sooo hoping someone would ask http://home.surfree.com/~pauld/biggrin.gif...

http://www.merlyn.demon.co.uk/graphics/lag12345.gif

Lagrangian points/areas where due to the combined gravitational influences of the Earth & Moon, an object once in orbit will tend to stay there - basically an ideal place for a space colony/habitat. L5 = same distance from the Earth as the Moon but 60į behind it.
( Would have included a Wiki reference but they showed the Lagrangian points for the Earth/SUN. Since that L5 is 93million miles away, its usability is... not so much.)


apologies for hijacking the thread

ndwariga
06-14-2007, 07:05 PM
I was sooo hoping someone would ask http://home.surfree.com/~pauld/biggrin.gif...

http://www.merlyn.demon.co.uk/graphics/lag12345.gif

Lagrangian points/areas where due to the combined gravitational influences of the Earth & Moon, an object once in orbit will tend to stay there - basically an ideal place for a space colony/habitat. L5 = same distance from the Earth as the Moon but 60° behind it.
( Would have included a Wiki reference but they showed the Lagrangian points for the Earth/SUN. Since that L5 is 93million miles away, its usability is... not so much.)


apologies for hijacking the threadInteresting.. mpmmm.. would it not be better to go chase the Klingons than hang around space doing nothing?

Mbukukanyau
06-17-2007, 02:44 AM
I was sooo hoping someone would ask http://home.surfree.com/~pauld/biggrin.gif...

http://www.merlyn.demon.co.uk/graphics/lag12345.gif

Did you not hear that all illustrations here have to be 'to scale':D ?

ndwariga
06-25-2008, 09:19 PM
this might be flying by 2015

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3241/2611330015_964caf7bb0.jpg