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How stealthy are the U-2 and SR-71 really

 

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They were not any where near the level of stealth of today, but they had some stealth features purposely included in the design. So does the B-1B bomber

 

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They were not any where near the level of stealth of today, but they had some stealth features purposely included in the design. So does the B-1B bomber

 

 

And apparently so did Vulcan.

 

Huh was not aware of that.

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They were not any where near the level of stealth of today, but they had some stealth features purposely included in the design. So does the B-1B bomber

 

 

And apparently so did Vulcan.

 

Huh was not aware of that.

 

It wasn't planned at all, but Vulcan had quite low radar cross-section.

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Im pretty sure later models of the U2 made use of radar absorbing paint. Also for some reason I have it in my head that the location of the face of the U2's engine helped make it stealthy, though my memory could be crappy on that.

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Is the cockpit of the J12 off-set to the left side of the fuselage?

 

It sure looks that way.

Edit:Its left side. Not ours.

 

 

Don't think so, but the protruding pitot tube (or whatever test/measuring device it is) is, which does makes the cockpit location seem a bit assymetrical

 

see: http://si.wsj.net/public/resources/images/OB-LP807_cjetli_G_20110104224324.jpg

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Is the cockpit of the J12 off-set to the left side of the fuselage?

 

It sure looks that way.

Edit:Its left side. Not ours.

 

 

Don't think so, but the protruding pitot tube (or whatever test/measuring device it is) is, which does makes the cockpit location seem a bit assymetrical

 

see: http://si.wsj.net/public/resources/images/OB-LP807_cjetli_G_20110104224324.jpg

 

Ah! That's much clearer. Thank you.

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PAK FA

 

J 12

 

 

Is the cockpit of the J12 off-set to the left side of the fuselage?

It sure looks that way.

Edit:Its left side. Not ours.

 

PAK FA

 

J 12

 

 

Is the cockpit of the J12 off-set to the left side of the fuselage?

It sure looks that way.

Edit:Its left side. Not ours.

 

I must say, that both the YF-23 and the PAK FA are seriously good looking aircraft. How they did and will perform is a matter for another thread.

 

Charles

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