Given the current rate, you may never see one to have your eyes strained.I dunno... I just can't get behind the F-35 as a "pretty" fighter plane. The tails and canopy put me off a bit
I'm sorry, but how can you have pictures of the Bear without it being escorted by the fighter DESIGNED to shoot it down!?
Well played! :lol:
Not A-7, but gives us a good opportunity to take a look at its cousin,From the first pic: The A-7 has a top speed that's marginally faster than the Tu-95?
I disagree, for example the MiG-25 is a good looking plane but ended up being damned near useless.While some butt-ugly airplanes made good planes, almost ALL of the pretty ones made GREAT planes!
Too bad all the publicly available data disagrees with you, unless you get your "facts" from idiots like APA or Wheeler.The problem is the F35 is ugly and has low potential to be great.
You have to love a plane that was so loud that submarines could hear it coming from miles away.
I don't know what Boeing was thinking when they proposed it. Even if it were technically superior to the x-35, which wasn't the case anyway, trying to sell something that offensively ugly was always going to be a challenge.I disagree, for example the MiG-25 is a good looking plane but ended up being damned near useless.
At least the X-32 wasn't selected... THAT was ugly.
Most of Boeings proposal was that the air frame itself would of been cheap and easy to manufacture.I don't know what Boeing was thinking when they proposed it. Even if it were technically superior to the x-35, which wasn't the case anyway, trying to sell something that offensively ugly was always going to be a challenge.
Everyone The Bear.
From memory the x-35 was demonstrated to take off via the lift fan, then go supersonic and then land via the lift fan in one demonstration, which probably aided their bid immensely. It's a shame the project has been a train wreck ever since.Most of Boeings proposal was that the air frame itself would of been cheap and easy to manufacture.
NOVA had a pretty good episode on the JSF competition and the two things that killed them was that mid way through the competition they pretty much wanted to redesign and resubmit their bid and they knew they were in trouble when LockMart not only managed to not only get their lift fan to work but managed to do a supersonic dash as when they didn?t' have to.
More Bear stuff; we've all heard the Bear was loud, but have you actually heard what they actually sound like? Wonder no more:Everyone The Bear.
Wings of the Red Star - The TU-95 the bear 1/5
The first part is history & politics of USSR and some early Tupolev airplanes, looks good so far.
I'm very much alive and kicking but there's a big mistake in that video. 3:50-4:00 they say that the sound barrier was broken on December 9, 1946. That's when the X-1 made it's first flight, not when it broke the barrier.If the opening of this video doesn't bring back fond memories, you're dead to me:
(while you're reminiscing about your younger years, watch the other parts of this episode; it's a good one)