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Thread: Flying-V, the non-stealth stealth-looking passenger aircraft

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    Exclamation Flying-V, the non-stealth stealth-looking passenger aircraft

    Interesting look, have no judgment otherwise yet.

    https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/k...ntl/index.html

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    Blended Wing-Body. Nothing new.

    ETA: Wait, just saw the other pictures. It is a bit different. And looks structurally very difficult.
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    I had the same initial reaction as Treb when I saw an image-link to an article on it at another site. So I didn't click on it. That front view is misleading if you're already familiar with the blended wing body.

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    See if this helps. It is a strange one.

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    Presenting the A-797, by the Boeing division of Airbus...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger E. Moore View Post
    See if this helps. It is a strange one.
    Looks like you'd see Princess Amidala step out of it.
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    The first thing I thought of when I saw this was the Northrop B-49 flying wing, which the Air Force cancelled for dubious reasons. When I was an early teen back in 1962 we visited the Los Angeles home of a Northrop public relations officer, husband of one of my mother's cousins, and he showed us a documentary film of that revolutionary plane. In the presentation they explained the benefits of not having a long skinny fuselage. The B-2 stealth bomber is about the same shape but more angular looking as a result of measures taken to reduce its radar signature, and if I am not mistaken, justice was done when Jack Northrop lived to see it fly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hornblower View Post
    The first thing I thought of when I saw this was the Northrop B-49 flying wing, which the Air Force cancelled for dubious reasons. When I was an early teen back in 1962 we visited the Los Angeles home of a Northrop public relations officer, husband of one of my mother's cousins, and he showed us a documentary film of that revolutionary plane. In the presentation they explained the benefits of not having a long skinny fuselage. The B-2 stealth bomber is about the same shape but more angular looking as a result of measures taken to reduce its radar signature, and if I am not mistaken, justice was done when Jack Northrop lived to see it fly.
    It was Symington. Myopic @#%#$@^%^$&#&$#$~@#

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northr...tional_history

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    I think the documentary was called THE WING WILL FLY
    https://www.amazon.com/Wing-Will-Fly.../dp/B003I6D6XQ

    Jody Allen is the new Proxmire--she just killed Stratolaunch. Errr....

    In other news, here is an unusual (flying?) object
    https://www.cnet.com/videos/adifo-is...f-quad-copter/
    https://newatlas.com/adifo-flying-sa...omanian/58999/

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    It's funny, after all these years I realize now why, in the original 1950s' movie The War of the Worlds, the B-49 Flying Wing was sent out with the atomic bomb to attack the Martians: it had very little radar profile.

    Wonder how much radar profile this new jet will have.

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    I have heard a lot about Y shapes
    https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/in...835#msg1956835

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