Re: RQ-170 quality photo

Message posted by Perplexium on January 09, 2010 at 20:17:39 PST:

For everybody that says "the sensors are on top" and the "landing gear opening isn't stealthy", once its in the air it flips over and flies with the landing gear on top. You can do that when a pilot isn't on board.

This recon craft was designed to be "expendable", in that its destruction or capture wouldn't give away the premium stealth secrets to foreign powers...

The defense industry has a catch phrase for that design philosophy with the word "jewels" in it, cant remember the exact phrase.

In Reply to: RQ-170 quality photo posted by C. Reed on January 09, 2010 at 18:54:56 PST:


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