Re: A-51 etc.

Message posted by Hal on March 11, 2002 at 23:31:30 PST:

As I understood the evolution, Snow Bird evolved out of Brilliant Buzzard (although I don't think BB was the correct moniker). The twin vertical stabilizers slant inward. I first became aware of this mod upon seeing a scale model at the RCS range at China Lake. As I indicated, desert humor had this not a black project because it was white-colored, due to the white thermal tiles.

Snow Bird was briefly mentioned in a Federation of American Scientists report a couple of years Later when I recently looked for the report, I couldn't find it.

A bigger stealth could result in longer legs (range) or extra room to carry a larger weapon or a larger quantity of the 'usual' munitions. I wasn't involved in the testing of this aircraft; perhaps a FA-xxx version.

In Reply to: Re: A-51 etc. posted by Joerg (Webmaster) on March 11, 2002 at 21:55:03 PST:


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