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New Russian Bomber revealed

Old 6th Apr 2021, 14:42
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New Russian Bomber revealed

Russia finalises new strategic bomber design (ukdefencejournal.org.uk)

It looks like the Russians have updated the B-2?!?!?

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Old 6th Apr 2021, 15:49
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Why not? Saves you an awful lot of R&D work..................... though they never replicated the B-52................
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Old 6th Apr 2021, 16:01
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There doesn't seem to be a lot of stealth around those intakes or those winglets, or the flaperons for that matter. Also a lot of flat surfaces.

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SU24 love child looking at the cockpit glass
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Should someone tell them that winglets are basically big radar targets?
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Nah, let them find out the hard way...
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Originally Posted by Finningley Boy View Post
It looks like the Russians have updated the B-2?!?!?

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B-2?

Nah, the Armstrong Whitworth AW-52.

With a Sukhoi cockpit at the front. and Daffy Duck at the back.
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Are the wingtips folding 777X-style?
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Well done Russia, you just developed a Vulcan with winglets...

That said the Vulcan replaced the Lancaster, and this latest Russian effort replaces the TU-95 BEAR. So it seems a fair swap (just a few years late).
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Well done Russia, you just developed a Vulcan with winglets...

That said the Vulcan replaced the Lancaster, and this latest Russian effort replaces the TU-95 BEAR. So it seems a fair swap (just a few years late).
The Bear has legs, whereas this design does not shout 'superb aerodynamics'.
I guess that blended wing/body holds lots of fuel....
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Originally Posted by Lima Juliet View Post
Well done Russia, you just developed a Vulcan with winglets...

That said the Vulcan replaced the Lancaster, and this latest Russian effort replaces the TU-95 BEAR. So it seems a fair swap (just a few years late).
Quite a few years late, bearing in mind that (somewhat remarkably) the first flight of the Vulcan took place less than 12 years after the first flight of the Lancaster
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I have seen better designs on the backs of toilet doors . Of course those doors were at the old Avro aircraft plant
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you just developed a Vulcan with winglets.
At least the crew get decent windows.
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and the Russians provide ejector seats for the whole crew................
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What happened to the tailgunner?
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Originally Posted by Finningley Boy View Post
Russia finalises new strategic bomber design (ukdefencejournal.org.uk)

It looks like the Russians have updated the B-2?!?!?

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That artists / graphics rendering has been around in aviation publications for at least 4/5 years. Picked up a copy of FlugRevue in my other neck of the woods at SZG around this time 2017.

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lacks the visual presence of the Tu-160(!)
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Originally Posted by chopper2004 View Post
That artists / graphics rendering has been around in aviation publications for at least 4/5 years. Picked up a copy of FlugRevue in my other neck of the woods at SZG around this time 2017.
Since about 1945! Whilst the undercarriage is a clear improvement, it looks to me a bit like someone has dusted off the Horten brothers old plans, done a bit of fibreglassing and stuck an F-16 nose on.

It will be very interesting to see what the Chinese have actually come up with....

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Looks like a modified B-2 picture to me.
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