[FoRK] "Many faces of the Tea Party"
howell.r at inkworkswell.com
Mon Jun 28 14:30:59 PDT 2010
On 27-Jun-10 17:40, J. Andrew Rogers wrote:
> On Jun 27, 2010, at 1:55 PM, mdw at martinwills.com wrote:
>> The F-22 is designed to fight in high-g, high speed environments. Have
>> you thought through what you are writing? There is no such thing as a
>> stealthy bomb shroud and especially in excess of 1000 kts or pulling 6
>> g's. The majority of the stealth in F-22 is radar absorbing materials and
>> odd angles when mechanically available. A 200 - 1000 bomb CANNOT BE MADE
>> STEALTHY unless carried internally.
> Think more like an externally attachable and fully stealthed bomb bay. The bombs would be completely enclosed in a structure composed of the same design and material as the rest of the aircraft. For all intents and purposes, the bombs would be carried internally. The major downside is loss of maneuverability.
> The Navy railgun is spec-ed to eventually deliver 64 MJ of kinetic energy over long range and requires a destroyer to house the infrastructure.
> The Army missile is spec-ed to eventually deliver 10 MJ of kinetic energy over short range and weighs 50 pounds.
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