Saturday, June 15, 2013

Stealthy Airfoils

I don't know what else to call this image, sent by John Wilson.


7 comments:

neutrino-cannon said...

McDonnell and later McDonnell-Douglas were occasionally fond of aircraft where the fuselage was a lift-generating surface. The XP-67 moonbat prototype of late WWII vintage had an extremely organic-looking, blended form because of this:

http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/shared/media/photodb/photos/061024-F-1234P-031.jpg

The F-15 also has a lift-generating fuselage which can, at least under some circumstances, allow the aircraft to return safely to earth while missing a wing:

http://spluch.blogspot.com/2007/12/f-15-lands-miraculously-with-wing.html

Retrieverman said...

It's almost like a water drop dripping sideways.

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Matthew MAKAREWICZ said...

My wife said, "That bird is stealthy, or is the stealth kind of birdy." I live about 15 miles from Whiteman AFB, home of the B2 bomber. See them most every day. Would rather see Coopers stalking the neighborhood.

Matthew MAKAREWICZ said...

My wife said, "That bird looks stealthy, or the stealth looks birdy."
I live about 15 miles from Whiteman AFB, home of the B2 bomber. See them most days. Would rather see stealthy Coopers stalking the neighborhood.

Anonymous said...

What an incredible photographic comparison!....L.B.

Gil said...

Bet the bird has less radar profile. ;)