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Boeing Phantom Works unveiling on 19th?

Old 15th Dec 2017, 19:18
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Boeing Phantom Works unveiling on 19th?

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Well that's 2 minutes of my life I won't get back.Thanks.
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Old 15th Dec 2017, 20:26
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Boeing MQ-25 Stingray prototype.
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Military aviation is becoming more like a car show. Will 2 very attractive young ladies in bikinis be pulling off the black chiffon ?
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Old 16th Dec 2017, 13:35
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Military aviation is becoming more like a car show. Will 2 very attractive young ladies in bikinis be pulling off the black chiffon ?
. Is the ‘Black Chiffon’ a new super hero?
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"Will 2 very attractive young ladies in bikinis be pulling off the black chiffon?"

Not in corporate America in 2017. Or in December in St Louis.
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Old 18th Dec 2017, 13:45
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Navy MQ-25 Stingray would explain heavy nose gear.

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Boeing build Phantoms??????????????
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Old 18th Dec 2017, 14:29
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Boeing build Phantoms??????????????

They bought McDonnell (Douglas) and kept the "Phantom" moniker, and a logo similar to the F-4 Phantom masked bandit.


Doubt it is as lean and mean as the original McD prototyping shop- the Lockheed Skunk Works has also blossomed in size, I am sure Kelly Johnson would be spinning in his grave if he saw the size and layers involved today.
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Old 18th Dec 2017, 17:54
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Boeing build Phantoms??????????????
Boeing inherited the McDonnell Douglas Phantom Works when they merged with McD back in 1997. Phantom Works is Boeing's military prototyping organization. Boeing's R&D house (Boeing Research and Technology, BR&T) develops the raw technology for both military and commercial use (readiness level 1-4). Phantom Works then develops that tech further into an actual military prototype (readiness level 4-6). Each business unit (Commercial Aircraft, Defense Systems, and Global Support) then turns that into production products. Phantom Works has been compared to Lockheed's Skunk Works, but it is actually quite different.
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Old 19th Dec 2017, 17:03
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Looks like ORAC and Keesje were correct - MQ25 Tanker




Boeing Shares Sneak Peek of Autonomous Aerial Refueler for MQ-25 Competition

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Old 19th Dec 2017, 21:04
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This will please BEagle. All future tanker pilots now redundant only 10 years after their Navs...



...after all, the aircraft only has to pitch up and fly race tracks in a predicatble fashion trailing its hose(s) - how hard can it be?

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Old 20th Dec 2017, 03:01
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I believe the USN just released their final RFP for the MQ-25 back in October. Since they built a flight demonstrator before the RFP was released, Boeing must think they have a good chance to prevail in this effort.
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Why does it need a landing light?
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So it can scare itself during a night deck landing?
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One wonders whether ol' Bubba Boeing will have more luck getting this drone to work than he has so far with the KC-46A Pigosaurus...

While the Navy has been reluctant about the specific goals of the program, the service’s basic requirements will have the MQ-25 deliver about 6800 kg of fuel 500 nautical miles from the carrier.
Which is about the same as 8 x 1000 litre drop tanks....

Presumably they'd launch at least 2 of the things together, with some non-bumping-into-each other system, in order to provide redundancy?
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All future tanker pilots now redundant only 10 years after their Navs.
Presumably leaving the boom operator as the only intelligent life (?) left on board.
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Interesting shape. Appears to have forward swept rear flying surfaces
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Now, if only they would do a “B” model, we could use them as well😏
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