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Finningley Boy 6th Apr 2021 14:42

New Russian Bomber revealed
 
Russia finalises new strategic bomber design (ukdefencejournal.org.uk)

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

FB:)

Asturias56 6th Apr 2021 15:49

Why not? Saves you an awful lot of R&D work..................... though they never replicated the B-52................

ORAC 6th Apr 2021 16:01

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.

sangiovese. 6th Apr 2021 16:24

SU24 love child looking at the cockpit glass

tdracer 6th Apr 2021 18:24

Should someone tell them that winglets are basically big radar targets?

treadigraph 6th Apr 2021 18:27

Nah, let them find out the hard way...

kration 6th Apr 2021 18:43


Originally Posted by Finningley Boy (Post 11023396)
It looks like the Russians have updated the B-2?!?!?

FB:)

B-2?

Nah, the Armstrong Whitworth AW-52.

With a Sukhoi cockpit at the front. and Daffy Duck at the back.

Less Hair 6th Apr 2021 20:13

Are the wingtips folding 777X-style?

Lima Juliet 6th Apr 2021 20:51

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).

etudiant 6th Apr 2021 22:23


Originally Posted by Lima Juliet (Post 11023544)
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....

Frostchamber 6th Apr 2021 22:27


Originally Posted by Lima Juliet (Post 11023544)
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

fitliker 7th Apr 2021 01:21

I have seen better designs on the backs of toilet doors . Of course those doors were at the old Avro aircraft plant :)

Traffic_Is_Er_Was 7th Apr 2021 02:15


you just developed a Vulcan with winglets.
At least the crew get decent windows.

Asturias56 7th Apr 2021 06:59

and the Russians provide ejector seats for the whole crew................

Less Hair 7th Apr 2021 07:39

What happened to the tailgunner?

chopper2004 7th Apr 2021 08:15


Originally Posted by Finningley Boy (Post 11023396)
Russia finalises new strategic bomber design (ukdefencejournal.org.uk)

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

FB:)

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.

cheers

Manifold Pressure 7th Apr 2021 09:01

lacks the visual presence of the Tu-160(!)

V-Jet 7th Apr 2021 10:20


Originally Posted by chopper2004 (Post 11023704)
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....

ORAC 7th Apr 2021 10:28

Hong-20


https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune....4bf528d53.jpeg

Less Hair 7th Apr 2021 10:45

Looks like a modified B-2 picture to me.


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