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Re: Uninhabited and Unafraid, (UCAV, UAV, and Drone Aircraft)
« Reply #15 on: December 28, 2011, 04:32:09 AM »
The Autonomously Piloted Assault Transport:



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Re: Uninhabited and Unafraid, (UCAV, UAV, and Drone Aircraft)
« Reply #16 on: December 28, 2011, 04:32:54 AM »
Cool X-47B UCAS-D Video: 
UCAS X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System


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Re: Uninhabited and Unafraid, (UCAV, UAV, and Drone Aircraft)
« Reply #17 on: December 28, 2011, 04:33:42 AM »
What if Boeing decided to turn the X-32 into a UCAV:



My Attic X-32 may yet go this way.

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Re: Uninhabited and Unafraid, (UCAV, UAV, and Drone Aircraft)
« Reply #18 on: December 28, 2011, 04:36:13 AM »
In 2009, the USAF (later followed my other Air Forces), decided that using manned crews for transport aircraft was a waste - the missions were fairly straight forward (Take off - Fly - Land) and highly trained crews could be better used elsewhere.  Most transport aircraft such as the existing C-17s etc were converted to be optionally manned.  The most radical change though was the QC-130H - these were already being refurbished so it was decided to save further weight by removing the unnecessary cockpit:



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Re: Uninhabited and Unafraid, (UCAV, UAV, and Drone Aircraft)
« Reply #19 on: December 28, 2011, 04:37:04 AM »
For some reason, the AH-64 just screams to be made into a UCAR:



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Re: Uninhabited and Unafraid, (UCAV, UAV, and Drone Aircraft)
« Reply #20 on: December 28, 2011, 04:38:10 AM »
Given the Unmanned Little Bird has been developed from competing the OH-6 Cayuse/MD500 family, I'm surprised this hasn't already been developed.



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Re: Uninhabited and Unafraid, (UCAV, UAV, and Drone Aircraft)
« Reply #21 on: December 28, 2011, 04:38:37 AM »
A little tidbit that might be of use for whiffing purposes:  the entire Eagle Eye project (including full development and production rights) was on offer to Australia as part of Bell's AIR87 (eventually won by the Eurocopter Tiger) offer with the AH-1Z Viper/SuperCobra.

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Re: Uninhabited and Unafraid, (UCAV, UAV, and Drone Aircraft)
« Reply #22 on: December 28, 2011, 04:39:30 AM »
Sorry, couldn't resist:



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Re: Uninhabited and Unafraid, (UCAV, UAV, and Drone Aircraft)
« Reply #23 on: December 28, 2011, 04:40:32 AM »
UA-10D:




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Re: Uninhabited and Unafraid, (UCAV, UAV, and Drone Aircraft)
« Reply #24 on: December 28, 2011, 04:42:01 AM »
Needed to be done:



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Re: Uninhabited and Unafraid, (UCAV, UAV, and Drone Aircraft)
« Reply #25 on: December 28, 2011, 04:43:24 AM »
More inspiration:



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Re: Uninhabited and Unafraid, (UCAV, UAV, and Drone Aircraft)
« Reply #26 on: December 28, 2011, 04:43:59 AM »
Lockheed Martin UCAV Concept (from CodeOne):



Me likey!!! ;D

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Re: Uninhabited and Unafraid, (UCAV, UAV, and Drone Aircraft)
« Reply #27 on: December 28, 2011, 04:44:44 AM »
Did I mention that I like UAVs?



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Re: Uninhabited and Unafraid, (UCAV, UAV, and Drone Aircraft)
« Reply #28 on: December 28, 2011, 04:45:15 AM »
You have to give it to the Chinese for developing a very attractive, joined wing UAV!





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Re: Uninhabited and Unafraid, (UCAV, UAV, and Drone Aircraft)
« Reply #29 on: December 28, 2011, 01:28:23 PM »
Good ideas.  Like looking at the postings here.
Say it is luft 46 time.  How about a B-29 carrying a P-51B unmanned flying bomb under each wing?  The D and H models are now the fighters.
Or -- if the new F-80 does not have range to escort/fight to German targets and back to England.  Could bash a B-29 that carries a F-80 (akin to Bell X-1).  Launches it when needed over Germany.  B-29 turns back for base and F-80 with full tanks can fight and fly back.  Holding a finished F-80 under a finished B-29.  Looks like a doable bash.