Author Topic: A-12 Flying Dorito  (Read 15610 times)

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Re: A-12 Flying Dorito
« Reply #25 on: November 24, 2018, 03:22:03 AM »
Need to see a RAAF one.
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Re: A-12 Flying Dorito
« Reply #26 on: November 24, 2018, 05:39:52 AM »
So I'm thinking ---- the Avro Vulcan started off with near perfect triangular wing, but then the leading and trailing edges got changed because of one reason or another.  Do you think that the A-12 would go the same route ?

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Re: A-12 Flying Dorito
« Reply #27 on: November 24, 2018, 10:16:12 AM »
So I'm thinking ---- the Avro Vulcan started off with near perfect triangular wing, but then the leading and trailing edges got changed because of one reason or another.  Do you think that the A-12 would go the same route ?
Probably not, unless they made some breakthroughs in low-observable materials.  The need to reduce RCS is what drives the shape.

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Re: A-12 Flying Dorito
« Reply #28 on: November 25, 2018, 02:24:45 AM »
Agreed.  Given the importance of exterior shaping to the low observability, external shape changes would only occur if it gave an improvement in this regard.
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Re: A-12 Flying Dorito
« Reply #29 on: November 25, 2018, 03:43:13 AM »
Thanks Evan, Greg  ---

I'll strike that idea off the 'Plan'

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Re: A-12 Flying Dorito
« Reply #30 on: November 25, 2018, 04:46:11 AM »
How about a Wedgetail version ?

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Re: A-12 Flying Dorito
« Reply #31 on: November 25, 2018, 09:58:14 AM »
How about a Wedgetail version ?
You'd need a very different antenna housing.  I'm thinking that something like an inverted TSSAM basic shape (rather the part in front of the wings mirrored aft for a symmetrical shape) could work since that would be close to the general shape of Tacit Blue which was intended to carry an LPI version of what became the J-STARS radar.

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Re: A-12 Flying Dorito
« Reply #33 on: February 13, 2024, 06:33:27 AM »
From Daniel Uhr:


I think I need to modify the wings of one of my DML Horten 229's