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B-21 Bomber Unveiled


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"USAF BOMBERS ARE STILL BASED OFF OF NAZI SCIENCE!" - Every Wehraboo today.

 

I'll admit I've been shockingly ignorant of this program though. So this is a replacement for the B-52 then I take it?

 

B-52 and B-1B, yeah. It's also intended to be a more modern, easier to maintain and fly complement to the B-2.

My expectation is actually that we'll see LRSB outright replace B-2 and B-1B, and B-52s will keep flying almost forever. Once they finally wear out, I can only speculate that a P-8 bomber variant will get adopted by the USAF, or something.

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What is the provenance of the artwork?  Aerospace companies have a long and respected tradition of releasing concept art that looks not even fucking remotely like the aircraft they end up making.  c.f. this Lockheed ATF painting:

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(courtesy YF-23.net)

 

Ain't the LRSB supposed to have supersonic dash capability?  A flying wing is not a good shape for something that needs to go supersonic.

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