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    read somewhere that scientists are developing 'visual stealth' technology - current tech is mostly radio and radar stealth.

    hundred of mini digital cameras would be situated across an object, which is covered in a cold plasma incandescent alloy. The cameras would capture the environment around the object and project a 'camo' imagery across the plasma skin, thereby rendering it 'invisible' to all but the most observant.

    unfortunately, this may not really work for airplanes due to the heat signature of the jetstreams and the speed at which the plane moves means that the processors managing the camo image would have to be close to a supercomputer 3 x the size of the plane...

    but wouldn't it cool.... :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by feryl
    read somewhere that scientists are developing 'visual stealth' technology - current tech is mostly radio and radar stealth.

    hundred of mini digital cameras would be situated across an object, which is covered in a cold plasma incandescent alloy. The cameras would capture the environment around the object and project a 'camo' imagery across the plasma skin, thereby rendering it 'invisible' to all but the most observant.

    unfortunately, this may not really work for airplanes due to the heat signature of the jetstreams and the speed at which the plane moves means that the processors managing the camo image would have to be close to a supercomputer 3 x the size of the plane...

    but wouldn't it cool.... :P
    Invisibility clock? That'll be worth watching out for...
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    Quote Originally Posted by reno77
    I love the design of the V-22 Osprey


    But its got too many safety problems. http://www.g2mil.com/V-22safety.htm


    my type..




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    Quote Originally Posted by feryl
    A-10 Warthog
    Not the prettiest of planes, but i just love its garang design.
    Heh same here. Love its awesome 30mm guns



    Unfortunately they found not only after the Gulf War that DU rounds were more environmentally dangerous than initially thought.

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    Apache Longbow looks cool ~

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    Quote Originally Posted by simon80
    Apache Longbow looks cool ~
    Replaced by RAH-66 Comanche:



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    Default the "S" in SR-71

    If i rem right, the SR-71 Blackbird was originally RS-71, some mess-up in nonmenclature..

    Btw, the "S" in SR-71 is for "strike" - it was designed to carry a 1MT nuke as payload... And Blackbird had a smaller brother, A-12 was it?

    Old warbirds are cool.. Sopwith Camels, Supermarine Spitfires, DH Mosquito, Beaufighters, F4U Corsairs, F4E PhantomII..

    Copters? I vote YAH-56 Chayenne, RAH-66 Commanche...

    Also, i like planes that's from Burt Rutan's Scaled Composites - Voyager, Proteus, WhiteKnight, SpaceShipOne..

    Millenium Falcon anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by reno77
    Heh same here. Love its awesome 30mm guns



    Unfortunately they found not only after the Gulf War that DU rounds were more environmentally dangerous than initially thought.
    Heh... The GAU Avenger 8..

    They actually tried mounting the gun on a prototype of the F-22.. The recoil of the gun was enough to stall the plane..

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    Quote Originally Posted by rainman
    Anyway I like the stealth flight. Looks cool and very "zen"
    Talking about Stealth.
    I remember somewhere that there is a movie on Steaith fighter coming soon.
    War is one of the most regrettable human activities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by King Tiger
    Talking about Stealth.
    I remember somewhere that there is a movie on Steaith fighter coming soon.
    Yup.. 28th I believe...

    Anyway, at Mach 3 and flying so high, it's pretty difficult to shoot the darn plane down...

    But then satelite imaging technology is extremely good these days.. Resolution down to 1m * 1m for commercial satelites..

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    Quote Originally Posted by King Tiger
    Talking about Stealth.
    I remember somewhere that there is a movie on Steaith fighter coming soon.
    You mean this:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hommie
    Replaced by RAH-66 Comanche:


    US Senate cancel the RAH-66 Comanche progam some time back.

    Personally I am a F14 Tomcat person.

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    Here are my choices.

    Real-life: F/A-18E/F Super Hornet
    Like the over-all sleek design. Functional and multi-purpose fighter.

    Make-believe: FFR-31 MR/D Super Sylph
    http://www.faf.jp/fafar/01/ss.html

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    Supermarine Spitfire
    F4 Phantom
    F14 Tomcat

    P.S. - anyone find a F14 modelling kit in Singapore?

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    Me-262! way ahead of it's time.
    modern ones would be the SU-27. damn sleek and agile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by afbug
    JSF and F22 Raptor. Like the wings on the F14.
    F-35 Joint Stike Fighter site.

    http://www.jsf.mil/index.htm

    How about stealth ships? Just watched a program about it. Cool!
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    Quote Originally Posted by feryl
    A-10 Warthog
    Not the prettiest of planes, but i just love its garang design.



    agree!!! love this baby...

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    Quote Originally Posted by simon80
    Apache Longbow looks cool ~
    I think those are are "A" models, no Longbow radar seen...

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    Was watching Discovery Channel last night about the Top 10 Best fighters in the world...Here goes:

    These planes were judge by cost of production, kill ratio, performance, fear factor... etc

    1) P51D Mustang
    1) F15C Eagle
    3) F-4E Phantom
    4) F-86 Sabre and MiG-15
    5) Cant remember...
    6) Me 262
    7) Spitfire
    8) Sopwith Camel
    9) BAE Harrier
    10) F-22 Raptor

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