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    ...must bleed energy with that blunt front end :)

    Stunning pic in all seriousness
     
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    #3 comiso90, Jan 18, 2010
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    Well, there were some sacrifices... The contractor was directed to make Binocular Target Acquisition and Systems Guidance top priority and that made the leading edge a bit large. It excels at night operations!

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    Ohhhhhhhhhh, once a Trekkie, always a Trekkie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    If I remember right, it also has a high degree of stealth properties that allows it to approach and intercept targets without being detected by thier early warning gear, too.
     
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    Absolutely! Good call..

    Special wing modifications make for a nearly silent flight.

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    Transport version with passenger:

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    The passenger's not a space vehicle, is it?

    It won't work :)
     
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    Nope, just a hitch-hiker.:lol:
     
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    Is that unit (not the cargo) attached to MAC?

    Definately looks like a heavy lift from the size of the wingspan and fuselage.
     
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    I think all of y'all's perspective is wrong. That's a high-tech model ON TOP, with super-advanced breakthroughs in flap and wing design, streamlining, structural enhancements, and grappling systems. The matte-black night-fighter is bringing back the test drone...
     
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    You're all wrong!!!

    It's a Mistel combination!!!!
     
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    Damn you... I was going to say that!


    I think the bird on the bottom is a vulture... it's expendable
     
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    Some how I don't think the vulture would agree.:lol: :lol: :lol:
     
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    Actually I think there is a lot of truth to the stealth claims. If I recall correctly, the small feathers in the face of the owl are specifically to reduce air turbulence/sound. Thus the owl absolutely has stealth qualities.
     
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    The feathers are also designed to reduce noise, unlike normal bird feathers.
     
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    >>Actually I think there is a lot of truth to the stealth claims. If I recall correctly, the small feathers in the face of the owl are specifically to reduce air turbulence/sound. Thus the owl absolutely has stealth qualities.

    >>The feathers are also designed to reduce noise, unlike normal bird feathers.

    Guys.. play along...! Thats what i meant by:

    Special wing modifications make for a nearly silent flight.

    I've long thought that owls had the most amazing adaptations...

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    I was playing along :)
    but while we're in wildlife documentary mode: the wing feathers of normal birds are stiffened for the job of flight, the rustling/air beating noise is easily picked up with a reasonably large bird winging past overhead. The owl's flight feathers have a downy coating which does indeed reduce noise.

    We need HoHun back for this one, he was a bit of an ornithologist, wasn't he?
     

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