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User currently offlineRockyRacoon From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 961 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1401 times:

I heard that the Russians did or are developing a new form of stealth technology that relies on the use of plasma rather than structural design. Thus, the could turn exsisting non stealth planes into stealth planes. Does anyone have any information on this topic? Or is this just a mere rumor. Sounds interesting none the less. I couldn't find anything on the search, so I'm guessing this may just be a rumor.


Thanks,

RockyRacoon

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User currently offlineBroke From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1322 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1336 times:

The only story that I have heard about a plasma airplane is about the attempted development of a SR-71 replacement.
The airplane was to be unmanned with a cruising speed of about Mach 5. To keep the airframe from being overtemp'd, a high electrical potential (I've heard 15,000 volts) was to be induced into the airframe. This high voltage was supposed to cause a layer of gaseous plasma to be formed around the airframe and provide cooling.
It's anyone's guess if this story has any credence.


User currently offlineDavid b. From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3148 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1323 times:

A better idea would be an enegry field around the craft. Like in the movie ID4  Big thumbs up

Could be much cheaper too.



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User currently offlinePU151 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1322 times:

Funny a guy named David should think that... being that another guy called David disabled those shields in ID4!!!!!  Smile You know, Jeff Goldblum's character.

 Nuts


User currently offlineVzlet From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 833 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1328 times:

A search on "plasma" and "stealth" turned up many links, including this article:
http://www.spacedaily.com/news/future-00o.html



"That's so stupid! If they're so secret, why are they out where everyone can see them?" - my kid
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