|Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 3):|
Isn't that the 2018 bomber the USAF wants?
|Quoting EBJ1248650 (Reply 4):|
I thought that was to be a bomber, rather than a fighter-bomber like the F-15E. Might the F-22 be redesigned to become an optimized fighter-bomber, thus keeping the production lines opened? Does anyone know if Lockheed-Martin is even thinking about means to keep the plane in production?
|Quoting MCIGuy (Reply 6):|
the Raptor can strap on pylons and become a bomb truck too.
|Quoting CactusHP (Reply 8):|
Probably a cheaper version will get congress moving. But beyond that, I think a invisible aircraft (to the naked eye) would be pretty cool.
|Quoting CaptOveur (Reply 7):|
But I keep thinking upgraded F-15s would have been the cost effective solution.
|Quoting Sinlock (Reply 12):|
Has the AF started testing of the pylons yet? I'd sure like to see some pics of what they look like.