|Quoting FoxTwo (Reply 1):|
Mind you, I think Boeing has its hands full answering to the 320NEO.
That is BCA that is answering the A-320NEO. BDS
works just on military applications, of which this could be one, they have enough engineers to bring this to a prototype concept. This type of pulse-jet system looks to have significant tactical advantages over hilos and MV
-22s. Since the model looks like a conventional airplane (sort of), it is probibly CTOL as well as VTOL capable, thus saving fuel for the VTOL operations and take-off/land on a convential runway at the MOB
|Quoting kanban (Thread starter):|
plus with the range projected would it have any value (300 NM and 540 NM)?
With most current helio ops today, they are working on much shorter ranges than that. For example a USMC
amphibious operations, the LPDs, ect. are just 25 to 50 nm off-shore, and the hilos, LCACs, and MV
-22s just shuttle men and equipment that far, plus maybe up to a few miles ashore.