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Re: T-X becomes T-7A Red Hawk

Sun May 10, 2020 1:01 pm

Revelation wrote:
In "the good old days" we would have big write ups in aviation magazines with cross section views, lots of stuff to chew on.


In the good old days, those cross section views don't come out until the first production article is built or delivered, aka, somewhat matured.

You are probably right in terms if staffing. Many aviation news today are from bloggers with limited media presentation capabilities.

One final thing to consider is that both the T-X and the MQ-25 is being manufactured using Boeing's new proprietary digital manufacturing process, so perhaps Boeing is keeping the details close to the vest for competitive reason.

Finally, this Covid pandemic is restricting travel and media visits. You can only do so much reporting/investigating from your home office.

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Re: T-X becomes T-7A Red Hawk

Sun May 10, 2020 1:29 pm

bikerthai wrote:
Revelation wrote:
In "the good old days" we would have big write ups in aviation magazines with cross section views, lots of stuff to chew on.


In the good old days, those cross section views don't come out until the first production article is built or delivered, aka, somewhat matured.

You are probably right in terms if staffing. Many aviation news today are from bloggers with limited media presentation capabilities.

One final thing to consider is that both the T-X and the MQ-25 is being manufactured using Boeing's new proprietary digital manufacturing process, so perhaps Boeing is keeping the details close to the vest for competitive reason.

Finally, this Covid pandemic is restricting travel and media visits. You can only do so much reporting/investigating from your home office.

bt

Agree, it's probably a bit early to expect a lot of detail especially under the circumstances.
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Re: T-X becomes T-7A Red Hawk

Sun May 10, 2020 9:07 pm

Boeing has released very little in regards to any of its DOD planes - the P-8A, the KC-46, the MQ-25, nor the T-7A. Part for national security, but mostly for competative reasons. On the P-8A and KC-46 the Tabloid sized cutaway drawing with features was issued out during the RFP stage, not much since.

We do not have any information about payload, or the ability to add wing hard points, no information on range, top speed, G limits, etc. We do know that the Air Force liked the program better than the competition, was it just price or is it the really hot trainer they always wanted.
 
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Re: T-X becomes T-7A Red Hawk

Mon May 11, 2020 12:59 pm

JayinKitsap wrote:
On the P-8A and KC-46 the Tabloid sized cutaway drawing with features was issued out during the RFP stage


The P-8A cutaway drawing has the configuration of the Stage 2 aircraft as opposed to the first two developmental frames. So that came some times after contract award.

The cuttaway was not created by Boeing, however the publisher probably received some modelling from to make life easier.

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