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Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Stop and think for a minute

News services all over the country are reporting that Iran's new "flying boat" really is a high-tech wonder capable of stealthy evasion of radar.

Aside from the fact that this "hi-tech plane" uses ideas that are quite old and ineffective, look at the picture in the story. In order for a plane/ship/whatever, the metal parts that reflect radar need to be hidden away and covered in stealthy material, a la the F-117 Stealth Fighter and the B-2 Bomber.

This Iranian wonder has the engine on a post, above the body, with a huge radar-reflecting propeller attached to it, a configuration that's as stealthy as a bungalow.

Funny how that little fact isn't making it into the news...


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