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Hot Take: Strategic Bombers are obsolete!!
#USAF & #Indianairforce engaged in #Copeindia2023 & the former bought #B1B and are making #B21. The #Chinese are building new H-6Ks. The #Russians are building new #Tu160. You ask, #εpsilon why do you think bombers are obsolete? Image
Coz, in a peer conflict, none of these will be used as strategic bombers as that role is behind them. These will be used as #Cruisemissile carriers that will never do old school bombing until all enemy AD is down. Pic credits: #Indianairforce Image
Look at #Russians for eg. In #Syria, they used #Tu22M as old school bombers as the AD threat was very low. In #Ukraine, these are launching missiles from well inside #Russian and #Belarussian territories. Image
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🔵 Presentación del B-21 Raider.

1⃣ Por fin, ya tenemos las imágenes reales del B-21 Raider, el nuevo bombardero furtivo (y algo más) de la US AIR FORCE.

🧵 Hilo. #B21 #b21raider #B21Rollout
2⃣ Nada más abrirse las puertas del hangar, se confirmaba lo que ya sabíamos. El B-21 era un ala volante y en ese sentido es muy similar al B-2 Spirit, aunque el B-21 parece algo más pequeño, confirmando las filtraciones en este aspecto.
3⃣ Una vez retiradas las lonas que lo cubren, quedan a la vista algunos detalles. Lo que más destaca y también es algo que de alguna forma se había filtrado en los renders, es que las tomas de aire están mucho más integradas en el perfil alar, respecto al B-2 (cuarta foto).
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1/ #B21 #B21Raider #avgeek #aviation #B21Reveal (tonight; 8pm). The #USAF's new B-21 Raider long-range stealth bomber aircraft leverages existing technologies, fast computer design, better production, etc., while echoing the now ~30-year-old B-2 Spirit. @kadonkey @Sylvia70485099
2/ Six B-21 Raiders are already in production. 100(?) planned. The B-21 honors Jimmy Doolittle's #WW2 raiders who flew B-25 Mitchell bombers off the Hornet to hit Tokyo in 1942. The new bomber is actually smaller in size and capacity than the B-2 Spirit.
3/ #B21 #military - World War III - The B-21 features won't fly low but at about 60,000 feet, hence the "diamond" silhouette vs the B-2's jagged rear. Unit cost could be $700M (my guess). To operate them for 30 years will cost about $203B for 100 B-21s.…
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