Airbus to present new loyal wingman

Holy fricking kino.

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >canard
    WE WON

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >TL Note: canard means duck

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >concept
      Not so fast

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Maybe I've played too many video games but the concept image looks to be straight from a game screenshot too

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          well yeah it's a 3d render, games are an interactive real time 3d render

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The full scale model will be unveiled at ILA Berlin in 2 days

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      cute

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      MON CANARD EST EN FEU

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >CANARDS
      CANARDS
      >CANARDS
      CANARDS
      >CANARDS
      CANARDS
      >CANARDS
      CANARDS

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Don't remind me... the only example rotting in a open sky graveyard for absolutely no reason

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Ukraine might rescue her. They require aviation reparations after Hostomel

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    That’s fricking hideous

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Perfect for Euros. Americans will never buy something that ugly.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        it's honestly kind of hilarious that the US military picks things based on how they look. Like the X-32 was literally never going to win even if it worked because of how moronic it looked. And then you had the NGSW chub gun which was literally never going to win because chub

        this isn't unheard of for militaries (like the idiotic french going into WW1 battlefields in their riotous peawiener outfits), but the US also happens to be an effective military

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Such a lustful image for the architects of the plane-sexual community.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The X32 had serious issues with vtol due to that goofy intake sucking up exhaust from the engine when it got too close to the ground.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Because they pick things on how they look. Aesthetics are absolutely critical.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >kino
    It’s a CGI mockup. Post when they actually build one (they won’t because European militaries won’t buy any)

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Literally everything besides NGAD and F/A-XX is cringe cope and we'll see Euros, chinks and jeets follow whatever Locksneed unveils while they're cgi renders sit on a hard drive somewhere.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    HOLY FRICKING SEXXOOOOOOOOOOOO

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >basically HP for fighters that can send them to intercept/block enemy missiles
    >no real limit to how many you can have around, whereas missiles have a limit
    looks like dogfights are back on the menu boys

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Nah it just means layers of the pyramid had shifted

      Fighter bombers and attack aircraft did ground pound while sead and dedicated fighters babysat them

      Now droney bois will do the ground pound and close range anti air using cheapo munitions and a singular fighter would babysit them from frickoff distance occasionally lobbing a very expensive very long range missile towards anything that threathens the drones while being far far away from danger

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Idk how jamming works, but if the drones are guided through the fighter's signal, wouldn't that help against jamming and necessiate the fighter flying closer? just let me have my dogfight fantasies man

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          They will have AI on them that will use cameras to keep in formation near its host fighter and mission programming will allow it to take action even if it's host signal is lost.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >no real limit to how many you can have around
      The more kills you get the more you stack to your sides like a shoot em up ship.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Canards
    Based

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Just frick my RCS up senpai

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      is the meme that chinks just slap canards on things because they stole the blueprints but can't quite get it to fly correctly accurate?

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why are germans so fricking good at stealth design.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      since when have germans been known for stealth aircraft. Literally only america has stealth aircraft.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Where do you think the US got their flying wing design from?: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horten_Ho_229

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Jack Northrop. The Horten brothers had nothing to do with any American flying-wing design.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          israeli scientist

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          the guy who was making his own flying wing in world war 2

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Jack Northrop. The Horten brothers had nothing to do with any American flying-wing design.

            It makes me happy that the program team read Jack Northrop into the B2 program as a dying old man so he could see the real fruits of his labor.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Yeah I absolutely love that story, he must have felt incredible

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              He literally said 'now I can die a happy man' after that briefing, and then did exactly that a few months later.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Truly amazing.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Has absolutely nothing to do with american plane design and had absolutely nothing to do with stealth. You believe in moronic myths.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >tHese Two pLAnEs lOOk THE SAme tHeY MusT be THe sAMe!
          shut the frick up homosexual

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Has absolutely nothing to do with american plane design and had absolutely nothing to do with stealth. You believe in moronic myths.

            https://i.imgur.com/5FOxXVN.jpeg

            the guy who was making his own flying wing in world war 2

            israeli scientist

            Jack Northrop. The Horten brothers had nothing to do with any American flying-wing design.

            kek
            triggered

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Black person

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Bait

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Every 4th gen European plane has low RCS frontally. They know how to do stealth moron just like anyone who can use radar, they just didn't compromise the rest of the aricrafts capabilities for it until the technology was ready and cheap enough to be worth it for the war they were planning. It's not especially difficult material science unfortunately for even semi competent countries.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Germany had stealth programs since the 1980s
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MBB_Lampyridae

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          So what America has been experimenting with stealth planes since the 1960s https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_Model_853-21_Quiet_Bird

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            So what Germany has been experimenting with stealth planes since the 1940s

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        They're so good at it you never knew..seems pretty good to me

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They arent.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      DLR and Airbus defence have been cooking for some time now. Germany also made a stealth trainer called Mako in the past

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Configuration and length to wide implies that maneuverability and speed are key factors for the loyal wingman concept.

    I bet the loyal wingman can fly +9G maneuvers which piloted planes can only dream.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The only cogent post itt.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Indeed. Seems obvious for the unmanned boys to be made for high G’s. Hence the funny canards.

      >kino
      It’s a CGI mockup. Post when they actually build one (they won’t because European militaries won’t buy any)

      Airbus is not really known to unveil stuff unless they already know that some governments are looking to buy something similar. I’d bet at least France wants these type of wingmonsieurs.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      the big scoop and canards would imply this. But why? why would anyone ever need a super maneuverable drone the size of a barn? What do they think it's going to dog fight other planes?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Energy–maneuverability theory

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    European military airplanes are never as good as American ones, European airliners are better than American ones

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    So the people who said the J-20 was a copy of the F-22/MiG-1.44, are they now going to say that this is a copy of the J-20?

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    better pic

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    OK but how will they match up to Su-75 Checkmate?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They'll make the mockup out of metal instead of wood.

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    $5 says the wingman eventually shoots down his wingman.

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Another pic. Here in “beast mode”, after SEAD when stealth becomes less relevant.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It looks so fricking good.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/ISXFIm3.jpeg

        Looks so much better tailless than in this renders.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      So we're to believe that canards aren't unstealthy but now vertical stabilizers are what give the whole game away?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's a combination of things.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Germs stealing 1980s experimental Soviet fighter designs, confirmed.

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      wtf how did it fit in there

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The wings and canards can fold up into a neat little package :^)

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It looks so happy!

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      this thing looks smug, unbothered, moisturized, in its lane, etc.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/RuDgCoX.jpeg

      Holy fricking kino.

      I thought canards were incompatible with stealth!?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      He cute and happy

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Airbus beating Boeing even with military stuff would be hilarious.

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It is (will be? might be?) a nice looking plane, but it also looks way too expensive to be seriously "atrittable". Especially if it's built in Europe.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The US version will probably be affordable once an air war with China without carriers dominating the waters around China becomes a reality. Not saying China's implessive enough to with a single strike destroy American carrier groups but they could potentially wear down and get a lucky strike with enough missiles. US is going to need the NGAD and a bunch of AI wingmen to compete with Chinese drones and plane spam.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I think in European circles the actual wingmen aren't supposed to be very attritable, more like concentric circles of increasing price and capabilities and decreasing attritability, with fighters in the middle, wingmen just outside, maybe then cheaper drones and borderline smart munitions.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      There are different RCs, some are more attritable than others. This is probably the most high-end one we have seen so far.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >but it also looks way too expensive to be seriously "atrittable". Especially if it's built in Europe.
      It's just a matter of scale. The most expensive plane will become quite cheap if you can build enough.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >The most expensive plane will become quite cheap if you can build enough.
        Undeniably true, but the last time a European weapons program even approached building "enough" was the Leo2.

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I can't wait to see the military try to use these drones and make them play well with their outdated software. (probably still running windows 7 xp)

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >windows 7 xp
      So Windows 7 or Windows XP?
      Or Vista? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDSPB5Bj8GQ

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The software part is being handled by a startup: https://helsing.ai/newsroom/helsing-announces-project-centaur-autonomy-for-air-combat

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Germany just announced they will buy an additional 20 Eurofighters, guessing it will be a 2 seater Tranche 5 as a control center for these wingman

    https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/germany-announces-purchase-20-additional-eurofighter-jets-2024-06-05/

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Airbus says they are aiming to have it cost only one-third of the cost of a manned fighter.

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    looks like some ace combat shit

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