Comment 656C Re: 20 million for a stealth fighter?


US Navy testing electromagnetic catapult on aircraft carrier


20 million for a stealth fighter? (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2015-03-31 11:51 (#64RQ)

Even russian fighters cost more than that and without stealth capability :)

Re: 20 million for a stealth fighter? (Score: 1)

by on 2015-03-31 14:47 (#6558)

Yeah, all the numbers in the article seem pretty bunk. The steam catapult weighs 1300 pounds? I don't think so. 20 seconds and wikipedia:
Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System: System weight< 225,000 kg

Steam catapult: "These systems take a long time to recharge after each launch"
Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System: Cycle time 45 seconds

How long does it take to get the next jet into position?

The combination of wikipedia and file:///tmp/Electronics-poised-to-replace-steam-powered-aircraft-launch-system.pdf (from '02) add up to a much better article than the one linked.

Re: 20 million for a stealth fighter? (Score: 2, Funny)

by on 2015-03-31 15:08 (#656C)

Please give us access to your computer ;-)


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2015-04-01 06:10 Funny +1

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