Stealth Aircraft

Stealth aircrafts, also known as stealth bombers or stealth planes, are a type of aircraft that utilizes stealth technology in order to to avoid detection. Some of the best known U.S stealth aircrafts include the F-117 Nighthawk, the B-2 Spirit, the F-22 Raptor, and the F-35 Lightning II. Stealth aircrafts are mostly used in military campaigns and intelligence gathering.

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Why does China have stealth aircraft?

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China states that they have a defensive policy. With a population of 1.3 billion, China has a very large population in comparison to other countries to defend. If we see why the US has stealth aircraft, the reasons are very simple: In modern warfare, it is about being invisible to the enemies RADAR which allows you dominance on the battlefield and the air. Having stealth aircraft in your military is a major advantage over many other countries. China does not publicly disclose why they have a stealth aircraft however if we look at it in terms, they say they will use it for defensive purposes only. But moreover like any other country who has developed stealth aircraft or weapons, they'll say, it will only be used to defend its citizens.
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What are some of the differences between conventional aircraft and stealth aircraft?

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The geometry of the surfaces (to change the reflection), the materials of the surfaces (to absorb radar), the exhaust is cooled to reduce heat signature, anything that reduces the heat and radar signature of the platform
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Was the Mitsubishi zero a stealth aircraft?

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The Mitsubishi Zero was an effective attack fighter
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Who created the stealth aircraft?

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Development of modern stealth technologies in the U.S.A began in 1958.
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Where was the F-117 made?

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The unit was officially located at Area 51of the Nevada Test Site, assembled at Lockheeds famous Skunkworks facility in California.
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What type of engine does the stealth aircraft have?

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The F-117A Nighthawk uses two General Electric F404-F1D2 turbofans. The aircraft was retired in April 22, 2008.
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Why are flight computers an essential part of modern stealth aircraft?

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Stealth aircraft like the B-2 and F-117 use wing shapes that are inherently unstable and cannot be kept flying by a human without computer assistance. The flight computer's sensors detect any deviations from normal flight faster than the pilot could and respond more quickly to restore normal flight than the pilot could. Stealth aircraft like the newer F-22 and F-35 use wing shapes that are marginally stable and although a human pilot can barely keep them flying without computer assistance it would take almost all his concentration and effort doing so. The flight computer's sensors detect any deviations from normal flight faster than the pilot could and respond more quickly to restore normal flight than the pilot could, also they significantly increase maneuverability without risk of sudden loss of stability.
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Why are F-22 Raptors a stealth aircraft?

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The F-22 uses a few systems, and lessons learned from the F-111 to be a Low observable aircraft. The engines emit a heat signature that is unmistakable, but they have used heat hiding components in the belly, and a squared thrust vectoring exhaust to disperse the heat. They use multiple angles on the fuselage to diffuse radar, interior mounted missiles or bombs, changed the intake to hide the compressor from radar, and a radar that can be aimed to reduce exposure. One of the many ways to locate and identify an aircraft is by homing in on it's radar emission. Radar absorbent coatings are employed to help reduce it's signature as well.
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What is the purpose of the Stealth bomber?

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The stealth bomber is designed to be able to reach and bomb a target without being found by the enemy's radar.
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What was the f-117 nighthawk used for?

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The F-117 is used as a strike aircraft, delivering ground ordnance on targets. The F-117 is a stealth aircraft which means it is nearly invisible to standard radar. This allows it to penetrate radar and attack targets in the dark before it can be detected and intercepted.
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How stealth aircraft hide them from opponent?

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A radar system sends out a wave. When part of this wave hits something, it bounces back to the radar receiver, the radar can then work out the size, location, and also the velocity of the object. A stealth plane is specially made to scatter radar waves across its angular surface. The radar might not be able to detect it, or estimate that the object is far smaller than any military vehicle and therefore not sound any kind of alarm.
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How many F-117 are in the world?

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First flight 1981 to last in 2008 a total of 64 were built. 59 were designated fighters with 5 demostrators. With one confirmed kill.
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What is the altitude an acoustic stealth aircraft can fly?

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Almost 35,00 feet or more with the F-22 Raptor from lockheed martin.
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What are the Stealth aircraft used by US air force?

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Currently, the B2 Spirit and the F22 Raptor. The F117 Nighthawk has been retired, as has the 'reduced RCS' SR-71 Blackbird. The F35 isn't scheduled to be delivered until 2016.
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Why are Stealth aircraft invisible to enemy radar?

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Stealth aircraft are not actually invisible to radar, but the waves reflected by it are far fewer than what is needed for identification as a plane. 1) The first way that it prevents this is by its shape, which reflects radar waves in random directions, rather than back to the receiver. 2) Secondly, the special paint used has the ability to absorb electromagnetic energy in the same frequency as radar impulses. 3) Finally, the mission profiles often allow stealth aircraft to fly close to the ground, where their radar return can be lost in ground clutter.
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What is faster a f-117 or a bullet?

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Based on a little research I just did, the F117's maximum speed is just under Mach 1 (the speed of sound). Some bullets travel much slower than that, and some travel much faster, so it just depends on which bullet you're referring to.
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What type of motor does a spitfire have?

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A British Rolls-Royce Merlin engine which is a liquid-cooled V-12 piston aero engine of 27-litres.
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How far can the the B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber fly?

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unrefueled one way, 6897.2 miles (6000 nautical miles) with aerial refueling, unlimited

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