Sunday, September 16, 2012

SkyBow, China's X-47 like stealth UCAV??

While reviewing old photos of 601 Aircraft Design Institute/Shenyang Aircraft Corporation's F-60/J21/J31 fourth generation fighter, I come to realize that the SAC stealth 'flywing' UCAV, similar to Northrop Grumman's X-47 projects, might be more than just a "college" project.   When models of the Chinese SkyBow stealth UCAV and F-60/J21/J31 first published on the Ordnance Industry Science & Technology Magazine, they were labeled as "college projects" -- it is clear to me now that 601 Aircraft Design Institute indeed  possesses some very influential  "college students".

"College project" models of F-60 and SkyBow stealth UCAV

Not just a model anymore.

Northrop Grumman's X-47B

Scans from the Ordnance Industry Science & Technology Magazine

 scale model at play

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