Last 4 days before the B-21 reveal in General Discussion Posted 9 hours ago · Edited 8 hours ago by sigtau 7 hours ago, Delanie said: The hull (yes i know what its really called but seems more appropriate for a 'blended' design) seems deeper than the B2 I got the impression from the article above that It's smaller than the B2 or did i read that wrong? I do like the look of the air intakes but can't help thinking they could be a problem at low speed, maybe relief scoops under the body? I'm intrigued with the idea not having the b2's 'serrated' trailing edge and control surfaces. One major concern I have with modern thinking though is the idea of remotely controlled aircraft I know we have the 'drones' but I can't help but think the lack of real time feedback to a pilot could be a problem apart from that it's taking the reality away from fighting, almost like a video game or the paper version of 'battleships' when the number of lives destroyed is literally numbers on paper. What's the B52 j/k (or am I missing the joke?) I can't help but think of the Dale Brown books with the composite winged B52 The saw toothed pattern on the B-2 was done to improve low level penetration capability. The USAF wasn't convinced the B-2 would be stealthy enough for high level penetration, so they wanted to ensure it could still fly low level profiles. The B-21 only has a payload of 30K lbs, half of what the B-2 can carry. Notice the main gear only have two wheels each. Gross weight will probably top out around 200 - 220K lbs, making it a medium bomber. Cockpit is VERY narrow compared to the B-2, looks to be single seated or perhaps tandem like the B-47 and B-58. Likely only twin engined, using engines derived from the F-35 program. I'm not sure if anyone else noticed, but during the live stream, they kept cutting over to views of two aircraft, the F-14 and X-47B. There is supposed to be a parallel development program of a next generation long range penetration fighter "Penetrating Counter-Air" (PCA), which would be an escort for the B-21. Perhaps there's more news coming on the PCA/NGAD projects?