Fighter, bomber & trainer concepts unveiled at AFA

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    Fighter, bomber & trainer concepts unveiled at AFA

    September 19, 2011


    No one in the US Air Force is publicly talking about replacing the relatively youthful Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor. Neither is there any public commitment by the USAF's leadership to immediately replace the relatively aging Northrop T-38C Talon.

    But those facts haven't stopped some of the defence industry's most creative contractors from showing off new concept drawings on the walls of their exhibit booths here at the Air Force Association's annual convention at National Harbor, Md.

    The above "F-X" concept poster shows a twin-jet, single-seat, tailless air superiority fighter on Boeing's stand. Nearby at the Northrop Grumman exhibit booth is a concept image of their own F-22 replacement candidate, which is shown below.


    Boeing also finally revealed its all-new trainer concept.


    Finally, here's another image showing Northrop's high-speed bomber concept. This is not the first time I've seen this image, but it's too interesting to leave out of this post.


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