I remember this film, but what the hell was it ??? Someone went back and did this... Then a lot of it was set in the alternate future it generated
Not actually true. The F117's cruising speed is 500 mph. It's top speed is 600 mph. The top speed of the piston-engined fighters current in 1940 was about 350 mph. By the end of WWII that had increased to 450 mph...still slower than the F117. About the only thing which would have been capable of dealing with an F117 would have been a ME262, a Lockheed P-80 or a Gloster Meteor, none of which were available until the final year of the war. If Hitler had F117s in 1940, he would have cleaned our clocks. The Battle of Britain would have been a total disaster for Britain...the radar warning system would have been totally ineffective, and the fighters available couldn't have caught the F117 anyway.Chris said:Would there be much of a difference? F117s are slower than most 1940 fighters and radars were not so common. Most likerly result is that the RAF flies more CAP patrols and radar development is hampered.
Unless the planes have nukes of course.
Chris said:Well, in a stright fight like the air battles of 1914-18, you might be right, however..:
Not everybody was informed of this....hans said:F-117 is "invisible bomber"
aktarian said:And what happens when something breaks on it? Like FBW component? Or some computer chip? Or RAM material gets scratched and looses it's stealthines?
B-52 would be more usefull. Not that far in the future so spares could be produced. Not overly reliant on computers, more simple. Robust. Big bombload. Don't know if it could fly higher than RAF planes though......
Not everybody was informed of this....