Did Grumman hire the same people who made the AVIC promotion video in 2021 "The next"? The B-21 looks exactly the same as the one in AVIC video except the drip of the fabric.
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The videos aspect ratio are different which made H-20 flatter and wider, this is just a matter of the footage format. The aircraft are identical in that the intakes location and prominence are the same.
I can call Grumman copying AVIC already now without waiting for the revealing.
B-21 is not a strategic bomber. More a tactical oneWas the B-2 considered a 5th gen aircraft? I've always associated that with fighter aircraft, but I feel like you could apply it to most stealth platform / very-low observable aircraft as that was basically the defining feature.
Regardless of what value you assign to it, this will be the first brand new strategic bomber in how many decades?
I saw your comment this late. Sorry. I meant entry to the service. I am fairly sure we will see the first flight in 2-3 years.When you say "any expectation earlier than late 2027 is too optimistic" are you referring to maiden flight or initial entry into service?
Because I don't see how you can say "H-20 is where the J-20 was during late 2009 and early 2010" and not expect it to make its maiden flight within a year.