20 November 2005

Transport Bombers.

The Air Force has long discussed the idea of using transport planes as bombers to fill the role of the current B-52, which has long range, but has no stealth features and is a huge sitting duck in a dog fight. The C-17 long range transport has now been tapped by the Air Force for the role. In the planned bomber configuration, it might carry drones that could drop bombs in the target area for as much as twenty-four hours.

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