as a young person I'd love to work on a PAK-DA …..
and that nonsense about the Olympics being a waste of money - it was an integral part of a Tourism SEZ to develop the Black Sea and adjoining mountainous regions as recreational zones for beaches and skiing etc …. look it up
anyway back to the PAK-DA
…. I just came across this by accident …. its a year old
looks like a Northrop RQ-180 at Edwards AF base ….
wingspan around 130' ….. vs B2 of 170'
it does actually seem that this RQ-180 is an unmanned prototype for the B-21 …..
a refined 2-engined B-2 …..
B-21 looks a low risk refinement of the B-2 …. with 2 engines and wingspan of around 130'
( so they can afford to build 100 …. this time)
it will almost certainly use 2x F-22 engines …. and use the GE variable cycle engine later for better endurance
surely the PAK-DA will replace the Tu-95
which has always looked like a giant flying wing to me …. with a big bomb bay bolted to it ….
Tu-95 wingspan 165' …..
similar wingspans keep popping up don't they …..
PAK-DA ???? …. 150' ?