Just built a Lego stealth fighter/ drone.
It does need a little imagination to smoothen the edges, etc., bear with me on that…
But that said, have a look and let me know what you think.
Image above: Side-view. Completely collapsed for hangar/storage
Image above: Wings fully extended (it folds at two points, one, the grey section mid-wing, and the other, at the edge of the body)
Image above : Top view. The Forward Swept Wing (FSW) & delta canard design, similar to the Sukhoi-47
Notice 4 jet engines (2 running), and stealth cover on the sides, to minimize heat signature in-flight
Image above: The wings also swivel at a point just off the main body. This dramatically improves Angle-of-Attack (AOA).
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Today, another MIG-21 crashed in Haryana. Thankfully the pilot was safe and apart from a big ass crater in a field, there was no major damage.
With 6 MIG-21 crashes in this year alone, the IAF has lost over 100 pilots in 283 accidents between 1993 and 2002. Till date it has lost over half the 976 MIG-21 fleet in air crashes. The Indian Air Force seems to have an innovative method of retaining only the best pilots. Send them all up in MIG-21s, if they survive, they must be damn good or bloody lucky.
The world has moved on to the fifth generation fighters with Short Take-off & Vertical Landing, Stealth, Internal weapons, the works, and yet we’re hell bent on sticking to flying coffins from the 1960s.