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Re: SV: SV: Birds vs. Jets

They're not only aerodynamically inefficient, some engines cannot run behind them due to risk of flame-out.

----- Original Message ----- From: "Richard W. Travsky" <rtravsky@uwyo.edu>
To: <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2009 10:07 AM
Subject: Re: SV: SV: Birds vs. Jets

On Mon, 23 Mar 2009, Tommy Tyrberg wrote:

However gridded inlets aren't intrinsically impossible. The F117 has
them to prevent radar from being reflected from the engine front. They
are aerodynamically inefficient, but that's the price you have to pay
for stealth.