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  •  One plane that did: (3+ / 0-)
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    the F-117 Nighthawk. Although the reason that it did was for stealth, to keep radar waves out, not birds.

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    by Simplify on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 11:10:16 AM PDT

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    •  One little tidbit I read about the Stealth (2+ / 0-)
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      fighter...whenever they left them outside at night sitting on the ramp somebody had to go around them the next morning and sweep up all the dead bats.  Ergo, bats use X-band radar.  I remember reading that in Aviation Week & Space Technology (or A-Waste as we liked to call it) so you can take that with a grain of salt.

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      by Ice Blue on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 12:12:20 PM PDT

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    •  But they can't fly in any icing condions (3+ / 0-)
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      i.e. clouds at or near freezing, because ice builds yp on the screens, restricting airflow, and then breaks off and gets sucked into the engine, restricting engine longevity.

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      by Bisbonian on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 02:03:01 PM PDT

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