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Are stealth aircrafts invisible to human eyes or only other radars?

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  • 1 month ago

    They are not invisible even to radars.   What they have is a very small radar signature that they often do not show up on radar.  The F117 design made it invisible to bats as their high pitched squeaks would not bounce back and the bats would fly into the plane.   Picking up dead bats around the F117 was part of the FOD patrol you had to do every night and every morning. 

  • ?
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    While no aircraft is totally invisible to radar, stealth aircraft make it more difficult for conventional radar to detect or track the aircraft effectively, increasing the odds of an aircraft successfully avoiding detection by enemy radar and/or avoiding being successfully targeted by radar guided weapons.

  • Zack
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Neither. They're just very hard for radar to see.

    1. They're shaped so that they scatter radar beams from other aircraft instead of sending the beams back toward the aircraft.

    2. In addition to having a special shape, stealth aircraft such as the B-2 are coated with special paint/materials that absorb some of the radar beams.

  • TedEx
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Imagine a dot made by a pencil on a sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 white paper.

    That's what you see if the stealth plane up over 40.ooo feet and he sky is clear.

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  • david
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    Just radar. How old are you? 

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    You people are about 25 years behind times.  Today it is more advanced than anything you saw in Star Wars.  An F22 and its missiles sitting in the hangar with nobody around is constantly keeping track of the location of Russian and Chinese missiles that could shoot it down.  And those Russian and Chinese jets and their missiles are doing the same thing.  The slowest part of the whole system is the useless pilot who cannot think as fast as the weapons think and cannot fly the hyper sonic speeds needed to win.

  • 2 months ago

    No, they can be easily seen with your eyes. They are almost invisible to radar. 

  • 2 months ago

    They are not invisible even to radar. What they have is a reduced radar cross section, which means that are shaped such that few of the incoming radar energy bounces back toward the emitter. Essentially, the result is that the echo is similar to what a bird would give, and radars are calibrated to filter out such insignificant returns to avoid clutter (or else the radar screen would be filled by thousand of echoes all the time).

  • Jay P
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Wonder Woman's plane is invisible to the naked eye ( at least according to the cartoons I watched as a kid ).

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    They have a low radar signature which makes them hard to define on a radar screen. If they were invisible to the human eye how would anyone find them?

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