greeney2 wrote:I'm not real sure about the engines but intake size would have to govern power output. Also the small size on that picuture probably had a lot to do with the Stealth technology I'm guessing. Lockheed has a lot of black projects, but not sure how much in the flying wings. Northrop wa the inventer of the flying wings, so not sure if anyone else could infringe on that technology.
I don't think one could patent a style of aircraft. I mean, you can't patent swept wings, or the concept of fuselage mounted engines..
But I could be wrong.
However, the Go229 was a flying wing made by the Nazis during WWII, and probably predates any Grumman model, at a guess.