The downfall was the Raptor cost more to build then a B-2 Spirit. It is the most technologically advanced Aircraft in the world. With the engines concealed it is hard to find it, The way to afford the F-22 Raptor would be to cancel all production of every type of fighter. It could replace Bombers and the F-22 b Concept wouldve taken care of the quantity of bombs it would take to carpet bomb. Since the Concept had the payload and speed but suffered manuverbility, but still more agil then any Bomber, slightly less agil then the Raptor.
The amount of bombs it would take to carpet bomb an are with a B-52 could be cut down to a smaller area by the concept with smaller missiles/bombs that still packed a punch to rival it. why send in formations of B-52s to bomb an area when you could send formations of concepts to bomb the area. You would hit strategic targets and not hope for the best once you drop ur payload, be able to target single vehicles, instead of dropping all that payload to blow up a couple tank you could fire a few missiles and destroy twice as many.
Edited by onikenshin, 11 May 2010 - 12:45 AM.