First-Aid wrote:The interesting question: if it is a stealth bomber, what kind are we talking about? I don't believe the B2 is the only stealth bomber in the US arsenal anymore, but the new one I also don't believe has been publicly unveiled either. Could this be what all the hush-hush is about concerning Meg's alt mode?
You believe Transformers is going to "reveal" a currently unknown stealth bomber? The B-2 is the only current stealth strategic bomber (strategic meaning B-52, B-1, B-2 style heavy payloads, different from the F-117 which is really a specialized ground attack fighter, so basically a "bomber" as well) in the USAF. Even if there was a weapon system they publically disavowed, they wouldn't license hasbro and Bay to depict it in CGI and mass produce toy replicas that transform into a villainous alien leader. Not before it had been catalogued in something like Jane's Defense
and even made its way into the pages of something like Popular Mechanics
At best, if there is an Earth alt for megs, and it doesn't look like there will be, and it's not a B-2 like the video game article suggests, it could transform into a proof of concept or prototype aircraft. The A-12 Avenger II was supposed to be "razor shaped" and not as big as a B-2, but I dunno if that ever made it off the drawing board. The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter would be a possibility, but doesn't fit the description. Heh, maybe Megs was captured decades ago, so he transforms in the YB-49, which did see action in the 50s movie version of the War of the Worlds
Bottom line, you're not going to see any "new" military equipment that hasn't been publicly available via scholarly databases or public defense analysts.