posted on May, 11 2014 @ 10:24 PM
a reply to: imitator
That's not completed through conversion most likely. All the QF-4s I've ever seen were grey with red tails, they went in green, and during the
conversion process were repainted. ETA: The one you found was an early QF-4. The late model QF-4s in use now, are based on the RF-4, which were
painted grey. They're adding orange and red to them to denote targets.
If he was close enough to tell it was an F-4, then he was close enough to tell if it was a real F-4 or not. If he couldn't tell it was a real F-4,
then you have to throw the entire report out. You still don't get it both ways. Either he could tell that it wasn't a full size F-4, and it was
close enough to almost take the plane out, or he couldn't tell it was a full size F-4, and it was nowhere near the commercial flight. One or the
other. It doesn't work both ways. And it didn't "take out" anything. They said it got close to them, but they didn't hit it.
One other huge hole in your idea. A full size F-4 would show up on ATC radar both as a primary target, and a secondary, because the transponder was
on. If it showed up on radar, ATC would have warned the flight. There was no radar target, so it couldn't have been a full size F-4.
"The airline pilot said that the UAS [unmanned aircraft system] was so close to his jet that he was sure he had collided with it," Mr
Williams said at a drone conference in San Francisco.
But he somehow confused an F-4, that is 63 feet long, 16 1/2 feet high, and has a wingspan of 38 feet, with a small UAV. Wow, that's
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