posted on Feb, 13 2015 @ 06:11 PM
I would like to add that the images above were supposedly from around 2009. At some point in every program, they need to "freeze" the OML - as
early as reasonable. Perhaps that's what happened around that time, with the final planform looking similar.
If the commercial released by Northrop around the Super Bowl was indeed their LRS-B platform under cover, there appears to be a protruding and
conic-shaped nose section that does not match the images above. In addition, if you trace the leading edge of that vehicle's leading edge (tangent
to z-axis) and skew it in the body x-direction, the you will get a compound leading edge, similar to the shape I presented earlier in the thread.
Planform does not necessarily need to be fully aligned like the old school HAVE BLUE - if there's a combination of RAS and aligned structure below
the surface and the fairings outside of it have bandpass characteristics (think radome).