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West Texas Spanloader

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posted on Apr, 10 2014 @ 04:52 AM
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reply to post by Astr0
 


That's pretty standard really.




posted on Apr, 10 2014 @ 05:24 AM
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reply to post by Stealthbomber
 


They get grumpy when you're in the wrong place at the right time though.



posted on Apr, 10 2014 @ 07:03 AM
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reply to post by Zaphod58
 


Nah I meant them withholding the flight paths of their jets, I wouldn't imagine you'd be able to ring up whiteman and ask what time their B-2's are going up and what flight path they're taking.



posted on Apr, 10 2014 @ 08:11 AM
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Oh how I would love to know when the right time was to be in the wrong place.....



posted on Apr, 10 2014 @ 10:41 AM
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No, but they're usually more polite about it.



posted on Apr, 10 2014 @ 09:48 PM
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If these craft were seen over both Amarillo, TX, and Albuquerque, NM, that lines up almost directly with Edwards, Skunk Works at Plant 42, Vandenburg (unlikely), and not too far off the path from Nellis and Creech. If it were some form of optionally manned drone, Creech could be likely. Otherwise I would be hedging my bets on Nellis.

To me it almost looked like an RQ-170, but if it's estimated to be one-third the size of a B-2 that would be way too small.



posted on Apr, 10 2014 @ 10:41 PM
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The size estimate is wrong. But it's definitely not a Sentinel.



posted on Apr, 11 2014 @ 01:36 AM
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In his blog Steve Douglass speak for a size of 2/3 of a B2 not 1/3.



posted on Apr, 11 2014 @ 06:09 PM
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That's what I meant. I was going off memory. Read his blog on my phone earlier in the day, posted here from the computer late last night. Thanks for the correction.



posted on Apr, 11 2014 @ 06:34 PM
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That's closer in size to what it is.



posted on Apr, 12 2014 @ 02:25 AM
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What it is , this look inovative design and can make confusion with UFO triangle the people see. If its 2/3 of a B-2 it look a little too small for a stealth transport in my opinion.



posted on Apr, 12 2014 @ 02:29 AM
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Its not a transport. They're still a few years away from a large scale transport.



posted on Apr, 12 2014 @ 02:55 AM
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So if its not a transport , the other missions can be ISR, STRIKE or a new generation fighter, what it is, it remember me a little when we saw for the first time the F-117 on the tv, it was a new leap in design at this time, I hope we live the same soon.
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posted on Apr, 12 2014 @ 03:01 AM
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It's not a transport.



posted on Apr, 12 2014 @ 03:05 AM
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We must be patient

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posted on Apr, 12 2014 @ 07:08 AM
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I don't want to be patient
time for a stupid question. What does spanloader mean, sorry to ask I'm sure if I asked this in person you guys would throttle me



posted on Apr, 12 2014 @ 08:00 AM
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To patient, enjoy the threads on ATS a lot of interesting subject
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posted on Apr, 12 2014 @ 10:15 AM
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Spanloader was a Boeing aircraft concept to carry loads in the wings/body as opposed to just in the body. There were many concept iterations of the design but some look like the blended wing body type planform that is seen in the TX photo.



ABSTRACT The design features of an aircraft capable of fulfilling a long haul, high capacity cargo mission are described. This span-loading aircraft, or flying wing, is capable of carrying extremely large payloads and is expected to be in demand to replace the slow-moving cargo ships currently in use. The spanloader seeks to reduce empty weight by eliminating the aircraft fuselage. Disadvantages are the thickness of the cargo-containing wing, and resulting stability and control problems.

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posted on Apr, 12 2014 @ 11:30 AM
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Thank you friend
so a b-2 is a kind of spanloader



posted on Apr, 13 2014 @ 12:49 AM
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ThePeaceMaker
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Thank you friend
so a b-2 is a kind of spanloader


Not really, think of using the space in the "wings" as storage space too. But they dont really have wings as the whole aircraft is a wing (so I suppose they do have wings but no fuselage)

So if you draw a triangle and then draw the largest sqare you can inside it, this could be your storage space in a spanloader (in reality it doesnt have to be square). With the B2, you are only drawing a small rectangle in the middle of that triangle which is your bomb bay.

Failing that, google Spanloader!


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