The AF currently doesn't have a dedicated EF platform. They've been spit balling it with other platforms. They've tried twice to build a
dedicated B-52 jamming platform and failed miserably both times.
It was their own stupidity. The Raven still had quite a few years left, but they decided they didn't need them. The same stupidity led to single seat
Vipers being used as Weasels instead of two seat aircraft, which are more effective in that role.
I was just going through some of my saved pics and came across this one and while gawking at it wondering I discovered something. I`m on a laptop so I
can push the screen back enough to make the airframe shape easier to make out. But if you are on a desktop you might be able to do this as well. No
idea about phones or tablets, I`m old school.
No way that's a B-2, the shape reminds me of a
YB-49 but with sharper
wingtips and maybe a single protrusion or extension of the fuselage in the centerline aft area.
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(Face palm moment, everyone point and laugh) I`m looking at the same airframe but a different pic, let me try and track down where I saved it from and
reference it from there so I don't show anything without permission, I thought it was the pic in the OP but its not. Pretty sure it came from this
Everything I could find on that particular photo says it is one of the pics taken by Jeff Templin in Wichita. I believe that photo is shown in the
embedded video in the OP's link at 1:35' mark. I'm thinking Jeff took multiple shots of the same jet at different angle and this one just isn't shown
From my understanding of what others have written here, you're in for a disappointment. The Amarillo aircraft was (is) linked to the LRSB, potentially
the Northrop prototype, so it's possible you'll get to see that relatively soon. But the Wichita aircraft is black, don't hold your breath.
I'm sure someone else will correct me if I'm wrong (and hopefully we'll find out soon enough anyway), but I remember someone knowledgeable saying
Wichita had nothing to do with the LRSB and the aircraft is deep deep black. The sighting was a genuine accident. Anyway, the Wichita bird is 100% not
a cranked kite, whereas I could convince myself that Amarillo is.
All the time the same old questions. with the same answers for Wichita for sure its not the hazard it fly over a city in the daylight making
figure for everybody could see it. We still don't know why .
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