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originally posted by: Astr0
What if, like the SR-71, the US, UK, NZ, Canadian and Aus. Governments clammed up tight together and said 'right, lets really get onto the kooks and loons with the 'TR-3B' and destroy any and all credibility these sightings ever could have.
That's not to say I do not have a copy of the 1561 woodcut on my desk. I do, and it intrigues me greatly.
However, the modern continued rash of sightings and events are due to human technology.
No 'aliens', no 'beings from other planets', and they are far more important to human evolution than just a 'cargo blimp'.
Avro Vulcan - strategic bomber
Buran Space Shuttle
Chengdu J-7 - a Chinese development of MiG-21
Convair B-58 Hustler
Convair F-102 Delta Dagger
Convair F-106 Delta Dart
Dassault Mirage III
Dassault Mirage IV
Dassault Mirage 2000
Gloster Javelin - subsonic fighter
Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird
Avro 707 (1949)
Avro Canada CF-105 Arrow
Boulton Paul P.111 (1949) - research to investigate tailess deltas
Boulton Paul P.120 (1952) - developed from P.111
Convair F2Y Sea Dart - unique seaplane fighter
Convair XFY - one of the few propeller-driven delta wing aircraft
Dyke Delta - another of the few propeller-driven double delta wing aircraft
Fairey Delta 1 (1951) - transonic delta research
Fairey Delta 2 (1954) - 1st aircraft to break 1,000 mph, rebuilt as BAC 211 for high speed delta research for Concorde
Handley Page HP.115 - low-speed delta research for Concorde
North American XB-70 Valkyrie
Short SC.1 - first British VTOL aircraft
Sukhoi T-4 / 100 Sotka
The Soviet Boris Ivanovich Cheranovsky built and tested tailless flying wings, from 1924 gliders, eventually also powered BICh-3.
Frenchman Charles Fauvel designed the AV3 glider, successfully flown in 1933, featuring a self-stabilizing airfoil on a straight wing.
The German Horten H1 glider flown with partial success in 1933, and the subsequent H2 flown successfully in both glider and powered variants.
The American Freel Flying Wing glider flown in 1937.
The American Northrop N-1M of 1940.
The American Northrop N-9M of 1942.
The German Horten Ho 229 of March 1944—the world's first twin jet engine pure flying wing
The British Armstrong Whitworth A.W.52G of 1944, a glider test bed for the later Armstrong Whitworth A.W.52 jet-powered version.
The American Northrop YB-35 of 1946.
The American Northrop YB-49 of 1947.
The Turkish THK-13 of 1948.
Reduced radar cross section designs
United StatesB-2 Spirit – Northrop Grumman
United StatesF-22 Raptor – Lockheed Martin / Boeing
United StatesF-117 Nighthawk – Lockheed Martin
United StatesF-35 Lightning II – Lockheed Martin / BAE Systems / Northrop Grumman
RussiaPAK FA – Sukhoi
IndiaRussiaFGFA – Sukhoi / HAL
ChinaChengdu J-20 – Chengdu Aircraft Corporation
ChinaShenyang J-31 - Shenyang Aircraft Corporation
IndiaAMCA – ADA / HAL
TurkeyTuAF TFX - Turkish Aerospace Industries
South KoreaIndonesiaKAI KF-X - Korea Aerospace Industries / Indonesian Aerospace
IranShafaq - HESA / IAMI
SwedenFlygsystem 2020 - Saab
RussiaLMFS - Mikoyan
originally posted by: conundrummer
If black triangles follow a predictable flight path that you can revisit, there should be lots of ideal photo/video opportunities, but this isn't really supported by a Google Image search.
originally posted by: tadaman
a reply to: stirling
Don't sweat it. The world gets crap we no longer need to develop and our enemies waste time and money developing weapon systems to counter our crap.
We could theoretically stop all R&D and just sit back. The problem is if we release our top shelf stuff everyone will eventually figure out its capabilities as well as target us out of natural fear.
Also we would lose the entire weapons industry we took years to develop out of there being no need to develop jets and tanks when we already have something much better.
Stealth, armour, ICBMS all ancient tech from our POV. We just need more time to develop the next phase after what we already have up our sleeve.
Space militarization is already true. Military Satellites that do more than take pictures are just being developed by our enemies. We have more than satellites in space.....we don't need NASA anymore. We don't need a shuttle program, or any other obsolete tech.
Let China and Russia waste trillions and years on jets and tanks.
EDIT TO ADD:
There were talks of staging a fake alien invasion for Christs sake!