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Occurred : 5/14/2014 12:15 (Entered as : 05/14/2014 12:15)
Reported: 5/16/2014 11:01:04 PM 23:01
Location: Spirit Lake, ID
Gliding raptor craft, folded wings to tie-fighter configuration launching to super sonic speed with no sound.
Observed a very high gliding, black raptor type craft, pointed front with angled wings and long body and somewhat flat end like an eagle’s tail. Craft then folded wings to a shape somewhat of a Star Wars tie-fighter. Back end looked like a W but middle of W smaller, longer outside wings of W formed to a < in front. (Best description I can write as can’t draw on form.) Craft then looked like it was launched off a catapult and speed seemed to increase until it was out of site. When craft accelerated, no sound was heard. Craft was going North.
Spirit Lake, ID
As far back as 1989 the buzz inside aviation circles was the Pentagon was developing a variable swing-wing aircraft to replace the aging fleet of F-111s which was retired for good in 1995. The F-111 was a medium sized bomber also capable of defending itself as a fighter and then speeding away at over 1600 miles per hour.
When reports of a new swing wing aircraft sighted near Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico and at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, surfaced Popular Science investigated. High ranking officials are said to have gathered in secure hangers at two air bases to be given a sneak peek at the new aircraft. In September of 1994, it was observed circling high over Amarillo, Texas, for several minutes at midday. These reports to an exclusive story on this aircraft in 1995.
Since then Popular Science has learned that the aircraft is not a standard variable swing-wing aircraft as first reported but instead employs a unique forward sweeping wing mechanism that enables the aircraft to become an advanced attack aircraft capable of precision weapons delivery, super maneuverability (for air combat) and MACH 3 dash capability. A new covert squadron was formed to fly these aircraft. Recently Popular Science obtained from aviation author and historian Jim Goodall the squadron patch worn by pilots that fly the supersecret Switchblade and very recently Northrop filled patents with the U.S. Patent Office, including descriptions and drawings of an advanced tactical fighter/bomber that could very well be the mystery aircraft.
originally posted by: BlackDog10
that is nothing like a tie fighter, I don't think a tie fighter shape aircraft would fly very well either or even at all
originally posted by: Sammamishman
a reply to: Zaphod58
Are these like flexible wings that bend and re-shape themselves to control the airflow over their surface?