posted on Dec, 6 2014 @ 12:23 AM
That was worth watching. As Foster said, nothing new. But it was put together nicely, right down to nuances like the Soviets knowing the shape of the
A-12 based on the shadow.
Well mostly nothing new. I knew of the "dirty bird" experiments, but never saw the material before.
A few oddities in the video. First, the plane tail number used to view the base doesn't exist. Based on the pilot's name and a little internet
sniffing, it might be this plane:
Looking at the terrain, he is about 15 statute miles out. You can tell by the amount of Groom Lake Road that is showing. Of course if it was nautical
miles, then 12 miles (as stated in the video), would be close.
Second, the road sensors are not pressure sensitive. There is no easily observable evidence of the road sensors. What was shown in the video reminds
me more of a traffic measurement sensor (number of cars per hour, yada yada yada) which was used years ago on Groom Lake Road.
I'm not sure a F117 can drop a bomb on a target of opportunity as shown in the video. The F117 had a computerized planning program that contained the
assigned targets before the plane left the ground. The pilot plugged a hard drive (for lack of a better description) into the plane with all the
routing and targets in it.
My recollection on the titanium used for the A-12 was that they originally sourced it right out of some mine near Henderson, but that titanium for
some reason wasn't very good. Thus the CIA cover companies were set up to buy titanium from the Soviets.
The FAS documented the burn pits nicely.
FAS burn pits