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Musings about the F-117 companion

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posted on Sep, 3 2015 @ 09:02 AM
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originally posted by: Sammamishman
a reply to: Zaphod58

Hey I wanna play too......



Wow so earth is finally joining the Star league to take on Zur and th e kordaan armada? Bout time. Let me call up will smith. Did they fix th e power issue with th e death blossom?




posted on Sep, 3 2015 @ 02:48 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: cavtrooper7

If an accurate rendering was posted, 95% of the forum would call BS, 4% would talk themselves out of believing it, and 1% would sit and watch laughing because they know what it looks like.


Dayum! I missed that post.



posted on Sep, 3 2015 @ 02:58 PM
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This is the one I remember building as a kid:



I was actually bummed when they released the F-117 and it didn't look anything like that model I had built. I thought the model was way cooler looking...



posted on Sep, 3 2015 @ 03:00 PM
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But this one has to take the cake for ugly betty:




posted on Sep, 3 2015 @ 03:04 PM
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a reply to: drwire

That is the general shape I have had in mind, or kinda Firefox with chines (which would be sorta Blackbirdish). Something with a long fuselage and the wings out back a ways.

The reason I was thinking this was the description from one forum member, that we know of, who has seen the companion up close. He is laying low now but if I remember correctly he has probed it, at altitude, in the dark, over the middle east and possibly elsewhere. I think he was careful to avoid giving his own description but relayed what was said by someone else, and that is "pointy things".

To step out a little further, just pure speculation like much here, how about a Boeing with retractable canards? No? Could Scaled Composites have had a hand in anything like this or were they in infancy at development time? I know I wont get an answer from anyone that does know, just fishing I suppose.



posted on Sep, 3 2015 @ 07:09 PM
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a reply to: Badgermole42

Hmm retractable canards where have I seen them before



posted on Sep, 3 2015 @ 07:12 PM
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a reply to: B2StealthBomber

This thing's got them...it's a UCAV though. Still, it might resemble the actual companion....?




posted on Sep, 3 2015 @ 07:32 PM
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Here are some different ones:










The last two with the canards, are retractable - FYI

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posted on Sep, 3 2015 @ 07:51 PM
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the companion dates from the same time as the initial design of the Have Blue or its design is later given an unmet need from the F-117?



posted on Sep, 3 2015 @ 08:16 PM
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originally posted by: drwire
the companion dates from the same time as the initial design of the Have Blue or its design is later given an unmet need from the F-117?

Purportedly, they were built side by side, with a partition dividing the two..

But that's more than likely just whimsical speculation, lol
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posted on Sep, 3 2015 @ 08:18 PM
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2nd from th e bottom looks like the F-22 bomber version.



posted on Sep, 3 2015 @ 09:16 PM
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a reply to: weavty1



That's a nice looking plane that I've not seen before.

And it looks like some of the drawings of the campanion.

Is that a model?



posted on Sep, 3 2015 @ 10:18 PM
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a reply to: grey580

The Russian translation reads "This here represents the strategic bomber," the rest is unintelligible through Google Translate. Anyone fluent in Russian on this forum?



posted on Sep, 3 2015 @ 10:29 PM
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a reply to: grey580

Depending on the page that's either what the B-2 was going to look like, the TR-3A, or Aurora.



posted on Sep, 3 2015 @ 10:53 PM
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Might take some going but imagine the time it would be to go through the internet and rename all the "Aurora" references to "Green Lady" :-P



posted on Sep, 3 2015 @ 11:15 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Looks pretty similiar to what I see as the TR-3A in my minds eye.



posted on Sep, 4 2015 @ 05:44 AM
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originally posted by: B2StealthBomber
a reply to: Badgermole42

Hmm retractable canards where have I seen them before


Uche uche cough cough YF-24 uche uche uche.....



posted on Sep, 4 2015 @ 09:47 AM
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a reply to: spaceman42

A golden star for you friend



posted on Sep, 4 2015 @ 10:23 AM
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a reply to: weavty1

Those last two pictures look surprisingly crispy. If that's a rendering, it's damn good. If not, bravo on finding those



posted on Sep, 4 2015 @ 11:21 AM
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I think I've mentioned before on another thread that I could have sworn I saw a YF-23 flying at Edwards alongside a couple of F-16s. It may have been something else, but the profile was the same. This was only a year or so ago.
Anyway, I couldn't have since 'both' of the YF-23 aircraft built are now static displays....
So what was it I saw? I'm not bad at identification, and it definitely wasn't a F-22.




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