posted on Sep, 7 2017 @ 01:18 PM
originally posted by: C0bzz
What's up with this?
NASA F/A-18 with something on the ground in front of it? F/A-18 Full-Scale Advanced Systems Testbed? Apparently one is being used for Sonic Boom
suppression, but doesn't appear to be modified.
Could be artifact. Its possible that some sot of algorithm may have deleted it thinking it was artifact? I can see no reason to hide the boom.
Actually poking around that link was fun. Several global hawks, the F-16XL parked north of the picture looks to be in bad shape and there are several
derelict Hornets with it. On the flightline we have a BUFF an Bone, and several F-16's some of which appear to be Block 60 or 70 an KC-135 that way
on the other end.
The Edwards fitness center is conveniently located next to a Panda Express
The South base is really cool. we have a Proteus, a Vark, a A-7, what looks like a EC-135 Looking Glass painted in its anti flash white, a B-1, C-130,
a C-141A with its pointy nose, a DC-3, a Army bird I can't make out, a short winged canberra and a Jetstar in cammo paint, and behing the jetstar is
a twin tailed squat jet I cannot make out either HELP!!!!
On further examination the EC-135 may not be a looking glass bird as there is no commo housing on the top of the fuselage. So it could be one of the
Airborne Launch Control System variants
edit on 9/7/17 by FredT because: (no reason given)