posted on Sep, 5 2017 @ 10:14 PM
originally posted by: aholic
These guys LOVE to spread misinformation in very sneaky ways. Not saying it's so, in this case, but hasn't been stated yet in the thread. So just
adding that to the mix. IMO, much more likely a staffer planted a fake model than forgot to take a classified one down during a press visit. The B-21
isn't going grey quite yet so.
Yes, that's mostly my feeling. However, there have been some aircraft project names in the historical record that I'm still not sure what they looked
like, and at the same time, there have been some aircraft projects that we have
seen, but not put a name to. There's always a chance that
running these models past the experts might cross a few possibilities off the list. More information is always better, in a field characterized by
researchers and fanatics being starved for info.
edit: Additionally, while some of these may be purely conceptual, they might offer clues to some of the ideas and planforms and things these guys have
been kicking around, giving a possible "missing link" in some aircraft heritage, or showing some general design that might show up again elsewhere in
a real craft.
As for me, I don't think the far-right model looks like Amarillo. It's hard to see (of course) but the rear of the craft doesn't look like
boomerang-shape (a single concave curve). It looks instead like it has a subtle M shape to it, if that makes sense.
I don't think it could be XST, it looks more like a cranked kite / blended body. Maybe. Who knows?
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