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Another "F-117 Companion" thread and a bit of history!

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posted on Jan, 23 2018 @ 03:54 AM
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a reply to: Ironside800

Why are there so many Australians here?

I'd be down for a meetup though, we would need to do it somewhere central though and aviation related. I'm in Melbourne.

Not really a fair location, but Avalon Airshow 2019?
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posted on Jan, 23 2018 @ 05:04 AM
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a reply to: C0bzz
How about the front gate at RAAF Wiliamtown?
Almost exactly half way for most of us. Yes BASSPLAYR you are invited, so is Zaph, Waynos and everyone else. I wonder if we could resurrect Willard856 and Winged Wombat? Ohhh a road trip to Woomera... Now that would be cool, Australia's Dreamland, plus Somersby lights north of Sydney etc.
Actually Avalon is a pretty good idea, I used to work there and there are some great drives and scenery along the coast like the Great Ocean road.

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posted on Jan, 23 2018 @ 05:07 AM
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a reply to: thebozeian

Somersby lights?



posted on Jan, 23 2018 @ 05:12 AM
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a reply to: C0bzz
Yeah over the years odd lights have been observed just north of Sydney up near Gosford where my parents live. I have heard all sorts of rumours like a secret underground base as well as claims they are UFO's and links to ancient Egypt. Cant say personally but I have friends who have seen things around there so who knows. Apparently Aborigines in the area know of these lights, supposedly dating back centuries. I'm open minded.



posted on Jan, 23 2018 @ 05:52 AM
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a reply to: thebozeian

I vote we all meet up at port Douglas or palm cove



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posted on Jan, 23 2018 @ 06:09 AM
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I'm up for travelling and surrounding myself with all you avgeeks ... if you'll all willing to put it for my plane ticket from the UK. Remember bring all your secrets with you we can sit round a camp fire telling tales



posted on Jan, 23 2018 @ 06:21 AM
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I'm not leaving WA, your weather over east is HOT!



posted on Jan, 23 2018 @ 06:30 AM
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a reply to: thebozeian

I would probably do this. There's other things I want to do in Sydney & Brisbane.



posted on Jan, 23 2018 @ 07:16 AM
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a reply to: BASSPLYR
sorry about that and not sure what happened.

link to the 2004 thread

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Jan, 23 2018 @ 11:22 AM
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originally posted by: mbkennel

originally posted by: Ironside800
a reply to: mightmight

Thanks for bringing up his quotes from the original thread!

I was going by memory and hadnt read that thread for quite some time.

Im in total agreement with SpeedFanatics OP and your subsequent posts that it operated in the SEAD/DEAD role by circumstance and not design. Mere common sense tells us that.


What was its originally designed role? Something related to nuclear? This was the B-1 era, right?


Earlier in the thread I was thinking out loud along the lines of defence/EW/SEAD for, or along side the B1, it being fast, low level, swing wing and also like the "companion" had its mission changed.


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posted on Jan, 23 2018 @ 11:28 AM
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originally posted by: grey580
a reply to: mightmight

grrrrrrrr..

I read it twice.

Astra was probably the one name that stood out for me.

And from another thread this drawing.



Ive got a saved pics close to that design.

Upper Right



posted on Jan, 23 2018 @ 12:57 PM
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a reply to: StratosFear


The postulated general description says that it's not a full triangle design, has an inward canted tail, and is "pointy".
Being a 70's/80's design could it be faceted? I also wondered if Chris Gibsons' sighted refuelling, along side two F1-11's over the north sea could have been the "companion" instead of the misnamed Aurora.



posted on Jan, 23 2018 @ 02:32 PM
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originally posted by: E92M3
I'm not leaving WA, your weather over east is HOT!



but...but...cairns.



posted on Jan, 23 2018 @ 02:36 PM
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a reply to: thebozeian

What, you think I WANT to meet people? I became a truck driver for a reason.



posted on Jan, 23 2018 @ 02:44 PM
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a reply to: Kurokage

If it's a pre-117 design it's almost certainly NOT faceted and likely has shaping similar to the SR-71, the Boeing Quiet Bird, or the AQM-91, but executed with better materials.



posted on Jan, 23 2018 @ 03:05 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: thebozeian

What, you think I WANT to meet people? I became a truck driver for a reason.


Come on Zaph, we all know you'd love a meet up and a chat about unclassified aircraft projects, and we'd vote you as the Mod in the group in real life too.


Do you have anything else about the "companion" you can share, tire size, glass thickness perhaps?!?!

I know you can't and wouldn't, but I can try!


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posted on Jan, 23 2018 @ 03:11 PM
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a reply to: Kurokage

zaph will sick his dogs on us (well maybe not you guys, but probably me for sure) if we go anywhere near him.

zaphs like a dangerous animal. to be admired and respected....but from a distance.



posted on Jan, 23 2018 @ 03:34 PM
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a reply to: BASSPLYR

I wouldn't do that. It would be cruelty to my dogs.

Besides, I'm meeting new people in March, and again this summer. I'm overbooked for the year already.
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posted on Jan, 23 2018 @ 03:43 PM
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Aaahhh the 80,s..When all the major players had something cool....
X29



posted on Jan, 23 2018 @ 03:54 PM
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a reply to: Blackfinger

Got to see that at the Aames museum in the 90s. Weird looking aircraft.







 
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